TOP 8 Things to do in Phuket when it Rains

Some Great Rainy Day Activities in Phuket

Phuket is not all about fun in the sun. When the monsoon sweeps in off the ocean it can rain for days on end, not ideal if your looking to top up your tan. However, if you happen to be in Phuket with your family or friends and it’s pouring with rain there are still heaps of fun things to do rather than sitting in front of the TV or hanging on your laptop. You can try out a cooking calss and learn how to make a delicious red curry or Pad Thai, perhaps take in a ladyboy show ( if you like that sort of thing), or even grab a massage or hit the local yoga studio. Whatever your tastes or budgets, there is always something to do in Phuket, even when the skies turn grey, the seas become rough and the beach is a no go zone.

Pamper yourself with a Massage

If there is one thing you can do in Phuket is get a massage from a day spa. There are hundreds of these allover the island especially in the main tourist areas where you will most likely be staying. For around $20 AUD you can get a fantastic full body massage as well as some extra beauty treatments. This is not just for a girls holiday getaway in Phuket only. Guys love these massages as they are done by professionals that somehow know where each knot in your body is.  When it’s pouring outside with rain nothing is better than laying down with soothing music in the back ground and getting your body worked over. Don’t stress about finding a day spa, all you have to do is walk down any street and you will find one.

massage phuket

Hang out at Jungceylon Shopping Mall

Shopping malls have it all, boutiques, food halls, shoe shops, jewellery vendors, homewares and souvenirs. So when it rains head over to Jungceylon for an day of browsing, buying and eating. To add to this there is also a cinema, an indoor shooting range (only in Thailand can this happen), a massive 4D movie theatre as well as arcades for the kids. It’s a big day out here and ideal to escape those tropical down pours.

Jungceylon Shopping Mall

The Fantasea Show

The Fantasea show is on in the evening and showcases the rich Thai heritage and culture with light shows, technology,  choreographed  dancers in full Thai costumes and of course elephants. It’s a great night out for the family as they get to see something unusual yet educational and fun all at the same time.

fantasea show phuket

Thai Cooking Lessons

This is so popular and you should probably do these even if it’s not raining. Learn the fine art of Thai cooking with it’s exotic spices and vegetables and go away armed knowing when you get back you you are going to really impress your friends at the next dinner party. Most classes will give you the rudimentary basics of Thai cooking and a 90 min class is all you need to becomes the next top chef. There are even classes of sculpting fruit.

thai cooking class

Hit the cinema or go bowling

Family fun and a no brainer rainy day activities. Jungceylon is the place to be for this so if theres a movie on you like get there early as the rain brings in the tourists. There are 2 good shopping centres for this: Jungceylon in Patong beach and the Central Shopping Mall in Phuket town. Again, there’s heaps of shopping and eating to do before or after the movie or bowling so make a day of it.

Central Festival Phuket

This is a massive fully air conditioned shopping mall and is the largest on the island. This is the shopping hub of Phuket with over 100 specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment options. When it’s raing outside and you are thinking of something to do, make sure you check this mall out.

Central Festival Phuket

Phuket Aquarium

Take the kids, bring the family and spend the day watching the colourful marine life in the aquarium. It’s all in doors, dry and air conditioned so you can spend an afternoon here learning about the local fish around the islands.

phuket aquarium

Do a yoga class

Why not do something good for yourself and take a yoga class. Stretch those muscles, learn new postures, improve your balance and learn the art of breathing. Yes, yoga helps with all of this and there are many schools all over Phuket. When you have finished perhaps have a fresh juice at one of the many vendors likely to be nearby.