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Water Sport Activities In Phuket

Aug 25, 2007
Nestled in the balmy waters of Andaman Sea on the Indian Ocean, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Located approximately 867 km south of Bangkok, Phuket is one of the magnificent tourist destinations in the world, with its amazing coves and bays, palm-fringed beaches, gleaming island-dotted seas, superb accommodation and dining facilities, stunning turn of the century architecture, and lush tropical landscape.

Phuket Cultural Center, Butterfly Garden and Sea Aquarium, Phuket Sea Shell Museum, Chana Charoen Crocodile Farm, Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai village, Khao Rang, and Ko Si Re, are just few among many of its interesting attractions.

Phuket also boasts of some excellent wildlife attractions, such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition, Phuket serves as a venue for a range of gastronomic festivals such as Seafood Festival and Vegetarian Festival. Also, worth mentioning is Phuket's shopping and nightlife experiences.

Perhaps one of the prime reasons why tourists flock to Phuket is due to its exceptional beaches. From busy as well as fun beaches providing superb facilities to enjoy a range of activities to secluded beaches blessed with wonderful coves backed by lush hillsides, each of the Phuket's beaches are noted for its unique charm and character.

Phuket's beaches, among many others, are Patong - the most vibrant as well as the most visited beaches in the island, Bangtao - one of the longest beaches in Phuket, Kata Beach and Karon Becah, Rawai - a pristine beach that is home to an entrenched community of Chao Le people, Nai Han - an extra-ordinary beach which is noted for its crystal clear water and white powdery sand, and Kalim - a secluded beach filled with rocks and coral reefs. Many of the Phuket's recreational activities revolve around these beaches.

Boasting of more than 3000 kilometers of coastline and a range of superb beaches, Phuket is truly a paradise for ocean lovers. All of the Phuket's beaches provide excellent options to enjoy a plethora of water sport activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, and jet skiing, among many others. Now we will discuss some of the most popular water sport activities preferred by majority of the travelers to Phuket.

One of the most popular water sport activities in Phuket is undoubtedly sailing, as it is a great way to explore the beauty of the Andaman Sea, apart from isolated islands and enchanting sandy beaches. Additionally, Phuket is considered one of the best sailing destinations in South East Asia.

Another much preferred water sport activity in Phuket is sea canoeing. Sea canoeing through the Phang-nga, one of the world's prime scenic attractions, would be a great experience, as it allows you to come through a variety of river estuaries with dense forests comprising mangrove and nipa palm which can be found stretched out in the sea. Further, the bay's shoreline are amazing, with superb limestone formations as well as soaring rock formations.

Popular water sport activity in Phuket also includes water skiing. Situated near the Loch Palm Golf Course, Hat Patong is considered a haven for water skiing in Phuket. Options are also made available for cable water skiing in Waterski Cableway.

For those interested in deep sea fishing, Phuket's offshore islands form a perfect base. Also, a must do water sport activity in Phuket is yachting, with a variety of yachts and speed boat charter services that go with every pocket and taste and preference.

Scuba diving is yet another popular water sport activity in Phuket, with such famed diving destinations as Phi Phi Islands, Similan, and Surin. There are also a multitude dive shops offering the services of veteran dive instructors. In addition, with a variety of sheltered bays, Phuket forms a great destination for snorkeling.

A variety of companies are now in the scenario to provide superb facilities to enjoy Phuket's unlimited water sport activities. Many of them offer equipments that are required to enjoy a water sport activity. For instance, if you are a kayaking or a sea canoeing enthusiast, equipments such as kayak and canoe rentals are made available.

For those who want to try something unique or new during your vacation in Phuket, then head to Kata or Patong beaches to hire a jet ski. If you are an adventurer and want to make your Phuket vacation a memorable one, then fantastic options are available for water sport activities like parasailing, along with facilities such as boats and other equipments to aid this activity.

With aplenty water sport options and facilities to choose from, a visit to Phuket would unquestionably a remarkable experience.
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Few, private estates in the world match the unsurpassed luxury and tranquility of The Samsara Estate, built atop a private and secluded peninsula, our villas offer views over a stunning juxtaposition of rocky shoreline, tropical forest, and the crystal blue waters of the Andamans in Phuket, Thailand.
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