Club Med Phuket is a good venue for new and favourite activities (such as golf, tennis, basketball and yoga), with free tuition and equipment. A World’s Great Sports Club Offer for five nights starts at $999* (adult twin-share); $407* (children 4-11; under 4, free) for bookings made by November 18 for stays to April 13 (*lowest price for travel on selected dates in March). More: 1800 258 263; clubmed.com.au. Jetstar flies direct to Phuket from Sydney and from other Australian ports with stopovers in Sydney or Singapore. Fares ex Sydney from $478 one-way. More: jetstar.com. The Department of Foreign Affairs suggests travellers ‘‘exercise a high degree of caution’’ for personal safety in Thailand since the stabbing murder of Australian travel agent Michelle Smith in Phuket in June. More: smarttraveller.gov.au.