Cruising Around in Phuket

Cruising around in Phuket by scooter

What are your thoughts on cruising around with a scooter?

And I don’t mean using the scooter in a cold country and in its busiest city when it’s raining haha. Instead picture yourself on an empty street next to a lovely beach surrounded by beautiful nature in a hot and tropical climate.. Now breathe in the air and feel the wind blowing through your hair and cooling you down very gently :)

That’s what I refer to with cruising around on your scooter. Especially in South East Asia a scooter is just the best way to explore a beach town or island. When we spent two months in Vietnam hopping from one remote town to another we always made sure we rented a scooter at every new place. You are much more connected to the surroundings than in a car and you are much quicker than by foot or bicycle. Also it is just soooo much fun :) I really love to explore new places like that. You can stop wherever you want and have a break to enjoy the view. By scooter you can also find the prettiest remote beaches that you otherwise wouldn’t have found.

Cruising around in Phuket by scooter

Convinced, yet?

It is also quite easy to rent a scooter in Thailand or Vietnam. Just check with the hotel or hostel you are staying in. Sometimes they rent them out to guests directly. If not, ask what the usual prices are and whether they can recommend a place to rent the scooter. Once you to rent your little cruiser, check it for any broken parts, choose a helmet that at least gives you some sense of security and off you go :) The scooters are never perfect and the helmets are never the safest ones. But then you are not planning to RACE around the island. You are planning to CRUISE around and explore. Hence just a bit faster than by bicycle..

Relatively easy, right?

Before you start exploring make sure to download google maps on your phone, take cash and put on sunscreen. A camera and bathing clothes are also a good idea :)

Have fun!

Cruising around in Phuket by scooter

Cruising around in Phuket by scooter

PS: The photos are taken in Phuket :)


  1. February 17, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    We have a friend who have always invited us to visit Phuket and now thank to your post we know why. With your photos you inspired us and we’d love to try your same experience especially the tour with the scooter!!

  2. February 17, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I love blow like this! The pictures are astonishing! I can get lost in them. Great visual “vacation” from my day!

  3. February 18, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Looks incredible and you look so relaxed and peaceful. :)
    I hope to make it to that side of the world someday.

  4. February 18, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Oh you all are brave, we were in Phuket for a few months and My husband wanted a scooter but I was worried they were so dangerous especially at night. It looks like you had an amazing time and the view seems much better than with the car. Thanks for sharing.

  5. February 18, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Phuket is actually one of the worst places I’ve in all Thailand. When I landed there I thought I was in Russia with all the Russian shirtless drunks around the place. What’s most disgusting of all are the old men walking hand in hand with underage local Thai girls. Also the beaches are jam-packed and everything is much more expensive than the rest of Thailand. Your article is much, much better than what Phuket is :)

    • Karateandcaviar
      February 18, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Yes, I saw that side of Phuket, too. We saw it while driving by on the scooter actually. Our hotel was located in a remote part of Phuket, away from all that craziness. But agree, that side is horrible. I hope it won’t spread even more!

  6. February 18, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    That seems like such a thrilling adventure. I love that you live life on the edge. So cool!

  7. February 19, 2017 / 3:46 am

    These shots are stunning! I can’t wait to explore Thailand! This is serious motivation to head out and buy a ticket!

  8. February 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    What a wonderful place to go to! Looks amazing!

  9. February 20, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Looks like you had an amaizing time! The pics are so sunny and positive!

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