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4 Activities to Do When Celebrating New Year in Phuket

If you want to start the new year on a high note, you can visit Phuket and experience the seas, palm trees, and white sand in this idyllic location. The island also hosts concerts and floating stage performances that culminate in amazing fireworks displays.

But while Phuket can provide the excitement on New Year’s eve, you must book your accommodation and flights in advance because of the high demand. Tourists will flock to this location to take part in the celebrations. Aside from the parties, here are other activities that you can enjoy while in Phuket.


1.Visit exotic beach clubs

Phuket’s vast resources of sea and sand gave rise to its beach club scene. This rising trend is made possible by the 30 beaches in and around the island, each with its unique natural beauty. These beach bars draw several tourists from around the world who want to bask in sumptuous seafood delicacies while enjoying the vibe of a fantastic crowd to welcome the new year.

In the morning, these beaches provide a laid-back atmosphere that invites you to unwind. But as evening comes, the clubs conduct special events for the new year. Patong Beach, Karon Beach, and Kamala Beach are some of the popular locations where you are free to dance along with the DJ’s beats as the calendar shifts to another year.


2.Experience water sports

The clear blue waters will entice you to take a plunge or try the exciting water-related activities. Before going to a beach club by night, you can explore the abundant marine life and colorful coral reefs beneath the Andaman Sea through snorkeling or scuba diving.

Likewise, your stay in Phuket won’t be complete without trying adrenaline-pumping activities like surfing, wakeboarding, or jet skiing. There’s also kayaking if you want to explore caves and karst formations. Parasailing, flyboarding, and banana boat rides are also available under the watchful supervision of trained professionals and lifesavers.


3.Island hopping

If you are planning to welcome the new year in Phuket, make sure that you allot a day or two to explore the neighboring islands via a yacht or a longtail boat. Several tour operators offer island hopping trips to Monkey Beach, Maya Beach, Phang Nga Bay, and the Phi Phi Islands. Enjoy the limestone karst formations and the dense jungles that border the Andaman Sea.

Meanwhile, the Similan Islands is the best location for exploring the diverse ecosystem beneath sea level. Since most of these islands attract several tourists, you can go farther from Phuket and discover islands that give you a glimpse of the traditional Thai way of living.

If you have more time to spare, you can visit the Khao Sok and Mu Ko Similan National Parks. Khao Sok is approximately 150 kilometers away from Phuket, and it features lush forests, dazzling waterfalls, and serene lakes. Meanwhile, Mu Ko Similan is 90 kilometers from Phuket, and it is the ideal destination for those who enjoy hiking trails and marine explorations.


4.Paying homage to Buddha

It’s time to seek blessings for the new year from Lord Buddha, and Phuket has beautiful temples that are worth the visit. Some of these temples have been around for over 500 years, and they feature stunning Thai architecture.

Wat Phra Nang Sang is the island’s oldest temple, and it houses Buddha statues made of tin. Meanwhile, the enormous Golden Buddha is Wat Khao Rang’s main attraction. Likewise, it’s hard to miss the Phuket’s Big Buddha that is perched atop Nakkerd Hills. These temples welcome tourists and monks will answer your questions about their religion.


Your home in Phuket

After doing these activities, you can stay at Sunsuri Phuket for a relaxing start to the new year. Pamper yourself in their spacious rooms and soothing treatment from their spa. Savor their delicious cuisine and enjoy their amenities. If you’re are looking for a luxury hotel in Phuket, get in touch with us to see how we can help!