DIGITAL NOMADS GUIDE TO WORKING IN PHUKET
As the Land of Smiles, Thailand may know a thing or two about how to please travelers. Even those who is planning to travel as a digital nomad. Other than Chiangmai or Bangkok, Phuket is also one of the top choices when it comes to affordable living and amazing beach lifestyle.
In this post, we will go over some of the necessities and things you may find useful when it comes to a digital nomad lifestyle in Phuket.
There is an option of renting homes but since COVID, there has been more hotels that offer great value long-stay packages. This will help you cut out the fuss in having to worry about the electricity, water and Internet bills. Please you will not have to worry about cleaning and fixing yourself daily breakfasts.
At Hotel IKON Phuket, we offer monthly long-stay packages inclusive all the said expenses above, starting at 42,900 THB per month. This also comes with onsite security, parking, safety box, security cameras around the property and friendly service at the front desk.
If you are planning to stay for a few months, the easiest and cheapest option would be to rent a motorbike. That way you will not have to worry about the buying/selling process and insurance. It is easy to rent motorbikes in Karon from nearby shops. At Hotel IKON Phuket, we also have daily hotel shuttles that take you straight to Karon Beach.
Which area should I stay in Phuket?
It really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking to party a lot, stay in Patong. If you are looking for a cultured local experience, may be consider Phuket Old Town. But if you are looking to be near the beach, in a calm and friendly environment, we would recommend Karon. Hotel IKON Phuket is located on Patak road, a walk from Karon Beach (or you can take our free shuttle if you wish). Karon Beach is known for its fine white sand and being one of the longest beaches in Phuket.
You could be working from your ocean view room and taking a rest watching the sunset at Karon Beach. There are water sports and activities available if you are an active type. Try paddleboarding, kayaking or learn to surf depending on the season you visit. You can add trekking and trips to the viewpoints to your list too if you fancy.
We recommend you to join the “Phuket digital nomad” group prior to your trip to see the upcoming events where fellow digital nomads meet for certain activities. The community is friendly and active.