Top five things to do in Phuket

Top five things to do in Phuket

When you need to take a break from searching for Phuket real estate, here are five classic island activities to enjoy.

Island hopping

Surrounding Phuket are countless islands that really must be fully explored during your stay. There are many to choose from and perhaps the most famous is James Bond Island. Filming for the 1974 movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, took place on this island and can be easily reached via a short tour bus and boat journey. There are many more remote islands including islands with luxury hotels or those with just a camp site.

Sundown at Prom Thep Cape

A fine piece of Phuket real estate that is definitely not for sale at any price is Prom Thep Cape. It is probably the most iconic image of Phuket. Head to Prom Thep Cape before 630pm to watch the sun sink beyond the horizon and soak up the dreamy atmosphere. Located next to Prom Thep Cape is an impressive temple complex that also offers spectacular views. The cape overlooks several islands and Nai Harn beach.

Camping on the beach

To the north of Phuket on the west coast is Nai Yang beach. This beach is part of the national park of Thailand and as such is a local treasure. Luckily for us there is a camp site where you have the option to rent a tent or bring your own. A peaceful atmosphere, fresh sea air, soothing sounds of the sea and idyllic tropical surroundings are available for all to enjoy. Basic washroom facilities are available but the park will be closed during the monsoon season.

Learn to scuba dive

PADI certification, an American standard of scuba diving that can be achieved in a few days basic training almost anywhere in Phuket. For the basic course prices start from about USD315. After qualifying from a mix of theory and practical tutoring over a few days, you can safely embark on an undersea journey and enjoy the stunning scenery, animal and plant life that is otherwise unseen to most holiday makers.

Big Buddha and Chalong Temple

Most of Phuket’s inhabitants are Buddhist and as such pay regular visits to Chalong Temple or Big Buddha. Chalong Temple is important because the temple was involved in resolving the Chinese tin miner revolt of 1876. Since then many temples and other buildings have been added. Big Buddha is a temple complex including a 45m high statue that sits atop a tall hill. Perhaps the best views of Phuket real estate can be had at Big Buddha which gives lofty all round views.

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