We recently returned from our holiday from phuket. We had a wonderful time in phuket. Thankyou for all the great tips on this forum which proved to be valuable information. If I can recommend anything at all and it would be to hire a yacht for the day or three. We sailed with mark for a day and loved it so much we booked another 2 full days. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to our private chartered yacht where we met the fantastic crew. Then we sat back and let the wind take us to the most beautiful destinations in phuket. The food was fantastic and plentiful , especially since we had 8 hungry aussies to feed. We got to explore caves and hongs at our leisure and then had a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. We purchased fresh seafood from the local fishing men which we ate for lunch. We had such a great day we decided to book another 2 days and visit phi phi island. It was fantastic!! We camped on monkey beach and built a campfire before stepping into our tents just metres from the water. Another great thing we experienced was seeing the planktum glowing in the water at night just like in the movie "the beach". Anyway it was extremely great value for money and an experience you will never forget. We where with a group of 8 with all different interests and everyone said that this was the highlight of our holiday. A must do. Mark is a Aussie so of course you are on a winner there already. A top guy.