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Ao Po

Ao Po is located on the north east coast of Phuket and just 25 minutes from the airport and well away from the tourist crowds of the west coast. 

The area is home to Ao Po Grand Marina with berths for super yachts up to 80m in length and is known as the best destinations for yacht lovers and those craving a luxury getaway in Phuket

The remaining coastal area is dotted with small fishing villages and is a great place to experence Southern Thaiand lifestyle and with the mangrove forests and nursery grounds for aquatic animals it is also a nature lovers dream.

General Information

Ao Po translates to an area of richness in an idyllic natural setting.

Situated on the tranquil north-east coast of Phuket, Ao Po is a mariner’s haven, where fishing villages dot the coast and is a world away from the island’s tourist crowds. It is a perfect place to stay if you wish to experience the local way of southern Thailand life watching the local fishermen bringing in their catch and is a nature lovers dream with an abundance of mangrove forests and nursery grounds for aquatic animals.

Away from the tranquility Ao Po is commonly known for it's pier which is used by many of the tourist boat operators being the gateway hub for tours to Phang Nga Bay ad it's stunning islands which cuts down on boat travel time from other parts of Phuket 

As well as nature lovers Ao Po is also known as one of the best destinations for yacht lovers and for people craving for a luxury getaway in Phuket. This area is home to the ‘Ao Po Grand Marina’ where super-yachts up to 80 meters in length can berth

The marina as well as the rustic feelof Ao Po has attracted development of high end resorts and luxury villas in the area 

OUR VILLAS IN AO PO

Ao Po is located on the north east coast of Phuket and just 25 minutes from the airport and well away from the tourist crowds of the west coast 30 minutes away.

The area is home to Ao Po Grand Marina with berths for super yachts up to 80m in length and is known as the best destinations for yacht lovers and those craving a luxury getaway in Phuket

The remaining coastal area is dotted with small fishing villages and is a great place to experence Southern Thaiand lifestyle and with the mangrove forests and nursery grounds for aquatic animals it is also a nature lovers dream.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Sailing Trips /Sailing School

Have a beautiful experience and cruise the amazing islands in Phang Nga Bay even by chinese junk (take a weekend or sunset trip). Yacht charters and sailing lessons are available mostly in Chalong in the south of Phuket.

Surfing

Surfing is not a major sporting pastime due to the lack of surf waves but at certain times of the year this s possible on the wst coast beaches such as Kata in the south and Kalim further north. You will find the hire of boards and equipment as well as instruction also at these locations

Water Ski/Cable Ski

The waters around Phuket are pefect for waterskiing in between November and April and operators located on the busier beaches offer trips as well as the usuall banana boat rides. Cable ski and Wakeboarding can be found on an artificial retangular lake inland near Patong.

Diving and Snorkelling

There are many operators offering diving courses for all the family (8 years up) as well as snorkeling tours in the islands surrounding Phuket

Yacht Charter

Chartering a yacht in Phuket is one of the most luxurious ways to experience the west coast of Thailand and the beautiful waters of the Andaman. The yacht charter option provides flexibility and comfort. A number of yachts are available for charter on the island.

Waterpark

Thrilling rides, exhiliarating slides, lazy river and a 6 level wave pool at the Splash Jungle Waterpark located at the Centara Grand West Sands Resort in the north west of Phuket provide fun for all the family.

Kiteboarding

Kitesurfing lessons and kitboarding trips are available from the beaches in the south of Phuket where there is low tides and shallow water on a sandy Bay. Kitesurfing Phuket is based on Friendship beach in Chalong Bay and has a fully equipped shop and reaturant and bar facilities.

Kayaking

Rent a kayak for a few hours or venture off for a day or so and explore the beautiful islands of Phuket individually. Recommended however are the Kayaking group trips offered including a guide to discover the beauty of the small islands and it's wildlife including monkeys, sea eagles and other birdlife.

Other Activities

Temple Visits

Visit The Big Buddha standing 45metres high looking over the south west and southern bays of Chalong, Rawai and Kata as well as the many temples throughout Phuket that are certainly worth a visit to experience.

Jungle Safari Tours

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is a jungle region located 20km north of Phuket Town and is great for trekking. There is also a Gibbon rehabilitation project, and two waterfalls that are popular bathing and picnicking spots. A full day tour may take in canoeing and a visit to an elephant camp.

Golf

There are 8 golf courses on the island and can be challenging for the beginner or experienced golfer. The most well known is the Laguna Phuket Golf Course located in the north west and the Red Mountain Golf Club in the centre.

Go Kart and Off Road Fun

Safe for all the family and well worth a visit.

Escape Hunt

It is exciting, addictive, challenging, educational and above all, fun! Voyage back 100 years in time & play the part of a famous London detective solving our mysteries set in an old house in Phuket.

Cinemas and Ten Pin Bowling

There are quite a few cinemas and bowling alleys in Phuket - 3 of which are located in Phuket. A great rainy day activity

Thai Cookery School

Learn the secrets of authentic Thai Cooking from a number of venues around Phuket.

Shopping

Phuket has upmarket boutiques and antique stores situated in renovated Chinese shophouses, or Sino- Portuguese buildings. For western stile shopping visit the two mega malls on the island - Jungle Ceylon in Patong and Central Festival on the route to Phuket town.

Muay Thai Boxing

Thailand's Naional sport and a popular spectator sport which is now practiced all over the world. In the area of Patong there are nightly desplays of boxing accompanied with a frenzy of betting


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