Our Guide to 4 Top Paddleboarding Locations in Phuket

October 24, 2019
Kalima Resort

Paddleboarding has become famous because it is fun and exciting, yet suitable for people of any age. It is an excellent alternative to canoeing or kayaking, and perfect for those seeking a full-body workout. If you’re planning to visit Phuket and love to paddleboard, you’re in luck!


Here are five places perfect for paddleboarding in the stunning Phuket Island:


1. Khlong Mu Dong

If you’re looking for a unique paddleboarding experience, then head for Khlong Mu Dong. Here, you will be able to paddle through a lush mangrove forest, surrounded by nature, and all that inhabits it. While the mangroves keep the area free from wind, creating a peaceful environment to paddle in, you’d want to begin paddling an hour before high tide. Otherwise, you’ll be in for an intense full-body workout while fighting the current. If you find yourself a little hungry after all that paddling, there are plenty of waterside restaurants that will satisfy your hunger.


2. Nai Yang

If you want to surround yourself with beautiful reefs while paddling around crystal clear waters, Nai Yang is where you want to go. Located at the south of Phuket International Airport, Nai Yang is a stunning location filled with picturesque settings perfect for nature lovers. If you want something a little more than just a beautiful scene, head to the north end of the beach. Filled with vibrant corals and exotic sea creatures, Nai Yang offers plenty to keep you interested. From there, paddle south to discover beautiful beaches populated with hermit crabs that still are surrounded beautiful reefs. To make sure that these places are easily accessible, start your paddling adventure during high tide when water is plenty.


3. Nai Harn Beach

If you’re looking for a beautiful evening experience, Nai Harn Beach is there for you. Because of its location, it boasts a stunning natural vista and one of the best sunsets you can ever see. Also, you don’t even have to bring your paddleboard if you come here since there are plenty available for rent. Paddle out into the water and witness all the jellyfishes and baitfishes that roam the seas, or paddle further north to explore other undiscovered beaches.


4. Koh Kaeo Yai

If you are hungry for a challenge, paddle to another island! Consider going to Koh Kaeo Yai by heading to Ya Nui Beach and paddling along the coastline pass Promthep Cape and across the sea towards the island. It’ll take you approximately half an hour to reach the island. However, be aware that windy weather can cause stronger currents. For safety reasons, it is highly recommended that you head to this island when the weather is calm. When you do reach there, you’ll be greeted with a cozy little beach. Don’t forget to bring your snorkeling gear along, as the area’s surrounded by beautiful corals.


There’s plenty to discover in Phuket, especially while paddleboarding across its waters. Remember, before you head out for any adventure, always keep safety in mind. Let somebody know where you’re headed and what time you’ll be back. Additionally, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen lotion. You don’t want to head back to your room all red and wake up squirming in pain the next day.


If you’re looking for a beach resort in Patong, Phuket, Kalima Resort is your best option!. The resort is located near the beach so that you can go paddleboarding first thing in the morning! Get in touch with us to book your stay!