Phuket’s beaches and jungles create a breathtaking landscape where crystal coasts meet fun towns and distinctly Thai villages. The result is an exotic wonderland with watersports galore as well as cultural activities, great dining and lots more honeymoon fun for couples. Check out a few of our favorite Phuket activities below!
Fit couples seeking a thrill while on honeymoon will enjoy kite surfing. Kite surfing is one of the fastest growing extreme sports in Phuket. Kite surfers ride specially-designed boards while being towed by a special high-powered kite, taking you zooming across the waves. It’s like wakeboarding, except you’re controlling the boat with the wind as your fuel! The island is a prime location for kite surf enthusiasts, with its gentle breezes off the coasts. Kite Surf Thailand is located on Friendship Beach in Chalong bay, and provide lessons. There is definitely a tough learning curve, but fit couples will have a blast and might even get addicted to the thrill.
Dive in the Andaman Sea, one the best scuba and snorkeling destinations in the world. Explore the fascinating marine life of the pristine waters. While travelers can explore the underwater world of Phuket at any time of year, it is optimal between November and April. While some beaches offer daily snorkeling rentals, it is best to buy a mask, snorkel and fins of better quality, depending on how long you plan to dive.
Surfing is an emerging recreational activity on the island of Phuket and has gained popularity in the past decade. Although beaches dot Phuket, Kata Beach is said to be the prime location for visitors to get a glimpse of the surfing community. The beach hosts the island’s largest annual surfing competition, which usually takes place in September. There are boards for rent at surf shops and couples can get personal training with an instructor. Most importantly, the waves at Kata Beach are the most active the island has to offer. Weather-wise, surfing is an activity best done between the months of April and September. This is also off-peak season, in Phuket, making it the primetime for surfing enthusiasts to get cheaper travel deals.
Elephants were once an integral part of traditional Thai people’s lives and today remain revered in Thai culture. There are about 20 elephant camps across modern-day Phuket that house the beloved animals. Couples can trek across hills overlooking the Chalong Bay or through rubber plantations, all depending on which camp they choose. It’s a fun and exciting way to explore the nature of Thailand.
Despite the compact size of Phuket, it provides various landscapes and terrain best explored from treetops. Revel in the excitement and challenge of zip lining. Zip lines and canopy tours are a fun way to see the jungles of Phuket from a bird’s-eye view.
Prepare to be rejuvenated and reawakened when entering a spa in Phuket. Throughout Asia, spas are focused just as much on the spiritual as well as the physical well being of an individual. Partake in herbal baths, steam compresses, massage, sauna treatments and meditation for the ultimate in beauty and health. Most hotels on the island offer an array of spa treatments. Most major hotels also offer traditional Thai massage as part of their health and fitness services, as do natural healing and spa centers like the Banyan Tree Spa.