Phuket is one of the most popular beach destinations in world. Its usually hot climate, soft sandy beaches and turquoise blue water of the Andaman Sea, together with the countless outdoor activities make it a superb destination for outdoor fun.
However, at this time of year rain can be an issue. It’s near impossible to say when it will rain and how bad the rain will be. It might be cloudy for days on end, but you might not see a drop of rain. If it does rain, it can last for a few minutes or hours, a whole day, or sometimes even longer, and when it does rain it’s likely to be heavy. Unfortunately, it all depends on luck.
But what if it rains? Of course, the rain can make it difficult to enjoy your beach or pool time, and to enjoy things like snorkeling, scuba diving etc, and you may well think that your holiday has been spoiled by Mother Nature. Love it or hate it, at this time of year rain might be a part of your daily life.
Fortunately though, you won’t be hiding from the weatherbecause there is no shortage of things to do in Phuket when it rains.
Here are our top 5 things to do in Phuket when it’s raining:
Shopping and more at Central Festival Phuket
What better way to wash away those rainy day blues than a bit of retail therapy. But it’s is the sheer diversity of shops on offer in Central Festival Phuket that makes it so special. Central has been specially designed to provide a ‘pleasant’ shopping experience and In addition to numerous major international chains, Central is also home to many unique and exclusive stores offering a whole range of different goods. The multicultural food court provides an array of international cuisine served in the many cafés and restaurants from Italian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese, as well as the global fast food chains. And even if it is raining, it doesn’t matter, you can enjoy watching the world go by from one of the many floors covered terraces. Even if you haven’t taken enough money with you, you don’t have to worry; there are many financial service institutions which have cash machines or currency exchanges. Another further option is the 6 room multiplex movie theatre which screens a variety of the latest international movies throughout the day.
Get pampered at a Spa
If you don’t want your mood to reflect the miserable weather outside, why not invest in some self-indulgence with a low priced, high quality spa treatment? Phuket is rightly known as one of the best spa destinations in Southeast Asia, Foot Massage, Thai Massage, Scrubs, Body Wraps, Baths and many other treatments and spa therapies are available throughout this magical island. Whatever treatment you choose, you can be guaranteed you’ll have forgotten about the rain in no time.
Discover the art of Thai cooking
One of the main reasons people visit Thailand is because of its food. So if the weather turns sour, why not take a cooking class and learn how to make some of the delicious local dishes you have tried on your visit. Thai cooking classes can be located all over Phuket and whether it be Phad Thai, Tom Yum or Green Thai curry that get’s your taste buds tingling, discover how to make scrumptious Thai dishes to impress your pals and household!
Get cultural at Phuket’s museums
Phuket boasts a variety of museums geared towards exploring and informing individuals about the island’s history and diverse culture. Take the time to open your mind and explore the history and significance of Phuket through its museums.
Visit Phuket Aquarium
A perfect place for a rainy afternoon; Phuket Aquarium offers an interesting opportunity to learn more about Southern Thai marine life. It also has varying aquarium shapes, but the best thing about it is the Marine Tunnel which featuring reef and leopard sharks cruising just inches above your head. There’s also a Turtle conservation project. Snacks, drinks, and a souvenir shop are available onsite.