Holiday Inn, Phuket - Destination Info
Get away from the busy Patong Beach by taking a ten minute long-tail boat ride around the Southern headland to the quieter, more isolated Freedom Beach.
If you are a golfer, you’ll be pleased to know that Phuket has at least half-a-dozen courses to play.
Local tailors can craft you a lovely silk jacket, shirt, or a wonderful suit.
Don’t ever use a tuk tuk or taxi without agreeing the price first.
For an exciting spot of water skiing, knee boarding or wake boarding, head for the Phuket Cable Skiing and wakeboarding Centre near Kathu Waterfall. Beginners are welcome.
Go bowling at the 16 lane SF Strike Bowl, inside Jungceylon Main Mall, near Soi Bangla. It also has karaoke.
If you fancy some relaxing Yoga in wonderful surroundings, just ask the hotel for a recommendation. There are plenty of local options.
Elephant trekking is a wonderful experience and you can take a trip on the back of one of these gentle giants at Camp Chang Kalim.
Go-karting at the Patong Go Kart Speedway will certainly get the pulse raising.
Explore the history of Phuket’s fascinating times of tin mining when thousands of Chinese labourers worked there. It’s all told at the Kathu Mining museum.