Often referred as the Pearl of the Andaman this island is a magnificent creation of nature entertaining the guests with its soothing atmosphere, beautiful natural vistas and amazing places to explore and savor.
The Climate, Beaches, Hospitality and Cuisines make Phuket one of the popular destinations for tourists all year round. We continue with our “Explore Phuket” guide, as we touch upon the best Sights and places for pleasurable holiday in this beautiful island.
We hope you will enjoy our hand-picked collection of activities for a memorable experience in Phuket.
Luxury on Air
Start with Luxury on a Helicopter to our villa or keep it for a special occasion with your partner or family, in both the times, Helicopter Charter guarantees memorable and mesmerizing views of the famous landmarks of this wonderful island. The view of the Turquoise water carpeting Phuket with designs of green tree covered limestone cliffs, powdery white beaches and views of other national parks in the vicinity leaves lasting memories and increases the appreciation of nature’s beauty. No places stay hidden from your purview, as the helicopter reveals all the secret lagoons and unreached beaches from the top.
The guests are served with fine delicacies during the flight and if you really want to make it special, villa team can organize a private picnic for the guests on the secluded landmarks for special celebrations in complete privacy.
Tantalizing Andaman Sea
The welcoming beaches, clean islands and spectacular over water and under water sceneries coupled with premier beachfront villas and luxury facilities are the main drawers of the rich and the famous to this posh island.
The Phang Nga Bay National Park, Phi Phi Island, Coral Islands, Rachi Island and many other little islands preserve all the fun possible on the sea and more. Decked with hidden lakes, sublime caverns, pretty beaches and extraordinary limestone outcropping in the bay offers a fascinating panorama of nature’s invaluable treasures.
Sail on luxury yachts or catamarans feeling the balmy air on your body, do island hopping and soak in the altruistic ambiance, discover secluded beaches and glorious rock formations or just mellow down with your loved ones by kayaking and discovering hidden caves and mangrove lagoons. Para Gliding, Jet Ski and other multitude of options await you in the exciting activity-filled sea. The underwater is equally pleasing with abstract coral formations, clear blue water and diversity of colorful friendly aquatic lives. Snorkeling, diving and observing the aquatic life underwater leaves calming experience in your mind. Koh Phi Phi and coral island are the best locations for views of the marine life swimming gracefully in the shimmering aura.
All the Islands have their unique hidden beaches or caves in cliffs making them an interesting place for a private picnic or just for lounging in the sun. Please contact our team for more information on organizing a memorable excursion on the Andaman.
Over more than 30 beaches beautify the beach-full Phuket. Some beaches are very popular, while others beaches are hidden or accessible only by boat or through a small strip of land. No matter what the location or ambiance the beach has, each beach has unique attractive qualities to lure its guests. Most of our beachfront villas provide direct and private access to the respective beaches of Phuket where you can just sunbath, swim or engage in water sports such as Paragliding, kayaking, jet skis or snorkeling in privacy and comfort.
However, if you want to experience daily Phuket Days, you can try any of the beaches of Phuket, where apart from the view of powdery white beaches, and pristine blue waters, most of the beaches pack different entertainment activities for families and adventure seekers alike. Stylish beach side restaurants, juice bars, novelty shops and happy faces give a lively feel to the beaches. Water sports like Jet Ski, para-sailing, kite surfing and more can be easily found on all popular beaches such as Patong, Kata and Surin.
While some beaches like Karon, Kamala and other gives option of adventure sports as well as options for traditional Thai cooking classes and activities ideal for families and Kids. Some beaches like Freedom Beach, Banana Beach can be very secluded while twin beaches of Kata Yai and Kata Noi are popular for snorkeling with large stretches of coral under water. All the beaches in Phuket come with unique nature shots and are perfect for evening walks or for watching sunset horizons.
Please contact our team for more information and recommendations of beaches and nearby villas as per your desire.
Phuket’s Handmade Beauty
Apart from preserving Thailand’s scenic beauty, Phuket is also home to Thailand cultural showpieces and man-made beauties. Classic and vintage antiques shops, beautiful silk textile showrooms, shiny pearls and fine jewelry shops, art galleries and unique antique decors of bronze wares, silk, ceramics, batik and lacquer wares guarantees to steal any shopper’s heart, drawing them to step into the shop.
Please request our villa team for guiding and organizing trips to the above showrooms to experience Thailand’s meticulous and fine handiworks.
The island also hosts magnanimous shopping centers and at the same time home to specialty shops like unique boutiques, traditional herbs and medicines, handmade and natural beauty products, rare & natural spa products, antiques and Local Markets.
Local Markets on the weekends of the Phuket are a great place to discover the lives of Locals and their hand-made products. Generally starting in the afternoons on the weekends, it is a nice cultural experience along with the opportunity to try some local cuisines and have a look at the products and showpieces of family run businesses.
Phuket Outdoor Attractions
Phuket is host to many Conservation projects and sanctuaries and gives a good opportunity for people to come closer to nature and to be able to view nature and her creation in their pristine.
Khao Phra Thaew National Park is one of the virgin rain-forest of Phuket and preserves many beautiful species of birds, flowers and especially known over the world for its Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.
The lush rain-forest also includes mountains, streams and little waterfalls to give a good trekking to the visitors. The streams of the forests are so pure that the local residents drink directly from it. The national park is an ideal place to breathe in fresh air, getting close to nature just being a part of the Gibbon rehabilitation project. Most of our guests have given feedback of coming out of the forest more relaxed and feeling more tranquil.
Phuket Aquarium and Butterfly Garden as other such places that is popular with both adults and children alike. The Government manages the Phuket Aquarium and thriving to mimic the real underwater ambiance of the Andaman Sea in the Aquarium. The transparent walls and the underwater tunnels of the big aquarium display the natural underwater life, exhibiting the aquatics of Andaman Sea along with some of the rarest fishes. The aquarium also features a shallow pool where you can see and touch the shallow reef creatures. Similarly, Phuket butterfly garden and Insectarium is all about conservation of Butterflies and Insects.
Well maintained garden with multitude varieties of floras, lush trees and waterfall gives a fresh and vibrant feel. The garden captures the history, life, evolution and stories of all the insects, along with conservation program for butterflies and bee keeping. There are special observation spots where you can see a butterfly coming out of the cocoons. The scenes of butterfly, friendly fauna and flowers make the place very tranquil for a visit.
Ancient Buddhist Temples
Thailand has a rich cultural heritage and Phuket is no exception. The majority of the people of Phuket follow the religion of Buddhism and there are more than 30 Buddhist temples with ancient stories and histories attached to it.
The Wat Chalong temple is the largest and the most popular Buddhist temple. Inside the grand temple complex you can visit the main temple and learn more about Buddhism. Beautiful statues, lush garden and soft sounds of wind chimes make the place very peaceful. The temple complex also maintains children parks and souvenir shops to give more insights into Thai culture. You can learn how to make flower garlands from the local flower shop who sells flowers to offer in the temple. Other famous temples include Wat Phra Thong temple with half-buried golden Buddha statue and Wat Phra Nang Sang one of the oldest temples with great history and rich paintings, statues and depictions. Each of the temples has a unique story to give more insights into Thailand’s religiosity, culture, tradition and their lives.
Along with Wat Chalong Temple, a 45-meters high white marble statue of Lord Buddha in a temple on the hilltop of Chalong Bay is a popular place and is the largest statue in Phuket. The temple, location, the views of the city landscape and magnificent sunsets makes the temple not only a popular place for scenic views but also a popular place to experience tranquility and calmness of mind.
If you are prepared to take a drive a little further, then Phuket preserves some amazing nature escapes ideal for full day trips.
Full Day Trips : Khao Sok National Park
A pleasant drive on a lavish vehicle to the elegant Khao Sok National park will certainly satisfy the sightseers with its everlasting beauty of serene lush green rain-forests, limestone cliffs, caves waterfalls, lakes and more, all decorated by laid-back mist. A long tail boat ride on the tranquil Cheow Larn Lake or on the pleasant Khao Sok River is one of the most peaceful and romantic experience.
Relish the blissful setting of nature as you sail through the evergreen forests with the sweet sounds of the birds and gentle waves. The misty mountain and lush rain-forests are home to some of the many reptiles, birds, insects, animals and rarest species of flowers that includes Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world. The guests can also enjoy trekking in the mountains, discovering caves, trekking in the forests and if needed can request our villa team for organizing white water rafting.
Reckoned as the best diving spot for divers in Thailand the Similan National Marine Park extends to an area of 140 Sq. Km. Housing nine beautiful granite islands ornamented by splendid coral reefs, lush tropical forests sheltering wide species of fishes. The park is accessible only in dry season, from the month of December to April.
The turquoise water of the Marine Park allows visibility of up to 40 meters underwater offering magnificent views of the marine life inhabiting the blissful islands. The park is ideal for rookies, experts and for people without knowledge of swimming. Witness a wide miscellany of marine life at this hypnotic ambiance comprising many species of fishes like the clownfish, lionfish, manta, butterfly fish, parrot-fish and sea cucumbers. The archipelago is also home to the great Whale shark largest among the species whose appearance depends on the diver’s luck.
Please contact our villa team to organize day trips in our deluxe cars or cruise to Khao Sok National Park and/or Similan Islands. You can just relax peacefully as our villa team will plan meals and all the necessary hiring of equipment for an enjoyable and memorable day out in these pristine nature creations.
We hope our guests liked our suggestions for a luxury sightseeing in Phuket. We look forward to your experience, comments or feedback.
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