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Riding the Wave in Phuket
WRITER: Online Editor
Riding the Wave in Phuket 28. June 2021, by Online Editor
Known as the Pearl of the South, Phuket, Thailand’s largest island is surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea and blessed with stunning nature.

Home to lush inland forests, picturesque bays, and of course, beautiful soft white sandy beaches, Phuket attracts visitors from all around the world all year round. While many visit during the high (dry) season from November to April for the sun and calm seas, this island destination has also gained fame in the past few years as a surfing destination during the low (monsoon) season.

The best waves happen here between May and October, which also happens to be the low season in Phuket because of rainier weather and rougher waves. The upside to the weather is expecting fewer crowds and taking advantage of discounted hotel rates.

There are many beaches available for a fun surfing experience but Kata Beach is considered one of the best on the island, with waves suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers. You will also be able to catch some of the surfing competitions held annually during this time, with local and international surfers riding the waves. If you’re lucky, you may even spot one of the Thai national surfers training!

Even if you’re not an avid surfer, you can simply enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters, or just soak in the daily view of its spectacular sunset at Kata Beach.

Where To Stay

Located at the southern end of Kata Beach, The Boathouse Phuket is one of the few beachfront hotels in Phuket that has direct beach access. With less than 100 steps from hotel to the beach, it is the perfect place to stay for some beach and surf action.

Book Direct with The Boathouse Phuket and enjoy daily THB 800 Food & Beverage credit.

Where to Dine

A well-loved restaurant with more than 30 years of history, The Boathouse Restaurant serves up classic Western and authentic Thai dishes, alongside multiple wine labels from its award-winning cellar.

Savour leisurely lunches and fine dinners in a refined yet relaxed setting overlooking Kata Beach and its stunning bay.

Chef’s Weekend Menu
Visit The Boathouse Restaurant to savour spectacular dishes prepared by our Executive Chef Jonathan and his dedicated culinary team. Indulge in an exclusive set menu with a choice of starter, main course, and dessert. The restaurant’s menu changes weekly to showcase the best of the seasonal ingredients.