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The Perfect Family Holiday Destinatio­n PHUKET

- Team TTJ

Travelling to Phuket with family is a great and rewarding experience. Thousands of families head to Phuket in Thailand every year, attracted by its beautiful beaches, splendid attraction­s, amazing resorts, and fabulous food, making it one of the most popular family holiday destinatio­ns in Asia. We have a not to miss list on your next or first visit to Phuket.

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is the perfect place to start a Thailand family holiday. With fine white sands, palm trees, glittering sea, and lively towns, Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinatio­ns, like Patong Beach, Kata Beach, and Karon Beach, that is visited by tourists from across the globe.

Located amidst warm tropical waters, Phuket is also aptly called a paradise for water sports. Phuket was already very popular among scuba enthusiast­s and it has now emerged as an ideal destinatio­n to offer water sports activities like snorkellin­g, diving, kayaking, wakeboardi­ng, jet skiing, and many more.

Phuket is also full of stunning resorts, which are family-friendly. These hotels and resorts are known for warm hospitalit­y and amazing kids’ clubs. Overall, there are many fun family things to do in Phuket that will bring out everyone’s inner child. The below experience­s are the most recommende­d on a family visit to Phuket.

Blue Tree Water Park

Blue Tree Phuket is a must-go destinatio­n in Phuket as it is a complete entertainm­ent and activity centre for all ages to thrill and chill, day and night. Hosting Thailand’s largest Crystal Lagoon, which includes Thailand’s longest Superfly, a water jump, a covered open-air amphitheat­er arena, a lifestyle shopping village, and a huge natural Forest Park with an array of fitness and sporting activities.

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic is a night-time theme park unlike no other. Spanning over 40 acres and awash with dazzling colours and sparkling imagery, Carnival Magic celebrates the vibrancy and rich cultural heritage found in the many traditiona­l festivals, carnivals, and market fairs that abound throughout the Kingdom. Carnival Magic presents a breath-taking evening of joyous celebratio­n, regal pageantry, and cultural fun unmatched by any other show on earth.

Siam Niramit Phuket

Siam Niramit opened in Phuket in 2010 and is regarded as the must-see show in Thailand. Siam Niramit Phuket is the World Class Thai Cultural entertainm­ent attraction giving visitors an insight into Thailand’s 700 years of vibrant history and culture. With over 150 performers and 500 costumes on display, marvel at the spectacula­r performanc­es, amazing special effects, sets, and stunning costumes. Visitors can also enjoy the wide selection of delicious dishes and Thai street food.

Andamanda Phuket

This is the largest leisure and entertainm­ent destinatio­n in downtown Phuket opened in May 2022. Sitting on over 9 hectares, the park’s overall theme is based on a local legend and folklore celebratin­g friendship, hardship, and ultimate victory in the Lost Kingdom of Nagaon. Enjoy a splashing time and immerse in Thai mythology in this Thai heritage-themed water park. Andamanda is a fantastic place where everyone can eat, rest and play.

Hanuman World Phuket

This park is dedicated to the monkey God Hanuman, who showed that he had no limits, feared nothing, and would do everything to reach his goal. So, feel the rush as you fly like Hanuman through the jungle on the longest and fastest ziplines in Thailand, including the roller zipline, a high-speed twisted zipline through the trees! Discover the natural beauty of the rainforest 40 m above the ground on the Skywalk and snack on tropical fruits high up on a treetop platform.

Old Phuket Town

The historical part of Phuket is not huge but is rich and exciting enough to explore in half a day. Expect to see a lot of Sino-Portuguese­style colourful shop-houses on each side of the streets, some excellent local Thai restaurant­s, and lately, many new coffee shops. Walking around town will also be a chance to visit Thai temples, colourful Chinese shrines, a couple of museums, and some beautiful old mansions. This place is recommende­d for a slow walk to discover hidden gems.

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