Having lived in Phuket for a while now i know it can be tricky finding the right gym/accommodation here on the island. I came to train Muay Thai here back in March last year and now call this place my home (honestly its awesome here) .
I started this thread so that if anyone who is considering coming here to train or has done so already can share stories experiences about gyms and guesthouses. I live in Rawai, south part of the island and stay close to four great gyms, Rawai Muay Thai, Sinbi, Lion and Promthep all of which i can reccomend, and the local area itself is great to stay too - quieter than Patong so better for focusing on training but you can be there in about 20mins if you want to go party. There are also some of the best beaches on the island here too.
I also now work at a Real Estate Agents in Rawai and we always keep an ear to the ground for suitable accommodation for MT students, i know it can be tricky especially in the peak season. If anybody has any questions about training here in phuket or is looking for a place to stay then i will be happy to help, alternately you can visit our website at www.phuket-estate-agents.com
for a few bargains.