With many incredible beaches, crystal clear water, and soft sand, it would be almost sinful to live in Phuket without partaking in at least one of the many exciting beach activities available. Whether you’re looking to cruise the water at insane speeds or relax on the sand while the sun bronzes your skin, you can do it all in Phuket.
To make it easier for you to decide which beach activity you should try out next, we have shortlisted some of the islanders’ all-time favorites that we’re sure you will love.
If you want to get up close with the beautiful sea creatures of the Andaman Sea, snorkeling is the way to go! With spectacular coral reefs and vibrant marine life, you’re sure to have a splendid time in the calm blue waters as you marvel at the natural beauty of the ocean.
Head to Paradise Beach or Patong Beach, put on your snorkel mask and a pair of fins, and swim right in!
2. Scuba Diving
If snorkeling feels like a walk in the park, you can give scuba diving a try and discover a whole new world in the depths of the sea. In fact, Phuket has many certified diving centers that will train you before letting you take the plunge. If you fall in love with scuba diving, you can consider getting a PADI certificate.
If you want to catch the waves and glide through the Andaman Sea, you can rent a surfboard and head straight for the sea when the tide is high. If you’re new to the sport, there are experts at surf beaches who will show you the ropes and guide you, so you’ll definitely have the time of your life!
If you wish to reach new heights in an exhilarating fashion, you’ll find a wide array of parasailing operators on most of the popular beaches in Phuket. You can get your daily dose of adrenaline for just 800-1300 THB. Get ready to have the best five minutes of your life as you are pulled by a rope high above the Andaman Sea. You will love the fantastic panoramic views.
Every parasailer is briefed on safety procedures and best practices before taking off on a journey. There is often a supporting crew member who tags along with you to steer the parachute and ensure that the only thing you have to worry about is taking in the magnificent beauty of the blue horizon and feeling the pleasant sea breeze in the sunshine.
5. Fly Boarding
If you wish to shoot out of the water with a funky jet pack on your back resembling something like a beach astronaut, Phuket offers the ultimate in flyboarding! Soar above the water in style for the first time on Patong Beach, or try out new tricks to hone your skills on Chalong Beach. There is something in it for people of all levels, so anyone can take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
You will experience the full might of a water jet propelling you high above the water. There is no thrill that can compare to the sound of water wooshing out from under your wet suit while you attempt to weave pretty patterns with your jet stream by steering your jet pack. Jesus walked on water, but you can fly above it! Just let us know when you arrive, and we can plan the perfect flyboarding excursion for you.
Whatever floats your boat, here in Phuket, you are sure to discover a hidden passion that will make you fall in love with the beach lifestyle. Just be sure to let your senses guide you once you’re here, and don’t forget to engage in a water sport that could very well change your perception of downtime.