Lonely Planet Writer

Travellers beware: drownings increase in Phuket

Koh Racha (Raya) Yai, Thailand.
Koh Racha (Raya) Yai, Thailand. Image by deeuutee / CC BY-SA 2.0

The number of drownings increased in Phuket Province last year, with a day-trip island of Koh Racha (Raya)especially deadly, according to figures released by the local Public Health Office. Of the 25 recorded drownings on Phuket in 2013, seven occurred off Racha island, a snorkelling day-trip destination especially popular with Chinese visitors. Read more: phuketwan.com