You’ve probably heard stories about the easygoing island of Phuket, Thailand. Rest assured, rumours of crystal clear waters, friendly locals and unbeatable nightlife are all true.
Want to go from sky to sand as quickly as possible? That doesn’t seem like too much to ask—not for Mai Khao holidays, at least. Home to the Phuket International Airport (HKT), Mai Khao is a coastal neighbourhood with untouched natural beauty, delicious seaside cuisine and relaxing day spas…for days. So grab some hot Mai Khao deals and cool off in the Andaman Sea.
On this side of the island, everything happens at Mai Khao Beach—from fine dining to trampoline acrobatics. This area of Phuket quite undeveloped compared to other districts, so you’ll be able to hole up for a romantic getaway, put the “solo” in solocation or score some serious adventures. If you prefer slides and dives to sunning and sandcastles, grab your bathers and wade into Splash Jungle Waterpark, just north of the airport. A little ways up the coast, you can leave the waterpark to walk the tightrope—or show off your other hidden circus talents—at the KidzSole Flying Trapeze. To tune in with your surroundings, take one of our Mai Khao car hire deals out for a drive to Sirinat National Park, directly south of the airport. If all that outdoor activity starts to get the best of you, top off your Mai Khao holiday with some pampering at one of the many local beach spas.
If you haven’t figured it out by the time you arrive for your fancy body wrap or mani-pedi appointment, Mai Khao is all about the finer things in life. Load up on designer textiles to give your flat a Thai flair or find fashions made of silk and cotton by local designers. Many boutiques and studios can be found at Turtle Village, a shopping centre toward the north end of the beach. Psst: Book Mai Khao packages to save for some serious splurging.
From cosy breakfast cafes to waterfront restaurants, this 11 km stretch of sand is lined with heaps of places to wine and dine. Food in Phuket is everything you’d hope to find in seaside Thailand—there’s noodles, peanut sauce and coconut cream for days. Throw in fresh fish and unique flavours like jackfruit and fried sweets, and you’ve got a mouthful of Mai Khao cuisine.
Mai Khao Beach is home to Phuket’s big Songkran Festival, a morning-to-night celebration of the Thai New Year in April. The festivities start in Phuket Town and work their way out to the beaches and down to Bangla Road. Along Patong Beach to the south of Mai Khao, Bangla Road is the hot spot for clubbing and pub crawling. But for less neon in your nightlife, stay close to Mai Khao for some stellar stargazing.
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