Baan Norbert is a 4 appartment block backing onto Kalim bay. Kalim Bay is either a 15 min walk away from Patong Beach or a 100 baht (£1.30) trip in a tuk tuk. The 2 bed appartment is great. I was there with my fiancee and his mum and we had enough space. The 30 ft balcony overlooking the sea is amazing. Being west facing it was great to sit there with a gin anf tonic watching the sunset. The cost is 50% cheaper than the nearby hotels like Blue Marine and Novotel - we paid £900 for the 3 of us for 15 nights. there is a fridge, safe, small wardrobe and shower/bathroom. The lounge was a decent size and the cleaners came every day. Kalim Bay is a local place and you see the families playing on the beach - being close to Patong you get the best of both worlds.
Opposite were a small parade of shops; a couple of small supermarkets and some laundry outlets (we could get all our clothes washed and ironed for around £7). Thelocal school is nearby so again you get the local phuket as well as the more tourist (and in my opinion not as good) Patong beach, Kalim bay is a bit rocky in places but not to put you off and has some good coral and amazing fish. Sometimes the local fisherman are there mending their boats adding to the proper thai experience. (as muc has you can i suppose in Phuket!).
We were near Baan Rim Pa which is rightfully classed as the best thai resto on the island - next door is Joes Downstairs which is a lovely cocktail bar - these are also both west facing so ideal for a relaxing sunset meal or drink.
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