Phuket Island is an inspiring destination for travelers of all ages. Phuket’s beaches, of course, are where many families love to spend their holiday, and there are more than 30 beautiful stretches of sand to choose from.
Nai Harn/Rawai, Kata, Kamala, Surin and Bang Tao beaches have shallow bays and soft sands perfect for a seaside frolic, and there are plenty of beach activities to enjoy including surfing, standup paddling and body boarding. Kids and adults alike can hone their boarding skills off the beach, too, with a flow boarding session at the Surf House in Kata Beach or wakeboarding at the Anthem Wake Park Lake.
Young travellers will be delighted to discover the island’s colourful undersea world, with Yanui and Ao Sane beaches among the best snorkeling sites on Phuket. For more snorkeling adventures, try chartering a yacht or speedboat for a day cruise out to Coral island or Raya islands. For an easy, up-close look at aquatic life, visit the Phuket Aquarium, located on the lovely Cape Panwa.
A delightful way for families to delve into the local culture is through its cuisine, by trying out local restaurants in Phuket Old Town or spending an evening at the Lard Yai Sunday street market. Even the pickiest eaters will find it hard to resist a roti pancake or fresh mango with sticky rice! For nature lovers, Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is home to Phuket’s last remaining ancient jungle with walking paths and waterfalls to explore. Look out and listen for the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project near Bang Pae waterfall, an educational facility and shelter for these fascinating primates.
Let go of everyday life and make the best of your time in Phuket as a family in one of these luxury villa. These villas feature amenities to keep kids of all ages entertained or are well located in areas offering plenty of attractions. Keep kids happy on holidays and create precious family memories to cherish forever!