Nothing screams “ultimate vacation” more than spending time on the luxurious beaches in Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is not only known to have picturesque beaches and vibrant local culture; here, you can also pump yourself up for fantastic adventures.
Stand-up paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing watersports in the industry, and for a good reason. Besides being accessible to different ages and abilities, it also provides a unique experience than kayaking, all while offering you a full-body workout — doesn’t that sound fun?
Stand-up paddleboarding has grown in popularity in Australia and the United States. Thankfully, it’s slowly catching more waves here in Thailand in recent years. With that being said, if you’re keen on getting on the board and paddling your way through waves, Phuket has just the right spots you could visit.
If you’re planning on spending time in Phuket, it’s best to book a clean energy villa and visit some spots perfect for paddleboarding. Here’s our list of noteworthy paddle boarding spots in Phuket that you’ll love:
1. Koh Kaeo Yai
Found at the tip of the famous Promthep Cape in South Phuket, the first on our list is Koh Kaeo Yai. What makes this place notable is the little chunk of jungled rock — the Buddhist temple. You’ll see this temple glittering gold and could be seen on the mainland as well.
The paddle route begins in Ya Nui Beach and follows a rocky coastline to the tip of the cape, across the channel, which is about a 30 to 40-minute paddle each way. And when you finally reach the landing beach, you’ll find that its tropical features will instantly give you a romantic vibe, and the rich corals will beg you to put on your mask and snorkel.
2. Khlong Mu Dong
An interesting choice for a stand-up paddleboard experience is Khlong Mu Dong. Khlong Mu Dong is a tidal waterway that moves between Cape Panwa and Chalong through a mangrove forest. Although it’s not the usual paddling board route, it still offers you an engaging, unassumingly peaceful experience.
The great thing about this route is that several access points will lead you to the same spot. Besides that, the mangroves will give you wind protection giving you more control over your movement. Once you reach the end of your route, mingle with locals and try fantastic local delicacies from the restaurants around the area.
3. Nai Harn Beach
Although this is not a secret location, Nai Harn Beach is still one of the best spots you can go to for your paddleboarding needs. Why? Because its beachfront features make it an instant favorite for locals and tourists alike.
Nai Harn Beach offers clear waters and majestic sunsets, so imagine paddling your way on the coast while you take in the golden rays of the sun and sparkling water. Doesn’t it sound amazing?
Thanks to its accessibility, you can stay in a fantastic clean energy villa in Phuket like Riverhouse Phuket and make your way to Nai Harn Beach without any issues. Besides, you’ll get to explore the town and its culture while you’re on the way there!
The Bottom Line: Phuket Offers a Ton of Spots for New and Experienced Paddleboarders
Besides the beautiful beaches and rich culture, Phuket also offers various spots you can explore through stand-up paddleboarding. So if you’re looking for a water experience you’ll never forget, stay in a clean energy villa and consider paddle boarding your way up to these noteworthy spots and take in the magnificence of Phuket.
Why Choose Riverhouse Phuket?
If you’re looking for a clean energy villa in Phuket, Riverhouse Phuket is exactly what you’re looking for.
Riverhouse Phuket offers renewable energy in a tranquil, mountainous backdrop-setting in the most sought-after residential area in Phuket. Our lofts and villas provide an edgy and functional design — something Phuket has never seen before.
Check out our properties today!