Phuket is some of the most popular beach destinations in South East Asia with a wide range of activities to do. Most of the Phuket tourism come to the island to enjoy the beautiful Thai beaches, nightlife and delicious Thai food. However, if you want to explore more of the beautiful nature, then it is highly recommended to go to some of the waterfalls in Phuket. They aren’t the most impressive waterfalls in Thailand, but still worth a visit and fun to cool off. Find in this blog post the best Phuket waterfalls.
Best tours from Phuket
If you want to explore the best of Phuket island and all it has to offer on land and in the crystal clear waters, then make sure to book your tours to secure your spot. Because of Phuket’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Phuket. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! Below some of the best tours I recommend. All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- ATV Mangrove Jungle & Hidden Beach Tour in Phuket
- Phuket town tours
- Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Tour
- Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour
- Andamanda Water Park Ticket Phuket
- James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise from Phuket
- White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch in Phuket
- Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour from Phuket
- James Bond Island Phang Nga bay day trip by speedboat
- Half Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour Phuket
- Ethical elephant Save & Care Program Tour in Phuket
Bang Pae waterfall
Bang Pae waterfall is in our opinion the best waterfall in Phuket. It is the prettiest and its water flow doesn’t dry up during the year. Bang Pae waterfall is 10 meters high and has a deep natural pool where you can jump into if you’re an adrenaline junkie. The hike towards the waterfall is also beautiful because it goes through the jungle. You can perfectly combine a visit to Bang Pae waterfall with a picnic for example. So bring some snacks and enjoy the beautiful nature surroundings in the shade of the jungle. Bang Pae waterfall is located in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park so you have to pay an entry fee of 200 baht per person.
Bang Pae waterfall is the best waterfall in Phuket
Kathu waterfall is one of the Phuket waterfalls that is easy to reach because of its central location in the middle of Phuket Island. From Patong beach it is only a 15 min drive to the entrance of Kathu waterfall. Don’t expect when visiting the waterfalls in Phuket to see some big, breathtaking waterfalls. The Phuket waterfalls are mostly just series of small cascades through the jungle. The same goes for Kathu waterfall which flows gently though the jungle and drops into a natural pool where you can eventually swim when there is enough water.
The best time to visit Kathu waterfall is from June until November when it is rainy season in Phuket. After the dry season you can expect the waterfalls in Phuket to have little water.
Ton Sai waterfall
Ton Sai waterfall is closely located to Bang Pae waterfall and only takes about 30 minutes driving, so you can perfectly combine these two places on a day trip. Ton Sai waterfall is a pretty little waterfall where you can swim and watch many beautiful exotic birds. It is also located in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, but on the opposite hill of Bang Pae waterfall, so you have to drive around to visit Ton Sai.
Ao Yon waterfall
Located in Cape Panwa, Ao Yon waterfall is some of the least impressive Phuket waterfalls. There is no entrance fee for this waterfall, so if you’re in the near area, it can be fun to check it out. If you love swimming in a natural pool, then make sure to bring your swim wear. But this waterfall needs quite some rainy days before it has some water running down. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful piece of nature in Phuket and great for peace seekers.
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