Phuket prostitutes, and indeed hookers elsewhere in the country, are a big attraction and the reason why many men visit Thailand in the first place. Although Thai women are actually, by nature, quite conservative, those in the lower echelons (generally) of this hierarchical society may take to the streets to earn a decent wage. There are literally thousands of hookers in Phuket, with most of the action in Patong.
Prostitution is, in fact, illegal in Thailand, but is tolerated and allowed to go on in the main entertainment areas when it’s on show, like here, and anywhere else when it’s out of sight. These entertainment areas include Patong (the main focus, along Bang La Road) and the other beach resorts of Karon, Kata, Kamala, and so on. You can visit any of these areas and take Phuket prostitutes home for the evening, no qualms.
Hookers in Phuket are commonly known here as bar girls, which is more apt as it is minus the sleaze that you’d typically associate prostitution with in other countries. There are no dark alleys, shady pimps, or red lights on street corners; it is all very open and pretty relaxed.
The beer bars are the main crux of it all and there are many hundreds on the island. These noisy bars are usually small and adjoin others, typically on a small street known as a ‘soi’. They have several girls working in each and often sports on TV, music, and pool tables. These bars are the mainstay for prostitutes and have the most hookers in Phuket, but there are also go go bars (closed to the street), massage parlours (for massage and sex), escorts (order by phone or online), and freelancers (prostitutes on the street).
Where to find prostitutes in Phuket – how it works
Prostitutes in Phuket are mainly in the beach resorts on the west coast and can be seen by day as well as night. Most bars open around lunchtime (or even before) and the girls ply their trade all day. You can thus pick up a Phuket prostitute virtually any time of the day and go back to your hotel for a quickie, though most take girls for the night.
To pick up a hooker in Phuket, it is best to hit the bars or go gos in Patong, Karon or Kata. Most of the latter (go go bars) are along Bangla in Patong, and this is also where most beer bars are. You sit down and order a beer (or whatever) and before you know it, a girl will be chatting you up, or indeed sat beside you. Most of the time, you won’t be able to walk past a bar without the girls hollering you to come in.
You could sit around drinking beer, watching sports on TV, playing pool and never have to engage with a prostitute, it’s that casual. But, for those interested in taking one, the best bet is to buy the one you’re interested in a drink and get chatting. Conversation is usually lame and almost childlike but will eventually revolve around the subject of sex. If you really want her, ask her how much.
Prices vary widely. The freelancers on the street are cheapest, escorts the most expensive; with bar girls and go go girls somewhere in between. The beer bar prostitutes are probably best bet as going the freelance route is riskier (druggings, theft), they are more laidback than go go bars, and also half the price. An all night shag can range from 1,500 to 4,000 baht, but is usually around 2,000 baht with a beer bar girl. Short-time (two hours) should be less than this.
Before you take home hookers in Phuket, you’ll need to make up for the loss of that girl to the bar by paying a ‘bar fine’. They do this at beer bars and go go bars and it’s between 300-500 baht. Be sure to get the price for the sex first before paying this as some Phuket prostitutes ask for silly amounts when it comes to pay time in the morning. The girls are into all sorts of kinkiness but it is best to ask her what she will and won’t do before taking her.
For freelancers, try the streets at either end of Bangla and Sansabai in Patong, Karon Circle or the bottom end in Karon, and in late night discos in any part of the island. Many freelancers are ladyboys and while some look very attractive, they should be avoided. If you really want a ladyboy, head to Soi Crocodile on Bangla Road.