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Local Guide

Adventurous Activities in Phuket

10 October 2017

Phuket is famous for its splendid beaches, bustling nightlife, fantastic food and memorable diving experiences. While lying on the beach with a book or enjoying a cocktail at sunset are great ways to spend your vacation, there’s a lot more to do here. Whether you’re traveling alone or with family, spice up your vacation by trying one of the many adventurous activities that Phuket has to offer.

Bungy Jumping

Nothing gets your adrenaline racing quite like bungy jumping. If you relish a challenge or simply want to experience an exhilarating thrill, head to Jungle Bungy Jump. It’s managed by a New Zealand team that are all fully licensed and registered jump masters.

The 50-meter dive is above a beautiful green lagoon in Kathu. Participants can choose from a range of different jumps, including standard Bungy, water dip, tandem Bungy or backward Bungy. You can cool off at the restaurant with soft drinks and ice cream after while waiting for the pictures of your jump to be developed!\

Kite Surfing

Head to Nai Yang Beach to take kite surfing lessons, a sport that is growing in popularity on the island. If you want to master the acrobatic and beautiful stunts that experienced enthusiasts perform, you can easily get the kitesurfing lessons at Nai Yang Beach. You can perfect the basic techniques and movements within a few lessons and show off your new-found skills for the camera.

Phang Nga Bay Kayaking

While there are tours that can take you around Phang Nga Bay aboard a boat, kayaking there on a canoe is an entirely different experience. It enables you to get up close and explore the brilliant limestone caves and iconic rock formations as you paddle through the waters. The views from the caves are breathtaking, particularly at sunset. The beauty is surreal and it’s easy to spend hours paddling through the network of caves.

Hanuman Zipline Adventure

Challenge yourself to a daring and fun adventure at Hanuman World Zipline Park. You’ll be soaring through multiple platforms set amongst the trees and navigate your way through staircases, sky bridges and ziplines of varying heights.

Renowned for their expert guides, the team at Hanuman World take your safety seriously. It’s the perfect place to experience the wild side of Phuket while zipping through the platforms of an adventure park.

ATV Tours

Phuket isn’t all about the lush beaches. The terrain through the jungles is fascinating to explore and there’s no better way to do this than on a thrilling ATV tour. There are several companies that provide excellent packages which include pick up from your hotel, refreshments and expert instruction. You’ll discover the most remote parts of Phuket’s jungles while encountering plenty of rough terrain, mud and dust.

Splash Jungle Water Park

This is the place to be if you’re after fun and entertainment for the entire family. From thrilling rides to relaxing hydrotherapy and spa treatments, Splash Jungle Water Park has it all. The two most popular rides are the Boomerango and Super Bowl, which include tubed and freefall descents into a splashdown pool. If you’re after a more relaxing experience, the massive Wave Pool is a must-visit.  When you’re finished for the day, unwind at their restaurant or enjoy a cocktail at their beachside bar.

Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is an easy yet adventurous way to sift through Phuket’s beautiful waters. It doesn’t require much training to master the proper position in order to stay upright on the surf boards and use the oars. Skyla on Bangtao Beach is an excellent adventure provider with courses, a range of tours and surf lessons.

Phuket Bubble Football

Experience the world game with a unique twist. You play a regular game of football with all the same rules - but your upper body is enclosed in a large plastic bubble. It’s a lot harder than it seems and if you’re traveling in a large group, this is an excellent way to get some fun bonding time in. It’s offered at various venues such as Patong FC and Soi Nanai.

Amazing Bike Tours

A one-of-a-kind way to experience Phuket is on one of the adventures provided by Amazing Bike Tours. These cycling tours allow you to experience nature and wildlife, ride past the beautiful scenery and challenge your endurance by navigating Phuket’s hillside terrain. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a full 3-day excursion, the company offers a variety of exciting options that best meet your preferences.

Bring vigor and excitement to your holiday at our hotel in Patong, Phuket, by giving some of these activities a shot. If you’d like to learn more about your entertainment options while you stay with us at Holiday Inn Resorts Phuket, visit our Family Adventure page.


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Phuket 83150

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