Never miss these exotic water sports while in Thailand

exotic water sports in Thailand

Thailand and water sports go hand-in-hand. And where there is a beach, there always is an option for the tourist to enjoy the unique water sports. The ideal time to pay a visit to Thailand’s exotic beaches is between November and March since it’s dry and sunny at this point of time. Do make it to Phuket and Pattaya, because these are two of the most popular destinations for enjoying water sports. Here is a list of the top water sports that you must try whenever you are in Thailand.


If you are keen into adventure sports and want to feel the gushing wind in your face, then Kite-boarding is just for you! This sport is becoming popular in Thailand day by day. A controlled kite zips you around through the waves. Moreover, if you wish to gain expertise, then it just takes three days to learn this fun sport.

Where: Chonburi and Phuket


Ever dreamed of becoming a superman or a dolphin for a day, then is the sport you should look forward to. Board a device and zoom through the air at the height of almost 15 metres and do flips that too over water.

Where: Chonburi and Pattaya

Jet Skiing

If you really like speed, then this will make your day a tad bit sweeter. Don’t worry, because swimming lessons are not needed, only some biking lessons!

Where: Pattaya and Phuket


If you want to feel and get a peek at Thailand’s natural beauty, then kayaking is a way to go. Interestingly, this is one such water sport where age doesn’t matter. Kayaking helps you get to experience the countryside, surreal cliffs, lagoons, and the list goes on.

Where: Koh Panek and James Bond Island 


This sport is a perfect blend of skiing and surfing. Wakeboarding is skiing on a surfboard. It is picking up popularity in Thailand. As compared to other water sports, this is cheap but with a high degree of thrill. Here, you must balance on a surfboard while holding onto a cable as a speedboat drags you at insane speeds.

Where: Chonburi and Pattaya


Yet another adventurous water sport, but this one requires proper training. Since the buoyancy of water and the force of wind are major factors to be considered, which helps in increasing the speed of the sailing.

Where: Phuket and Pattaya

Banana Boat Ride

Here’s some fun for a family who is looking for a good time in Thailand. A huge banana-shaped inflated boat can carry 5 to 6 people, attached to a speedboat. As the speedboat drags the funny boat in the middle of the ocean, everyone starts to turn and toss around, making it a fun ride for a family.

Where: Phuket and Pattaya


Want to fly like a bird, try Parasailing. It’ll give a bird’ s-eye view of the landscape while soaring in the air. Like wakeboarding, this too is pocket-friendly.

Where: Pattaya

Scuba Diving

Diving beneath the clear blue waters is something everyone one of us have dreamed off at least once in our lives. Thailand makes that dream come true. Nothing can beat seeing the marine life up close. You won’t be alone as whale sharks, manta rays and others will keep you company.

Where: Pattaya

Undersea walk

Lastly, if you are tired of walking on land, an undersea walk is something you should definitely try if you ever plan to visit Thailand. At a depth of about 25 m, walk on the seabed while fishes swarm around you in varying patterns. If you are lucky, you can even feed the fishes.

Where: Pattaya



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