Ride the waves in Phuket
PHUKET, June 28, 2021: Only a few days left until the start of the Phuket Sandbox, travelers can look forward to booking water sports and even surfing off the pristine beaches of Thailand’s largest island.
With its lush inland forests, picturesque bays and, of course, gorgeous soft white sandy beaches, Phuket will once again be attracting visitors from all over the world from July 1st. While the island is more popular during the dry season from November to April, it has also gained popularity in recent years as a surfing destination in the off-season (monsoons).
The best surfing conditions are from May to October, which is also the low season in Phuket due to heavy rainfall and rough waves. Now that recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic begins, fully vaccinated early bird travelers can enjoy water sports on quiet beaches along Phuket’s west coast without the need for a 14-day quarantine on a hotel room.
There are plenty of beaches for a fun surfing experience, but Kata Beach is considered one of the best on the island, with waves that are suitable for both novice and intermediate surfers. You can also check out some of the surf competitions held annually during this time, where local and international surfers ride the waves. If you’re lucky, you might even spot one of the Thai surfers training!
Even if you’re not an avid surfer, you can swim in the clear blue waters or just enjoy the daily view of the spectacular sunset at Kata Beach.
Where to sleep
The Phuket boathouse
Located at the southern end of Kata Beach, The Boathouse Phuket is one of the few beach hotels in Phuket with direct beach access. Less than 100 steps from the hotel, the beach is the perfect place for beach and surfing action.
Book direct with The Boathouse Phuket and enjoy a daily credit of THB 800 for food and drinks.
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Where can you dine
The boathouse restaurant
A popular restaurant with more than 30 years of history, this beachfront eatery serves classic Western and authentic Thai dishes, as well as multiple wine labels from its award-winning cellar. Enjoy leisurely lunch and dinner in a refined yet relaxed setting overlooking Kata Beach and its breathtaking bay.
Chef’s weekend menu
Head to the Boathouse Restaurant to enjoy spectacular dishes prepared by our Chef Jonathan and his dedicated kitchen team. Enjoy an exclusive menu with a choice of starter, main course and dessert. The restaurant’s menu changes weekly to showcase the best seasonal ingredients.
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