A significant portion of tourists in Phuket spend their days kicked back in a sun lounger with drink in hand, but many do not. This is good news as it means there are tons of activities to keep visitors, and residents, busy.
Blue Tree – A category unto itself, parent’s will rejoice to have a resource like this on the island. Blue Tree is a huge water park which also encompasses an outdoor retail center, hosts weekend markets, has a ninja warrior course, houses the Kid’s Planet with trampolines and more, a skatepark (which was recently expanded), food trucks, and all sorts of special events like concerts and competitions.
Sitao Ceramics Studio – offers family-friendly workshops on shaping and painting ceramics in Phuket Town.
Project Artisan – trendy cafe and restaurant in Cherng Talay which hosts painting and crafts workshops
The Kid’s Club Patong – safe funhouse for letting kids run wild located near Bangla Road in Patong
Phuket International Dance Academy – professional dance school instructing students in ballet to break dancing
Phuket Aquarium – a large Aquarium on Cape Panwa highlighting regional marine creatures and ecosystems and educational resources for kids
Aquaria – the largest aquarium in Thailand, it’s located beneath Central Floresta and is home to more than 25,000 creatures with daily feeding shows
Diving – Phuket is in the heart of many world-class diving destinations with plenty of opportunities for day trips, liveaboards, and facilities offering multi-level scuba and freediving certifications
Surfing – the season runs from April-November with most west coast beaches having waves and surf schools with lessons for all ages
Golf and mini golf – there are several options from driving ranges to 18-hole courses and mini-golf around the island as well as the recently completed Aquella seaside course just north of Phuket
Badminton – a handful of indoor air-conditioned courts are pay-per-hour and most have equipment for rent
Volleyball – nothing too official per se, however, enthusiasts set up nets nearly everyday on many west coast beaches and you can likely join if you ask nicely
Skateboarding – in response to the recent craze for skating and surf skating, numerous skate parks have popped up at Blue Tree, near Makro in Wichit, near the Rawai Princess Hotel, and more
Ice Skating – that’s right, ice skating in the tropics. The Ice Arena is located in the Boat Lagoon Marina where you can free skate or play hockey
Surf house – no waves, no problem at the Surf House standing waves with two locations on the beach in Kata and along the beach road in Patong
Wakeboarding – cable tow wakeboarding is available at International Wake Park in Mai Khao and Phuket Wake Park in Kathu
Rock climbing – nothing much in the way of outdoor climbing in Phuket, but Rebel Rock Climbing in Manik has an impressive indoor setup