The beautiful Island of Phuket is the largest of all of Thailand’s islands. Located off the exotic west coast of the mainland country, Phuket is surrounded by the magnificent turquoise blanket of the Andaman Sea. Phuket has an impressive history of trading and ship routes from China to India, earning its mention in the logs and diaries of traders from around the world.
Nowadays the stunning island attracts many travellers, not for trade, but for tourism. Phuket is a fantastic destination for families, couples and solo pioneers looking to experience something incredible. For those who thrive on the buzz of sport, and the thrill of adventure, Phuket is the perfect place to visit. Here are a few reasons why…
Anyone who has ever dreamt of being a cunning captain or a sea faring sailor could have the chance to fulfil their destiny, if only for a day! Exclusive skipper training gives you the chance to learn how to direct your sails and steer a ship around the beautiful waters of the Andaman Sea. With gorgeous daytime weather all year round, and a great range of wind strengths, the waters around Phuket are the perfect place to learn to sail. Special teams will guide you on your voyage, and train you up for a day you’ll never forget.
As well as revelling in the unique experience of being a skipper – undoubtedly unlike anything you have done before – the sights are just as impressive. Phuket, and indeed the whole of Thailand, is full of incredible views and landscapes. From breath-taking bays to magnificent mountains, you’ll be in absolute awe of what the island has to offer.
Interesting fact: you may have the chance to visit Koh Phing Kan, which is the film location for the James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
Two Wheel Trials
Phuket has some of the most incredible jungle and exotic natural landscapes in the world. The name Phuket actually means ‘the hill’, given its name because of its appearance on the horizon. ‘The hill’ is perfect for those who prefer to travel on two wheels, extreme style!
Mountain biking is both a sport, and an adventure all rolled into one. Needless to say, mountain biking in Phuket is the essence of an extreme holiday experience. With amazing mountain and jungle routes, the rich environments covered by your tyres will take you into a whole different world and back again. Phuket has a few great companies that offer mountain bike rental, and also some that will lead you on great trails as part of a group experience! This is perhaps the most flexible and active way to enjoy the island, up close and personal.
Big Grey Beasts
Those who are looking for an animal adventure can find it in Thailand. Near to Phuket is the region of Khao Sok, one of the largest rainforests in the south of the country. Those who are looking for a memorable experience to take home from their visit to Phuket should embark on a journey they will never forget. Safari trips are perfect for families, couples and singles from all ages and walks of life.
Pickups are available from your hotels, and drive up through Phang Nga, taking you through villages and past plantations, on the way to your mountainous rainforest destination. There are some amazing options available to experience your Safari in a unique way. Take a canoe down the Sok River, or even trek through the jungle on the back of an elephant! Teaming with life, birds, reptiles and wild monkeys, the jungle safari will show you a world unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Finally, if your appetite for a thrill has still not been satisfied, Phuket caters for the daredevils among its visitors and locals alike. Bungee jumping is not for the faint hearted, but those who are brave enough will be rewarded with a truly unforgettable sensation!
Everything is carefully prepared, offering you a safe and unique experience. Even down to the fine details, your vertical adventure can be tailored for your enjoyment. Decide whether or not you want to get dunked in the water at the bottom or even whether you want a catapult or backwards bungee jump!
From its wonderful water sports, to its spectacular landscapes, the island of Phuket is the perfect place for exciting holidays. Even after your skipper training, mountain biking, safari and bungee experiences, there is still so much more that Phuket has to offer. Capture the true heart of adventure, and book your next adventure/sports holiday in Phuket, Thailand.