Phuket Travel Information
Phuket Currency Name: Thai Baht
There is a vast supply of ATM’s (automatic teller machines) available throughout Phuket accepting most major cards from the major international networks such as Cirrus. Check the symbol on the back of your ATM card against the symbols on the ATM machine. However, transactions fees can be considerably high, and it is wise to check with your bank prior to departure. Maximum withdrawal amount per day is usually 20,000 baht. Rates of exchange at banks and any authorised money exchangers are more competitive than those offered by hotels and retail outlets.
Money can be easily changed at currency exchange counters on retail strips such as Patong, Kata and Phuket City. Always ask in advance how much Baht you will receive for $x and count it back carefully. Some money changers are very quick and slightly alter their first offer in their favour if you are not attentive. Credit card Major credit cards are accepted in most retailers and restaurants.
Phuket International Airport
Phuket International Airport is a 40-minute drive from Patong, Kata and Phuket City tourist areas. DMT Client will have pre-arranged transfers so will not need to worry about the barrage of taxi drivers offering their services.
The Internet Access
Most Phuket resorts offer wireless broadband internet access. Alternatively there are plenty of Internet Cafés available in the main tourist areas of Phuket.
Electricity – 220 Volts. Several different plugs and sockets are in use, but two pins flat (US type) or round (European type) are pretty universal. Adapters can buy at local stores.