They are the only restaurant with long queues but keep a look out for a yellow van which will take you to the other No. 6 restaurant that is up on a hill, about 10mins drive away, for FREE.
The food in general is good. We ordered Yellow Curry Crabs, Minced Pork with Sweet Basil, Papaya Salad, Steamed Fish, and more. We came here on our first night and we went for all the classics. Everyone was happy with the food.
They had no children cutlery or a children menu but they had space and baby chairs available. We had to be creative and ordered our own version of a children menu (steamed fish, grilled prawns and plain stir fried vegetables) for the kids. :)
Honestly, the view up the hill is so much better. I like the quietness and space of this 2nd outlet. The first outlet is way too small and too crowded. I’m still baffled at why people queue at this first outlet.
There is no baby chair here, nor any other children friendly facilities but they do have decent Thai food. The service here is not awesome but if you just come here for the food, it’s worth a trip.
I’d suggest taking a window seat and watch the world go by as you dig in. The interior is decorated with a lot of old stuff which made great conversation with my curious 5 year old. He asked about the old TVs, old records, old clocks, random kitchenware, and so on.
Here’s what we ordered.
For the kids, we ordered the
Deep Fried Fish. It was very well fried, crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. My sons also particularly enjoyed the Pineapple Rice here. The Kang Kong was decent.
Now if you look at the dish in the middle, it’s a very local Thai dish called
Nam Prik Gung Siap – a small spicy dish made with dried shrimp, shrimp paste, onion, chili, lime and palm sugar. My husband and I couldn’t really appreciate this dish because it’s so raw and the spicy sauce was not really to our liking. There were however, a few other tables who seem to be enjoying this.
Another dish that was highly recommended online was the
Curry Crab with Noodle, that’s the dish you see at the top left. It was interesting. The sauce is not spicy and the crab meat goes well with the curry. I just wish there was more to this curry than just crab and noodle.
If I do ever go back for a meal at
One Chun, I will probably only re-order the deep fried fish and go try other dishes. Still, it is a great place to try a different style of Thai cooking other than the usual favourites we always order.
One Chun Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: 48/1 Thepkrasattri Rd. | Phuket town, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 76 355 909
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Where to STAY with Kids in Phuket
We decided to stay a really nice hotel because when you are travelling with kids, you really can’t rough it with them.
Wyndham Sea Pearl Phuket is located within Patong area and is about 15mins taxi ride to Jungceylon Mall.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them and will definitely be happy to return. The service was excellent, I really appreciated how the staff were all very kind to my kids.
Because we were travelling with 2 young kids, getting a good hotel was important. We spent a lot of time in the beautiful room and pool. There was also heaps of acivities at the resort itself to keep us occupied. You can read more about my stay experience with them
Wyndham Sea Pearl Phuket
12 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
t : +66 (0) 76 303500 f +66 (0) 76 346785
e : email@example.com
w : www.wyndhamseapearlphuket.com
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Where to PLAY with Kids in Phuket
1) Island Hopping at Coral and Raya Islands
2) Kids Club Phuket
3) Big C Supermarket
4) Family Photoshoot
5) Phuket FantaSea
6) Phuket Town
7) Phuket Dolphin Show
8) Elephant Jungle Santuary
9) Phuket Helicopter Tours
10) Phuket Freshwater Fishing
When in Phuket, most people go island hopping. But with 2 young kids in tow, we had to be really careful with selecting tours that are more suitable.
The usually popular tours are the James Bond Island, Phi Phi island hopping, and so on but our focus was clear and we wanted our kids to heaps of time to do a little bit of snorkelling, swim with the fishes, play with sand and take a fun boat ride.
With that in mind, we booked the more relaxed Coral and Raya island tour from
Klook. The islands are near and the itinerary is not too hectic, giving us plenty of time to spend on the islands. Get a SGD4.40 credit when you join Kook using my referral link.
We were satisfied with the tour. The tour guide was friendly, energetic and spoke good English. They even had a photographer on-board to help us take photos underwater for free. That was nice.
Racha and Coral Island Speedboat Tour Itinerary
7:30am-8:30am hotel pick up and transfer to Chalong Pier
8:30am-9:00am light breakfast before departure
9:00am departure from Chalong Pier to Coral Island by speedboat
9:15am arrive at Coral Island
Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and enjoy water activities at your leisure
11:00am depart from Coral Island to Racha (Raya) Island
11:30am arrive at Racha (Raya) Island
Swim, snorkel and sightsee at Siam Bay, Ter Bay or Lar Bay
12:30pm lunch on Racha (Raya) Island (seaview restaurant)
More free time on the island after lunch
3:30pm depart from Racha (Raya) Island and return to Chalong Pier
4:30pm arrive at Chalong Pier
4:30pm-6:00pm drop off at hotel
The kids LOVED playing by the beach at Raya Island but not so much the snorkeling because it’s Daniel’s first time in the sea and he wasn’t used to it.
I’m so glad I bought our own
snorkeling mask for my 5 year old from Decathlon Singapore!! While they had children life jackets onboard, they did not have any snorkeling masks or gear that would be suitable for my kid.
Image credit to Kata Kata
Ok, I got to admit, I chose this out of pure selfishness but the kids LOVED it. Kids Club Phuket is an indoor playground that has childcare services! You can drop your child and go off for massage or shopping and then come back to pick them up!
It is a lot larger than it looks from the outside. It has slides, crawl tubes, swings, a trampoline, a ball room, a flying fox ride, an indoor soccer pitch and much more. I like how well padded and safe for children of all ages (mine was aged 2 and 5 and they both enjoyed themselves thoroughly).
When my kids saw the playground, they went in gleefully and off we went to the nearest spa. :P
1 hour later, we came back refreshed, and the kids were happy to see us and ready to rest.
The Kids Club Phuket
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Tel: +66 (0)81 085 0008
Address: 152/1 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Price Range: all-day pass 350 baht, 200 baht per hour
This is not exactly a “play” activity but it is a must-go activity.
Us parents Toddlers need a LOT of food. How could we NOT go to Big C Supermarket? We were there on the very day we landed and picked up heaps of supplies we’d need to tide us over the next few days and some souvenirs too.
Be sure to check out the super addictive Pretz sticks, Taro fish snacks, and more. You can refer to this really good blog post for more information on
what to buy at Big C.
Big C Supermarket @ Jungceylon
Address: 181, Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10am to 12am
Ok, so this is more for the family but how rare is it that we get family photos together. I googled like crazy for “photographer in phuket” and read a lot of reviews before I decided to engage
Gina Smith Photography to do a 2 hours to do a family shoot with us. She was amazing with my kids (she has 2 kids of her own!).
My older son is 5 and always moody and unwillingly to take photos. Gina was really good at coaxing him and absolutely patient with him too.
The photoshoot at Phuket with Gina Smith is for a duration of 2 hours, at a location of your choice (we chose to shoot at
our hotel) and you’ll get about 150+ edited photos back! You should definitely consider having this on your kid friendly itinerary for Phuket.
Do stay tuned because once I go through my photos, I’ll be sharing the photos she took for us!
Gina Smith Photography
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Phuket FantaSea is one of the best things on this kid friendly itinerary for Phuket. It is not just a show. It literally is a stunning 140-acre themed complex packed with a multitude of activities and entertainments.
There is a carnival village with games, handicrafts and shopping, a 4,000 seat themed restaurant offering a grand buffet of Thai and international cuisines, a breathtaking Las Vegas-style theatrical show, displaying Thailand’s myths, mysteries, grace and beauty, and not to mention the troupe of elephants, fire-eaters, graceful dancers and even a tiger. It’s packed with activities to delight everyone in the family.
You can choose to watch the show only or get dinner included in your package too. View details
Go for a walkabout with your kids around Phuket Town. There are nice cafes and the town is has a lot of Instagrammable spots like the ones above.
Places to check out include:
One Chun Turn left and walk down the lane to check out
B Cat Cafe – their cats are really fat and the rare type! Walk on more to have a drink/dessert at
The Tent – super /Instagrammable At the junction, turn right and,
at the first right turn, go right in to
Torry’s Ice Cream. In this same lane, you can also check out renting a traidional Thai costume for photo taking too. if you go straight on, you’ll also notice a lot of people taking photos around
this area. Move down further along Thalang Road and you can do some cafe hopping if you like.
The line up above is not too much walking and was easy for my kids to walk without any meltdowns. It costed us about 550 to 600 THB to and from
Image credit to Klook
Catch a 45 minute dolphin show showcasing the tricks of these talented and intelligent animals at Nemo Dolphins Bay Phuket – a perfect activity for family and friends. Delight in the quirky tricks and games the majestic creatures and their trainers have prepared for you. I don’t know any kid who wouldn’t love seeing these creatures perform live. :) View details
Image credit to Klook.
For a really up close and immersive experience with Thailand’s elephants, definitely head over to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket. You’ll get to interact and join the elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the life of these rescued giants. Kids will love this experience with these gentle giants. View details
It’s a 10 min ride and you can choose what you want to see. I’m sure ANY kid would be over the moon to take a helicopter and talk about it for many days after.
View Phuket’s best beaches, and famous exclusive resorts on this 10min ride
Discover Phuket’s best beaches, tropical rainforest, the 46m Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, the Royal Phuket Marina, and more on this 30min ride
View Phuket’s most spectacular natural scenery plus famous James Bond Island, a floating Muslim Village, and the Blue Canyon Golf Course on this 30min ride
Image credit to Klook.
I always wanted to give my kids the experience to catch a fish but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time. If you do have time, do check out Phuket’s one and only freshwater fishing lake. They have 12 different species from Thailand, America and other parts of the world, you can expect catches like the Alligator Gar, Redtail Catfish, Arapaima, Siamese Carp, Pacu, Barramundi, Walking Catfish, Spotted Featherback and more. View details
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That’s it! I hope you find this kid friendly itinerary for Phuket useful. Please feel free to ask questions, share other suggestions that you may have or just say hi in the comments below! :)