According to Travel Daily News, Phuket is the destination with the highest number of tourists per square mile. Indeed, the island is recognized for its heavenly beaches around the world. With all of this, it is difficult to find activities which go off the beaten track. And for this reason, we have selected 5 activities to get away from the crowd for a day.
Here is our selection:
1. Admiring the sunrise from Samet, Nangshe Viewpoint + going camping
The Samet Nangshe viewpoint offers a magnificent 180° and breath-taking view of Phang Na bay, something to marvel at the end of the day or at dawn (The world belongs to the early birds!). Admire the bay which lights up with pink-orange shades of colour in the early morning and all that with very little company, after spending a night camping in a tent or bungalow.
⏰ 4 a.m. – 10 p.m.
💵 Tent (for 2): 450 baht, Bungalow (for 2): 700 baht
2. Try surfing in a bar
You have always wanted to try surfing but still hasn’t taken the time to do so? Phuket doesn’t offer the necessary conditions, but that shouldn’t stop you!
2 bars offer the possibility to try this sport with an artificial wave for fun or, even more serious, for taking lessons.
You can enjoy the various evening events offered by the bar till the end of the day.
⏰ 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
💵 900 baht / 1hr
3. Discovering the Chalong Bay Rum distillery
Discover the Chalong Bay Rum distillery, and taste the delicious rum distilled in Phuket itself! Sugar canes are collected by local farmer’s hands, and are grown without chemicals. This rum has also been awarded several gold medals at various international competitions such as the famous “San Francisco World Spirits Competition” and many others.
⏰ The visits are carried out respectively at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm
💵 450 thb (30 minutes visit, tasting session and mojito)
4. Discover street art in Phuket Old Town
Phuket Town is the island’s main city, but surprisingly not the most visited. Far from the image of Patong, Phuket Town offers a charming stroll between the colorful facades of its homes with Sino-Portuguese influences. For a few years now, these streets have been offering cool street art works in certain corners, it’s up to you to find them!
5. Rock climbing for a day
Need a dose of adrenaline? Beginners or experts, try climbing in Phuket for a day and enjoy great spots depending on your level. Several centers offer day packages, with breakfast included and also transport. Great and fun experience guaranteed!
⏰ 4 a.m. – 10 p.m.
💵 4,500 baht