My husband and I are going to be in Patong in August and were wondering how to obtain a private driver to take us to some other sites around Phuket, such as some of the other beach areas and what it 's likely to cost.
For about 1000-1500b per day ($30-$50) you can hire a mini van, depending on how much room you need. It's luck of the draw on how good your driver will be, or how much he is prepared to show you. Be prepared with what you want to see yourself.
If staying in patong I would recommend a trip down South to Promthep cape for the view, nai harn for a swim and lunch on the beach and then swing over to Ao Yon for an afternoon drink at The secret cove in Ao yon.
Or head up north to Nai yang for a swim and lunch and follow the west coast back slowly stopping at bang Tao and Kamala. Enjoy ! :) about 3 years ago