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Things to Do in Phuket - Top Activities to Enjoy in Phuket

Tipped to be one of Thailand's most popular beach hubs, Phuket is also an activity hotspot for the masses. Here are some of the most exciting things to do during a holiday in paradise.


Scuba Diving

As one of Thailand's most popular scuba diving destinations, signing up for a dive beneath the waves is a must for all first-time visitors. The underwater landscapes off the coast of the island are not only pristine but home to countless marine species so don't forget to explore hot pick dive sites in Phuket such as Hin Muang and Hin Daeng among many others. Those who wish to learn how to dive can also do so in the many diving schools and water sports centres on the island.


Beach Hopping

Phuket is one of the few destinations in Thailand where one can not only enjoy the beauty of one breathtaking beach but hop from one stunning beachfront to another. Hop on a rented motorbike and drive to the island's best beach hotspots to enjoy the sun, sand and surf like never before. From well-known beach meccas, the likes of Kata, Karon and Patong to lesser-known beaches such as Surin, Banana beach, Kata Noi Beach and Nai Thon beach the choices are endless.


Discover Phuket's National Parks

Nature lovers based in Phuket should not miss the chance to clock in some time in a tropical jungle in one of the island's top nature reserves or national parks. Head to Khao Phra Thaeo for a morning hike to the captivating Tonsai waterfalls through some of the most awe-inspiring forest landscapes in Thailand or venture even downward to Bang Pae Waterfalls and marvel at the scale of the frothy cascade.



When it comes to the best water sports activities one can experience in Phuket, kiteboarding comes out on top as the wind and water conditions on the island are perfect for the sport. Available through a plethora of local tour operators and resorts, visitors can also learn how to kiteboard from seasoned experts and instructors at water sports schools in Phuket.


Cook up a Storm

Often regarded as one of the most rewarding activities visitors can engage in during a Phuket vacation, learning the finer points of Thai cuisine in a culinary class is a great way to take Phuket home with you. From preparing a delicious plate of Pad Thai to a classic bowl of Tom Yum soup, the cooking classes on offer on the island cover the gamut of Thai cuisine and also include trips to local markets to find the right ingredients.


Enjoy Biking

Cycling enthusiasts should not miss the chance to go on a bike tour of Koh Yao Noi Island which is arguably one of the most scenic corners of the entire island of Phuket. Complete with lush greenery the forested areas, as well as the rubber plantations and open fields, make a biking excursion in Koh Yao Noi Island the perfect antidote to fatigue and restlessness after a day of sightseeing. Visitors based at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas or a similar Phuket family resort can inquire about guided biking tours in Phuket from their accommodation provider.