So it’s been a while since my last entry. I actually ended up flying back to Canada and unfortunately, I’m still here. I had booked a return ticket when I booked my initial flight there and while I was planning on just letting the ticket expire and staying, I messed up my ankle during training and since it happened a couple weeks prior to my departure date, I figured I’d fly home, visit my family, my friends, and rest up before flying back to Thailand.

Before I came back – and before I even injured myself – I went to the Suwit Muay Thai camp in Chalong for the day to check it out. Actually, I had planned to go to Sinbi that day and despite telling the motorbike taxi driver to take me to Sinbi in Rawai, he dropped me off at Suwit in Chalong. So rather than wasting more time trying to explain the difference to him, I just said fuck it and did a workout at Suwit instead.

The gym itself was nice enough considering the fact that it’s the oldest gym in Phuket and they even have their own stadium there where they host live Muay Thai fights a couple nights a week. Here’s a quick tour of the place..

The daily cost for training was 500 baht (which is overpriced in my opinion) but the monthly training costs are actually really honest. I was given a price list that I ended up losing but if I remember correctly, you could get a month of training and your accommodation for approximately 15,000 baht or so plus any additional fees for electricity and surprisingly, the cost for electricity was billed out at the local Thai rates. That’s actually a major scam here in Thailand – they’ll jack up the electricity rates because they expect that foreigners won’t know any better. It was nice to see that they didn’t do that here.

I actually went to check out the rooms as well and took some pictures and video for those who are interested. They have rooms on site which are somewhat decent but the nicer rooms (same price) are located a couple minutes down the road in an apartment complex that they own. Here’s a quick tour of the place (ran out of batteries)..

As for the training, well – it was alright. Not bad but nothing stood out as being amazing either. I got a full 5 rounds of padwork which is great and the trainers all seemed pretty friendly. After the 5 rounds of padwork, I got to do some clinching with one of the Thai’s – who completely owned me by the way – and then just finished up on the bag after that.

The gym is located in the same area as Tiger Muay Thai. Actually, there’s 3 Muay Thai gyms right near each other in Chalong – Tiger Muay Thai, Suwit and a new one that just opened up called Dragon Muay Thai. They’re so close to each other that you could try them all before deciding on which camp suits you best. It’s all about getting matched up with a good trainer anyway.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for this, its beyond helpful!
    I’m new to muay thai but have trained in other martial arts. I would like to train at Patong gym… but going to their website I could find the price lists.
    I very much want to train here and any further information you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  2. I’ve trained at Rawai Muay Thai gym and totally loved that place. There are heaps of Muay Thai schools on Phuket. Rawai Muay Thai is in a quiet area and not too far from the beach!

  3. Hi im a canadian from ontario, Im looking to go to phuket b4 school starts in sept and i was jsut wondering how much you have paid for airfair for around 2-3 weeks … ive looked b4 and i found the prices to be alot cheaper then they are now… (wtf?) … mabe you could guide me in the right direction as to where i can find a decent price for tickets?

  4. Quick question.

    If you get a chance to answer this.

    Out of all the main gyms in Phuket, what gym would you recommend the most based on cost efficient training that is awesome.

    Patong boxing gym sounds really good and so does Suwit Tiger gym.

    If you could send me back the answer via e-mail I would appreciate it.

  5. What is the most cost efficient place in Phuket?

    I like Patong Boxing gym and Suwit Tiger Camp sounds good also.

    What do you recommend as far as cost-efficient and an awesome place to train?

  6. It is funny to see how much the foreigners get ripped off in Thailand. That country is 2nd only to mexico for the ripoffs and genuine dislike the locals have for foreign tourists.
    Once you see past the fake smiles and acting; they all would be happy if you never visited their country.
    Now that is a fact.

  7. i go a lot training in suwit, for me one of the best gym in phuket!

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