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.
Ok, So you have been researching into the cost of having Breast Augmentation or a Tummy Tuck in Thailand. You have now found out that the cost of having surgery in Phuket is significantly lower than the quote you received from your Australian Plastic Surgeon. Only downside if you can call it that, is that you have to fly to a tropical island and stay for a predetermined time frame for recovery. (hey there are worse thing you could be doing in recovery)
You now ask yourself – “What is the Next Step to Booking Surgery?”
Firstly you also have to remember to add the cost of travelling to Phuket to the Surgery Cost or use one of the many Surgery All Inclusive packages Destiny Meditravel has put together. As not everyone’s requirements are identical we, customise Travel packages specific to Surgery recovery times. Depending on the surgery that you are having the recommended recovery time required in Phuket varies from 7-16 days. Our most popular is the Breast Implant package for $5500 that includes Flights, Hotel 9 nights and surgery.
Step 1 – Ready
Contact Meditravel and have one of our experienced staff provide you with a full quote including Travel. Your consultant will explain you package inclusions and what your next steps will entail.
Step 2 – Set
You will be required to complete a Patient Registration and supply images for one of our highly qualified Thailand Surgeons to provide an assessment. You will receive an evaluation that will include recommendations for your chosen surgery as well as confirm the pricing for surgery and required recovery period.
Step 3 – Go
Once you have recommendations from the surgeon and have accepted them, you will then need to decide when you wish to have surgery.Once we have that we will book your appointments for consultation and surgery with your surgeon. We will then if required commence putting your surgery package together with your Travel Package, providing options and pricing on flights and hotels. Once all complete and confirmed it is just a matter of counting down the days until you depart.