To celebrate the launch of the East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge and the start of the Euro 2016 Football competition, Serenity are launching the Football Fanatics Package for local residents of Phuket!
The waters and scenery in and around Phuket are truly magnificent and are best enjoyed on board a boat of yacht. Taking a yacht trip to some of the spectacular sites like the National Marine Park of the Phang Nga Bay and Krabi is highly recommended. Other than these destinations be sure to check out Koh Racha lies to the south of Phuket Island. There are also many other water activities that you can enjoy as you discover the beauty of the Andaman Sea.
Scuba diving is one of the most relaxing recreational activities and furthermore, it is an efficient form of exercising. Phuket, Thailand, offers many scuba diving opportunities and facilities. Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket is ideally located for people looking for scuba holidays and our concierge can recommend some outstanding companies for scuba tours in Phuket. Phuket is in fact rated as one of the best dive destinations in Thailand!
If you are looking for an adventurous holiday experience, then Phuket is your best bet. Whether you are an individual or a group of adventurous people, exploring Phuket can be the escapade of a life time as the Island has it all — beautiful beaches and lakes, vibrant parks and mountains, activities for all. If you are considering a trip to Phuket, you will need to prepare ahead of time. To help you choose the best outdoor things to do in Phuket, here are a few suggestions.
Phuket golf instructors teach their students to swing through the ball and follow through with the swing. This is very sensible advice. However, the more sensible thing to do is to visit Phuket for its amazing golfing facilities. With modern and trendy facilities, and an excellent system of infrastructure, the availability of golfing and golf courses has developed significantly in recent times. While other cities in the country of Thailand is also good for golfers, if you are interested in enjoying first class golf, sun drenched sea beaches and fine dining, Rawai in Phuket is the place for you!
In keeping with our ‘Top 10’ theme, this week we have decided to showcase the Top 10 Water activities and water sports in and around Phuket. As a keen sailor, this was perhaps the article that i was most looking forward to writing…and researching!
As Phuket is one of the world’s leading beach destinations, this was much harder than i first thought it would be, with a wealth of water based activities available, ranging from the thrill-seeking extreme water sports through to the water activities for children and families. Here i have presented a mix of the two, enjoy…
Take a local long tail boat from the East 88 Beach Lounge to the local Coral island, where you can enjoy the pristine beach, crystal clear waters and great snorkeling. Contact our concierge for details.
Phuket is among the top 10 diving destinations in the world, with some fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving locations. With spectacular reefs, rock formations and a stunning assortment of marine life, Phuket is a wonderful place for beginners and advanced divers to enjoy. There are a myriad of day trips, dive points and you can even complete PADI dive courses. Contact our concierge for details.
For the energetic amongst you, Sea kayaks are available to Serenity Guests free of charge from the East 88 beach lounge. Contact the East 88 team to find out about Tides.
Phuket Cable Ski & Wake board park offers fun and challenging water sports activities for adults and children from beginners to experts, with facilities for Water skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding. Full safety and sports equipment can be hired with basic lessons given to beginners. Located near Kathu, the cable ski is a great place to spend an afternoon
Great for surfers of all skill levels, the Surf house in Kata, is every surfers dream, offering all year round surfing, no matter the weather conditions. The surf house is an artificial surfing platform with a high-pressure wave machine. Safe for beginners as well as experts, the Surf house is great fun for all the family.
Tour the various caves and mysterious ‘hongs’ (caves in English) by Sea Canoe in one of the romantic and beautiful day trips, exploring the wonderful scenery that the Phang nga bay has to offer.Â Contact our concierge for details.
Relatively new to Thailand, are the whitewater rafting tours though the tree-lined rivers of Phang Nga. Whitewater rafting is an unforgettable day out with visits to the local waterfalls, which are a sight to behold. Be prepared to get wet though!
Not for the feint-hearted and classified as an ‘extreme sport’, Kite surfing is rapidly becoming one of the most popular water sports. Phuket is a perfect destination for Kite Surfers, with the gentle breezes of the south-east coast ideal for less experienced kite surfers and the North-west of the island ideal for more advanced kite surfers. Kite surfing can be dangerous however and should only be done through a certified kite surfing school, of which there are many in Phuket, contact our concierge for details.
The new splash jungle water park in Mai Khao, has a range of water slides and rides,Â Ideal for children and families. The splash jungle features a 335 meter lazy river as well as the heart-stopping ‘boomerango’ slide to name a few. Splash jungle is also home to a kids aquarium and kids slide pool, making this a great day out for the kids.
While everybody knows that Phuket has some of the most amazing beaches, many people do not know that Phuket is also a world-class sport fishing and angling location. There are many great fishing tours available, contact our concierge for details.
Do you agree? Do you think there are other some better local water sports or water activities that i didn’t mention? Think others would agree? Let us know your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avram Grant, former Chelsea FC, West Ham FC and Portsmouth FC Football Manager took time out of his busy schedule to relax at Serenity Phuket this week, staying in one of our unique Beach Front Pool Villa Residences.
Avram, who recently ended a spell as Manager of Partizan Belgrade, chose to come to Phuket for a holiday break, but still found the time to meet with our GM, Urs, to the delight of the football fans within the Serenity Team!
Avram is perhaps most famous for his spell as Chelsea manager in 2007 following the departure of Jose Mourinho, where he led Chelsea into the Champions league final, League Cup Final and contested the Barclays Premier League Title all the way to the final day.
Congratulations to our Serenity Pool Residence Villa owner, Formula 1 Racing Driver Kimi Raikkonen, for his first F1 victory since his comeback last year! Kimi, the 2007 Formula 1 world champion, held off Fernando Alonso, to seal victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, for his 19th GP win, his first victory since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.
Speaking after the race, Kimi, nicknamed ‘Iceman’ had this to say: “I’m very happy for the team and myself but mainly for the team. It’s been a hard season for the team. Hopefully, this gives us more belief, not just for those are doing the work but those who run the team.”
Throwing open the 2012 Drivers championship with his victory, Kimi Raikkonen and his Lotus racing team, won the crash-filled Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in a time of 1:45:58, with Fernando Alonso finishing in 2nd place and Sebastian Vettel finishing in 3rd, following the race retirement of Lewis Hamilton.
Well done to Kimi from all at Serenity and we hope to see welcome you back here again soon!
Did you know that Phuket’s newest golf course is only minutes away from Serenity Resort & Residences? Phunaka golf course phuket, features the island’s best driving range, including short game practice area and a picturesque 9-holes golf course.
This is an ideal place for those who like to take up the game and take advantage of their world class training facilities or for established players who prefer not to spend an entire day for golf by driving to one of the 18-holes courses in Phuket.