There are 18-hole golf courses in Phuket, which offer an excellent and challenging landscape amidst the magnificent view of the mountain range or incredible view of the ocean, along with international standard facilities. Phuket is probably Thailand’s best destination for wonderful warm-weather golf. All offer reasonably priced green fees, golf club rentals, and caddy services, while some golf courses offer accommodations and spa or massage service.
There are three riding clubs: the first is on Patak Road, on the way to Hat Kata, the second is Ban Sai Yuan situated on the Hat Nai Han route and the Laguna Phuket at Bang Thao. These three clubs provide facilities for visitors’ convenience and courses for both beginners and experienced riders.
This sport can be enjoyed by most major beaches. Boards may be rented by the hour, half-day, full-day, or week. Expert tuition is also available.
Small boat sailing is popular, especially at Hat Nai Han, Hat Patong, and Hat Kata. Toppers and dinghies are found at Hat Patong, while catamarans, Hobie cats, and top cats are available at Hat Kata.
Popular at Hat Patong and those interested can enjoy this activity on a half-hour or hourly rental. Cable water-skiing is available at the Phuket Waterski Cableway, located behind the Loch Palm Golf Course in Amphoe Kathu.
You can enjoy swimming throughout the year as most locales are always in good condition. However, there are undertows off certain beaches, especially hazardous in the rainy season. It is best to seek local advice regarding safety in advance.
This can be enjoyed at many sheltered bays around Phuket, the most readily accessible spots being Hat Patong, Hat Kata, and Hat Karon. Fins, masks, and snorkels can be rented on a daily basis from numerous shops around the island.
Dive boats regularly leave Phuket for expeditions of 1 to 7 days around neighboring islands, as well as further afield, notably to Muko Phi Phi, in Krabi, some 2 hours east of Phuket, and Muko Similan, which lie in Phang-nga some 110 km. north-west of Phuket. Several dive shops are concentrated in Hat Patong, Hat Kata, and Hat Chalong areas. These dive shops also have Thai and expatriate dive instructors who are qualified to provide expert tuition. All diving equipment is available for hire.
This form of ecotourism, exploring islands and marine caves that are accessible only by kayaking, has become extremely popular in recent years. Day tours and overnight camping trips, mostly in Phang-nga, are offered by various sea kayak companies, with full details are available from the TAT Phuket Office.Yacht Charters Yacht charters, either with or without crews, as well as sailing courses, are available.
It’s easier than it looks. Nearly any person can enjoy themselves on a mountain bike, which has to gear sufficient to take the mightiest incline
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Park offers the best trekking in Phuket with a well-preserved natural environment. May through October is the best time for jungle trekking when the forest is full of blossoms. The Park has a marked hiking route for visitors to follow.Other sports and games; such as go-karting, Bungy jump, and paintball are available at Patong.