When is the best travel time for a vacation on Phuket?
Generally you can enjoy your time here over the whole year. It hardly rains between November and May (dry season). From June to October, there can be times with heavy rainfalls (monsoon) and the sea is rough ( however good surf conditions).
Do I need visas to the entry to Thailand?
For a travel duration of up to 4 weeks a valid passport is sufficient. To be on the safe side please inform yourself before you begin your travel at the responsible Thai embassy in your country.
How far is the PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse situated from the local centre of Kamala?
Everything is comfortably within walking distance. Various restaurants, bars, car rentals, travel agencies, diving schools etc. are only a few steps away. The localitys Surin or Patong is only a 15 minute drive by car.
How is the healthcare in Kamala and its surroundings?
The Kamala Clinic with a general practitioner is close by. The Phuket International Hospital (at Patong) offers high standard medical care.
In an older web review I read about noise disturbances at the PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse. Can that be true?
The school of Kamala is in our neighbourhood. During recess the children play in the schoolyard, the way usually children do. We live in the same buliding and felt never disturbed. Anyway in the course of the renovations, all rooms are equipped now with additional aluminum sliding doors (in order to increase the efficiency of the air conditioning systems and for a better acoustic insulation).