phuket low season

5 Reasons to Book your Phuket Healthcare Vacation in the Low Season

Hi, this is Victoria Pakohomova from Taqtik and I have has been working and living in Phuket Thailand for the last seven years. Living in Phuket all year round, gives me the opportunity to work with great healthcare partners like Phuket Plastic Surgery and many others. Phuket, in both low and high seasons, has given me a unique insight into when to travel there and why. Medical travelers often opt to visit during the high season to avoid rains and typhoons, but here’s a better option…

The calendar year in Phuket is divided into high and low seasons.  Normally, the high season lasts from October to March and low from May to September. The question is What about April? It is a separate story, come back to it in the end. Seasonality is determined by weather conditions and wind direction. In high season, the wind blows from the east, and the west coast sea (where are all bathing beaches are located) is calm, smooth and safe. 

victoria phuket beach

Sunny weather is more or less guaranteed, and if suddenly rain starts, it doesn’t last long and the hot sun is back again. In the beginning – in the middle of May, the direction of wind changes, wavy weather starts, rib currents happen often, the probability of rains and typhoons increases significantly. That said, there are advantages in traveling to Phuket for healthcare in low season (based on the experience of seven years of living in Phuket)

  1. Significantly less quantity of tourists– even ex-pats and those who come to stay to Phuket during winter in their country of residence leave the island during low season. You will enjoy deserted beaches, romantic sunsets, places of interest and breath-taking viewpoints without crowds of people.
  2. Temperature– In low season sweat won’t pour from your face and body, because the air temperature is not 32-35, but 25-30. And during the recovery process, you are breathing in fresh sea air rather than chilling in the room with aircon. Of course, there is a risk of rain, but it normally rains lasts from 1- to 2 hours, refreshes the air and again and is replaced by the sun.
  3. Price- You will be amazed by prices for accommodation, car rental and hotels during low season. For example: a room in a luxury hotel cost THB 1500 -2000 per night in low season, while the regular price for the same room in the high season could be just TBH 8,000 – 12,000. The service will be the same, the hotel half empty and you save a huge sum. Even restaurants have more discounts, promotions and interesting offers.
  4. Fruit- the low season is the season of many exotic fruits like mango, mangosteen, lychee, rambutan, sugar apple, longan, santol and, of course, the Thai king of fruits – nasty smelling Durian fruit. About 5-7 sorts of juicy mango and durian at dirt cheap prices and a maximum level of vitamins! Great support in the healing process after surgery.
  5. Exercise- If the partner, traveling with you is an active person – it is a great time to try surfing or kiting, waves and wind are perfect at that time of the year. It is also a perfect time to travel with kids too because of different summer camps in international schools, wake parks, surf schools. Children will find themselves in a multinational environment, find new friends, improve physical shape due to various sports activities and English or French language skills. It is impossible during the high season during the educational process at schools.

So welcome to Phuket! The paradise island for beauty vacations with highly professional and experienced surgeons.

And coming back to April…it is in between high and low seasons: still no waves, rip currents and rains, but it is very hot. Extremely hot and humid. Not recommended. Just believe a person with 7 years of living experience at Phuket

victoria phuket pool

So, if your planning a trip to Phuket and you want some information on the great medical options here, please leave me a comment below, or email me directly at


CategoriesDestination,  Travel

Why the Philippines is Primed to Become a Medical Tourism Hub

Why are more medical travelers choosing Philippines as their destination? Few other Asian destinations can offer such impressive landscapes, and coastlines captivatingly tropical white beaches as Philippines. The Archipelago of 7,000 islands offers waterfront leisure at its finest, and an abundance of natural resources and beauty. If visitors get bored of the scenery, they can venture out to discover whatever tickles their fancy…historical landmarks, modern metropolis, or world class medical facilities.
Medical travel

The Philippines is home to a huge selection of high-end medical tourism centers like the Centuris Medical Makati. 28 stories and 500 clinics covering an extensive range of medical needs. Medical travelers can use a medical tourism facilitator like Cosmetic Holidays Philippines to co-ordinate their entire trip including surgical consults, accommodation and private transfers.

Top 3 Philippines destinations

With 7,000 islands to choose from, why choose just one? Whether you’re there to party, relax or to experience a different culture, the Philippines delivers. There’s a destination for every type of traveller…but here are our top three…

  • Siguijor Island

You know the advertisements where bikini clad models recline on deck chairs, white sand at their feet and a clear blue ocean ahead? That’s Siguijor Island. A favourite spot for travellers is the Coco Grove Beach Resort. It’s cottages and villas sit within a gorgeous tropical garden setting, right next to a white beach and clear blue ocean. Visitors to Siguijor Island spend their day snorkelling and swimming, and their night dining on fresh seafood and traditional Filipino food. This Philippines destination is less crowded than other islands, and ideal for the traveller who needs a restorative break.

2. Manila

The other side of the Philippines is its booming metropolis- Manila. A fast paced, action packed urban dream for those who want a true big city experience. The financial and entertainment districts boast horizons of skyscrapers, high end shopping malls and some of the best restaurants and night life the country has to offer. Manila is not for the faint hearted and if the destination for the traveller who wants culture and an endless supply of entertainment!

3. Borocay Island

Another quintessentially ‘tropical island’ paradise, Borocay ticks all the boxes for both nature lovers and adventure seekers. This island is continually rated as one of the best island holiday destinations in the world on Trip Advisor, and it’s not just because of the white beaches and palm trees. The East Coast of Borocay Island offers visitors the thrill of kite surfer and paragliding, and climb Mount Luho for panoramic views of the island. In the evening, travelers enjoy a vibrant nightlife and mouth-watering food at the many restaurants available. Borocay Island is the destination for thrill seekers.

The bountiful Philippines provides more than enough to keep you occupied, whatever your reason for travel. This growing medical tourism hub is visited by travelers from all over the world seeking cosmetic, dental and medical treatment. Cosmetic Holiday’s Philippines offers a full concierge service for it’s clients and can advise you on the best surgeons and accommodation for your needs. Contact them today or check out the available Philippines packages of the Taqtik online health marketplace today.
Taqtik Dental veneers

Veneers get dental patients smiling again.

Veneers get dental patients smiling again because they create a bright, uniform set of teeth. This simple and non-invasive procedure fixes many common dental problems like chipped, stained, crooked or uneven teeth.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is custom-made to cover and adhere to your teeth. The veneers are matched to the color of your teeth so that they blend in naturally. Once the veneers are in place, you can and should brush them for good dental care.

Veneers can be whitened if they become stained through normal activities like drinking coffee, red wine, or other types of beverages that discolor teeth.

Being fitted for veneers is easy. The dentist will measure you for veneers at the first visit and have you come back to have the made-to-order veneers put in place. Depending on how many veneers are needed and how long it takes the laboratory to create them, the entire process usually takes two visits within one week.

If properly cared for, veneers can last five to ten years. It is an affordable, painless, noninvasive process that will have you smiling again!

Dental treatments for medical travelers

Today’s dental patient has choices when it comes to dental services. A medical travel consultant can assist you in booking a dental vacation at your choice of holiday destination.

Travelling for a dental procedure also allows you to properly rest and recover after surgery. Far from home and in an idyllic holiday location, you are better able to recover. All you need to focus on is following recommendations from your surgeon and taking the time your body needs to heal.

The average length of a great vacation is just about perfect for recovering from a trip to the dentist! Medical travelers find they return home rejuvenated on the inside and out.

Choosing the right destination

Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are the world’s most preferred destinations for dental holidays. These Southeast Asian countries have accredited dental clinics with world class treatment and highly skilled specialists. Southeast Asia also offers an ideal environment for rest and relaxation.

Most packages offered by medical travel consultants include accommodation costs and client services. There are many locations where patients are provided with a client service manager on the ground, to navigate appointments, travel and post-surgery care.

Consultants can recommend the right destination and dentist for individual needs. You may also want to choose your destination based on your budget, and your travel preferences.

Take the next step

Do you want to know more about how veneers get dental patients smiling again? Get in touch with the Taqtik Health customer care team or search available packages on the Taqtik Health market place today.


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