What do you look for while making travel plans for the most happening days of the calendar — the ones into a brand new year? The adventure beckons and at desipassport we are recommending some adventure sports in Phuket, Thailand.
Perhaps, some sun, sea and sand thrown in, to beat the winter blues. Adventure sports for a bout of adrenaline rush. Great food for all your gastronomic cravings; indulgences at luxury spas; lest we forget, high powered parties to dance your way to a New Year. Now what if we tell you that there’s one destination that has got it all covered and then some! Phuket, in the Andaman Sea off the southwest coast of Thailand, is the place to be this year. We give you several reasons why.
Located in the south of the country, 800-odd km from Bangkok, Phuket is unique in that it offers a plethora of world-class options. It’s the country’s largest island, which means there’s a lot to choose from. Spend your mornings dipping your toes in clear waters and your midnights dancing in trendy nightclubs.
Phuket is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. A four-day trip to Phuket is a great way to explore the island. Drive along the scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon and halt at Kata Beach. Known to charm visitors with its white sands and clear waters, Kata Beach is a hidden gem. Here you can opt for surfing, diving, snorkeling or good old swimming.
Add to it surfing, ATV riding, dirt biking, kayaking, wakeboarding, parasaling, ziplining, bungee jumping and more.
For more advanced divers, there’s the wreckage of a tourist ferry – known as MS King King Cruiser and more famously as the “Thai Tonic” to explore. Also worth to go around are the sea caves at Phang Nga Bay. Look out for kayaking tours that will make your day.
You could also while away your time at Phi Phi Islands. Hire a long-tailed boat; halt at Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, and Monkey Bay among others for swimming and shopping.