Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket

Soi Dog Foundation is a shelter that houses both cats and dogs. It’s mission is to improve the welfare of stray dogs in Thailand by addressing the problem of over-population. The foundation is also working in several countries to end the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade in Asia.

Road traffic accidents, poisonings, serious wounds and cruelty cases are a few of the main reasons why the animals are in the foundation.

Some animals are very affectionate while others are wary of human touch. This shows that although all of the animals had a difficult past, the affection and dedication given by the foundation has affected them in a positive way. The animals that are still sensitive may need more time to adjust and the environment provided is the best place they can be in.

There are many cats and dogs up for adoption on their adoption page. Even if you reside overseas, the process for adoption is easy. Once the adoption application has been approved, your pet will either travel as manifested cargo or as accompanied baggage with a flight volunteer. There is no adoption fee required, however, the travel costs incurred will have to be covered by you.

I had a great time at the foundation and if I lived in Phuket, I would definitely volunteer as much as I can. If you happen to be in Phuket, please visit the foundation and give your love to the animals who need it so much. If you can’t physically be there, you can always sponsor a dog or a cat through their website. 


Soi Dog Foundation is open to visitors Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 15.30.

Guided tours run at 09.30, 11.00, 13.30, and 14.30 and do not have to be booked in advance. The shelter is open on Saturday mornings for tours at 9.30 and 10.30.

The shelter is closed on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday.

Webiste: https://www.soidog.org/

Address: Soi Dog Foundation, 167/9 Moo 4, Soi Mai Khao 10, Tambon Mai Khao, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

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Abandoned Hyatt Hotel in Phuket

I love to explore abandoned places and when I planned a road trip from Singapore to Phuket, I found out about the desolated abandoned Hyatt Hotel.

I tried to search for information on this hotel on the internet but I couldn’t find anything concrete on why it was abandoned. Some claimed that the hotel was abandoned in the mid 2000s and perhaps a tsunami came. Others felt that perhaps the owners ran out of money and thus stopped building it.

The hotel was simply majestic. I would imagine that if it was completed, it would have looked great.

One of the hotel rooms with a Jacuzzi.

Back of the room with a bathtub. 

Besides being accessible from the road, you can enter the hotel through Nai Yang beach. 

The swimming pool.

We didn’t dare to venture out too far as the sun was setting and it was getting dark. Also, it was spooky as hell, even the slightest movement freaked me out.


If you’re an adventurer and have a taste for scary abandoned buildings which may have ghosts residing in them, visit this abandoned Hyatt hotel to get your fix!

It is not listed on google maps thus the closest location I can give you is the address of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa at Nai Yang Beach which is right next to it.

Address: 92, 92/1 Moo 3 Tambol Sakoo, Amphur, Talang Tambol Sakoo Phuket, Tambon Sa Khu, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand

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