Cherngtalay offers up plenty of beaches to explore, and a large vaiety of water-based activities. Golfers will enjoy the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket course. There are many shopping boutiques as well as Porto de Phuket, a lifestyle mall, and enough small cafes and restaurants to curb your holiday hunger pains.
What to Do in Cherngtalay | Back on land, horseback riding along the beach and through the greens of the nearby golf course is a great way to see the area. A horse riding club is positioned at the entrance of Laguna Phuket and is open daily.
While you’re on holiday it’s almost expected that you should indulge in a spa treatment. Bang Tao offers a great choice at the various high-end hotels within Laguna where you can try one of their signature therapies or choose a cheaper option in one of the many privately owned massage shops dotted around the town.
Make sure to pay a visit to Wat Cherngtalay, a beautiful temple of intricate design, which is well-lit in the evening, making for a spectacular attraction day or night.
Surfing at Surin Beach during the low season months, from May to October, can be quite satisfying. Home to a surf school that offers lessons during surf season and paddle boarding when the waves are at rest, you can enjoy activities throughout the year.
Snorkelling is great at either end of the beach during the high season and kayaking is also a popular pastime, from where you can venture to Pansea Beach and further along to Laem Singh Beach.
Aside from water activities, you can also indulge in a spa treatment in any number of spas, both high-end within the resorts around the area, as well as privately owned parlours along the streets of Surin.
Some of the luxurious venues offer Thai cooking classes where a trip to the local market is also included to select the necessary ingredients.
This culinary experience is well-worth trying as you’ll not only be able to taste the fruits of your labour, when you have finished preparing the meals, but you will also take home some handy cooking tips and recipes as well.