Phuket is most popular as being an island paradise where the sun, sand, and sea meet in glorious harmony. However, a less frequently explored side of this beach getaway involves a variety of outdoor activities that provide heavy doses of adrenaline to those looking for a fix.
In this article, we’ll shine the spotlight on some of these lesser-known ways of enjoying your time in Phuket. If you want to find out what these are, continue reading below.
1. Bungee jumping
You can head to Kathu in central Phuket and get reacquainted with gravity as you jump from 50 meters above the ground into the refreshing waters of a beautiful jungle lagoon. If you want to take the plunge without getting wet, that’s also an option as bungee technicians are highly trained and can adjust the length of the jump to your preferences.
For a similar sense of speed without the vertical aspect, you can try to zipline instead. The most popular venue for this activity is at Hanuman World in Wichit. There are over a dozen lines in the adventure park with varying lengths and steepness, so all visitors can find one that’s suited to their thrill needs.
3. Whitewater rafting
Phuket has multiple whitewater rafting centers scattered on the island, so you’ll have no trouble finding one nearby when you’re on the island. The rapids found in the area are classified as types two and three, which means that beginners and novices can join the fun.
You can rent a kayak or canoe in Phang Nga Bay and make your way to the hidden coves and caves that are common in the area. There, you’ll find entire ecosystems of local flora and fauna in their natural habitats, as well as the subterranean world that lies underneath all the popular destinations.
There are a few paragliding sites in Phuket, with Promthem Cape being one of the most widely known ones. Because the area’s geography is dominated by cliffsides and rocky shores, one of the best ways to take in the scenery is with a bird’s eye view.
Check out Railay Beach in Krabi where rock-climbing enthusiasts flock for their adventure needs. This is mostly due to the surrounding limestone cliffs that make up most of the scenery. Because of the large crowds of people that the location draws, multiple rock-climbing courses with different levels of difficulty are available.
7. Water skiing and wakeboarding
You can enjoy extreme water sports out in the Andaman sea if you have access to a boat and the gear required, or just visit the water parks in the area where you’ll find everything you need set up and ready to go.
Get up close and personal with the terrain of the land by renting an ATV or any other off-road vehicle. These provide an exhilarating tour of Phuket, where you can dictate your own pace. Alternatively, you can follow a predetermined track and race around with your companions.
If you’re looking for an action-packed time in the middle of the gorgeous landscapes in Phuket, you’ll find no shortage of options closeby no matter where you are on the island. Then, you can cap your day off by staying at Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. You can enjoy the view of the Kata Noi beach, have a rejuvenating spa, and have a sumptuous meal at one of our beachfront restaurants. Get in touch with us today to discover our accommodation and book your stay!