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  • The greatest advantage of being in Phuket is that you will find many things to do in Phuket. No matter whether it is raining or it is sunny you simply can’t overlook the profane beauty of Phuket. You can take a walk through the Kata Noi Beach which has some breath taking scenery. You can take a deep dive and swim to relax your senses.

    When in Phuket, you simply can’t miss the chance to visit Phang Nga Bay which will bring you closer to nature and make you witness some beautiful lagoons and caves. And if you want to know how the people of Phuket used to live then it is best to visit the Old Phuket town which has some fine bakeries, local shops and much more. The Prompthep Cape Viewpoint has drawn the attention of whole lot of tourists during evening to watch the sunset.
  • Must Visit Places: Thrillophilia Recomendation

  • 01Scuba Diving

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    One of the top 10 places in the world for scuba diving, Phuket is the perfect place to explore the deep blue sea. It is also one of the most preferred destinations where you can achieve your PADI certification. The best way to see around however is to take up a day trip from the Phuket Island to the coasts of Phi Phi and the Racha Island.

    Whether you are an amateur or an experienced diver, Phi Phi has something in store for everyone. The underwater scenery is a mixture of diverse marine life and the curious wreck of the King Cruiser near the anemone reef.

    There is also an enthralling diving option at Shark Point which has been named after the Leopard sharks that dwell at the bottom. If you want to see exactly what the sea has in store then take off further to Similan and Sun islands.

    Location: Phi Islands and Racha Island and other dive sites off the coast of Andaman Sea

    Best Time: The best time to visit this place is during the month of November to April

    Price: The approximate price starts from 2,900 to 4,200 THB depending on the number of dives and the location

  • 02Romantic Sunset Cruise

    Romantic Sunset Cruise
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    Romantic Sunset Cruise on a Private Boat in Phuket

    Romantic Sunset Cruise on a Private Boat in Phuket

    NNNMM29 Ratings

    h4 HourslPhuket

    Starting from

    O35,158

  • 03The Tiger Kingdom

    The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth. The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities.

    Location:  Located right next to the Go-Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

    Timings
    : Open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price
    : The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht
  • 04Elephant Trekking

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    Popular amongst adventure enthusiasts in Phuket, elephant trekking is an incredible experience that is a little off the beaten track. Although the activity has long been under suspicion for mistreatment of these gentle giants; things have considerably improved since the employment pf elephant camps in 1994.

    Most of the elephant camps are located near the resorts of Patong and Kata Beaches.  Elephant camps allow you to ride to ride the back of this loving creature or simply interact with them. The most popular destinations for these camps are; Siam, Patong Beach, Kok Chang Elephant Camp and Sea View Elephant Camp.

    At the Sea View Elephant Camp, which is relatively new, you can also explore other adventures such as ATV and Paintball.

    Location: Katim, Nai Harn, Kata Noi, Patong Beach and Chalong.

    Best Time: All Year Round.

    Price: The approximate price starts from 1,450 THB

  • 05Flying Hanuman

    Flying Hanuman
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    Flying Hanuman is an adventure like no other in Phuket and is one of its most peculiar and enduring tourist attractions. It is, in fact, the best way that you can see the jungles of Phuket, freely and in all their natural glory. The activity basically involved being suspended on a zip line and cruising over the deep jungles of Phuket.

    What makes it special is that it is one of the safest, environmentally aware and highest quality assured adventure with all safety equipment in place. You can truly experience a rush of adrenaline and adventure as you flit from tree to tree suspended through a 40m high tightrope.

    The Flying Hanuman has 8 platforms, two sky bridges, three spiral stairways, a sky rail, a 20-minute wilderness walk as well as a meal and a seasonal fruit bowl included in the package.

    Location: Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu

    Best Time: All year

    Price: The approximate price starts from 3,490 Baht and 3,250 Baht depending on the inclusions of the package

    Flying Hanuman - Ziplining & Eco Adventures at Phuket

    Flying Hanuman - Ziplining & Eco Adventures at Phuket

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    h2 HourslPhuket

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    O4,371

  • 06Simon Cabaret Show

    Simon Cabaret Show

    Since its opening on October 18, 1991, Phuket Simon Cabaret has built up itself as a business sector pioneer of expert amusement venue. For sheer entertainment, the set outlines are exceptional supporting performers adorned with lavish outfits and glamorous artists.

    In this, rich and personal theatre with high-tech sound and lighting facilities along with special effects – the show is genuinely universal highlighting cutting edge and customary acts from around the world in English and option dialects. 

    While the visitors come here in search of entertainment but often leave the theatre in a confused state as the show highlights a staggering musical floor show performed by the world-renowned "ladyboys" of Simon Cabaret. The greatest "transvestite" supper club show to be discovered privately.

    Location: Phuket Simon Cabaret, 8 Sirirach Rd. Patong beach, Kathu, Phuket Thailand.

    Timings: Three show is held at 06:00 PM, 07:45 PM, 09:30 PM

    Price: The approximate price starts from 700 THB per adult and 500 TB per child (Maximum height for a child should be strictly 130 cm)
    Ticket to Simon Cabaret Show at Phuket

    Ticket to Simon Cabaret Show at Phuket

    NNNMM27 Ratings

    h2 HourslPhuket

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    O1,293

  • 07Visit Raya Island

    Visit Raya Island
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    Raya Islands Tour near Phuket

    Raya Islands Tour near Phuket

    NNNMM26 Ratings

    h6 HourslPhuket

    Starting from

    O2,851

  • 08Boat Party in Phuket Island

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    One of the most exciting activities to embark on while you are in Phuket is a private boat party that will take you deep into the recesses of the Andaman Sea along with your closed loved ones and buddies. The perfect building of the boat ensures that you have an unforgettable sailing experience.

    There are extensive food and drink and music arrangements on board often with the inclusion of an MC. The best place to hold large gatherings, it is a common sight to see one of these boats sailing away in all their glittery glory on the Arabian Sea. 

    There are staging areas, party halls, sun decks, rooms, kitchens as well as a seating area on board! The ideal time to embark on such a cruise in between 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM and it usually starts around the Chalong Bay.

    NOTE: There is often a minimum number of people required for the charter. Do confirm with the operator once.

    Location: Phuket Island

    Timings: All day but preferably between 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Price: Starts at 11,7981 Baht per group.

  • 09Shopping at Patong Beach

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    Patong Beach transforms into an extensive night bazaar as the night approaches, it’s a wild market, and however, is all the more fun if you approach with the right character - simply recall that shopping yields the best results when done happily and with a grin. 

    The majority of the shops here aim to attract the foreign/international tourists, so costs are somewhat higher than they are in Phuket City. The prime night market sprawls down the beach road and into the little optional soil (paths) on all evenings of the week. 

    Right in front of Paradise Complex, another business sector sets up 2-3 evenings a week, in high season, more often than not Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Loads of stuff are aimed to attract the teenage or the youth section of the travellers - recycled pants, offbeat shoes and garments, additionally Thai desserts, orchids, adornments and hair accessories. The hawkers begin setting up this market at around 6-7pm until late.

    Location: Patong, Bangkok

    Timings: Every day at around 06:00 PM - 01:00 AM

  • 10Watch Muay Thai Fights

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    A trip to Phuket can never be complete without enjoying the ancient art of Thai boxing. The sport requires long hours of training and huge dedication involving every body parts. A sincere watch of the sport show glimpses of the hard work given and the rich culture of the Thai people. Being the national sport of Patong Phuket, this is quite popular and is a must watch for every visitor.

    There are several Muay Thai camps where foreigners can stay and enjoy the fight and its integrities throughout the day. Muay Thai event is quite common in several areas of Phuket and almost every day there is a Muay Thai fight in one or other part of the city. So catching a show is never a problem. Some popular destination for the sport includes Patong Boxing Stadium, Bangla Muay Thay Boxing stadium, Suwit stadium and many others
  • 11Phuket Aquarium

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    One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

    Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty.

    Location: Mueang Phuket District

    Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

  • 12Spas and Thai Massage

    In Thailand, the idea of spa combines with the old conventions of natural healing through natural showers, back rub, reflection, and the continuedpursuit for inward and external magnificence. Before the medicine age, the temple was the focal point of learning for all orders, including pharmaceutical.

    One can in any case attempt ancient massage therapy in its unique structure at specific temples, for example, Wat Po in Bangkok, where treatments are offered on a daily basis for a little expense. Most of the luxurious resorts in Thailand offer conventional Thai massage as a feature of their health and fitness centers.

    Pricing: Starting at approximately 300 Baht/Person


  • 13Visit Karon Temple Market

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    Based in the heart of Karon beach, the Karon Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for both the locals as well as the visitors. The Karon compound stretches for 12,000sqm and on every Tuesday and Saturday, it transforms into a live market selling all kinds of goods.

    Here one can find a wide collection of many products from T-shirts to bags, Thai style carves to sarongs, swimsuits to beachwear, branded watches, jewellery, souvenir and many other lifestyle goods.

    One can find good Thai handicraft products in here which are a rare collection and a must buy for all visitors. Karon market is almost like Phuket Weekend Market with unlimited choice goods but at decent prices. The market is also notable for delicious food items like sushi, grilled or steamed meat, fruit shakes etc.


    Location: At Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon

    Timings
    Every Tue and Sat from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 14Visit Monkey Hill in Phuket Town

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    The real name of the Monkey Hill is Toe Sae Hill which is probably the highest hill of beautiful Phuket. The reason behind the name Monkey Hill is the presence of troupe of macaques which according to a daily visitor, Uncle Hog, is 400 in numbers. According to him, the macaques live in groups and eats as provided by the locals. They are not aggressive and never attack people like in many temples but small children should be kept away.

    There is a beautiful small shrine at the base of the hill dedicated to holy spirits Toh Sae Dam, Toh Sae Dang and Toh Sae Kaow. Friday is known to be the holy day here attracting many to this temple though the same remains open on all days. Motorbikes are allowed up the hill though the roads to the peak are quite steep. Bikes are allowed only in daytime and after 5pm one can only reach the top by walking.

    Location: Toe sae Road, Phuket 
  • 15Phuchada Safari

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    Phuket Elephant Rides was the first name decided for this safari tour which later got changed in 2008 to Phuchada Safari. Established in 2003, this safari tour is dedicated to having all round entertainment with elephant trekking, monkey shows, ATV adventures, Snake shows and the unique fish spa service.

    If all the events does not seem alluring then one can try for packages with two or three activities. It is a funny and entertaining place and a perfect hangout destination with friends and family. Kids can have a gala time with the animals and enjoy them up close like never before. Another attraction in the jungle is riding a quad bike which can turn out to be a unique experience

    Location: Wiset Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket

    Timings: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 16Surf Through the Wind while Kite Surfing

    Kitesurfing, without further ado, is one of the quickest growing thrilling games in Phuket and the island has all it takes to be a prevalent area for some kitesurf lovers. Kitesurfing is not the kind of game that one can simply snatch some rigging and take off; it can be risky to endeavour without any fundamental learning.

    Nai Yang Beach comprises of shallow waters and delicate breezes of the south-east drift, thus, is the most idyllic location for beginners to indulge in this exciting adventure activity. No matter which location you choose, but the availability of instructors make sure that you have fun while ensuring that you are safe while boasting your acrobat skills during this activity.

    Location: Nai Yang Beach, Phuket

    Price: The approximate price starts from 2000 THB

  • 17Paramotor Flying

    Paramotor Flying
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    Paramotor Flying Trip in Phuket

    Paramotor Flying Trip in Phuket

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    lPhuket

    Starting from

    O8,742

  • 18Stand Up Paddling

    Stand Up Paddling
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    Stand up Paddle Tour in Phuket

    Stand up Paddle Tour in Phuket

    NNNMM26 Ratings

    h1 HourlPhuket

    Starting from

    O1,901

  • 19Bungee Jumping

    Amongst the most popular land activities in Phuket, Bungee jumping certainly is an excursion that must be on everybody’s bucket list! One of the most famous locations in Phuket for this adventure activity lies about 20 minutes outside the city centre of Patong. 

    The location overlooks a calm and quiet lagoon that is engulfed in rich forest lands. The centre follows the rules and dos and doesn’t’s of Bungee Jumping to the T and are skilled in their operations. 

    The jump rises to about 165ft and gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire beautiful setting that has thrilled people for over 20 years. You can also have the added thrill of being dunked in the water at the end of the jump and can choose between tandem and solo jumps.

    Note: The minimum weight for this activity is 35 Kg catapult max pegged at 82Kg.

    Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price starts from 2200 THB to 3300 THB depending on inclusions in the package.

  • 20Visit Surin Beach

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    Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.

    Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

    Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.
  • 21Surfing

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    If you are ever in Phuket during the non touristy months of April to November, surfing is one of the best adventures to throw yourself into. The chance of you catching a great wave is highest in the month of October to November, however be warned that in order to be allowed to surf on these waves you need to have sufficient experience and most importantly all safety equipment in place.

    The beaches of Phuket are without the high waves and surfs that other surfing destinations enjoy, but the pursuit is pleasurable nonetheless!

    Location: All over Phuket but especially at Kalim, Kamala, Kata, Nai Harn and Surin Beach

    Best Season: April to November

    Price: 150 to 2800 Baht for renting surfboards depending on duration of the rental and 1,500 to 9,000 Baht for surfing lessons depending on duration of the course.

  • 22Fun-filled Parasailing

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    For all those who are looking to have a great time on their next trip to Phuket and not want to just laze by the beach, parasailing is certainly a fun and pleasurable activity. The coasts of Phuket have wonderfully clean beaches, making parasailing an interesting option for those who want to see their captivating beauty from up above.

    Although most of the beaches will offer the same activity, the most popular are the ones that take place on the Patong Beach. The parasailing is accompanied by a person who will normally seize hold and steer you safely. The weather is required to be calm as quiet winds help in having a better experience.

    Location: All over Phuket but mainly on the Kata and Patong beaches.

    Best Time: The best time for this activity is during the month of May to October

    Price: The approximate price starts from 1000 THB

  • 23White Water Rafting

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    Although new to Phuket, white water rafting is fast becoming one of the most enjoyed adventure sports in Thailand. In absence of any major rivers in Thailand, the adventure majorly takes place in the Phang Nga province. You can enjoy this eco-friendly adventure sport for a length that differs from 5km to 7km but is equally challenging and exciting.

    The rapids can be classified under Grade 2 to Grade 3, and an essential training is conducted before every course to ensure your utmost safety. You can also combine this adventurous package with other activities such as elephant trekking, ATV Ride Etc.

    Location: Phang Nga

    Best Season: Year round but preferred more in the months of June to November.

    Price: 1000 to 1600 Baht depending on inclusion of other adventure activity packages.

  • 24Wakeboarding

    Perhaps one of the most interesting and exciting sports to ever have been played inland, wakeboarding in Phuket is a truly exciting pursuit that attracts adventurers across all ages. Although it is still gaining in its popularity and preference, Phuket has to dedicated centers for wakeboarding and flow boarding.

    Since wakeboarding involves riding short waves while performing acrobatic manoeuvres as you are towed behind a boat, it is practiced equally by amateurs and professionals. The Phuket Wake Park is a cable ski operation on a lake near Kathu Waterfall.

    The well-equipped adventure park has all the safety regulations in place and is perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at this exciting sport.The next place is Anthem water park which is preferred by many due to its popularity as a venue for 4th Asian Beach Games.

    Location: Cherng Talay and Kathu waterfall

    Best Time: The best time for this activity is during the month of May to November

    Price: The approximate price starts from 900 THB to 1500 THB depending on duration of surfboarding. Packages are also available for long-term memberships.

  • 25Kayaking

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    The landscape around Phuket is a strange and yet captivating combination of limestone formations (karsts), caves, tunnels and lagoons that are called hongs. One of the most pleasurable activities is to explore these on a sea canoeing expedition or kayaking.

    Imagine sailing through narrow passages between rocks and coming across magnificent caverns, unexplored beaches and rollicking waves!  One of the most popular destinations for kayaking is the James Bond island that offers breathtaking views of the Phang Nga Bay. Relax for a while and enjoy sunbathing and meals on this treasure trove before heading back.

    Location: James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay

    Best Time: The best time for this activity is during the month of May to November.

    Price: The approximate price starts from 3,250 to 20,000 THB depending on duration and distance of kayaking.
  • 26Snorkeling

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    When it comes to snorkelling the first destination that comes to our mind is Phuket. It is located a quick distance away from the 36 beaches of the island. They are easily accessible and thus, make snorkelling a top draw amongst tourists who want to do something apart from relaxing at the beach.

    At these destinations, you can expect to swim past anemones, colourful parrot fish, vibrant coral that sparkle as they catch the sunlight. Take a breath and swim down to see some of the most colourful and joyous wonders of the sea, which are easy to explore as Phuket has a warm sand and waves.

    Location: Ao Sane Beach, Kata Noi, Paradise Beach, and Ya Nui are amongst the top 5 places for snorkelling in Phuket

    Best Time: The best time to visit this place is during the month of November to May

    Price: The approximate price starts from 1900 to 7800 THB depending on duration and destination chosen.

  • 27ATV Riding

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    The hinterlands of Phuket and Phang Nga provinces are a treasure to explore and one of the best ways to do that is to embark on an ATV Ride through the fascinating landscapes. On an ATV Ride, you can expect to rush through the tracks through rainforests, mangroves, plantations, waterfalls and even hills.

    The ATV rides can last from anywhere between an hour to 3 Hours and are often coupled with other adventure activities such as rope walk, trekking and a challenging rope bridge ride. All the rides are through unexplored tracks and are replete with all safety instructions and instruments.

    Location: Phang Nga Province

    Best Time: All year round

    Price: The approximate price starts from 3,273 THB

  • 28Visit Khao Rang Hill View Point

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    When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the northwestern side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the southeastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.

    Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area.

    Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
  • 29Splash Jungle Waterpark

    When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both.

    Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.


    Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
      
    Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price
    The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids.
  • 30Karon Beach

    Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the second favourite holiday destination in Phuket. Karon Beach road is ideal for taking an evening stroll and is mostly occupied by large resorts interrupted by restaurants and shops (including the popular Karon Bazaar).

    Karon is centred on Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, which houses excellent restaurants and the ‘hottest’ nightlife spot of the resort town. Here the sea is calm throughout the dry season and the sand is fine and powdery.

    Activities:  The beach has excellent snorkelling and diving spots at its southern end.

    Location: Phuket

  • 31Kata Beach

    The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach.

    Visitors will find an abundance of shops to browse in, from souvenir and ready-to-wear outlets, to 7-Elevens and local mini-marts, to branded fashion stores.

    Location: Phuket

    Activities: Mom Tri's Boathouse features an art gallery with rotating shows by local artists along with a jazz band, Thai cookery classes and a superb menu.

    Nearby Attractions: Dino Park, Surf House, Kata View Point, Kata Temple, etc.

  • 32Visit Phrompthep Cape

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    A visit to Phuket won’t be complete without visiting the most photographed destination, Phrompthep Cape. Sweeping through either the Rawai beach or the Naiharn beach several cars and tour buses reach the southernmost part of the hill where at the top, parking the cars loads of tourist and locals set forward to enjoy the fascinating natural show, the sunset.

    It also has a lighthouse which provides excellent views of the east and south-east part of the island.

    Highlights: Apart from this spectacular views of Phi Phi Islands, Koi Racha Yai and Koi Racha Noi can also be enjoyed from here. Along with enjoying the view, one can cherish dining at the popular Phromthep Cape restaurant. The scenic beauty from here is awesome and the food is quite delicious and reasonably priced too. 

    Location: Nai Harn- Rawai
  • 33Phuket Zoo

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    Visit Phuket Zoo and appreciate this superbly diverse kind of zoo. Rich tropical gardens welcome you to walk around in the shade of huge trees lined along the islands containing a wide range of exotic creatures. New types of fish, feathered creatures and different wildlife species are received every year and also different brooding projects welcome more and more of off-springs every year.

    The zoo also trades creatures with different zoos to dispose of abundance stock and get fresh beautiful recruits. The attentive and prepared staff will do their best to keep you entertained and enrich you with an array of wonderful photograph opportunities. Icy beverages, desserts and so on are sold at a few unique areas around the broad grounds so you can sit and rest amid your visit.

    Location: 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chaofa Road (not far from the Chalong circle, the zoo is very well indicated)

    Timings: Monkey Shows: 09.00 AM, 12.00 PM, 02.30 PM and 04.45 PM, Crocodile Shows: 09.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 03.15 PM and 05.30 PM, Elephant Shows: 10.30 AM, 01.30 PM and 04.00 PM 

    Price: The approximate price is 700 THB per adult and 500 THB per child

  • 34Trip at the Fanta Sea Show

    Trip at the Fanta Sea Show
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    Inspired by Thailand's rich - colourful legacy, Phuket Fantasea Show, not only just showcases the appeal and magnificence of Thailand, but additionally enhances outdated Thai conventions with the marvel of technology and other impressive special effects both digital as well as manual.

    The outcome of the above mentioned skills and additions is a staggering 140-acre theme park, stuffed with a huge number of activities and entertainment sectors: a Carnival town with amusements, crafted works and shopping; a 4,000-seat themed restaurant offering a great Thai buffet and other scrumptious cooking styles from all over the world; and an amazing Las Vegas-style theatrical show, where best in class innovation and special effects improve the effortlessness and magnificence of Thailand's myths, riddles and enchantment in a wondrous spectacle sure to charm the entire gang.

    Location: Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand 

    Timings: Phuket Fantasea Cultural Theme Park is open every day except Thursday (If Thursday falls on a public holiday, the park may be open as normal). Operating hours are 05:30 PM - 11:30 PM. 

    Price: The approximate price starts from 2200 THB per adult and 200 THB per child.

    Ticket to Phuket Fantasea

    Ticket to Phuket Fantasea

    NNNMM25 Ratings

    h3 HourslPhuket

    Starting from

    O3,421

  • 35Phuket Big Buddha

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    Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most imperious and adored points of interest on the island. The colossal statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills in the middle of Chalong and Kata and, is around 45 meters tall which is why it can be effectively seen from far away.

    The grandiose site offers the best 360-degree view of the island, with clearing vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon shorelines, Chalong Bay. Easily reachable by a six-kilometer road drive from Phuket.

    Referred as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha by locals, it is 25 meters crosswise over at the base. The entire body is developed with strengthened cement layered with Burmese white jade marble that sparkles in the sun, making it a characteristic image of trust.

    Location: Big Buddha, Chao Ra Road East near Chalong

    Timings: Every day from 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM

  • 36Wat Chalong

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    Wat Chalong is one of the most beautiful and dominant Buddhist temples, known for attracted travellers from all over the world. While for the local population, this temple is a noteworthy centre of worship while for foreign visitors Wat Chalong is a source to know and learn more about this beautiful religion – Buddhism.

    Poh Than Jo Wat is an impressive and colossal Buddhist statues located in the old hall of the temple. Another fun fact about this place is that the temple also boasts a statue of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee- lek who won a famous local Thai who won numerous lotteries after consulting Poh Than Jo Wat statue.

    Apart from the grandeur visitors also enjoy the stunning display of around a dozen small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and visitor’s stuff.

    Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

    Things to keep in mind : Owing to the sacredness of this place it is advisable to maintain a standard decorum while inside: do not position themselves higher than the Buddha image and be considerate towards your dressing. Avoid short dresses, sleeveless and other revealing clothes.

    Timings : The temple is open 24 hours every day

  • 37Phuket Trickeye Museum

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    Phuket Trickeye Museum is an intuitive 3D painting show offering astounding photograph opportunities and fun-filled time. Situated at the intersection of Montri and Phang Nga streets in a substantial two-story building (which used to be a famous film theater until 2002), Phuket Trickeye Museum includes a display of around 100 painted and carved scenes utilizing Trompe-l'oeil (French for 'misdirect the eye') systems, putting guests in amusing incredible world-like circumstances.

    Trompe-l'oeil is an old painting system that requires a specific geometrical ability; the thought is to make a three-dimensional figment on a two-dimensional (level) foundation. Perspectival illusionism rules at Phuket Trickeye Museum, and you are certain to be tricked by the noteworthy canvases in plain view here.

    Location: At the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads in Phuket Town, right next to Pearl Hotel. 

    Timings: Every day from 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM 

    Price: The approximate price starts from 500 THB per adult and 300 THB per child (101-130 cm in height)

  • 38Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn is one of the island's most popular places with in-the-know locals. Great for swimming from November to April, care should be taken in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows. The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner.

    Further south is Ya Nui, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane, a great spot for snorkeling, reached by taking the road that starts at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club car park.

    Activities: Snorkeling and swimming are the two best pass time’s people partake in whilst on this beach.

    Best Time to Visit:  Anytime apart from monsoon season is ideal to visit this beach and take part in a wide array of fun activities. Forget swimming during low season as that can prove to be slightly dangerous.

    Location:  Muang District, Phuket

  • 39Luxury Hype Boat Trip

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  • 40Visit Old Phuket Town

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    Old Phuket town comprises the historical part of the Phuket City. Established in the end of 19th century or towards the beginning of 20th century, the place hosts multiple well-crafted mansions and well preserved architecturally beautiful shophouses which look a replica of the Sino-colonial architecture.

    The overall look of the Phuket Old Town bears huge resemblance to the beautiful Georgetown located in Penang. The greatest attraction is the multiple best in class restaurants and cafeterias, bars and clubs which keep it quite lively throughout the day. It is one of the preferred locations to chill out with friends and family watching the sunset and entertaining in the busy old town streets.

    In the morning the place is a commercial hub with markets in Ranong Road and Thalang Road. One can find each and everything related to lifestyle and culture of Phuket, available here in reasonable prices. 

    Highlights: Once you reach this place you will be delighted at the sight of the grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, which was said to be once occupied by the tin barons 100 years ago.

    Timings: 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.
  • 41Siam Niramit

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    Siam Niramit joins a real Thai buffet with a world-class stage show delineating Thailand's recorded and spiritual legacy. With more than 150 astonishing entertainers and best in class special effects, it's an enrapturing venture. The principal demonstration portrays how Siam turned into a cross-streets where civilisations met, the second how karma ties Thai individuals, and the last demonstration indicates how religious service wins Thai individuals merit in this life.

    Apart from this, you can visit imitation towns from the nation's countryside locales and purchase Thai handicrafts. Amazing Spectacle on the Word's Highest Stage Held in the epic 2,000-seat Ratchada Theater, the Siam Niramit show gloats an 11.95-meter proscenium –honored  by Guinness World of Records as the world's most astounding stage.

    Possessing more than half of the whole theatre space, the all-encompassing Ratchada Theater stage is designed to complement the show's fantastic set pieces and an army of entertainers (counting genuine elephants and goats) to reproduce a reasonable feeling of historic Siam.

    Location: 55/81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Rd., Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Timings: Every day the show begins at around 08:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price starts from 1079 THB per adult and 968 THB per child (Maximum height for a child should between 90- 140 cm)
  • 42Catch Some Fish for Your Dinner while Fishing

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    If you want to take a break from all the adventure activities and just take some time off for some deep thinking and leisure, then fishing in Phuket is definitely one of the most enjoyable pursuits. The sheer variety of fish that are available of its coast and the deep sea is staggering! You can hope to find some rare species in your bait such as blue and black marlin, sailfish, dog-tooth tuna, giant trevally, jacks and even swordfish.

    However, the fishing centres all follow a firm catch and release policy which means that no matter how big a fish you catch, you must release it into the ocean with immediate effect. There are various fishing charters available in Phuket, where you can get away on a day-long trip in utmost luxury and comfort.

    Location: All over Phuket but especially at the Racha and Similan Islands.

    Best Time: The best time for this activity is during the month of July to October

    Price: The approximate price starts from 13,900 THB to 1,80,000 THB depending on class of boat used and duration of excursion

  • 43Phuket Seashell Museum

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    One of the prominent attractions of Rawai Beach is the Seashell Museum which hosts a whole range of sea shells from different parts of the globe. Many of these seashells are from Phuket and Thai waters too. Located at the basement near Evason Resort, there are four main exhibitions held with informations shared in both Thai and English language. The collections are wide stretching from the earliest shells found on earth to the world’s largest golden pearl weighing 140 carats. Opened in 1997 the museum has about 2000 sea shells for all to enjoy. The entry fee of the museum is quite reasonable and pocket friendly.

    Location: On the way from Chalong Circle to Rawai, Phuket

    Timings: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Open on all days.  
  • 44Phuket Thaihua Museum

    Based in Krabi Road of Phuket, the Thai Hua Museum is on the popular sightseeing destinations in the city. Based in artistically brilliant sino-colonial mansion the Museum is well preserved and forms a primary place to visit in Phuket. The building was previously dedicated to a Chinese school but in 2008, it went through a major renovation and in the same year the museum started. Majorly art exhibitions are held in this location whereas the hall room is used during annual Phuket Old Town Festival.

    Built in 20th century, the building has several rooms which all are dedicated to the display of history of Phuket. Images and token of early prominent influential families of Phuket who came from China can also be found here. For all who wishes to know about the origin of the town and its prosperity down the years can visit the Museum for better knowledge.

    Location: 28, Krabi Road, Phuket

    Timings: 9:00am to 17:00pm, Open on all days. 
  • 45Enjoy at The Palazzo

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    Opened in 2010, the Palazzo is an ideal location to enjoy dining watching a show. Based near Phuket Water Ski located at Kathu, this traditional theatre restaurant combines light entertainment shows with lip smacking dinners. The restaurant offers a set menu of four courses and along with this one can enjoy fabulous shows of live music, drama and comedy.

    Though not fine dining, but the food served here is quite delicious keeping separate menu for vegetarians and kids. The price of the evening is not much and can be considered as value for money.
    The shows organised here is done by eminent artists from all over and are truly good in their art. With music, acrobatics, magic shows the place is an out an out entertaining destination.
      
    Location: Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuke
  • Other Things to Do in Phuket

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    46. Bangla Road Nightlife
    47. Thalang National Museum
    48. Mining Museum
    49. Kamala Beach
    50. Banzaan Fresh Market
    51. Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant
    52. Sirinat National Park
    53. Bang Pae Waterfall
    54. Bang Tao Beach
    55. Kathu Waterfall
    56. Sarasin Bridge
    57. Similan Islands
    58. Phuket Gay Pride Festival
    59. Elephant Sanctuaries
    60. Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
    61. Get Learning at a Thai Cooking Class
    62. Soi Dog Foundation
    63. Phang Nga Bay
    64. Jui Tui Shrine
    65. Dine In Luxury at Mom Tri’s Kitchen
    66. Gibbon Rehabilitation project
    67. Black Ginger
    68. La Gritta Italian Restaurant
    69. Dedos Restaurant
    70. Sunset at Phromthep Cape
    71. Panwa Viewpoint
    72. Radar hilltop viewpoint
    73. Wat Tham Suwan Khuha (Temple Cave)
    74. Eat authentic royal food of Phuket at Baan Rim Pa
    75. Kata Rocks Restaurant

Attractions

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Splash Jungle Waterpark

When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.



Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
  
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price
The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids
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Patong Beach

Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and transgender cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Paradise Complex. This destination is an astonishing combination of breathtakingly beautiful white sand beach edged by the glittering Andaman Sea.



Activities: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

Location: Phuket
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Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon is a hushed and isolated beach located between Panwa beach and Cape Panwa. This quiet beach has a long stretch of warm sand and clear blue water with tropical setting. Set between tall palm trees, this place is a great place to relax under the sun alone or with your family. There are a few restaurants in the beach that serve you delicious meals. On several occasions the locals practice the Dragon Boat race which is quite a sight to behold. Just take a barefoot stroll on the warm sand or relax under the shades with refreshing drinks.



Highlights
: Enjoy the lively Dragon Boat race by the locals on occasional weekends. Rent a longboat to explore the islands. You can also drive a little further to see the small cascading waterfall or have a panoramic view of the area at Panwa View Point or go to Panwa Aquarium.


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Go Go Bars

A visit to the Go Go Bars is one of the prime attractions of Phuket’s nightlife. When it comes to enjoyment for the adults these bars are absolutely worth a visit. Though the bars are majorly directed for the men but couples also visit more to experience the show and to have something to talk about back home. Most of the Go Go Bars are present on both sides of Soi Seadragon almost in the central part of Bangla Road.



Some of the popular Go Go Bars here are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go which is famous for its punch marvelous ambience and complete entertainment, Harem, a relatively new addition with excellent interior décor and lovely drinks and Devi’s Playground, a place to enjoy sizzling dance performances. All three of these Go Go bars along with others usually remain open for 4 hours from 10pm till 2 am in the morning.


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Phuket Aquarium

One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded byy breathtaking scenic beauty.


Location: Mueang Phuket District

Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

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Bangkok River Cruise

A river cruise along the incredible Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and a few trenches on the Thon Buri side is the loveliest approach to explore the city that was once named "Venice of the East". The glorious appeal of the Chao Phraya adds viewpoint to your exploration of the city's head attractions.Visitors can book slots through various travel specialists or ca even rent a vessel at Tha Chang, a pier close to the Grand Palace. At the point when the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782, trenches were the prime medium that connected the capital with the rest for the places, thus, earning the title ‘Venice of the East’ by European visitors.Nowadays, despite the fact that Bangkok has turned into an advanced city, the Chao Phraya River and the channels are yet beguiling option for tourists in search of exploring the true Bangkok.

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Best Time: Throughout the year, however, afternoon is the best time of the day for a river cruise. If you wish to go for night river cruise, you can opt for a dinner river cruise that provides you with good food and good time.

Location: 2.5 hour long cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Things to keep in mind: Visitors are provided with the option of choosing from river cruise and dinner cruise, the timings for both are different. Thus, if you wish to avail just the river cruise make sure you know about the timings as the latter is usually conducted at nights. Also, owing to its popular demand the cruises are populated with overwhelming crowds – ensure that you 
reach earlier than the time slot so as to enjoy a hurdle free cruising experience.
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Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

A very recent addition to the elephant trekking companies based in Phuket, Sea View Elephant Camp is known for its excellent service and good deals. Opened in 2010, this camp is based close to Kata view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. The scenic beauty of the location of the camp is quite an eye-arresting. There are about 12 elephants in the camp all having excellent arrangements for their good being. The tour programmes organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



Location
: 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

Timing
: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

Price
The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.
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Khao Rang Hill View Point

When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the north western side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the south eastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.



 Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area. Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
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Rustling Palms On Ko Raya

A perfect place to unwind yourself and soak in the sun, Ko Raya Island, a stunning coral island is located towards the south of Phuket. A considerably remote island with white-shiny beaches that is still untouched by the overwhelming tourists.The postcard perfect bays, shimmering beaches and the crystal clear blue waters further adorned with coconut palms are some added features that make this island a ‘Must-visit-place’ in Thailand.


Things to Do: Once you reach Ko Raya, get ready to unwind yourself as this treasure box offers an array of water adventures. Explore the beautiful aquatic life by participating in snorkeling adventure. You can also enthrall in Scuba diving as the rocky reefs make this place an idyllic destination for diving. Apart from these activities, well, you can easily relax and calm your strained muscles on the sandy beach.

Getting There:This hidden slice of paradise can be easily accessed via chartered boat from AoChalong and Rawai. If you wish to spend maximum time on the beach then prefer travelling via speedboat which will take you to this bounty of joy within 20-25 minutes.



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Patong

The party capital of Asia, Patong is best known for its nightlife and an array of activities that it holds for the regular as well as first-time travelers to this place. Comprising of primary restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourists hot spot, Patong, has both good as well as notorious reasons that make this place a hit among tourists from all over the world. This mysterious place lights up as the night approaches, while Bangla Road is the hub of the night parties, the eastern part of the beach, on the other hand, is well known for its neon lights, hot streets, and erotic massage parlors.


Things to Do: There is no second opinion that majority of the crowd come to Phuket just for partying. However, if you are looking for some other entertainment sources apart from partying you ca head to the ever-so-famous massage parlors in the region. Adventure seekers can indulge in an array of water adventures available at the Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach.

Getting There: Patong is easily reachable via a bus that connects to Phuket town every 30 minutes. However, if you are coming by flight, you can opt for a taxi from Phuket International Airport which is just 35 km to the north of Patong

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Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, for those who love to spend time with azure water, golden sand, and backdrop of thick palm trees on a sunny day. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches on the west coast, this stunning beach seems hidden beneath the thicket of palm trees with large boulders scattered around.

There are several restaurants serving Italian and Thai delicacies to indulge your taste buds. Those who are looking for water sports can enjoy snorkeling, boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and even banana boat ride. Don’t forget to relax your body after a full day of adventure with Thai massage beneath the canopy of lovely palm trees.



Highlight: Enjoy the delicious Italian and Thai food and exotic seafood, satisfy your adventurous soul with multitude of water sports like water ski, Jet Ski and sooth your body with Thai massage.
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Pansea Beach

Set between the beautiful tropical backdrop with long stretch of white and soft sand and turquoise water, Pansea Beach is an isolated beach on the west coast of Phuket. A small cape isolates the beach from the livelier Surin Beach. The beautiful coconut and other exotic trees this beach is a perfect example of tropical beaches. There are water sports centre, restaurants which serve delicious meals and drinks, massage huts and sun loungers in the beach for you to spend enjoyable moments with friends and family. The lapping ocean offers great snorkelling opportunities for those who love water sports. Inflatable airbeds are also available on rent to soak yourself in sun while floating on azure water.



Highlights
: An ideal place for enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. The beach also offers snorkelling and jet skiing opportunity. Do not forget to experience the special oil massage to rejuvenate your senses.


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Freedom Beach

Freedom beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and the least accessible too. If you are in a mood for beach trek through the thick jungles near the beach, you can only reach via boat. The whole beach is elongated on a private bay and consists of beautiful powdery white sand, a perfect place for long beach walks.  The beach is surrounded by the hills and thick jungle, giving you a feeling of a hideaway on the beach.



Highlights: No sports activities are done here to spoil the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. On the south end of the beach, there are various authentic restaurants to carve your hunger. You can even rent a lounger and relax on the top of the beach under the coconut palms.

Getting There:
The only option to reach Freedom beach is via boat. You can catch a long-tail boat from the south end of Patong Beach.



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Surin beach

Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.



Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.
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Kamala

This is one destination that is still unspoiled and remains virgin for a majority of visitors. The calm stretch of the white sands with no sign of overwhelming crowds are some factors that make this place all the more interesting. A favorite destination among the retiree, Kamala has its fixed bunch of visitors who are regulars to this place.


Things to Do: Kamata is known for providing calm environs. The sprawling stretches of white snow and azure water are best for evening strolls and leisure moments. Elephant trekking is another thrilling activity that enables you to enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes.

Getting There: The sole mode of transportation to this quieter location is public transport via blue songthaews that commute between Kamala to Surin and then Phuket town. However, you can even opt for a taxi if travelling from the airport
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, boasts a vast stretch of sand lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centers. While the area around the beach is a major hub of activity, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded – there's always a patch to spread your towel over. The bay can get quite busy with long tail transfers, so keep a keen ear out for boat engines while frolicking. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome. For resort comforts, privacy without total isolation and convenient snorkeling, head north where the coastline gets rockier but the silence makes it worthwhile. 



Activities: Apart from snorkeling, Haad Sairee is a top spot to watch the sunset in Koh Tao, and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail as the golden orb dips is a great way to round off a hectic day.

Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

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