Thailand is once again open for business and welcoming winter sun seekers to its vibrant tropical shores! To celebrate, we’re highlighting one of our favourite Karma Group destinations in the country: the Gulf of Thailand with its iconic islands, white sand beaches and colourful coral reefs. In fact, if you strap on an oxygen tank, you’ll see it’s as stunning below water as it is above. Immerse yourself in an underwater wonderland of vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish in one of the world’s premier dive destinations.
Karma Royal Boat Lagoon, Phuket is located on the upscale island of Phuket in Thailand’s south – and it’s surrounded by world-class dive sites. Plus there’s more than enough après-dive activities to keep you entertained, including boutique shopping, dining, Phuket’s pretty Old Town and a spirited nightlife! The resort itself is the perfect tropical sanctuary, with facilities including pool, games room, library and restaurant including bakery, plus of course your own spacious 2 bedroom apartment to relax in. Plus there are very few travel restrictions at our southeast Asian destinations! Here are our Top Three Picks for nearby dive sites:
Phuket Shark Point
It’s all in the name – this is the perfect place to get up close and personal with leopard sharks who like to congregate around the site’s three pinnacles. You can also see species like tiny bamboo sharks, box fish and banded sea snakes (and that’s just covering the “B’s” !). Lovely hard and soft corals abound.
Finding Nemo lovers – this one’s for you. You’ll encounter numerous clown fish here, steadfastly guarding their anemone homesteads. Not to mention morays, reef sharks, lion fish and seahorses.
A chilled and relaxing wall dive that’s nevertheless spectacular. It’s about two hours by boat from Phuket where you’re likely to see bigger species like manta and eagle rays and a variety of reef sharks.