Phuket is a world renowned family holiday destination and with the stunning variety of activities on offer it is easy to see why. Aside from the paradise tropical white sand beaches that snake endlessly along the western coastline of Phuket, there is an abundance of fun and exciting activities to make this the perfect family getaway.
Phuket has all the ‘usual’ family favourites you would expect from a quality, Tourist destination such as Go-Karting, Water Park, Bowling, Cinema, mini-golf. It also has an abundance of stunning, once in a lifetime activities which will give your family treasured memories and photo albums to cherish for years to come.
I have looked at all the options and after careful deliberation have narrowed down my list to the Top 10 Most Memorable Family Activities in Phuket to ensure you enjoy the Family holiday experience of a lifetime.
Tell me what could be better than a show that has disappearing elephants? A show that combines disappearing elephants with a audio visual feast of acrobatics, spectacular fireworks, air ballet, special effects. This spectacular show, which would not be out of place on the Las Vegas Strip, combines visual effects with elements of Thai tradition. The Fantasea show is located in Kamala beach, only a 10 minute taxi ride from our Thavorn Beach Village and Spa. You can purchase tickets to see the show only or combine the show with a sumptuous Thai buffet. Phuket Fantasea is a magical Family Day out not to be missed.
2. Elephant Trekking
The elephant is the largest mammal on Earth and when seen up close and personal, they truly are a magical sight to behold. Trekking through jungle terrains and rubber plantations astride one of these majestic beasts will be one of those memorable experiences that stay with you a lifetime and one that your children will want to share with their friends as soon as you get back home. For most of the tours, elephant treks will also involve another fun activitiy such as bamboo rafting or a ride on a buffalo cart.
3. Snorkelling & Diving Trips
The warm, tropical waters surrounding Phuket provide the perfect marine environment for an amazing family day out snorkelling or diving. Day trips and live-aboards can be booked throughTour Operators up and down the beach resorts in Phuket.
Every single moment floating in the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea with the sun on your back, reaching out to schools of inquisitive and colourful fish are moments you will treasure for a lifetime. There are hundreds of world class dive sites to explore, where a stunning variety of fish including the occasional leopard shark and manta ray, habitat a variety of coral ecosystems.
4. Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking Day Trips and some even by twinkling starlight are centred around the magical Phang Nga Bay and Krabi are an amazing experience and the perfect family activity. A whole new world is waiting as skilled tour guides lead you through an intruiging and mystical network of interconnecting limestone caves. For the film enthusiasts amongst you, most Sea Kayaking Tours will stop off at “James Bond” Island, the iconic limestone outcrop famous for its use as a setting in the film the Man With the Golden Gun’.
5. White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting can usually be combined with other exciting jungle tours such as Elephant Trekking and this all action family adventure along Mountain Rivers, snaking there way through stunning jungle settings will provide a lasting memory long after your clothes have dried off. Yes, this is a wet and wild ride, but the warm humid temperatures of Phuket’s will ensure you don’t catch a chill.
6. Camping in the Similan Islands
Camping Trips are not every family’s idea of the perfect holiday, but then you’ve never camped in such a tropical paradise as the Similan Islands. Large Camouflage Tents are pitched just off the beach in what is surely one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations on earth. Most dive shops offering Day Trips to the Similan Islands National Park offer the overnight package which gives you more time to enjoy the stunning natural beauty, world class snorkelling and pristine, unspoilt white powdery beaches. The Tour Guides will take care of your every need such as food, drinks and snorkelling equipment and there is a restaurant and shower facilities on the island. Other than that, relax in this corner of heaven away from the hustle and bustle of the habited world.
7. ATV Tours (All Terrain Vehicle)
Discover the natural landscapes of Phuket as your guide leads you on your very own ATV Family adventure, journeying through farmland, rubber plantations, local villages and jungle terrain. Traversing muddy inclines and bumper trails, this tour will test your skill and driving ability. Full protective gear, instruction, practice session and safety briefing is provided. Like many of these adventure tour activities you can combine a day tour with elephant trekking or white water rafting
8. Sailing Trip
Sailing is a thrilling family activity and there are few places better places than the stunning Andaman Sea to try it out. There are a number of options for chartering boats for a days sailing from Phuket where you can explore unforgettable and diverse marine terrain, including beautiful islands and beaches away from the crowds, just your family, the crew and the open seas.
9. Overnight Eco-Tour
Get back to nature and spend the night in an eco lodge set amidst stunning limestone mountains and jungle terrain. Wake up to the sounds of the jungle all around you and set off to explore the worlds oldest rainforests in the koh Soc National Park as you take in Elephant Trekking and a leisurely crawl along the Sok River in inflatable canoes.
10. Beach Horse-Riding
Galloping along deserted beaches on horseback is the stuff of movies and you can experience this exhilarating family activity here in Phuket. With tours operating during the day and at sunset you can be sure that you capture that perfect moment.
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