For first time travelers to Phuket this guide offers some insight and useful information to know:
Currency exchange is available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Phuket International Airport and Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa. You can also exchange money at major locations and banks in Phuket city. You are required to show your passport every time you exchange money in Thailand.
LOCAL SIM CARD
For those who want to stay connected during your time in Phuket on a local sim card, pre-paid sim cards can be purchased at the arrivals hall of Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Phuket International Airport, or any major shopping centers and 7/11 Stores throughout Phuket. To purchase a local sim card, you will need to present your passport.
TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORTS TO CITY
Taxis are readily available at the airports for direct travel to the resort. Alternatively, the hotel offers guest a door to door limousine transfer for those who wish to arrive in style!
Guests arriving at Phuket International Airport also have the choice to take the Airport bus to Phuket Provincial Land Transport Station and transfer to a local open-air minivan (Songtaew in Thai, which means two rows of seats).
Convenience stores are located throughout Phuket City at all major locations, including 7/11 stores and Family Marts providing a wide range of amenities.
International ATM Cards can be used at many of the local ATMs throughout Phuket allowing easy access to cash. Check with your bank to see what affiliate banks are located in Phuket.