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The Best Indoor Activities In Phuket

31 July 2017

Thailand, one of the most beautiful countries one can visit during their lifetime and unsurprisingly, high on many people's bucket lists. For some people, the destination of choice may be Bangkok, but others prefer a more intimate and rejuvenating experience.

Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches and nature, which many will only ever get to see on pictures. However, if you do find yourself on the verge of visiting Thailand and have yet to decide which destination to choose, we strongly recommend Phuket. Being one of the most beautiful places in Thailand, Phuket is arguably one of the favorite islands to visit.

During the second half of the year, the rainy season is in full effect, which is something to wrongly consider a reason to skip Thailand all together. In fact, few people know that the rainy season may even be the better time to visit than during the high season. Despite the rainy season, there is plenty of sun to make sure you get the perfect tan you always wanted. Here are some great activities that you should consider while staying in Phuket during the second half of the year.

Enjoy a Rejuvenating Spa Treatment

What’s better than a nice Spa during a rainy day? Having a Spa right inside your hotel. At Holiday Inn Resort Phuket you will find many great options for the perfect treatment to make you fully relax and let the outside world go. Of course, our Tree Tree Spa is great on any day, but in case you prefer a massage during a rainy day, we advise not to book in advance, but only when you know for sure if there will be any rain at all.

Watch a Movie

To watch a movie on a rainy day seems like the obvious thing to do, but have you ever been inside a bed, while at the same time being in a cinema? At “Central Festival Phuket” you can do just that. This shopping mall offers a great cinema with an option to relax in a bed while watching one of the latest movies.

Of course, you can also have a look at the mall itself while you’re at it. It features many great shops and places to eat, so you can fill your day even when it’s raining outside.

Get to Know The Thai Cuisine

One of the greatest things about Thailand is the amazing food it has to offer. It’s a diverse and delicious combination of herbs and special ingredients that make it unparalleled by anything else in the world. Whether it’s street food or a traditional local Thai restaurant, Thailand’s food never ceases to amaze.

In Phuket you’ll have a chance to witness first hand how those amazing dishes are made by attending a cooking class. You will learn how to combine certain ingredients and take away an unforgettable experience.

At Pum’s Thai Restaurant & Cooking School you will learn how to prepare authentic Thai food while also staying dry on a rainy day.

Get Wet In a Water Park

For those who are adventurous enough and don’t mind getting wet, the “Splash Jungle Waterpark Phuket” is some serious fun even when it’s raining. Since you are already wet, you shouldn’t really be bothered by the water. With a wide selection of exciting waterslides and pools, you and your kids can be sure to have a great time during your stay at our kid-friendly hotel.

To skip the queue at the entrance we advise to purchase your ticket online.

Complete Your Workout

You may be on your holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in great shape. At Holiday Inn Resort Phuket we offer a Fitness Centre with state of the art equipment and a personal trainer to make sure you are always on the right track with you exercises. Instead of having a lazy day while it’s raining, you can feel good about yourself and have a massage right after your workout to reward yourself.

Enjoy a Cocktail

It may be raining, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a great time. How about grabbing your favorite cocktail, or an ice-cold beer and just relax? After all, there is nothing wrong with a treat on your well deserved holidays. Sit back and Let your worries go. We offer regular happy hours on our specials with a discount of up to 50%. We are happy to have you as our guest and will make your time as memorable as possible.


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52 Thaweewong Road
Patong, Kathu,
Phuket 83150

+66 (0) 76 370 200

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The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is located just opposite Patong Beach, just steps away from golden sands and within a short walk of Patong shopping, dining and entertainment. 

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