Even when you own your own piece of Phuket luxury real estate there are rainy days when you need to get out of your Phuket villa and head out to explore some of Phukets undercover attractions. Here are Vista del Mar’s 5 of the best!
1. Thai Cooking Classes: Thai cooking is an art that involves a fine balance of the right ingredients, techniques, blending and the balance of flavours. There are a host of cookery classes available across the island, available for adults, children and families and usually taught by experienced Thai chefs. They will teach how to recreate recipes in the comfort of your own Phuket luxury villa!
2. Spa Treatments: Perhaps one of the most obvious past times in Phuket, spas are available on almost every street corner, however it is best to go to one recommended by friends or colleagues to ensure a great experience. For the massage uninitiated, a Thai massage is a must for anybody living in Phuket!
3. Temple Tours: A rainy day is the ideal opportunity to go exploring Phukets temples and religious sites. Choose an area to explore and off you go! A short drive from Naithon itself you will find Wat Phra Thong with its famous half-buried golden Buddha and Phra Nang Sang Temple, said to be the oldest temple on the island.
4. Museum Hopping: there are 5 museums open to the public across the island; the Tin Mining Museum in Kathu, the Thalang Museum, the unique Shell Museum in Rawai, Thai Hua Museum and Phuket Philatelic Museum, a stamp museum! There are several other small museum and centres such as the Phuket Cultural Centre at Phuket Rajabhat University but these generally need booking in advance.
5. Retail Therapy: There are plenty of retail hotspots on Phuket island but one of the biggest and best is Jungceylon Phuket in Patong, The mall is the largest and most contemporary retail centre in Phuket. It covers an area of 200,000 square meters in the centre of Patong Beach, with parking space for 100 coaches and 2,000 cars.