ADVENTURE & ACTIVITIES
Fun Times in Phuket
Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn is located in close proximity to many popular activities on Phuket such as kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, yachting, wind-surfing, para-sailing and sight seeing. Just a short taxi ride away from world famous shopping centers and entertainment, we are conveniently located to everything that the island has to offer.
You don’t have to go far to have a truly memorable experience. Relax and enjoy our outstanding Thai and Western cuisine or sip on a delicious cocktail while enjoying the ocean views and ever changing scenes of color and light. Long private walks along four kilometers of unspoiled beach will allow you to enjoy the extraordinary bird life, local culture and boating activity.
If relaxation is what you desire, then treat yourself to an oil massage next to the beach and listen as the waves make their gentle sound. Onsite we feature the Atmanjai Wellness Center which offers a wide variety of professional massage, health, beauty and spa services.
‘Must Do’ Activities while at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa
Phuket Island is centrally located near to some of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands. Charter a boat or book a tour through Friendship Beach Resort & Spa and your captain will bring you to the island of your choice to explore the wonderful coral reefs and tropical sea life. Islands located nearby include Coral Island, Raya Island, Phi Phi Island just to name a few.
Friendship Beach Resort & Spa is located on one of Thailand’s premier kite surfing beaches. Avid kite surfers come here from all over the world to soak in the sun and get lifted by the steady wind that comes across Chalong Bay throughout the kiting season. Beginners often stay at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa while they take classes next door at the famous Kite Zone kite surfing school. Our restaurant and bar is the perfect place to relax and watch the kite surfers as they cruise by and perform acrobatics.
Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in Southern Thailand. Phuket is located near some of the world’s best diving spots. The Similan Islands, Surin Island and Phi Phi Island are just a few of the amazing locations to dive. Divers often will encounter dolphins, sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and a variety of astounding underwater life.
Friendship Beach Resort recommends getting in touch with Sunrise Divers to plan your diving excursion.
A Visit to The Big Buddha
About 10 years ago a group of friends were walking through the forest in the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata when they stumbled upon a place with stunning vistas of both sides of the island – Chalong Bay lay in one direction while on the other they looked down over Kata and the Andaman Sea. It would, they thought, make a perfect place for a viewpoint – something that could become as well known as Phuket’s favourite sunset viewpoint, at Laem Phromthep.
Funds for the massive structure are coming entirely from donations. “This project is huge and requires a lot of money. But so far we are managing just fine. I’m amazed at the amount of help we have received from everyone who knows about this project. It seems they all want to be a part of it,” explained Suporn Wanichkul, president of the Mingmongkol Faith 45 foundation, which was formed to build the Giant Buddha.
Today there are a few hundred elephants on Phuket island, all domesticated, most working in tourism.
Indeed, riding an elephant is an experience not to be missed and the animals are incredibly agile. Taking an elephant ride helps keep the them employed and fed, and out of the cities where many are taken by destitute owners in search of money and food.
Close to Friendship Beach Resort & Spa there is a great place to rent a horse and go for a ride on the beach. Horse riding is a fun and romantic way to explore Phuket’s natural scenery. First time riders are escorted along small inner roads through jungle and plantations surrounding the riding clubs. Longer rides will take you along some beautiful beaches. Programmes are usually between 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Nightlife & Entertainment
Phuket is well known for it’s nightlife and entertainment. Whether just going bar hopping or a night out at a show, you will surely find things here to be wild and entertaining. Check out the Simon Cabaret for a spectacular all “Ladyboy” cast or the magnificent Phuket Fantasea show for world class production. Whatever your fancy you are sure to find it here in Phuket.