Scuba Diving :
Phuket is the center the scuba diving business. Popular locations
for diving include Similan, Surin and Phi Phi islands.
Instruction and equipment are available at the main beaches, with
teachers of various nationalities. Beginner courses are inexpensive,
so if you have never learned to scuba dive, Phuket is a great place
to learn it. See our Scuba
The bays in Phuket contain many interesting coral reefs. Equipment
can be rented from dive shops around the island. Easily accessible
reefs are at Patong, Kata and Kamala beaches.
Swimming at some beaches during the monsoon season is not
recommended. Look for posted signs and flags indicating conditions
for safe swimming ; if the red flag is flying, do not go swimming in
Most classes of boats - from kayaks to yachts are
available for rent. Sailing
trips are available for half-day, day and overnight trips as
well as sunset cruises. Sailing courses for beginners and
intermediate are offered by several sailing schools. See our
Magical Phang Nga
Tropical Island Cruise
Wind Surfing :
Boards may be rented by the hour, half-day, full day, or week at
most major beaches.
Deep Sea Fishing :
Many travel agents operate deep sea fishing tours with well equipped
fishing boats. Consult a tour agent for details.
Sea Canoeing :
Touring the limestone caverns inis an
unforgettable experience. Inflatable canoes squeeze into the inner
sea of the island. Day and Multi-Day tours are available. Tour
packages include all transportation and lunch.
Golf : (more
Phuket has top golf courses with service that makes it a
worldwide center for golf lovers. See our
Dino Park Mini Golf at Kata Beach.18
holes Tel. (076) 330625
Horseback Riding :
Guided tour tours on horseback are another way to relax while
Crazy Horse in Nai Harn - Tel. (076) 288795
Phuket Riding Club at Chalong - Tel. (076) 288213
Phuket Laguna Riding Club at Bang Thao - Tel. (076) 381667
Mountain Biking :
It 's easier than it looks. Anyone can enjoy himself on a
mountain bike, which has gearing sufficient to take the mightiest
Herbal Saunas and Thai
are available in a variety of price ranges and levels of expertise.
Thai Boxing :
"Muay Thai" as it is called in Thai, strikes blows at and with every
part of the body. The stadium is located at Saphan Hin in Phuket
Town and bouts are held Friday nights.
Target Shooting :
Take aim with guns from small caliber to big bore and shot guns
Shooting Range at Chalong, Tel. (076)
381667-8; Fax. (076) 281054
Paintball Play at war with guns that shoot paint instead of lead.
Loads of fun.
Top Gun at Chalong, Tel. (076)
381667; Fax. (076) 381665
Jungle Bungy Jump
Jump from the top of a 53 m crane toward a
pond while connected to a long elastic bungee cord; very
exhilarating. Note : This is not recommended for the aged, the
infirm, or those with chronic heart problem. Located over the hill
northeast of Patong at 61/3 Moo 6
on the road to Phuket Town. Tel. (076) 321351.
A well planned raceway and high–powered
go–karts await go-karting enthusiasts. Located over the hill
northeast of Patong at 118/5
Vichit Songkram Rd., near Kathu District office. Tel. (076) 321949; open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00
Water Ski Cableways
An inland water skiing course on a man–made
lake. Skiers are pulled round the oval track at speeds of up to 30
kph by overhead cables. Instruction is free for beginners. Located
over the hill northeast of Patong at 86/3 Moo 6 Soi Nam Tok Kathu,
near Kathu Waterfall. Tel. (076) 202 525-7; open daily 10:00 a.m. -
Is an amusement park with many different
attractions, located in the same area of Phuket Water Ski Cableways.
Open daily from 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tel. (076) 203005-6.
The following tours
(and many more)
are available at travel agencies everywhere and street kiosks.
City Tour (Phuket Sight Seeing Tour)
- Phang-nga Bay Tour
- Phi Phi Island Tour
- Similan Island Tour
- Raya Island Tour
- Coral Island Tour
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