Thailand is without a doubt the shopping hub of the earth and lives true to its reputation in every city around the nation, and Phuket is no different. Although it is predominantly the beach and the party town of Thailand, the shopping experience is just as vibrant here; for it is in this city where you can find the Central Festival and it is a shopping party all day long.
The Central Festival is a massive shopping mall that can be found on the outskirts of Phuket. It is a one-stop destination that is loaded with everything and anything you would ever dream of and want. Having in-store products that range from high-end clothing to household goods and toys, this is most certainly the shopaholic’s gold mine. There are a couple of sectors where you can find stores that cater to a particular range of products. With such divisions, you can find what you are looking for with ease and convenience.
For all those who love books, media and everything and anything to do with either of the two, the B2S is your place to go. Here you can find plenty of Thai and English books and DVDs at absolutely reasonable prices. Do keep an eye out for promotions and you may be able to strike an excellent deal. For all the sports fans, the super sports store is located on the third floor and is completely geared with all types of sporting accessories, making an excellent one-stop destination for all sorts of sports-related brands and items. The prices are certainly much cheaper than in the west. To experience the hub of electronics, explore the power buy, which actually has a knowledgeable team to help you pick. Then there are the boutiques. Spread across the four floors of the mall, this is the most popular sector of the Central Festival. Here you can find all sorts of branded outlets and a couple of privately owned shops as well. All in all, they have a couple of excellent products with fantastic prizes.
After shopping to your heart’s content, come home to one of many fine Phuket Resorts: the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket. Offering modern amenities and warm island hospitality, this Phuket Resort is the ideal oasis in the sun.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.