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Best Things to Do in Mai Khao – You’ll be thrilled you visited here

Located on the Northwestern side of Phuket, Mai Khao is one of the best cities in Thailand to spend a thrilling beach holiday. This wonderful piece of paradise has many excitements to impress leisure travellers from all around the world. From mouth-watering culinary delights, memorable nights to diverse recreational activities, a holiday in Mai Khao should not be missed.


Splash Water Jungle Park

If you are looking for wet and wild thrills, this will be an ideal place to spend some time. Your kids can have a great time here since there are 12 exhilarating water slides, attractions, and rides with professional lifeguards to guarantee you spend a safe and fun time here. Start your water adventure by going on a ride along the 335-metre Lazy River which is known as the simplest ride. All the adventurous should not miss a ride on the heart stopping Boomerango!


Turtle Village

Turtle Village is the main dining and shopping complex in Mai Khao. Located in close proximity to many a hotel, Phuket family resort the likes of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, it offers you a range of high-end shops, modern spaces to hand around and many eateries to satisfy your cravings. You'll come across popular brands such as Jim Thompson including lesser-known labels such as PK Northern Export and Dosh. This shopping complex has no shortage of anything. From jewellery, antiques, spa products, fashionwear to souvenirs, there are more interesting things to make you stay here longer.


Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

Those who wish to observe sea turtles in their natural habitat should definitely visit Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. This foundation marked its inception to promote clean seas and to protect nesting turtles in the area. If you visit the place at 11.00 am on weekdays there will be hour-long information sessions. If you are luckier, you can feed a turtle here. Get up close to some of the resident turtles with disabilities.


Wat Mai Khao Buddhist Temple

The best place to spend hours of quiet contemplation. You will find no better place to learn the Buddhist culture than Wat Mai Khao Buddhist Temple. This peaceful sanctuary is surrounded by serene natural surroundings and eye-catching landscapes. Don't forget to spend some hours of meditation here to find inner peace devoid of daily hustle and bustle.


Mai Khao Beach

What better way to start your holiday than with a relaxing dip in the Mai Khao Beach. The climate here is generally Mediterranean with cold mild winters and warm dry summers. You should not miss watching a glorious sunset view here. This long stretch of beach is home to nesting sea turtles and colourful coral reefs. If you are not an adventurous soul and simply looking for some relaxing vibe near a beach this will be an ideal choice. No big waves here therefore, your kids can also have a nice time here. Uncover the hidden natural beauty of serene surroundings. You will require more than one day to discover the beauty of this island in all its glory. Ferry and barges services are available to travel to the surrounding areas.