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10 Cheap Things To Do In Phuket Below 50 USD

10 Cheap Things To Do In Phuket Below 50 USD
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A popular tourist destination, Thailand’s Phuket attracts holidaymakers from all walks of life seeking the perfect island getaway. With its numerous resorts, buzzing nightlife, pristine surrounding islands, and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea that shimmer invitingly in shades of turquoise and aquamarine, it is no wonder that Phuket attracts many beach-lovers. However, there is more to Phuket than just idling the days away under the sun, on the sand, and in the sea. Here are a variety of activities that can be done in Phuket, and all for under 50 USD! You will be surprised at what Phuket has up its sleeve that will give your trip a unique twist and open your eyes to some hidden facets of this fascinating island.

1. Beach Club Departure Package Before Your Flight (14.36 USD)

Don’t like having to while your time away, stuck in the airport lounge while waiting to check in for your flight? A few minutes from Phuket International Airport, Skye Beach Club offers you the chance to unwind before your flight on its rooftop terrace that opens up to splendid views of the tranquil Nai Yang Beach. Suitable for groups, families, singles, and couples, guests can chill by the beach, make use of the air-conditioned movie rooms, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a professional chef, and even take a shower to freshen up. Towels and luggage storage are provided for your convenience. This package includes a welcoming cocktail, a soft drink, the daily canapés, prawns accompanied by fried rice or phad thai, and two scoops of ice cream. Other food or beverage options can be included at an additional cost. The airport transfer is provided free of charge so you can easily get to the airport after a relaxing time at the beach club.

**Editor’s Note: Skye Beach Club has permanently closed since this article was first published.

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2. Mojito Workshop and Rhum Distillery Tour (14.18 USD)

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What’s a tropical holiday without some cocktails? Enjoy your mojitos in the distillery surrounded by sugar cane fields, while the interactive distillery tour will give you an insight into the process of making the rhum, right from the beginning where the sugar cane juice is extracted, fermented, distilled and finally bottled. The sugar cane used is 100% organic, grown without chemical fertilisers and harvested by hand in partnership with local farmers.

(*Rhum is a subcategory of rum, and is made from pressed sugar cane juice instead of molasses.)

Distillery Visit at Chalong Bay Rum

Price: 14.18 USD

Duration: 45 mins

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3. Walking and Food Tour (50 USD)

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Combine the best of both worlds with a walking and food tour, which brings you around the rich heritage town of Phuket while sampling local delicacies along the way. Don’t gorge on your hotel breakfast because the tour starts with a tour of the Phuket Town fresh market and a tasty local brunch. After your stomach is satisfied, the walking trail takes you along 5 main roads where you will learn about the architectural history of Phuket Town with the numerous beautiful sino-colonial style buildings. Visit the Shrine of the Serene Light, a hidden Chinese temple tucked away in an alley behind shops that used to be only known by locals until it was opened up in 2010 and given its own entrance. With its colourful murals and sculptures, the temple is a peaceful respite amidst a busy city.

Evening Phuket Food Tasting and Cultural Walk

Price: 50 USD

Duration: 5 hours

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4. Surfing Lesson (35 USD)

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This 1.5-hour surfing lesson is suitable for all ages and skill levels, so everyone from young kids to experienced surfers will enjoy themselves. For beginners, this course promises to equip you with the skills to stand up on the first lesson, whereas advanced surfers will learn more techniques. Boards, rash guards, and refreshments will be provided. Experience the thrill of riding a wave against the beautiful backdrop of a brilliant blue sky and endless sea. The professional first-aid certified surf instructors will ensure you have a memorable experience in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.

Surfing Lesson in Phuket

Price: 35 USD

Duration: 1.5 hours

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5. Phuket Stand Up Paddle Board Tour (35 USD)

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As a renowned tourist destination, Phuket is a beach-lover’s magnet and the summer crowds are hard to avoid. However, if you know the right local people, you might chance upon hidden gems minus the crowds. During this three-hour tour, an instructor will give you basic paddle tips and guide you along the crystal-clear waters. You will paddle board along the scenic coastline and visit private beaches and if you wish, snorkel too. All equipment is provided so all you have to do is book the tour and show up!

Phuket Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Price: 35 USD

Duration: 3 hours

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6. Private Muay Thai Class (20.11 USD)

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Phuket is a foodie’s heaven so the calories can unknowingly stack up. Work it all off with a private Muay Thai class, the Thai national martial art discipline. In this class, you will learn the basics and fundamentals of Muay Thai under the tutelage of experienced teachers. The 1-hour class includes stretching, warm-ups, hand wraps, and training plans.

Headed by the Muay Thai veteran and experienced trainer, Ajarn Dang, the beginners’ Muay Thai training programme is designed to cater for guests who have little to no training experience in Muay Thai, so go in with an open mind and just enjoy the work out. Whether you are an experienced fighter, fitness junkie, or someone with no prior exposure to the sport, this class will provide a kick to your holiday. This activity is also kid and senior friendly.

Do note that pick-up and transportation are not included but can be arranged on request.

Private Muay Thai Class - Beginner to Intermediate

Price: 20.11 USD

Duration: 1 hour

Contact: +65 6850 5065

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7. Romantic Dinner With Sea View (43.10 USD)

As the sun begins to set, Phuket takes on a romantic vibe. Create a magical evening for your loved one with a romantic dinner for two on a hill in Kata Noi Beach, overlooking the gorgeous vistas of the wide open sea. The three different set menu options are conceptualised using only the freshest and purest ingredients from the restaurant’s farm in Northern Thailand. Be intoxicated by the dreamy views, delectable cuisine, and the rotating selection of 18 award-winning wines. Each menu includes a specially selected dessert and coffee or tea.

Romantic Dinner With Sea View

Price: 43.10 USD

Duration: 3 hours

Contact: +65 6850 5065

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8. Private Yoga Class (43.10 USD)

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Sometimes, all you want on a holiday, is the chance to gain peace of mind, away from the hectic pace of our daily lives. In a place like Phuket, which is jam-packed with things to do and see, a private yoga class might just be the very thing you need. This 1-hour yoga class at Ananda Yoga Studio is held in the style of Sivananda, one of the oldest forms of Yoga. This de-stressing and uplifting class will help you improve your flexibility and achieve a sense of inner peace. Yoga mats, towels, and resistance bands are supplied, so you only need to bring yourself. Lockers are also available for you to store your personal belongings. End the session with a warm cup of Indian healing tea.

The class is taught by Gabriela, a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teacher who completed her training in 2011 and received the title of Yoga Siromani (Minister of Yoga) from the Vastu School of Yoga Mexico under the lineage of Sri Swami Sivananda.

Private Yoga Class

Price: 43.10 USD

Duration: 1 hour

Contact: +65 6850 5065

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9. Countryside Phuket Bike Tour (45.97 USD)

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Take the road less-travelled! Experience a different side of Phuket with Amazing Bike Tours where you will explore the north-eastern side of Phuket Island, an area dotted with small traditional Thai villages. The 20-kilometre (12.4-mile) ride will bring you through expansive rubber and pineapple plantations on small country roads, where you will also learn how rubber is tapped from the rubber trees. The bike tour also includes the opportunity to visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center, where gibbons that were kept as pets or used in the tourism industry are rehabilitated and released back into the rainforest. A support vehicle will be following the group to ensure safety for everyone. A minimum age of 12 is required to sign up for this tour.

The bike tour is held every Monday and Thursday and pick up commences from 7.30 am - 8.30 am at your Phuket hotel. You will arrive back at your hotel around 1.30 pm - 2 pm. Mountain bikes, helmets, limited insurance, water, and fruits are all part of the package.

Countryside Phuket Bike Tour

Price: 45.97 USD (Child: 40.22 USD)

Duration: 6 hours

Contact: +65 6850 5065

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10. Magical Performances and Dinner Show - Palazzo Parter Seat (48.84 USD)

Not satisfied with providing just a regular dinner, this package combines three jaw-dropping hours of live music, comedy, and spellbinding circus acts. The international cast of acrobats, contortionists, athletes, and dancers will entertain and excite you as you feast on your 4-course meal with a welcome drink included. (Alcoholic beverages are not included in the price.) Children (4 - 10 years old) and adults alike will be enthralled by the circus acts and mind-blown by performances by the Doctor of Magic, winner of “Magic Oscar” Award and President of the International Magic Society.

Take note that transport is not included and an extra charge of 300 THB (8.65 USD) is required for a round-trip transfer.

Magical Performances and Dinner Show (Palazzo Parter Seat)

Price: 48.84 USD (Child: 28.73 USD)

Duration: 3 hours

Contact: +65 6850 5065

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Bang for your buck

After reading through this article, you can now create your own special Phuket itinerary and make the most out of your trip! For less than 50 USD, you have a myriad of options that cater for everyone from the romantic to the adventure-seeker. Have fun choosing!

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