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Key Attractions in Mai Khao - Uncover Mai Khao's Most Coveted Tourist Highlights

Home to Phuket's longest stretch of beach, Mai Khao is a popular holiday destination for the masses. Offering beach lovers a wide range of attractions this vacation Mecca is a true Thai leisure icon.

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Splash Jungle Water Park

Splash Jungle Water Park

Tipped to be southern Thailand's premier recreational hub the Splash Jungle Water Park is a theme park like no other in Mai Khao. Perfect for a family day out this engaging splash centre is home to larger than life water slides and a plethora of adrenalin pumping rides to keep the entire family entertained for hours on end. Home to its very own Wave Pool, Lazy River and Super Bowl Slide Tower the locale's most popular attraction to date include the jaw-dropping Boomerango and the Aqua Play Pool which is perfect for younger children.

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Sirinath National Park

Sirinath National Park

Encompassing both Mai Khao and Nai Yang's stunning beaches this 10 mile long parkland is a true icon in local turtle conservation. As the white, sandy home of the majestic Giant Ridley Sea Turtle the venue is a nature lover's dream come true. The best time to visit the Sirinath National Park falls between the months of November and February every year when the gentle creatures that can grow up to weigh nearly 850kg can be seen lounging on the beachfront. As a key breeding ground for the endangered species the venue is a protected site where Giant Ridley Sea Turtles lay their eggs. Visitors can witness this nightly miracle during choice seasons of the year when park officials monitor the egg laden sites and sometimes move batches of eggs to a purpose built hatchery field away from predators plaguing the beach.

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Wat Mai Khao

Wat Mai Khao

Mai Khao's premier cultural attraction, Wat Mai Khao is a stunning Buddhist temple worthy of exploration. Austere and breathtaking in its simplistic beauty this temple devoted to meditation is home to a stunning central worship hall as well as an intriguing karepriiiy and monk residences.

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Mai Khao Spa Treatments and Thai Massage

Mai Khao Spa Treatments and Thai Massage

Nearly every Phuket beach resort is home to its own spa facility and Mai Khao beach is no different. Discerning travellers should however opt for a reputable spa resort with trained professionals over the beach masseuses found on the longest stretch of beach in Phuket. Spa treatments at venues such as the Anantara Phuket Villas and similar five-star resorts offer the authentic experience of a Thai massage with healing therapies for travellers and holidaymakers. As a clear example of Mai Khao's affordable luxuries a spa day is a key highlight of a vacation in the beach paradise.

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Turtle Village

Turtle Village

Regarded as one of Mai Khao's must-have retail experiences a shopping expedition in this 3000m2 space is the perfect way to discover the local retail landscape. Spread out across two floors this turtle themed mallscape littered with water fountains and other turtle themed paraphernalia is a popular venue among tourists for picking up keepsakes, gift items and souvenirs. With its very own Jim Thompson silk outlet this sprawling space designed to resemble a Sino-Colonial community village is also home to fantastic F&B hotspots the likes of the Bill Bentley Pub & Restaurant.