What to do at Mai Khao Beach in Phuket
Long isolated, Mai Khao beach is now increasingly open to, and promoted, to Thailand’s tourists. However, Mai Khao is still a naturally gorgeous spot that has mostly been protected from over-development, or even much development at all. This makes it a nice place to enjoy a truly lovely and relaxing beach, but there are several attractions in Mai Khao Beach that can keep you busy as well.
1. Spas and Thai Massages in Mai Khao Beach
Spas offering Thai massages as well as a variety of beauty treatments are located in some of the excellent resorts in Mai Khao Beach. These include the spas at Anantara, SALA Phuket, and JW Marriott. Treatments include herbal therapies and particularly the herbal hot ball treatment, which is designed to help ease pain and stiff joints. Therapists at these spas are well-trained at the facilities are very good.
2. Beach and Reef Clean-up
This cleanup activity is organized by the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation amongst many others. All of these organizations and businesses work together to schedule beach and reef cleanups to help preserve and protect Mai Khao Beach. It is hoped that through these activities the sea turtles who lay their eggs on the beach to continue to return each season (November to April). If you would like to participate in a cleanup, you can inquire about the schedule by sending an email to [email protected].
3. Splash Jungle Waterpark
Most attractive to kids but appealing to all ages, the Splash Jungle Waterpark is a deluxe waterpark designed by experts in the industry. The park has many waterslides of different sizes and styles, a wave pool, and many typical but quite fun waterpark options. The park is located right at Mai Khao Beach, so there’s no need to travel far.