Sirinat National Park
Sirinat National Park is best known for its well-preserved white sand beaches, encompasses 22 sq km of coastal land, plus 68 sq km of sea, stretching from just beyond the northern end of Ao Bang Thao to the northernmost tip of the island. Also, Mai Khao beach and Naiyang beach are both sea turtle nesting areas. Between November and February sea turtles come to lay eggs on these beaches. Before 1992, it was formerly known as Naiyang National Park. The name change was a result of the expansion of Naiyang National Park, established in 1981, to also cover Mai Khao Beach to celebrate the 60th birthday of Queen Sirikit.
A colourful community market nearby operates three days a week. Shopping at this type of market can be a lot of fun and an eye opening experience for out-of-town visitors. There are lots of products on display, from fresh food, tropical vegetables and fruits as well as CD’s, DVD’s, clothes, handicrafts and more.
Wat Naiyang (Wat Mongkol Wararam)
Naiyang Temple is another local wat worth a visit as on its grounds, among many other interesting structures, stands a beautiful wooden abbot’s house built in 1954. There is a daily aerobic session at the temple in dry season run by the residents of Tambon Sakoo and open for everyone free of charge. The session usually starts from 17:00 and lasts about an hour. Bring along your own drinking water as there is no shop inside the temple.
This beach is very popular beach among locals and tourists alike. The beach is on a long curving bay lined with casuarina trees that provide shade to picnickers. First class accommodations are available. To get there take the Naiyang Road and look for signs indicating the park entrance. The place is very laidback, recalling the early days of Phuket, before it became the jetsetters favourite that it is now.
Mai Khao Beach
Mai Khao Beach, on the northwest coast of Phuket, stretches a bit over 10km but is still much less developed than other beaches on the island. Mai Khao is a very popular camping spot. It is part of the Sirinat National Park and the only significant construction along it is the Phuket International Airport as well as a few high-end resorts.
M Beach Club
Set on a beautiful stretch of sand on Mai Khao Beach, the newly opened M Beach Club is attracting a stylish crowd to drink, dine, and dance against an uninterrupted ocean views of the island’s northern coast. By day, look out into the blue Andaman Sea whilst relaxing with freshly crafted cocktail and sumptuous dishes in one of the club’s cosy and inviting lounge areas.
Phi Phi Island
Hop to island from Phuket. It's a jam-packed itinerary with the chance to visit six islands: Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Leh, Koh Khai, Koh Yao, Mosquito, and Bamboo. Jump off to kayak around Koh Yao, meet the animal residents at Monkey Beach, or admire views of Maya Bay. Along the way, enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing at the beaches and bays, then re-fuel with a delicious beachside barbecue
Old Phuket Town
continues to be a concerted campaign by local tourism service providers to do more to enhance a holiday experience in Phuket. Beyond the usual sightseeing tours and beach bumming activities, there are dozens of exciting things to do here even for the most intrepid or hard-to-please traveler. You can explore Old Phuket Town, famous for its characteristic Sino-Portuguese houses, funky shops, and old-style restaurant serving some rare dishes you won’t find elsewhere. Great photo opportunities abound here.
Even if you’re not a first-timer to the island, the Phuket Viewpoints (Kata-Nai Harn–Panwa areas) should remain in your itinerary, if only to see the changes they have undergone while you’re away. Certainly, sunsets and early sunrise are perfect time to visits. Promthep Cape is always a good place to witness the beauty of the ocean.
A stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed with a multitude of activities and entertainment: a Carnival village with games, handicrafts and shopping; a 4,000-seat theme restaurant offering a grand buffet of Thai and international cuisines; and a breathtaking Las Vegas-style theatrical show, where state-of-the-art technology and special effects enhance the grace and beauty of Thailand's myths, mysteries and magic in a wondrous extravaganza certain to delight the whole family.
Take a leap of faith as you zipline at one of Phuket's finest zip-lining adventure activities. Its a thrilling experience as you fly from tree top to tree top, 40 meters above the ground, observing the mind blowing wilderness in a thickly forested environment. Experienced zipline guides will be there to assist and instruct you so you may a truly unforgettable memory and ensure your safety as well.