we showed up to phuket with no idea what we were doing, and found a room in Phuket city for 500 baht during high season. Phuket city sucks, but it's not actionless. Pink Lady is not designed for westerners, but we were welcomed there. it's expensive (2000 st 3000 lt) but it's a unique format that looks designed for japanese. kind of like a cross between a go go and a fishbowl. the girls all line up behind the bar, and you can pay 200 baht for one to sit with you for an hour. maybe this is common, but it's the first time i've seen it. we did not partake. none of the girls spoke even passable bar girl english, obviously.