Renting a scooter or motorcycle in Thailand is one of the most popular ways to explore the Land of Smiles. A scooter gives you independence and the ability to travel on your own. You can see beautiful places that are inaccessible to most tourists on organized trips—you can see the sunrise over Phang Nga Bay or the sunset at Big Buddha in Phuket. Renting a scooter is also a good way to save a lot of money and time. Taxi drivers in Thailand often overcharge customers, and public transport is not perfect.
People either love or hate Phuket. It is an island that evokes extreme emotions among tourists from all over the world. For many people, Phuket has very negative connotations. Some have based their opinions on Patong City, the most crowded “party” of the island. Yes, there are areas full of dubious-quality places and bars filled with drunken tourists, but the vast majority of the island impresses visitors with its beautiful beaches, exotic nature, and holiday atmosphere.
Long-term rental is popular in Europe and the United States. Renting a vehicle instead of buying one can have a lot of advantages. If you don’t need to get around by motorcycle every day, buying one and paying for insurance, maintenance, and annual tax can be an unnecessary expense.
Tourists from all over the world come to Phuket and rent a car or motorcycle during their stay. Some of them decide to move in and stay here longer as expats. But are they allowed to use their driver’s license from their home country to drive a rental vehicle on the island?
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is full of activities to keep you occupied. If you have already been island hopping, you may have bathed an elephant or shot a high caliber rifle. But if you’re avoiding organized tours, you can explore the island by yourself.
Scooters in Southeast Asia are the most important and the most effective means of transport. It is an everyday mode of transport for most people of Thailand and a large number of tourists. Every day, millions of people get on a scooter to get to work, do shopping or, in case of tourists, visit the most beautiful corners of Thailand. Unfortunately, Thailand has some pretty staggering motorcycle injury statistics. To prevent yourself from becoming one of those statistics, read below article and keep in mind some safe driving practices and basic rules of the road.