Things to do in Phuket

A diverse island that caters for families, couples, groups and solo travellers, Phuket is a true holiday hotspot of pristine beaches and exceptional activities. Krabi and Phi Phi Island are nearby, and the islands from Phuket are unmissable. There are so many things to do in Phuket, that visitors are spoilt for choice.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

16/12 Moo.6, Tambon Kamala
Phuket, Phuket, Thailand, 83150

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Hotel Activities

Things to do in Phuket - Tom Yum Soup

Thai Cooking Classes

Our resort's culinary team invites you to learn to prepare authentic Thai food with a selection of delicious menus to choose from. Surprise your guests back home with the tricks and secrets you have garnered from a Thai cooking class in Phuket with our expert chefs as one of your memorable things to do in Phuket. Book now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Thai Boxing Classes

Muay Thai training in Thailand is a great way to improve your fitness, endurance, flexibility and strength. Muay Thai in Phuket is considered an authentic experience and offers a deeper understanding of the traditional culture. Learn the basics in our Thai boxing classes, where you will join our instructor in small groups or individual sessions. Reserve now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Yoga Classes

Yoga in Phuket is an unforgettable experience, with private beach yoga classes or open group sessions at the fitness center conducted by fully qualified staff at our Phuket resort. A great way to stay active, supple and flexible, stretch and breathe your way to higher levels of relaxation and balance and let the calming energy fill your day. Reserve your well-being at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Cocktail Making Class

Learn how to craft the best cocktails in Phuket beside our main pool. Our bartenders will teach you the mixology techniques for preparing and presenting four classic and signature cocktails, including the famous Negroni, Piña colada and Virgin Mojitos. This is a can't miss things to do in Phuket. Book now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Phuket Beaches

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Kamala Beach

2 km
Kamala Beach is the nearest beach to our resort in Phuket. This popular stretch of white sand exudes tranquility with Phuket beach clubs such as Café Del Mar Phuket at its north end and one of the most popular night markets in Phuket every Friday.

Patong Beach

10 km
Patong Beach is a popular Phuket beach famous for the electric nightlife of Bangla Road. A popular shopping destination, it's home to the massive Jungceylon shopping complex as well as Central Patong. It's a must visit destination in Phuket.

Surin Beach

6 KM
Surin Beach is one of the most popular Phuket beaches, located within close proximity to our resort. The long stretch of sand is perfect for a picnic. Popular with locals and expats alike, Surin Beach is a great beach for enjoying a tropical holiday.

Bangtao Beach

Bangtao Beach is home to Laguna Phuket Golf Course and the glamourous Catch Beach Club. It's a great spot for swimming, dining and dancing the night away. The area features great street food, excellent local markets and a relaxed vibe.

Kalim Beach

6.9 KM
Kalim Beach is considered one of the beaches in Patong. It's home to many exceptional Phuket restaurants as well as an annual surfing contest. Street food is abundant here, and it's best enjoyed sitting on a beach mat next to the sea like the locals.

Karon Beach

16 km
Karon Beach is the third longest beach on Phuket Island. It is located on the west coast, between Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach offers excellent snorkeling (and even diving) spots at its southern end. It features three main areas: Karon Centre is a lively small town with a good variety of dining, shopping and nightlife opportunities, as well as a beautiful Buddhist temple hosting a weekly market. Karon Beach road is primarily occupied by large resorts with restaurants and shops. The third main area of Karon is around Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, which offers excellent restaurants and nightlife experiences. Don't miss this the beach for your next things to do in Phuket.

Kata Beach

20 km
Kata Beach is just a few minutes south of Karon Beach and features white sands and clear water. This is one of the most family-friendly beaches in Phuket due to its impressive palm-lined beach and great restaurants.

Temples

Wat Chalong

25 km
Wat Chalong has been opening its doors to visitors for more than a century. The main hall displays three gilt-covered statues of Luang Poh Cham, Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. The Grand Pagoda dominates the temple and contains a splinter of the Buddha’s bone. The pagoda is decorated with wall paintings depicting the Buddha’s life story and also features various Buddha images. There is also the air-conditioned “exhibition home” of Luang Poh Cham, decorated with antique Thai furniture and Thai porcelain, which features lifelike human-sized wax models of Luang Poh Cham, Luang Poh Chuang, Luang Poh Gleum and Luang Pu Thuad.

Wat Khao Rang

21 km
Wat Khao Rang is located on the slope of the popular Khao Rang (Rang Hill). Visitors can see a large golden sitting Buddha; the first of its kind on the island and a spiritual centre for many worshippers. The temple gets busier during the weekends. It is common to see families come to “make merit” by donating fresh food and alms to monks, usually before 11:00 am. Walk around the temple to see incredible Thai art forms, including statues of Yommaraj (the Lord of Death) and giants from Thai myths, as well as traditional carvings on the temple’s doors and roofs. The temple is also famous for its founder Lung Pu Supa. Born more than 100 years ago, Supa is also known as the “Living Monk” because he lived through the reigns of five Thai kings of the Chakri dynasty, from King Rama V to the current King Rama IX.

Wat Phranang Sang

18 km
Phra Nang Sang Temple is located in Thalang district. Rumoured to be approximately 500 years old, it is said to be the oldest temple on Phuket. It is claimed that the temple was built in honour of an innocent princess who was executed for a crime she did not commit. At her execution, she bled white blood, thus proving her innocence. For this reason the temple is also called Wat Leuat Khao, the Temple of the White Blood.

Wat Phra Thong

18 km
Phra Thong (Wat Pra Thong) is located near the Thalang District Office, north of Phuket. The main attraction is the half-buried golden Buddha image, which is said to be “untouchable” in that any person who has tried to dig it out has been cursed. Legend has it that a farmer boy tied his buffalo to an object that looked like a post in an open field, then fell ill and. He and his buffalo died not long afterwards. The father dreamed about this incident and went to check the post, which turned out to be the top part of a big buried Buddha sculpture. Many villagers came to help to dig it up but only managed to expose half of the statue. A monk on a pilgrimage spotted the holy sculpture and advised building a temple around the half-buried Buddha.

Phuket Golf Courses

Things to do in Phuket - Golfing

Blue Canyon (Canyon Course)

36 km
The Signature Hole: Bearing the proud signature of natural canyons, holes 13, 14 and 17 are significant in that they were built on the existing canyon structure, which suddenly plunges into deep waters. Surrounded by freshwater lakes and in harmony with the earth, The Canyon Course brilliantly features natural hazards, towering trees, multiples tees, rolling fairways, long carries and much more. As its name “Canyon” suggests, the holes are built along canyon edges with undulating fairways and greens. Players have found that each and every one of the eighteen holes has its own set of characteristics, which makes for a truly memorable experience and is known as a top golf course in Phuket. Book now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Red Mountain Course

16 km
Red Mountain Golf Club is Loch Palm Golf Club’s sister course, and the newest golf course in Phuket. The course layout has been cleverly routed to take advantage of the dramatic elevation changes, while reminders of the tin mining era have been imaginatively incorporated with spectacular holes sculpted into (and through) rugged rock cliffs and canyons. Red Mountain gives players of all levels an opportunity to enjoy a great Phuket golf experience. Fairways are grassed with Seashore Paspalum, and with Bermuda grass on subtle breaking greens which are true and fast. Water comes into play on numerous holes and every hole on the course will present you with different challenges that require a variety of shots. Red Mountain Golf Club was voted as one of the top three new courses in Asia in 2007. Reserve in advance at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Loch Palm Golf Course

13 km
The largest Phuket golf course, covering some 48 acres. Loch Palm has dramatic elevations and drops throughout its layout, giving an opportunity for beginners, average players and professionals alike to test their levels of skill. At 6,555 yards in length, the course is not as long as some others, but provides an experience for everyone who loves golf and could be the ideal place to start your golf holiday. The front nine holes wind around Crystal Lake until you reach the turn, at which point the back nine track up into the mountains. From the tee, fairway landing areas are quite generous, but wayward shots will be punished by strategically placed bunkers. With more than two thousand palm trees lining the fairways, you’re treated to the most serene atmosphere along with many challenging hazards and greens. Reserve now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Phuket Country Club (27 Hole Golf Club)

16 km
Phuket Country Club was established in 1989 and has the honour of the being the first golf course built on the island of Phuket. The course provides a fun and friendly eighteen holes set in a valley, that meanders through hills and limestone cliffs traversing three distinct environments; with six holes in undulating hills, six holes on the level and six through landscaped forest. Phuket Country Club is a regular host to national tournaments, and will provide a challenging - but not intimidating - round of golf for high handicappers who often have the best rounds of their lives. Accurate shots are required, although any wayward shots are not severely penalised as the rough is very light. The course remains a firm favourite among locals and regular visitors and is a Phuket best golf course. The relaxing atmosphere and hospitality of Phuket Country Club, along with the beauty of the course, guarantee that you will be back again and again. Book now at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Shopping

Things to do in Phuket - Shopping

Jungceylong

20 Mins
A large, modern shopping mall with speciality shops, cinema, bowling, family zone and restaurants abound. Jungceylon is located opposite of Bangla Road in Patong Beach, catering to a variety of international travelers looking for great shopping in Phuket.

Central Festival Phuket

40 MINS
Central Festival Phuket is the ultimate destination for shopping in Phuket. The large, air-conditioned mall features name brand retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, and a cinema. It is a great place to escape the heat or the rain and buy must-have souvenirs.

Central Porto De Phuket

25 Mins
Phuket lifestyle has a new home at Porto de Phuket, an open-air retail experience combining design, family entertainment and natural spaces. This Phuket shopping mall reflects the island’s social and cultural life with fabulous eateries and great shops.

Central Patong

20 Mins
Central Patong is a shopper's paradise offering great Thai & international cuisine, a beauty gallery and many fashion zones. With a spacious store layout, friendly service and an array of brands, this is the place for quality clothes shopping in Patong Beach.

Central Floresta

40 Mins
Central Floresta is an artfully designed mall offering luxury shopping in Phuket. High end fashion brands, such as Louis Vuitton, and the world’s top designers can be found as the best shopping in Phuket takes on a glamorous twist at Central Floresta.

Sights and Sounds of Phuket

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Phuket Fantasea

A dazzling cultural theme park that showcases Thailand's unique heritage and ancient traditions, Fantasea Show in Phuket is a magnificent Las Vegas style production loaded with glitz and glamour. Located in Kamala Beach, it is must see entertainment. Book today at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Tiger Kingdom Phuket

12 KM
Tiger Kingdom Phuket allows visitors to get up close and personal with tigers. Located within close proximity to Patong Beach, it's a popular Phuket attraction to become acquainted with Thailand Tigers, all well looked after by experienced handlers. Reserve in advance at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Phuket Simon Cabaret

Simon Cabaret in Phuket is one of Southeast Asia’s outstanding entertainment attractions drawing a thousand enthralled visitors from around the world each evening. The show covers the entire range of musical theatre from cultures around the world. Book with us today at phuket.regency@hyatt.com

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

23 KM
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary pioneers ethical elephant tourism in Phuket. Spend a day shadowing these gentle giants in a jungle habitat, witnessing their natural behaviors. If you are looking for what to do in Phuket, the sanctuary is highly recommended.

Phuket City

20 KM
Phuket Old Town is the island's cultural and heritage hub. Loaded with charming shophouses and cafes, it's also the center for Phuket Nightlife. Phuket City offers a local experience, and insight into the history and many cultures of the island

Big Buddha Phuket

31 KM
Big Buddha Phuket is a revered landmark. Perched high in the Nakkerd Hills, it is a sacred, peaceful site with outstanding panoramic views over Phuket island. It is one of Phuket’s most popular attractions, and a lovely place to watch the sun set.

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

25 Mins
Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a fun recreational racetrack for the whole family. There are go-karts for adults and kids, plus a dirt path for off-road buggies. The 750 meter racetrack is a thrilling family attraction at the base of Patong Hill in Phuket.

Islands from Phuket

Things to do in Phuket - Beach

Phi Phi Island

74 KM
With stunning limestone karsts and abundant marine life, Phi Phi Island is legendary for Maya Bay, diving, and its tropical vibe. It is one of the islands from Phuket worth exploring. A visit to the island Phi Phi is an unforgettable experience.

James Bond Island

James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay popular for its limestone cliffs and movie cameo in "The Man with the Golden Gun." It is one of the Phuket islands that boasts exceptional natural scenery, easily reached from hotels in Phuket.

Krabi

Krabi is a relaxed destination with gorgeous scenery and white sand beaches. Railay Beach is famous for rock climbing and the Krabi islands are secluded gems. Visit Koh Tub, a popular offshore trip, to discover true paradise in the south of Thailand.

Coral Island

Coral Island is excellent for snorkeling. The water is crystal clear. The white sand beach is backed by palm trees. It is one of the top Phuket islands for a memorable day of fun in the sun, located just 15 minutes off the coast of Phuket.

Similan Islands

100 KM
Similan Islands are the best site for scuba diving in Phuket. Located off the coast of Khao Lak, they are rich in marine life, bright corals, and exotic fish. With a bit of luck, it is possible to view whale sharks and mantas during a dive trip.