Shopping in Mai Khao Beach may be the last thought that comes to mind if you’re staying in the area – at least until the opening of Turtle Village.
Spread over two floors, Turtle Village is probably the most under the radar of Phuket’s shopping spots. Turtle Village is complete with a plethora of boutiques devoted to Thai souvenirs, fashion and accessories, and home décor. Also helps that Turtle Village conveniently sits at a prime spot where a series of luxe resorts, like JW Marriott and Marriott, are just a stone’s throw away. After a fulfilling afternoon of shopping in Turtle Village, be sure to unwind at the numerous cafes and restaurants in the area.
Hand-woven Thai silk
Jim Thompson holds bragging rights for carrying the title of world’s largest producer of hand-woven silk, so it’s only right to take a piece home from this Thai silk connoisseur. The prestigious boutique carries a range of menswear and accessories, including neckties, bags, scarves and handkerchiefs, just to name a few. Fill your abodes with silky-soft pillow covers, cushions and bedcovers, for a taste of Thailand.
Kashmir art and home decor in Phuket
Experience the vibrant sights of Kashmir, right here in Phuket, through the popular Kashmir Gallery. This boutique strives to promote Kashmir art all around the globe – which is successfully established across their pieces. Here, you will encounter unique artwork from Kashmir, oriental silk carpets, bed and table covers, wall hangings and embroideries. We particularly adored their Kashmir silk and wool rugs. We couldn’t resist gasping in awe at their display of these rugs, adorn with intricate designs – similar to mandala patterns. The boutique also carries Cashmere shawls, jewel carpets and embroideries.
Cotton and silk nightwear
One should never risk a good night’s sleep by adorning the wrong attire. Pik Lik offers comfy nightwear for everyone in the family. Made with high-quality silk and cotton, these luxurious pyjamas are manufactured in Chiang Mai. Drop by Pik Lik for an eclectic mix of ladies’, men’s and kid’s nightwear, gift items and home and bedroom accessories including bed covers and curtains.
Beach jewellery made with natural materials
A trip to the Pearl of the Andaman Sea is never complete without a little beach jewellery shopping. Red Coral typically carries seashell and exquisite pearl jewellery, gifts and accessories in its quaint boutique. The natural materials used in these pieces are imported from India and Nepal. We suggest keeping a lookout for their collection of brick red jewellery range. Apart from jewellery, the boutique also stocks fashion and home accessories like handbags, sandals, photo frames and postcards. Jewellery lovers, take note.
Soul of Asia Art & Boutique brings forth a massive collection of rare and unique Asian antiques with sprinkles of artwork by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Picasso. With many interesting art collections consisting of master paintings from Asian artists, authentic Chinese antiques as well as furniture and homewares, you will often feel as though you’ve stumbled upon an art museum instead of an art boutique.
Luxury beachwear for all
If you’ve miss a couple of beachwear for your vacation, a trip to StarBlu would suffice. This boutique offers luxury beachwear for men, women and kids, complete with beach accessories like shades, sunhats and even sunscreen. The team aspires to provide quality and lightweight products that are easy to pack and also fun to wear. They even carry a collection of chiffon, cotton and silk kaftans, cover-ups and swimwear – printed with subtle tie-dye prints and embroidery – to take you effortlessly from day to night.