Huh? I believe it but I must have great luck. When they don’t turn on the meter I just get out, which has only happened to me once in the past month. Usually they just put it on when I tell them to. I must admit I don’t use taxis a ton since ride sharing apps happened though.
There’s a fantastic little beach called Ao Sane beach near Nai Harn beach. You have to pass through what use to be Le Meridian hotel car park. It’s now called the Nai Harn Phuket hotel. Most people would think it’s a no through road or a private beach of the hotel. It’s neither and a nice quiet spot usually. Google maps link below:
Ao Sane Beach