A group of islands 40 kilometres southeast of Phuket justifiably famous with spectacular rock walls rising from crystal clear seas and stunning beaches and coves. Very easy and quick to reach by high speed ferry.
Most of the beautiful Andaman Sea ‘picture-postcard’ vistas are taken on the small, sometimes uninhabited islands surrounding Phuket. The islands of Koh Racha and Koh Kai Nok offer great snorkeling. If you want to avoid crowded tour groups, private snorkeling trips by speedboat to these islands are readily available and very reasonably priced.
The waters surrounding Phuket are amongst the clearest, warmest and calmest in the world with a wonderland of tropical coral reefs below the surface. Add world-class scuba instruction at reasonable prices and you have a great place to learn to dive.
The Similan Islands offer the unique chance of diving with whale sharks and Manta Rays are also common, the coral is exceptionally varied and the water incredibly clear and calm. This island group is ranked one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world.
A trip to Phang Nga Bay, with its mystic rock formations towering vertically out of the sea and made famous by its appearances in many Hollywood movies., is the one big ‘must see’ during a visit to Phuket.
Perched on stilts above the sea, Koh Pannyi is included in most tours to Phang Nga’s James Bond Island. At lunchtime hundreds of tourists are deposited here to eat and shop. Well worth a visit.
There is no better way to appreciate the limestone karsts, caves and hidden lagoons of Phang Nga Bay than by paddling around and through them in sea canoes.
This is a unique way to explore the ‘hongs’ and caves of Phang Nga Bay, on a late afternoon/evening canoe trip. It’s so special it has been dubbed “a spiritual experience” rather than a tour.
Experience the exhilaration of whitewater rafting on an adventurous day trip in the beautiful, natural environment of Phang Nga province.
The waters off Phuket offer fantastic game fishing with a variety of good game fish including sailfish, Wahoo, barracuda, tuna and marlin.
Elephant trekking provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent beasts and their natural jungle habitat. A safari tour offers a glimpse of typical rural life including elephants, jungle treks, monkeys, canoeing, rubber plantations, water buffalo cart rides and Thai cooking demonstrations.
A two-hour off road journey by Quad-Bike exploring the countryside along nature trails, taking you through rubber and pineapple plantations, palm gardens and mangrove forests to an unspoiled beach.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider, you will have great fun following trails that go through and around grassland, golf courses, groves of conifers and white sandy beaches. Imagine the thrill of cantering through the surf. Trained guides will accompany you.
A unique cultural theme park showcasing Thailand’s exotic roots with a fusion of ancient Thai traditions and cutting-edge technology, circus acts and pyrotechnic displays. You can choose ‘show only´ or `show with dinner´ at the Royal Feast Buffet.
Visit Sino-Portuguese mansions, Buddhist and Chinese temples including Phuket’s most famous temple, Wat Chalong, spectacular view points, rubber plantations and a working farm to experience the typical rural life of South Thailand.
Phuket now has a major department store in Central Festival with Tesco Lotus and Big C Superstores close by. The outstanding Jung Ceylon in Patong has superb shopping as well as bars, restaurants and much more. There are very reasonalbly priced antique and reproduction shops all over the island and every resort area has its…
When night falls, a different Phuket emerges with action filled restaurants, bars, discos, karaoke and night clubs. There are many places to share a beer with friends. Many bars offer delicious food and live music and are quite inexpensive. The beer is always cold in Thailand! The nightlife activities of Phuket abound.
One problem with eating out in Phuket is that there are just too many choices! Few places in the world compete with Phuket’s selection of restaurant’s and coffee shops. Within small vicinity, one can experience Thai, Mexican; French; German; Italian; Scandinavian; Japanese; Chinese; Korean; Vietnamese; English; American; Laotian; Swiss and Indian food.
Any time of year you are spoilt for choices of things to do in Phuket with an abundance of beaches which you should not miss out on. Some of the world’s finest beaches are right here: Laem Singh, Surin, Bang Tao, Nai Yang, Nai Thorn, Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata and Nai Harn beach where the…
On the holiday island of Phuket, golf is one of the major attractions. There are five courses within easy reach, and the island’s professionally designed and beautifully landscaped courses have played host to some of golf’s greatest names. Phuket’s courses are a joy to play, each one with its own distinctive character. The famous courses…
Another choice on thing to do on the island would be enjoy yourself at the cinema. Recently there have been three new cinema complexes opened in the shopping centres of Central Festival, another one in Ocean Shopping Mall in Phuket City and the island’s largest cinema at JungCeylon which show all the latest movies in…
Phuket’s beaches and nearby islands offer some of the most beautiful sailing in the world. Whether it’s merely sailing around Phi Phi Island or sailing to the Similan Islands both are like sailing in paradise with stunning scenery and inviting turquoise seas – why sail anywhere else?