The best group activities in Phuket take advantage of Thailand's rich and exotic heritage and breathtaking natural wonders. Attractions include beaches, temples, caves and islands and the items in our selection generally include at least one of them. Though the activities differ, what's common throughout is the fact that Phuket group tours have ample opportunity for fun and excitement.

    A trip to Phi Phi Island provides one great activity after another, making it an excellent pick for any type of group. Have fun sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling at Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave or Monkey Beach. Soak up the sun as you relax on the white-sand beach or take shelter under a towering cliff. If it gets too hot, hop off the boat into crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkeling. Groups can enjoy lunch served at a beachside venue before being whisked away to a secluded beach where you can enjoy more swimming and snorkeling with gear included.

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    Head to nearby Phang Nga Bay on an exciting adventure to enjoy a thrilling 7-hour kayaking tour. You can explore the tunnels, lagoons and the outstanding nature surrounding Lawa Island. Fascinating scenery and geology will overwhelm you while you explore the natural beauty the islands have to offer. Stop off to swim at a secluded local beach or dive into the water and swim or snorkel. You can even take a guided tour to explore the national park. Here you'll have the chance to try canoeing by yourself or just relax on the beach.

    This trip is great for groups who want to combine canoeing experience with some sightseeing on the famous James Bond Island. This extraordinary limestone rock became very famous after some parts of the movie The Man With The Golden Gun was filmed here 1974.

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    Situated in a lush forest near Phuket City is the Jungle Xtrem Adventure and Zipline Park – ideal for those who crave exploration. It’s a great activity for groups while visiting Phuket because you get the opportunity to have fun outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of the island. Test your balance, strength and agility along the physically challenging course.

    Walk, swing, climb and balance on suspended bridges and net hammocks between the trees. Your stamina is rewarded at the end of your outdoor workout with the grand finale: thrilling ziplines that take you back down to earth. Choose from different levels available for different ages and physical strength. There are safety nets and trained instructors to insure your safety at all times, with round-trip hotel transportation included.

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    Location: 54/17 Phuket Rd, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 6pm

    Phone: +66 (0)62 767 2777


    Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

    For a unique experience nestled in the countryside, take a private tour of the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery with a friendly and informative guide. Running every hour after 2pm, join one of the tour experts as they explain the process and production of the rum with small bites and rum tastings along the way.

    At the end of the tour is a bar serving fantastic mojitos and other cocktails, featuring the delicious rum made on-site in a relaxed atmosphere. Groups can easily spend an afternoon here sipping the brilliant rum concoctions and playing classic board games.

    Location: 14/2 Moo 2, Palai Soi 2, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)93 575 1119

    Big Buddha is one of the island's most important and revered landmarks. Sitting on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata, the 45-meter-tall statue can be seen from miles away. The whole body is constructed with reinforced concrete layered with beautiful Burmese white jade marble that shines in the sun, making it a natural symbol of hope. On a good day, more than 1,000 people visit the site, including groups, many of whom donate money for maintenance and write messages on the purchased marble slabs for good luck and in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Though it usually takes over an hour to reach the very top, there are ATV rides, cafés, bars and scenic views on the way. Once you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with the best 360-degree views of the island and if you stay for the sunset, it will be a magical moment you and your group will never forget.

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    Location: Soi Yot Sane 1, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6am to 7pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 891 3827


    Buddhist temples are among the most important symbols of Thailand and Wat Chalong in Phuket is no exception. Of the 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island, Wat Chalong is considered the most important and a popular tourist destination for groups. It's a place where locals come to pray and westerners come to learn about Buddhism.

    The stunning architecture and ornate design of the temple and its shrines and gardens is an incredible sight to see. Visitors are asked to dress appropriately and be respectful of the ongoing ceremonies of the monks at any given time. If you go there in the evening, you can see the ceremony firsthand and it's truly an unforgettable experience. The temple houses lots of separate buildings with different functions and decor and with such wonderful architecture throughout, group travelers can appreciate how calm and beautiful it is to visit.

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    Location: 70 Moo 6, Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8am to 5pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 381 226


    Freedom Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in Phuket, with soft white sand and crystal-clear blue waters ideal for groups planning a nice day trip. Relax and soak up the sun at this hidden gem of a beach. Locals come around offering foods and goods and there are little shops shattered about offering the best deals in Thai massages.

    Beach chairs are also available to rent at a reasonable price or you can bring your own swimming gear and explore the waters on your own time. The best part of Freedom Beach is that it’s not too crowded and you can either get there by boat or taxi, depending on your travel style.

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    Location: Freedom Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83100, Thailand

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