Top Things to do in Phuket

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Whether you are travelling with a group of friends or looking for a getaway with your special one, Thailand’s Phuket region offers a smorgasbord of fun, activity and relaxation catering to all crowds. Owing to its landscape, there are plenty of water-based and trekking activities you can enjoy in Phuket.

The Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Phuket is between November and February. It gets hotter from March till May, but these months are still popular with many travellers looking to avoid peak season. The monsoon season is considered a low season but has its own appeal as the crowds are less and the landscape is at its richest.

Decipher the labyrinth of the Amaze-In-Phuket maze:

The Amaze-In-Phuket is a hedge maze that spreads over a thousand square metres. Get lost in this labyrinth and try to find your way out. This is the perfect way to bond with a group of friends as you get to work in tandem to negotiate and decode the maze.
Timings: Designed by the maze master Adrian Fisher, the venue is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
Traveller profile: A hit with kids, this maze is ideal for a family on vacation besides being a draw for groups of friends.

Navigate your way with the John Gray Sea Canoe to Hong Island:

Navigate your way with the John Gray Sea Canoe to Hong Island
Explore Phuket’s pristine and dynamic coastline up close with the John Gray Sea Canoe trip to Hong Island. Navigate the waters around the sea caves on a canoe with an expert and marvel at the wildlife that inhabits these protected areas.

Post sunset, be ready for a visually stunning experience with a natural light show called the Loi Krathong ceremony.

Timings: John Gray is open from 8 AM to 8 PM but hours might differ on festivals.
Traveller profile: People seeking adventure, friends

Spin around and enjoy the rollerball zorbing experience:

Spin around and enjoy the rollerball zorbing experience
Located just 2 minutes from the Patong beach, Rollerball provides a truly unique experience – zorbing. The activity involves getting into a giant ball and then rolling down a hill for 190 meters; it is as simple as that. The experience starts at 950 baht a head for a single roll, and you can opt for discounted rates for more rolls. This activity is super fun and is sure to make you relaxed and happy.

Timings: The venue is open every day from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Traveller profile: Families, friends
Traveller profile: People seeking adventure, friends

Educate yourself with a history lesson with the Siam Niramit Show

Educate yourself with a history lesson with the Siam Niramit Show
The Siam Niramit Show gives you a fascinating glimpse at the history and legacy of the ancient Siam kingdom, on which modern Thailand was founded. It is a 90-minute spectacle of an epic scale whose highlights include intricate and rich costumes, and a powerful exhibition of performance art.
$$: Tickets start at 1350 baht including transfer.
Timings: The show, a little over an hour long, starts at 8.30 PM.
Traveller profile: Families, friends, individuals

Scuba Dive at the Similan Islands:

Scuba Dive at the Similan Islands
The Similan Islands are part of a marine national park, and scuba diving in these pristine reefs is on the bucket lists of many as it offers access to exclusive and well-preserved diving sites. It boasts of different types of underwater topography like cavern zones and swim-throughs.
Here are some sites you may head to:

  • Fantasea reef
  • Beacon Point
  • Hideaway Bay
  • Elephant Head Rock
  • Rocky Point

The islands are a treasure trove of species including colourful marine life which you can view up close.
$$: There are many trip providers offering different rates for this experience. Average price for a discover scuba dive is around…
Timings: The islands are open for diving from 15th October to 15th May.
Traveller Profile: Diving enthusiasts, both beginners and pros

Tour Phi-Phi by Speedboat

Tour Phi-Phi by Speedboat
Phi-Phi is another iconic holiday destination in Phuket. Highlights of the Phi-Phi Islands include:

  • Stunning rock formations that can only be found in Phi-Phi.
  • The breathtaking Maya Bay which gives a beautiful panoramic view of the island.
  • The warm, azure waters where one can snorkel and swim.

A speedboat tour of this archipelago gives you all these experiences and more. Visit caves and observe the island monkeys while you hop from one island to another.
Timings: The best time to visit Phi Phi islands is November to April

The Famous Fantasea Show

The Famous Fantasea Show
One of the main attractions at Phuket’s world-famous culture theme park, the Fantasea Show is an extravaganza that blends Thai legends with performance arts, magic illusions and elements like pyrotechnics, aerial performances, acrobatics and special effects.
Timings: With a 70-minute runtime, the show runs every day at 9 PM.
Traveller profile: Families, friends, individuals

Elephant Trek

Elephant Trek
Explore the lush jungles of Phuket Island on the back of an elephant. These gentle pachyderms are an important cultural symbol, and you can witness the panoramic coastal scenery and verdant ranges during these unique treks.
$$: A 30-minute trek starts at around 900 Baht per person excluding transfer.
Timings: The elephant treks start from 8 AM to 3 PM.
Traveller profile: Families, friends, individuals

From culture and parties and nature excursions to rainforests and beaches, Phuket set the stage for travelers and adventurists from all over the globe. Make your plans, pack your bags and let this enthralling region of Thailand fascinate you.

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Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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