If you’re travelling through South East Asia, it’s a must to put Phuket, Thailand on your list of places to go. After all, it has everything. From fabulous beaches perfect for family travel or historical spots to investigate on rainy days, there’s something for everyone in this paradise. The area boasts over 20 various beaches to choose from, along with amazing waterfront resorts to experience luxurious nights in. The town itself offers plenty of nightlife for the fun-seeking individuals, as well.
With over 20 beaches to choose from, you’re sure to find one whose charm and character exude and match your own. Busy beaches full of water sport opportunities attract many visitors, with chances to go scuba diving. Scuba diving companies conduct complete training courses for those wishing to learn on one of the best diving locations anywhere in the world. With beautiful, warm waters from October to May, the calm waters and lack of rain make diving a pleasure and breeze to learn. Make sure to take in a diving excursion on Phi Phi Island, as it’s one of the most famous spots for diving in the world.
If you’re not quite up to scuba diving, another great sport to enjoy in Phuket is snorkeling. Whether experienced or just learning, the scuba experience is sure to be enjoyed. Regular day trips leave for diving trips on the neighboring islands, including the ever popular Phi Phi Islands in Krabi. Dive shops in the Patong, Kata and Chalong regions typically employ Asian and English speaking dive instructors and also conduct beginner’s classes that won’t set you back much financially. Additionally, the diving equipment needed is available to rent.
For the family visitor, Kata Beach may be the best option. It’s a family oriented beach with scenic views everyone can appreciate. The crystal clear waters are surrounded by hills and a great view of Bu island sits amid the water. The village feel is prevalent at Kata, with a more peaceful feel to it than the more crowded Patong beach.
Another beach located in Phuket is Surin Beach, about 24 km from town. The bay is lined with evergreen trees and the beach is home to the first golf course in Phuket’s history, now mostly a park. The beach is located on a steep incline and home to several multi-million dollar resorts, catering to the rich and famous.
As you’re travelling around south east Asia, the call of the beach and ocean is loud. Answer the call with a trip to Phuket and their amazing beaches and waters. For Indonesia tours instead, try this.