It is not often in your life that you find a destination that has so many options of activities that you can create a whole day's worth of activities base purely on adventure! If you have an adventurous spirit and you are wondering what to do in Phuket to keep your soul burning, then this list is for you!! A day fully jammed packed full of Phuket adventure activities! Because here in this country, these activities come cheap, so you don't even have to think twice about singing up for some!
From Phuket ATV's and buggies, to horse riding along the beach! From some competition on some Phuket go karts to hopping over to a Phuket shooting range for some fun! And why not throw in some racing around the ocean on Jet Ski's as well!!
What to do in Phuket | A focus on Phuket Adventure Activities!
Phuket ATV & Buggy Rides through the Jungle
We couldn’t wait to jump into one, fire it up and zoom around. Our Phuket ATV and Buggy adventure started at the bottom of the hill and off we went straight into the dusty track. Can you see the masks on our chins? Yep, they are there to protect you from eating dirt haha. No worries there. Behind the mask all you can see is a massive smile.
The buggy adventure happens to be one of the top activities in Phuket, so we would recommend to go there early to avoid the rush of tourists as well as to stick to the cooler times of the day! Moisture from humidity and dust combination might not be every one's cup of tea.
Our track took us on a very bumpy ride and we passed some really spectacular views, other smiling faces on their buggies, ATV's, horses or even elephants. You don’t see that everyday, right? Make sure you got your camera ready and snap away.
My wife and I love doing all the Phuket adventure activities together, so we decided to take only one buggy. We paid around 2,500 Baht for a one hour Buggy Ride which went all the way to the pretty famous Phuket tourists attraction: the Phuket Big Buddha.
Usually, back home, you would only be able to plan one of these adventurous activities at a time, but with the beauty of travel, here in Phuket, it is only just a morning teaser. The adventurous day has only just begun and the next destination awaits.
Phuket Horse Riding on the Beach
We both love horse riding, not only for the relaxing time outdoors, but for the pleasure to get close to those amazing animals.
Our driver took us to an awesome spot where we could ride the horses on the beach. How cool is that? I think the smile on my wife's face says it all. I think even the horse is smiling in this picture.
We took a 1.5 hour Phuket horse riding option and it costs us only 1,500 Baht each. Galloping on the sand felt like being in some kind of movie or something.
There is something very relaxing about riding a horse, especially in this part of the island. The view stretches over the water onto the small islands scattered around, soft sand kicks up behind us and to be honest not much else is needed at this point.
There is an option of doing the sunset beach ride, but we had many more activities on our list of things to do to get through, so the mid-morning ride was best for us. Absolutely recommend it!!
Phuket Go Karts – Formula 1 style!
I think this next picture says it all. Who doesn’t like to race around on the track in your own little speed machine. Some Phuket Go Karts are the best way to get your adrenaline pumping again. It is definitely a must do on your list of fun things to do in Phuket.
The super fast, super exciting and super fun ride will leave you hungry for more. The rides are in 10 minute intervals and you can get double seaters for parents with kids if you like.
Phuket Go Kart prices: around 890 Baht per person
Talk about hungry? Our day as you can see is filled full of fun attractions, so time to break it up and indulge in local cuisine overlooking one of the beautiful bays of Phuket.
Jet Skiing in Phuket
Next up, is off course some water sports!! You simply cannot have a day in Phuket without getting into the warm water at one of the amazing Phuket beaches.
(Photo source: Mark Leo – Flickr)
Jet skiing in Phuket is a perfect activity in the late afternoons, to get refreshed, busk in the sunshine and get a bit wet. If you didn’t get enough adrenaline pumping through your veins before, this is another way to get it going.
At first Jolene was a little sceptical (never being on a jet ski before and having a slight fear of water!). So we decided to share a jet ski where she held on to me for dear life, wrapping her hands around my waist. But her anxiety didn’t last long. Soon she was the one driving and jumping the waves at lightening speed and I was the one holding onto her. Didn’t mind at all. It’s so cool, to see your loved one have such a great time.
Make sure you get your hotel to book the Jet Ski hire for you, as they will get the best deal!
Phuket Shooting Range fun!!
Now, this is something that I love. I absolutely love shooting ranges and everywhere we go in the world if I see one, we simply must stop there. It is just so much fun target shooting, so if you haven’t done that yet, it is about time.
The guys that run the Phuket Shooting Range are very professional and all safety measures are taken. Short lesson on the range and an explanation of how things work; safety gear issued and off you go test your skills with one of the numerous pistols, rifles or even crossbows.
Prices vary on what you want to target shoot with, but expect to pay around 1,000 Baht plus per 10 shots.
Jolene got 82 percent on her target, for shooting her pistol. What number did you get up to? Be honest here!! haha…
I had a go a more powerful weapon, however it is safe to say that shooting clay discs is not really my strong point and the exersize left me with a sore shoulder and 1 out of 10 score. A change of weapons to a pump-action shotgun and 9 out of 10 targets went down.
Well, after such an amazing day full of thrills and adrenaline pumping excitement it’s time to get back to the hotel for a relaxing massage and perhaps freshly made margarita. Sounds good? I think so…
What an incredible day full of Phuket adventure activities! Will you be adding any of these to your list of ‘What to do in Phuket'?
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