On Karon Beach in Phuket, you’re sure to discover a variety of activities that are both enjoyable and fulfilling. When we think of Phuket, we think of the sun, sand, surf, and sea. These are the things we crave whenever we’re seeking to kick back and relax on a well-earned vacation. But when you’ve had your fill of sunbathing and are ready to get active, there are plenty of activities to do in Phuket, especially on Karon Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the island.
One such resort offering activities on Karon Beach is Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, often considered one of Phuket’s best hotels. With our prime beachfront location, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort has world-class facilities and an excellent service culture that makes it the top choice for a getaway. Spanning 500 meters of Karon Beach, a stay at the resort is sure to be as relaxing as it is engaging, due to the myriad of activities available.
On Karon Beach, one of Phuket’s longest and cleanest beaches, there are plenty of water activities to enjoy. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who craves thrills and excitement, or you’re looking for a more relaxed and laid back experience, there’s plenty to do in these beautiful and serene tropical waters.
Activities available on Karon Beach include jet skiing, parasailing, diving, and snorkeling. Wind surfing is also a particularly popular activity as the weather conditions on the beach are perfect for catching waves and sailing through the sea.
Giant Water Slides
If you’re looking for activities within the resort itself, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort boasts 4 water slides that are up to 14 meters tall. Fast, fun, and exciting, these water slides include four different layouts: curved, spiral, wide, and roller coaster spiral. Whether you’re vacationing with your kids or fancy trying them out yourself, these slides are sure to provide a thrill.
Animal Petting Zoo
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort has the perfect activity for kids, in the form of the Animal Petting Zoo. The Animal Petting Zoo was only recently created at the resort, and acts as a dedicated space to meet and greet an adorable assortment of animals. Young children can feed and pet our docile and friendly animals. The first resident of Thavorn Palm Beach Resort was actually a tortoise named Oscar. Now, Oscar is accompanied by little tortoises and several other animals including chickens, rabbits, love birds, goats and sheep.
Right on the grounds of Thavorn Palm Beach Resort are 12 acres of land dedicated to greenery and gardening. Not only are there a wide variety of plants, flowers, trees, and greenery to discover, there are also some friendly local animals including rabbits, roosters, and tortoises. This garden is the perfect spot to relax after a tiring day of high energy watersports. Let the resort’s nature create an atmosphere of tranquility and peacefulness around you.
Aside from the thrill of watersports, the fun of water slides and the beauty of the botanical gardens, there is another activity Thavorn Palm Beach Resort offers which is quite unique. If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a chef, this is the perfect opportunity to put your skills to the test. At Ciao Pizza and Grill, you can make various types of Neapolitan pizzas which originate from the coastal city of Naples. Learn how to bake your own pizza to perfection to impress family and friends back home.
Located just 20 minutes from Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, the Big Buddha is a 25-meter wide and 45-meter tall statue of the Buddha located atop Nakkerd Hill. Construction of the statue began in 2002 and finished in 2014. The statue is an awe-inspiring sight to behold, and a cultural destination in its own right. Interestingly enough, the official name of the statue is a mixture of Thai, Sanskrit, and Pali, and is a three part name: Phra Putta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri, meaning “the Cherished Auspicious Lord Buddha atop Naga Hill”, a fitting name for a magnificent statue.
Just a 25-minute drive away is another cultural destination, the temple of Wat Chalong. This is the largest of Phuket’s temples and was built in the early 19th century. Locals and tourists alike come to this temple to pay their respects to the founders of Wat Chalong, Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang. These two monks led the citizens of Chalong sub district against the Chinese rebellion of 1876. This historical and cultural sight is sure to impress any history buff or cultural enthusiast, with the temple’s golden arches, statues of Buddha, and red and gold columns.
The Perfect Place for Fun Activities
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort on Karon Beach in Phuket is the perfect place to enjoy a vacation filled with activities. With attractions just minutes away, the resort is conveniently located for tourists looking to see the sights while also being on the prime beachfront.
Whether you’re a high octane athlete, animal lover, or cultural enthusiast, and whether you’re coming on your own, with your friends or family and kids, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort has something for everyone.