A vacation in Phuket is often filled with fun and lots of exciting activities whether you are by yourself, with your loved one, family or friends. This island has the perfect combination of sandy beaches, warm sparkling waters, exciting nightlife and interesting culture that will leave you wanting more.

One of the top things to do when in Phuket is to sample some of their water sports activities, so here is a list of the best 6 water sports to try:

1. Diving

Fret not if you don’t have a diving license, as there are numerous diving centers in Phuket that offer them. This is a must-do in Phuket because it is the top 10 best diving spots in the world for a reason. The thriving marine life here will wow you with its beautiful diversity of corals and vibrant fishes, and you will be sure to walk away with new perspectives in life.

Reserve a day just for diving if you can, and there are various diving trips you can partake in depending on your skill and interest level. Here at Club Med Phuket, we offer several excursions for beginner or advanced divers that will include lessons, guides, equipment and dive trips. Make your trip in Phuket memorable with this unforgettable experience underwater!

2. Snorkelling

If scuba diving is not for you, why not try snorkelling which is lower in commitment and time. This is a great way to still enjoy the beautiful marine life in an easier and more convenient way. All you need is a pair of fins and a snorkelling mask, and next thing you know, you’ll be swimming among the fishes and corals. What’s more, there are so many suitable snorkelling spots here that make this activity a must-do for all visitors to Phuket.

Guests at Club Med Phuket can enjoy free access to snorkelling trips at three different spots which are about 30-min boat rides away from the resort. This activity is available to anyone from age 8 and includes equipment for loan as well. Grab this opportunity to swim with fishes and sea turtles when you are here!

3. Kayaking

Another beginner-friendly water sports activity is kayaking, which is not only a great way to explore the shore of Phuket but is also a fun exercise! Hop on a kayak by yourself or with a partner, and explore the shore, islands, karst outcrops, and limestone caves with magnificent views of the stalactites.

For something that requires little to no experience, kayaking is a great way to enjoy sea life and you might be able to score some amazing photographs too.

4. Surfing

The waves in Phuket are perfect for surfing especially between April to October as the sea is not too rough and the waves are just the right sizes. While the sport is harder to master compared to other water sports, many surfing enthusiasts swear by the adrenaline-pumping moments you get when you are riding the top of an oncoming wave. Rent a short or long board and experience this for yourself! Head to Kata Beach for some lessons or to Karon and Kamala if you are already an experienced surfer.

5. Jet Skiing

Another adrenaline-pumping water sport activity is jet skiing, which allows you to surf the waves on a jet ski and feel the warm wind and sea breeze as fast or as slow as you want. You can rent a jet ski at Patong Beach or any other beach in Phuket but make sure you do so only with reputable licensed operators to avoid unwanted scams!

6. Parasailing

It is surprising how many water sports you can do in Phuket, and another top one is parasailing. Strap on a lifejacket and parachute, and be hoisted up in the air by a speedboat where can experience the sea from above. Enjoy the magnificent aerial view of the sea, beach and island in this once-in-a-lifetime experience that is definitely a top thing to do in Phuket.