Phuket is a fantastic holiday destination with activities on offer across the island to cater for all interests and budgets. Whether you want to totally unwind and relax or you are an adrenaline-seeker, we are sure that Phuket will not disappoint.

For your convenience, Club Med has assembled a list below of the 7 most popular activities in Phuket, that you can experience and enjoy throughout the course of your stay with us.

1. Go Snorkelling at one of the many pristine beaches

If there is one thing that Phuket is not short on, it is dreamy white-sand beaches with crystal blue waters for you to enjoy. There are no less than 30 beaches dotted around the island of Phuket and Club Med Phuket’s most recommended for snorkelling include: Ya Nui Beach, Ao Sane Beach, Kata Noi Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore life under the sea and take not of how many interesting marine life creatures you spot.

2. Visit the Big Buddha, Chalong

The Big Buddha Phuket is an iconic landmark, standing at an impressive 45 meters tall atop Nakkerd Hill between Kata and Chalong in Phuket. Visiting the Big Buddha is a very popular activity for both locals and tourists. There is no cost for entering the grounds of the Big Buddha but there is the opportunity to donate towards the continued maintenance of the statue itself. Another cool thing about the Big Buddha which you can experience, is that it remains an active temple. You may even find yourself receiving a blessing from a local monk.

Find out more about Big Buddha Phuket

3. Spend a day at Blue Tree Lagoon

Blue Tree Lagoon, located in Cherngtalay, Phuket, is the perfect place to find an array of activities on offer to enjoy with family, friends or even as a couple when visiting Phuket. There is something for everyone to enjoy - whether you want to spend the day sipping cocktails and floating on Blue Tree’s outstanding lagoon, or if you’re feeling adventurous and wish to attempt the Slip and Fly or zip lining across the lagoon - it is easy to spend an entire day here with the range of spectacular activities on offer.

4. Take a Tour of Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Another popular activity to enjoy when visiting Phuket is to complete a tour of Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. This impressive distillery prides itself on its sustainable approach - from hand-picked sugar canes in the North of Thailand to hand-crafted labels on each individual bottle, there is much to be appreciated here. You can also opt to try a cocktail making masterclass which includes making (and tasting) three tasty cocktails with the Chalong Bay Rum as the main spirit in each.

5. Experience Phuket Town’s Sunday “Walking Street” Market

Phuket Town is the perfect location in Phuket to witness both the mix of history and culture of Phuket. There are many buildings of sino-portuguese heritage to be admired and a half-day can be easily spent here exploring the quirky streets. An must-visit and popular activity when visiting Phuket Town, is experiencing the town’s Sunday evening “Walking Street” market. The market’s lively atmosphere and range of delicious and authentic thai food on offer makes it the perfect activity for a Sunday evening in Phuket.

Find out more about Walking Street

6. Visit the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

Phuket has numerous conservation centres that tourists can visit and donate to while in Phuket. One very popular centre to visit is the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation., located on the grounds of the JW Marriott Resort at Mai Khao Beach - the North of Phuket. Not only is this a wonderful place to visit and donate to, but from time to time, the foundation will also host sea releases on the beach which it is based, where they release a number of sea turtles which have been in rehabilitation at the centre - a very popular activity and once in a lifetime experience that you will have the ability to participate in.

7. Embrace an experience at Wat Chalong Temple

Although Phuket has been increasingly Westernized in recent years, visiting iconic Buddhist Temples and landmarks remains popular activities for both local and foreign tourists visiting Phuket. Wat Chalong is just one of a number of temples that attracts many visitors each year.

Club Med Phuket prides itself on its ability to provide stress-free holidays based at its spectacular all-inclusive resort. If any of the activities suggested above have caught your attention and you would like to find out more, contact Club Med Phuket directly so that we can assist you in your holiday planning.

You may also be interested in...