8 Water Sports You Can Enjoy in Phuket

The sea, the sand and the sun are great combination of one perfect holiday. But to add the taste to holiday experiences, water sport at the island destination might be a brilliant option. You can enjoy several kinds of activities in Phuket, but there are eight water sports that you should give it a go when you are at this paradise.

  1. Snorkelling

What will be an excellent way to enjoy one convenient water sport while take in the sight of beautiful coral reefs and colourful sea creatures? No other option will be more compelling than snorkelling in the sea.

Snorkelling requires way less effort and training rather than other water sports. That’s why it is so awesome for holidaymakers to enjoy the sport and to relish the stunning sight of underwater world.

In Phuket, there are so many charming spots for snorkelling, it could be just a beach in front of your hotel or a snorkelling trip to Phi Phi Islands. Whatever you choice might be, Phuket has plenty spots to offer.

Recommended snorkelling spots on the island that we would like to suggest are on Paradise Beach, Kata Noi and Laem Singh Beach.

  1. Diving

It might require more training to go on diving, but it is definitely worth it. Diving is also an excellent choice for you to explore the beautiful nature of the underwater world.

You can find many diving trips, in case you are already an expert in the field, at almost any tour desks in Phuket.  A diving course can also be found at many diving school across Phuket.

For diving spots that you shouldn’t miss, we suggest Racha Yai Island, Racha Noi Island, Similan Island and Phi Phi Islands. You can choose between a private trip or the joint one, depends on your preference and budget.

Diving trip rates in Phuket are very various, they depend on what route they offer and what kind of facilities they offer. However, it usually includes transfer to and from your accommodation, meals on board and drinking water. Some places might include equipment, dive master and soft drinks.

  1. Kayaking

Another water sport you can enjoy with few or almost no training at all is Kayaking. Kayaking is a great way to exercise and to explore the shore. You don’t really need any training for this sport but you might need some instruction such as how to wear life vest and how the paddle works!

Kayaking is usually provided at the accommodation in Phuket. Some properties offer it for free and some might come with little expense.

However, if you are looking for something more exciting than just kayaking in the sea in front of your hotel, we suggest venues like Phang Nga Bay around James Bond Island and Hong Island where you will be able to experience the beauty of the local wildlife, and fascinating limestone. You can also combine kayaking trip with other romantic activities such as romantic dinner.

  1. Jet Skiing

One of the most thrilling water sports in Phuket, Jet Ski is no wonder offers the best way for you to enjoy the warm weather and sea breeze.

You can find Jet Ski facilities at main beaches in Phuket including Patong, Surin, Karon, Kata and Bangtao Beach. However, you should really look for those Jet Ski providers that are licensed to prevent scams.

There are over 200 licensed Jet Ski operators in Phuket and half of them are based in Patong Beach.  Make sure that price rate is reliable and always check your Jet Ski condition with the operator before renting one.

Rate for renting a Jet Ski can start from 800 THB to 1,500 THB for 30-minute ride – this really depends on the season, location and the operator.

  1. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding might require a bit of training and effort, but it is sure fun and exciting. There are two major wakeboard parks in Phuket and both of them are very well-equipped. You can find facilities such as accommodation, restaurant, café, equipment shops and Wakeboard School at these wakeboard parks.

  1. Surfing

Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in Phuket especially during the monsoon season where you can expect some big waves. You can enjoy surfing in many beaches in Phuket especially in the West Coast area.

Recently gained popularity, surfing in Phuket is considered to be a relatively new thing coming to the town so there are not so many shops selling or renting out surfing equipment. However, you can still find these equipment along with surfing lessons and waves on Kata Beach. You can also find them on Patong Beach, but waves are not guaranteed.

For those who come prepared and only need a good surfing venue, should head to Bang Tao, Kalim, Kamala, Karon, Laem Singh and Nai Harn as these beaches provide quite reliable spots for surfing with plenty of waves.

However, if the mentioned beaches are not enough to serve your adrenaline, there is a surf house in Kata Beach where you can enjoy the activity from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs.

  1. Fishing

If you like the peaceful me-time on your vacation, fishing in the sea should be your very right answer. Phuket offers many spots for sea fishing. You will find fishes like Blue and black marlin, sailfish, dog-tooth tuna, giant trevally, jacks and even swordfish in Phuket Sea.

Recommended time for this sport is during monsoon season (July to October), but you can also enjoy fishing in Phuket all year round.

You will find many sea fishing spots in Phuket, the best known are Racha (Raya) Islands, Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Similan Islands.

There are many tour operators provide sea fishing trips for a day and multi-day excursion. You can also find local boat rental for fishing which offers cheaper rate.

  1. Swimming

The most and easy way to enjoy water sport is to swim in the sea. Phuket has plenty of spots for swimming with the beautiful beaches and crystal clear water.

Recommended beaches for swimming are Patong Beach, Rawai Beach, Naithon Beach, Kata Beach and Nai Yang Beach.

Other beaches such as Karon, Surin and Bangtao are also fine for you to swim, but they are not year round swimmable due to strong waves during monsoon season.

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