Travelling to Phuket during the low season means you might encounter some gloomy, rainy days. Although there may be days when the sun comes out and you can head to the beach, you should prepare a list of things to do on days when the rain shows no sign of ceasing. Sick of being stuck in your hotel room as the clouds darken the sky? Here are a few things that you can do in Phuket even as raindrops pitter-patter on the roof:
Relax in a spa
What can be more relaxing than pampering yourself on vacation with a spa day? The purpose of going on a holiday is to get away from work and the stressful nuances of daily life. Spending a few hours at a spa will help to ease your mind and body while the rain continues to fall outside. If you will be staying at a spa resort, simply take advantage of their services. It is recommended that you make a booking in advance.
After all, on a rainy day, chances are that quite a number of guests will choose to head to the spa as well. If your hotel does not offer spa amenities, you can opt to experience a luxury 5-star wellness centre like Banyan Tree Spa to take your relaxation to the next level. Booking in advance is helpful, but you can simply walk-in on a rainy day as well.
Enjoy a few activities at Jungceylon
Jungceylon might seem like a regular old shopping centre at first glance, but there is a lot more to do here than you would think. You can challenge your travel companions in a game of bowling or opt to watch some movies. Travelling with your family? Team up and enter a laser shooting game! If the kids have some pent-up energy to burn off, take them to the kids’ zone to run around for a bit while you visit the Shell Museum. Yes, you heard that right – the museum is inside the shopping centre!
Shop at Central Festival Phuket
If you are planning to rent a car while you visit, why not drive to Central Festival Phuket for a shopping spree on a rainy day? This shopping centre has an impressive variety of stores, boasting everything from small affordable boutiques to designer brands for you to shop from. This mall has a movie theatre just like Jungceylon, but things are a little bit fancier here. Have you ever been to a cinema where you get to watch a movie in bed as you curl up under a warm blanket, propped up with a soft pillow? If not, now is the chance to experience it at Central Festival Phuket!
Visit the Phuket Trickeye Museum
A rainy day may put a damper on your beach plans, but it doesn’t have to put a damper on your enthusiasm. Why let the weather get you down? You can still have a blast by visiting Phuket Trickeye Museum. It’s easy to travel here from the Old Phuket Town as the two are not too far away.
This is a great place to snap plenty of hilarious shots to take back home. Your kids are sure to have a blast! If the rain is still pouring down when you’re done, there are quite a number of other museums nearby that you can drop by for more fun.
Go to the Upside Down House
The Upside Down House is also known as Baan Teelanka. Think the name is unusual? Wait until you see the place! The Upside Down House lives up to its name. Instead of walking on the floor, you will be walking on the roof of the house as everything is flipped over! There are three floors of the house for you to explore while you take silly pictures with your friends and family
Enrol in Thai cooking classes
Love Thai food? Why order takeout forever when you could take new cooking skills home? Aside from feeding your Thai food addiction, a cooking class is a great way to explore the culture of the country since many schools will take you to buy fresh ingredients at the market. Don’t feel like a trip to the market? No worries. Simply choose a school that will prepare everything for you ahead of time. Your only job will be to follow the instructor and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Explore Old Phuket Town
Although Old Phuket Town is outdoors, it’s more than possible to visit the town while it’s drizzling. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella! Visiting the old town on a sunny day might be better, but you’ll still get the chance to explore the historical streets and incredible Sino-Portuguese mansions during a light summer rain. If you get tired walking along the road, there are plenty of cute, little cafes with tasty food and drinks where you can recharge before you continue your adventure.
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