The sun, sea and salt air are the hallmarks of Phuket. Is there any better way to spend a day or vacation with the family? Mum can enjoy a massage, dad taste some Pad Thai and the kids can frolic in the water. If it sounds too idyllic it’s because it is.
The beaches along the West Coast can be unsafe especially from May to September. Don’t take risks. If there are signs or red flags up indicating that you should not swim, then don’t. A few beaches have lifeguards patrolling the beaches. The local hotels sponsor many of these. Never swim alone and don’t underestimate the sea!
Keep a close eye on children. Younger swimmers don’t understand the risks and older children overestimate their own abilities.
Phuket’s most famous club and one with a real family emphasis. They host regular races for keel boats, multihulls and dinghies and are the organising club for many of the
Blue Wave cruises is a small private speed boat business run by expatriates. They have small children so understand the needs of families. The service provides child-friendly meals, snorkeling equipment
If you would like more information an accredited companies contact TDA (Thailand Diving Association)
Dakata operates from the Da Surf shop in front of the Boathouse. Look for the yellow Da Surf flag.
Surf house holds lessons on Bangtao, Layan, Surin and Nai Yang beaches depending on conditions.
Raya Resort Bungalows.
Tawan Cruises offers day or extended charters onboard motor yachts. Destinations include the Surin Islands, Similan Islands, Phi Phi Island, Racha Island, Kahi Island and mainland Krabi.
Moorings offer sailing and powered catamarans. These can be ideal when sailing with children and the two hulls provide some privacy, the bridge deck and netted area lots of room
If you would like to cut the engine and sail with the breeze to the many outer islands off Phuket, then a Sunsail holiday is for you.
Sea cave canoe is an established company that do canoe trips all year round.