Health and wellness

Body, Soul: 2 things to do in Phuket, Thailand

Get fit or float away in Phuket

Body: Fitness immersion

Thanyapura resort, Phuket Thailand

Challenge your body and walk away feeling fitter at Thanyapura, a sports centre housing Olympic-standard facilities, where top coaches offer training in swimming, football, tennis and more. You’ll also find an organic restaurant, a spa, a medical centre and a sports hotel on-site. The muay Thai gym and ring is the perfect place to have a go at Thailand’s national sport, with either one-on-one or group lessons. It’s an intense activity that will fast track your strength, coordination and endurance, as well as banish any lingering city stress.

Soul: Float away

Kayaking in phuket
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Soothe your spirit by trading the concrete jungle for uninterrupted panoramas of ocean and islands. Groups of up to eight can hop aboard the Seraph, a century-old schooner, for a liveaboard escape, exploring islands as close as Koh Racha and Koh Yao or as secluded as the Similans and Burma Banks. Swim and snorkel in translucent waters near the shores or explore coasts and caves by canoe or dinghy. Take in sunsets at sea with sundowners in hand, and spend nights tucked up in your cabin or stargazing above decks in the sea breeze.

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