How to have the best family holiday in Phuket

From vibrant markets to an ethical elephant sanctuary, here are four of the best family-friendly activities in Phuket.

An Elephant enjoys the water at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
  • Jetstar
  • November 2019
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With great tropical weather, stunning beaches and a range of activities for all ages, Thailand’s largest island is the perfect family holiday destination. Better still, it offers some amazing experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

Elephant Sanctuary

Discover the beauty and majesty of elephants the right way at this ethical sanctuary for sick, injured and mistreated creatures. Learn about how to protect the gentle giants, take a stroll with them and watch them play in the water. For kids, the definite highlight is holding out pieces of pineapple, banana or cucumber and watching the elephants’ trunks unfurl and gently take their snack. opens in new window

Bangpae Waterfall

Deep within Phuket’s last remaining virgin rainforest in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, this surging waterfall tumbles down a narrow chasm, spilling into pristine rock-hewn plunge pools. It’s a true hidden gem and the perfect spot for a dip. Adventurous families may want to try and swim underneath the cascading falls.

The Bang Pae waterfall in Phuket, Thailand.
The stunning Bang Pae waterfall is a great swimming spot for families.

Flying Hanuman

Fly through the trees with the greatest of ease on this safe high-speed zip-lining experience. The 15 lines and 28 platforms give you a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy’s towering rubber trees and dense jungle. Thrill seekers will love the roller zip line, which criss-crosses the entire park in one continuous streak. opens in new window

Weekend Market

Located on Chao Fa West Road near Phuket Town, the weekend market is a fascinating and vibrant spot for families to visit. You’ll find souvenirs and cheap clothes but there are also delicious food stalls; from fish balls and fresh roasted duck to dumplings and sweet Thai pancakes.

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  • Return Starter airfares to Phuket (checked baggage not included)
  • 7 nights in a Studio Room
  • Kids (3-11 years) eat free – when dining with a paying adult off the “Lollo & Bernie” menu
  • 1 x dinner at Som’s kitchen, for two
  • Two free hours of babysitting
  • Two ice-cream cards for kids to use during their stay (ten ice-creams each)
  • 1 x shuttle bus transfer (return) to Patong or Phuket Town
  • Price
    From AUD $649^ per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children.

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    Sale Ends 11.59pm AEDT Saturday 30 November 2019 unless sold out prior. Prices are per person based on two adults and two children sharing, departing Melbourne, staying at the Sunwing Kamala Beach. Selected travel dates and terms and conditions apply.