Thrills and Spills with Watersports in Phuket
Phuket is a popular location for a wide variety of fun and enjoyable activities, especially watersports. If you’re looking for the best beaches in Phuket for snorkeling or other water activities, read on to find out more.
Phuket is known for its myriad of beachfront hotels and incredible beaches which allow you to enjoy a variety of watersports. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful time out on the water or an extreme experience on the waves, Phuket has it all.
Phuket is known for being an excellent place for snorkeling. You can enjoy the undersea coral reefs and see the beautiful marine life deep in the waters of the Andaman sea. Grab a snorkel mask and some fins, and swim through the sea surrounded by schools of fish. Within the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phuket, there are Moray eels, Lionfish, Groupers, Butterflyfish and Cod. The best season for snorkeling in Phuket is from November until April. Some of the best beaches in Phuket for snorkeling include Patong beach, Ao Sane, Kata Noi, and Paradise Beach.
If you want to take underwater swimming to the next level, you can try scuba diving. Instead of just a snorkel mask and fins, you can don scuba gear and swim even deeper into the ocean. Phuket’s surrounding waters are a diver’s paradise, as the water is warm and clear, and the wildlife is thriving and colorful. The best time to give scuba diving a try in Phuket is from December until April. There are plenty of diving centers around the island where you can organize your scuba adventure. Once you’re set up at the diving center you can take a boat out into the ocean to head to the perfect diving spot. Patong Beach is a good location to find reputable diving schools, and our resort concierges will also be more than happy to assist you on your search.
This is one of the more leisurely activities on the list, so it’s a nice change of pace. In a kayak, you can explore limestone caves, outcrops and small islands while paddling along on the calm waters. You can have the time of your life rowing along in your own boat, taking in the scenery and capturing the moment with some amazing photographs. The best season for kayaking is from October until March. One of the best places to try kayaking is Phang Nga Bay because of the peaceful seas, and incredible scenery.
Surfing is not necessarily the most popular activity in Phuket, but there are plenty of adrenaline seekers looking for the perfect waves. If you want to join them, you can visit some of the surf-friendly beaches and have experts train and guide you if it’s your first time. Surfing is a brilliant way to enjoy the power and strength of the ocean while exercising. Some of the beaches where surfing is most popular include Kalim Beach, Kata beach, Kamala Beach, and Surin Beach.
Kitesurfing is one of the most challenging watersports in Phuket, especially during the rainy season and when there are strong winds. But that makes it all the more fun! This thrilling watersport is a once in a lifetime experience. The best times for kitesurfing are from June to September, and the best beaches for it include Kalim Beach and Kata Beach.
This is your chance to zoom through the waves on a motorized water vehicle as if you were riding a motorbike on the sea. Jet skiing is one of the most exhilarating water sports available in Phuket. Feel the wind in your hair as you bounce along the waves. The best season for jet skiing is from September to April, and the best beaches for jet skiing are Patong Beach, Kata Beach, and Kamala Beach.
Stand Up Paddle
In contrast to the extreme nature of surfing, stand up paddleboarding is a relatively calm and peaceful activity that is particularly popular in Phuket. The best season for this activity is from May to June, although paddleboarding can be enjoyed all year round. You can try paddleboarding on Karon Beach, right in front of Thavorn Palm Beach Resort’s beachfront hotel in Phuket, where there are many vendors providing equipment for various types of watersports and activities.
Phuket is the perfect place for watersports because of its beautiful beaches and excellent infrastructure. Whether you’re looking for peace and calm on the quiet seas or to catch some waves, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort has a variety of activities waiting for you on your next vacation in Phuket.