Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Phuket, Thailand in 2023

1. Explore Phang Nga Bay

Kick off your family trip with a visit to the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay. The bay is best known for its towering limestone cliffs, emerald-green waters, and the famous James Bond Island. You can rent a family-friendly kayak tour from Tiny Trek Rentals, which are perfect for exploring the bay’s caves and lagoons. Don’t forget to pack your kids’ life vests! 🚣‍♀️

2. Visit Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Next, head to the ethical Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Here, your family can learn about and interact with these gentle giants in a humane and respectful manner. It’s a great opportunity for your little ones to learn about wildlife conservation. 🐘

3. Splash Around at Splash Jungle Water Park

Beat the tropical heat at Splash Jungle Water Park. With waterslides, wave pools, and a lazy river, there’s something for everyone. Remember to bring the floaties and sun-protective swimwear for the kids! 🌞

4. Discover the Underwater World at Phuket Aquarium

Immerse yourselves in the wonders of the ocean at Phuket Aquarium. This is a fantastic indoor activity, especially for rainy days. Watch as your kids marvel at the colorful marine life, including seahorses, clownfish, and sharks! 🐠

5. Enjoy a Traditional Thai Puppet Show at Joe Louis Theatre

Experience traditional Thai culture by watching a puppet show at the Joe Louis Theatre. These shows combine storytelling, music, and puppetry to create a captivating experience for all ages. 🎭

6. Visit the Old Phuket Town

Stroll around the colourful streets of Old Phuket Town. This historic area offers beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture, quaint shops, and delicious local food. A lightweight stroller from Tiny Trek Rentals will make this walking tour more comfortable for your little one. 🏘️

7. Take a Cooking Class at Phuket Thai Cookery School

At the Phuket Thai Cookery School, families can learn to cook authentic Thai cuisine. This activity is best suited for families with older kids who have an interest in cooking. 🍲

8. Visit the Big Buddha

The iconic Big Buddha is a must-visit. This 45-meter tall statue offers breathtaking views of Phuket. A trip to the top might require a baby carrier, which you can conveniently rent from Tiny Trek Rentals. 🙏

9. Explore the Phuket Trickeye Museum

The Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive 3D painting exhibition offering amazing photo opportunities and fun for the entire family. 🎨

10. Relax on Patong Beach

Lastly, unwind on the beautiful Patong Beach. This popular beach offers a variety of water activities, restaurants, and market stalls. A pop-up beach tent and portable high chair from Tiny Trek Rentals will make your beach day a breeze. 🏖️

Phuket Family-friendly Accommodations

Hotel Name Location Features
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach Nai Yang Beach Pools, Kids Club, Beach access
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Karon Beach Pools, Kids Club, Beach access
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Patong Beach Pools, Kids Club, Beach access