Explore secret caves by boat. Gaze at golden temple towers. Wind through the jungle atop elephants. Watch Thai angels fly through the air. Zoom over hills with the adrenaline rush of an ATV tour. See our picks for the Top 5 Phuket Family Holiday Experiences and give your family the holiday of a lifetime:
Explore the wonders of Phang Nga Bay – a must-do highlight of any Phuket family holiday.
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1. Island Hopping in Phang Nga Bay
Limestone islands rise up from the sea. Some, tall thin towers with greenery precariously hanging from the cliffs. Others, with fishing villages or tiny slivers of white sand beach. Kayak into caves. Visit a floating village. See the famous James Bond Island of 007 fame. Numerous island hopping excursions depart from Phuket. Embark with your family on one of these exciting day trips, sure to be a highlight of your family trip to Thailand.
Touch the beauty of Thai culture with a family visit to Phuket’s most famous temple – Wat Chalong.
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2. Temple Time
Wat Chalong is Phuket’s largest and most important temple. Glimpse Thai culture as you wander amidst worshippers visiting this sacred complex. Founded in the late 1800s, your family will find a mix of the antique and modern. The latest addition, a massive 62-metre tall pagoda consecrated in 2002 was built to house a bone fragment of the Lord Buddha, brought from Sri Lanka.
Elephant trekking at Khao Sok National Park – a popular day trip from Phuket
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3. Elephant Trekking
Your kids will jump into the Jungle Book, with their very own elephant-back trek into the jungle hills of Phuket. Lumber and sway through forest trails. Peek at the ocean through forest canopy. A morning of fun with these gentle giants is a perfect Phuket family activity. One of the most popular excursions is offered at Kok Chang Elephant Safari Trekking at Kata Noi Bay. Many family visitors to Phuket also book day trips to Khao Sok National Park, which offers sensational elephant treks in the unspoiled wilds of nearby Surat Thani Province.
Phuket FantaSea – an entertainment extravaganza to wow your entire family!
4. Phuket FantaSea
The Phuket FantaSea Extravaganza show will thrill your kids and captivate you in the process. With a cast of hundreds, glittering costumes, acrobatics, parading elephants and sets that are an explosion of colours, you’ll feel like you’ve been plopped inside a swirling kaleidoscope. The show forms the centerpiece of a Thai-themed theme park. We recommend booking one of the all-inclusive packages with hotel pick up and drop off, and plenty of time to explore the attractions before/after the show, and Phuket’s most gigantuan buffet.
Get your motor runnin’… High excitement for kids, teens, moms and dads! A Phuket ATV tour.
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5. ATV Adventure
Tweens and teens, dads and moms, can go for an adrenaline rush with an afternoon of ATV riding. Rumble through sand tracks jungle trails, rolling over hills, maybe splashing in the mud a bit. ATV adventures are a great Phuket family activity for those travelling with older kids. You can book your experience at local travel agents all around the island. One of the most popular all-terrain camps: Phuket ATV.