As one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, Phuket’s main attractions are its white sandy beaches and clear blue seas. But occasionally, you and your family might prefer a day away from the beach, so you’ll want to know what Phuket has to offer. As Thailand’s largest island Phuket is well equipped with a wide variety of day trips and activities. We’ll look at ten of the most well-known attractions that are easily accessible, whether you’re staying in Phuket’s stylish Karon Beach resort or on the other end of the island in the excellent hotel rooms at Mai Khao.
Ten Great Family Activities
1, The Big Buddha – situated in the south of the island, this iconic 45m marble statue is Phuket’s biggest attraction in more ways than one. Don’t forget it is a religious site, so dress appropriately.
2, Take a boat trip – daily trips leave from all over Phuket for destinations like the famous Phi Phi Islands and Phang Nga bay; prices will differ but will normally include lunch.
3, Bang Pae Waterfall – located in the Khao Phra Thaeo national park, is a stunning location best visited in the wet season when pools are full enough to enable a quick dip.
4, Phuket Aquarium – has many impressive species in their beautifully displayed tanks; take the outside trail and learn about Sea Turtles.
5, Green Elephant Sanctuary – experience the daily life of Thailand’s largest animals in an ethical and natural environment.
6, Phuket FantaSea – this cultural theme park mixes entertainment, shopping and dining with light and music shows based on Thai heritage.
7, Visit a Water Park – both the Blue Tree water park near Bang Tao and Splash Jungle in Mai Khao offer slides, ziplines and paddleboards, meaning fun for all the family.
8, Sunday Walking Street Market – located in Lard Yai, offers a more sedate activity; stroll through many stalls selling everything from street food to trousers.
9, Tiger Kingdom Phuket – have a memorable experience with these impressive jungle cats while enjoying their high-quality restaurant.
10, White water rafting – for the more adventurous families, this white-knuckle ride just outside Phuket town is a popular family activity for children 12 and over.
So, there we are, ten ideas for family days out, don’t think that these are the only activities to choose from, Horse Riding, Go Carting and Ziplining are just three more of the vast range available for you and your family with many more I haven’t mentioned.
I’ve no doubt you’ll have the family holiday of a lifetime in amazing Phuket!