Jakaranda was built with love as a family home and we think those with kids will find it just perfect. Adjacent to Khao Phra Thaeo National Park with plenty of peace and privacy but very close to shopping centers, marinas and beaches.
Originally from Manchester in the UK I have lived in Phuket for 18 years and know the place like the back of my hand.
I speak Thai and that helps a lot.
I am a musician, web developer and writer and my job gives me the freedom to work from wherever I am and I like that.
I love my food and Phuket is a foodie heaven and there's something for every budget.
I am happy to let you know my favorite places and hidden gems here on the island and no, I don't seek or accept commissions from them for the recommendation. (Gimme a break, who needs the 100 baht other than taxi drivers?)
I read a lot, watch a lot of documentaries and make websites too. I can also be found DJ'ing and MC'ing some of the bigger charity gigs in Bangkok.
If you want to know what I did in Tsunami, you can see a documentary on Youtube about what I was involved in, just my name and Tsunami.
(I'm happy to help with advice as long as you don't push it.
I have no idea what the weather will be like when you're here for example other than to say it rains in September and October and May, a lot.
But sometimes it rains in December too, oh and all the other months.
It won't snow.)