Five Things to do in Phuket when it Rains
The Low Season is here
If you take a look around and see that there are few empty sunbeds on your favourite Phuket beach then the chances are its heading towards the low season. Chances are if you gaze up to the sky and see the clouds hovering above then its time to head inside as the rain is coming your way.
If you happen to be in Phuket when it’s rainy season then you’ll definitely need to check out this list for some alternative things to do. Here’s some of our favourite things to do when the crowds have started to dissipate.
Simba Sea Trips’ Phang Nga Bay Tour
Phang Nga Bay is a pretty special area as it is very protected and quite often has different weather patterns to that of Phuket and Phi Phi. More often then not, it can be raining in Phuket and dry in Phang Nga Bay. Even if it does rain it’s rarely a problem and a good part of this tour is spent exploring caves and canoeing through caves to get into sheltered hongs. Consider the Phang Nga Bay & Beyond Tour.
Old Phuket town provides a lot of opportunity to take in the vibes of the historic old architecture all while escaping the rain by ducking under plenty of well-covered areas, or into local cafes for a warm cup of tea. The Old Town offers private tours, is close to street markets, and provides a different view of Phuket than that of the commonly pictured beach regions.
Shopping at new Central Floresta
This brand new shopping centre just opened in September 2018 and if very fancy by Phuket standards. It resembles some of the fancy shopping malls in Bangkok. You could easily spend half a day strolling the shops in the new or old Central. In October there will be a new exciting experience opening up.
Thai Cooking Class
There are several Thai cooking classes available but one of our favourites is Pum’s cooking school. Pum will take you to the local fresh food market and discuss the different herbs, vegetables and spices. Once you’ve trapesed thorough the market you then go back to the school and cook up a storm. The best part is eating your own delicious food once you are done.
Check out Ice Area in Boat Lagoon for some freezing fun. They have all the equipment you need for a great day on the ice. It does get very cold in there though so you may have to rent one of their jackets if you didn’t bring one on holiday. They have a great restaurant and bar upstairs which serves a great Sunday roast if you happen to be there then.
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