Activities and Things to do In Phuket, Thailand and Surrounds

Amity Wellness Health and detox retreat is located in beautiful Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is the most naturally beautiful place on earth boasting stunning beaches, lush mountainous terrain and crystal clear waters that wash over pristine reefs. The Amity Wellness retreat is located close to Phuket’s most spectacular beaches and only a short drive to local shopping malls, gyms, Muay thai Camps, sightseeing destinations and Phuket’s finest tourist attractions like the Big Buddha, Old Town and more.

Where is it? – Phuket is a large island (connected to the mainland by bridge) that lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea.

How do we get there? – Phuket is an International airport and has direct flights to many destinations, alternatively you could fly into Bangkok and take a domestic flight to Phuket.

CHARITY SUPPORT – HELP US TO GIVE BACK

Yes School

The Yes School was set up to support migrant children in Phuket with education, food and living.  If you have a little extra space in your suitcase, the children are in desperate needs of donations (new or used).

Rawai Animal Lovers (RAL)

Simone bagan feeding dogs and cats in 2005. She works together with the local monks and Soi dog foundation working tirelessly to get food, medicines and sterilisation to as many strays as possible

Bodhi Dog Rescue

Home to hundreds of stray dogs, They rescue street dogs that are sick, injured, starving, in danger of being poisoned, or otherwise in a bad condition of neglect and try to find them loving forever homes.

Seeds of Change

Seeds of change teach sewing and craft skills to underprivileged migrants using up cycled, re-cycled and donated fabrics so they can sell the handmade products to fund education, food and health

SALON AND NAIL SPA

Angie Hair & Beauty

Angie perfected her hairdressing skills in Germany and opened the salon in Phuket in 2010.  She offers coloring, perms, keratin straightening, repair treatments, cuts, styling, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting.

Lai Thai Nail Spa

This reputable, clean and professional spa offer manicures, pedicures, gel nails, paraffin treatments, body work, massages, facials, waxing, and eye lash extensions.

Ton Mai Spa

Offers a traditional steam room, dry sauna, ice bath, plunge pool and a wide range of therapeutic spa treatments, including; Facials, herbal compress traetments, body scrubs, and massages

Suuko spa

Suuko spa offers natural and authentic Thai wellness treatments and packages that include therapeutic massage, Ayurvedic treatments, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, body scrubs, facials and alternative treatments

LOCAL BEACHES

Nai Harn

Nai Harn Beach is a beautiful beach for swimming (calm waters Nov-April) and gorgeous sunsets. Simple shops sell beachwear and Thai crafts, and a Buddhist monastery Wat Nai Harn is located near the parking area

Sunrise Beach

Waking up to the sunrise is a truly beautiful practice. We recommend our guests embark on the daily optional self guided 6am walk to sunrise beach (900m) as we promise it will be a unforgettable highlight of your stay.

Ya Nui Beach

There is a unique rock formation splitting Ya Nui into two bays and a large island in front of it. The water is blue-green and beautiful and vibrant for snorkelling around the rocks.  You can rent kayaks, paddle boards, sun loungers and snorkels.

Ao Sane Beach

A hidden secret cove found by following the winding coastal road through the Nai Harn hotel.  The snorkelling at this beach is excellent and the 200m beach has enough trees lining its edge to provide shelter from the sun if needed

ANIMAL WELFARE

Elephant Sanctuary

The ethical Phuket elephant sanctuary is located in Pakhlok (31km away from the retreat).  It has a 600m canopy walk to allow you to observe the elephants as they roam free, forage, bathe and socialize in the jungle.

Gibbon Rehabilitation

Their objective is to develop a method to successfully rehabilitate white-handed gibbons back into their natural habitats, to end the demand for the illegal use of gibbons as tourists attractions

Soi Dog Foundation

Soi Dog Foundation (Soi Dog) was established in 2003 in Phuket to support the some 70,000 stray dogs and cats that roamed the island, with no-one else to care for them.

Bird Watching

There are various species of birds, both migratory and resident, inhabiting watersheds on the island. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and old-growth jungle.

SIGHTSEEING

Big Buddha

The Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. Big Buddha boasts breath-taking panoramic views of Phuket and you can get blessed by the monks here

Chalong Temple

Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong) is the largest and most revered of Phuket’s Buddhist temples.  Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects.   It was built at the beginning of the 19th century, in 1837

Phromthep Cape

The most southern tip of Phuket island is undoubtedly the most Picturesque cape known for its stunning Andaman sea views, faraway islands, and breath-taking sunsets.

Botanical Gardens

These beautiful gardens boast various collections of tropical and exotic plants in over 30 zones. Each zone contains different species such as tropical palms, herb garden, fragrant plants, fruit orchards, orchid pavilion, etc.

WATER LOVERS

Long Tail Boat

Why not enjoy the pristine sands and crystal clear waters of Phuket by taking a traditional long tail boat from Rawai beach and exploring the amazing sea life by snorkeling around the local islands

Sea Canoe

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring surrounded by wildlife inside Phang Nga Bay’s Tidal Nape Sea Caves and hidden lagoons with a professional guide in custom designed kayaks

Scuba Diving

One of the best places in the world to scuba dive is in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Thailand boasts the most diverse and breath taking underwater experiences possible.

Catamaran Charter

Are you looking for a luxurious way to visit Phuket’s best islands and enjoy the magnificent sunset from the ocean.  Carter catamans vary in sizes and prices but are very affordable for a special and unforgettable experience

CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS

Ceramics Studio

Sitao ceramics studio is a wonderful place to tap in to your more creative side during your cleansing.  They host pottery workshops and you get to take home your handmade ceramic products as a souvenir

Painting Class

Take the next step on your Artistic Journey. With these Skill Share Painting Class, you can learn about a wide range of painting styles and techniques to help you create better portraits, landscapes, abstract works of art and beyond. 

Jewellery Making

Abeille Bijoux offer personal jewelry making workshops teaching silversmithing techniques, soldering, texturing and other fundamental skills.  Create your unique design and keep as a unique reminder of your Thailand experience

WALKING & NATURE TRAILS

Phromthep Cape

Walking up to Phromthep will offer the promise of stunning Andaman seaview and a glorious sunset.  Be sure after you reach the top, you continue to hike the trail to the point. 

Black Rock

The Black Rock viewpoint, in the south of Phuket is among the most challenging ones to reach as it involves some steep walking but the amazing views at the top are worth persevering for.

Bang Wad Dam

Bang Wad is one of the safest and greenest places for walking, cycling, and jogging in Phuket. The reservoir has a newly paved 6 km loop road going all the way around the reservoir and over the dam.

Nai Harn Lake

Nai harn lake perimeter walk is a flat 1.2 mile (3,000-step) route which is gentle and easy to suit all types of fitness levels.  Amity has a daily beach shuttle to Nai Harn beach.

SHOPPING

Central Festival

Central Phuket (Central Festival Phuket) is one of the major shopping malls on the island and is open daily from 10.30 am till 10 pm. Central has a large number of brand name shops, a large banking zone, restaurants, beauty & healthcare centres, IT & electronics shops and a Cinema

Jungceylon Mall

Boasting an impressive 200-plus stores in this shopping heaven with great entertainment including a five-room SF Cinema and a 16-lane bowling alley, perfect for rainy days or to escape the heat of the day.  It is also located close to the famous Bangla Road in Patong

Weekend Night Market

 This popular immense night bazaar is a must-visit as it is a one-stop shop for pretty much anything you need.  The Naka night market is on every weekend and sells clothes, watches, sunglasses, handbags, perfume, souvenirs and handicrafts. Amity runs a trip every 2nd weekend.

Phuket Old Town

Krating Cape is the latest viewpoint Phuket Old Town is the historical center of Phuket Town, this district hosts superb mansions and beautifully preserved shop houses built in a Sino-colonial architectural style.

GYMS & FITNESS

AKA Martial Arts

Thailand’s Premier Muay Thai, MMA & Fitness Training Facility. Experience Traditional Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Strength & Conditioning classes here in the tropics of Thailand.

Thai Boxing Gyms

Phuket, Thailand offers first class expert martial art training when it comes to Muay Thai, Thai Boxing and Kickboxing. Private and Group Classes offered with many excellent gyms to choose from.

Nai Harn Gym

This is one of Phuket’s premium gyms and is fully equipped with everything to support your fitness journey.  The Amity shuttle passes the gym daily on its way to Nai Harn Beach

Unit 27

Unit 27 is a custom designed fitness facility here in Phuket offering state of the art equipment and an abundance of fitness, strength and endurance classes.

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