Phuket Town, also known as Phuket Old Town, is a hub of culture, history and idyllic coffee spots and cafes. The buildings, which are mostly Sino-Portuguese style shophouses, are an attraction in themselves and worth exploring during a half-day excursion. Be sure to also check out the famous Thalang Road for Phuket Town’s weekly Sunday night market - offering an array of flavoursome Thai dishes for you to try. It is impossible to not have fun in Phuket while exploring the beautiful and lively Phuket Town.
Phuket is a beautiful and exciting tropical island located in Southern Thailand. From pristine beaches to bustling nightlife and lively night markets to adrenaline-rushing water sports, it is not difficult to find fun things to do.
Here is a list of Club Med’s top 10 fun things to do in Phuket in 2023:
Black Rock is a viewpoint located in Southern Phuket, between Karon and Kata. This beautiful trek involves a short, but steep, 5-10 minute hike up a clear path through the jungle, with a rewarding view overlooking Nai Harn and Ya Nui Beach waiting for you as you reach the top. Hiking to Black Rock viewpoint is a very fun thing to do in Phuket, particularly with friends.
Blue Tree Phuket takes the term “water park” to a whole new level. With an array of activities on offer at Blue Tree each day, it is impossible to not have fun. From ziplining and waterslides to water-zorbing and rock-climbing - Blue Tree has everything to be a fun day out in Phuket for the whole family. If you prefer to relax, perch yourself in one of the hammocks floating over the lagoon or laze around the lagoon in a rubber ring while sipping on a cocktail. Blue Tree is a must-visit if you are looking for fun things to do in Phuket in 2023.
Our next suggestion for a fun thing to do in Phuket in 2023 is to experience a movie night under the stars at Rustic and Blue, located in Rawai. It is one of the most beautiful settings for food and coffee across the island. Not only does Rustic and Blue offer an idyllic hang-out spot and work-space, but their movie nights which take place each Tuesday are great value for money and not to be missed out on. The movie choice is released in advance on both their official instagram and Facebook account.
Noted as one of Phuket’s most cultural and religious symbols, the Big Buddha is a popular religious landmark for both Thai’s and tourists, with over 1,000 people visiting the impressive monument on a good day. Choose to experience a visit to the Big Buddha Phuket during the beauty of sunset, for a particularly memorable experience. You can even opt to hike or walk to the Big Buddha for fun.
Opt to join Chalong Bay Rum Distillery’s expert mixologists for a lesson in cocktail-making. From it’s hand-picked sugar cane to the hand-crafted labelling on their rum bottles, Chalong Bay Rum Distillery is a pioneer for sustainability in the distillery business.
Learn how to conjure up some delicious cocktails while also learning the processing procedures behind the distillery itself and take in the beautiful surroundings of the distillery itself. It’s quiet and tranquil location makes it the perfect place to unwind.
One of the most majestic beaches in Phuket, Ya Nui beach is a perfect white-sand beach with turquoise waters, located in a quiet cove, not far from the very popular and touristic Nai Harn Beach. If you want to have fun in Phuket in 2023 but not be overwhelmed by mass crowded beaches - Ya Nui is the perfect beach. You can even rent kayaks and paddleboards there.
You are never too old to enjoy a water park and any family holiday is not truly complete without a trip to one. Whether you are searching for a relaxing day in the water or an adrenaline rush from the multitude of slides on offer, Splash Jungle is the perfect place to visit to have fun in Phuket in 2023. Splash Jungle’s exciting slides currently include: Super Bowl and Boomerango, a Wave Pool, 335 meters long Lazy River, kid’s Aqua Play Pool and Aqua Park, a 6-lane Whizzard, Family Raft Ride and much more which you will have to visit and check out for yourself.
You have not truly experienced Thailand until you have attempted a gruelling Muay Thai training session. Muay Thai holds a huge sense of national pride in the Land of Smiles. Sessions are in the form of HIIT workouts and are altered to be suitable for anyone and everyone. Whether you are a complete beginner or a fitness and training fanatic - an authentic muay thai experience is something that you will want to experience while in Thailand. Although sessions can be tough, it is guaranteed that it will also be one of your most fun and unforgettable cultural experiences.
Get the opportunity to explore local markets to familiarise yourself with local Thai produce and spices, before returning to Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School to prepare 4-5 authentic Thai recipes, with the help of an expert. This half-day experience is sure to leave you wanting to learn more about Thai culture and cuisine.
For a truly complete and stress-free Phuket getaway, the best thing you can do is to book an all-inclusive stay at our Club Med Phuket resort. In addition, guests who are staying at Club Med Phuket will find that some of these top 10 fun things to do in Phuket are offered either as activities or excursions that you can join as part of your accommodation package. Come join us for an All-Inclusive resort escape in Phuket and enjoy the many fun-filled activities we have curated for you here.