It’s time for your vacation in Phuket! If you’ve spent countless hours at the gym perfecting your summer silhouette, you might balk at enjoying rich food during your break. After all, you’ve invested all that time; why would you want to reverse the effects of your crunches, squats, and lifts?
If you want to enjoy your beach holiday, but are worried about how that translates into inches on your waistline, here are four ways to enjoy your vacation without sacrificing your hard-earned figure:
1. Tour the island on foot
There is so much to see and discover in Phuket and what better way to experience this exciting destination than by walking and burning calories at the same time! Walk from The Andaman Beach Hotel to Patong Beach and stroll along the 3km beachfront and back. Walk around the historic streets of Phuket Old Town and immerse yourself in the island’s culture and history. You can also challenge yourself by walking the many steps to Prompthep Cape, a popular viewpoint at the southern tip of the island. Plenty of refreshments available along the way, so you can stay hydrated easily or stop and rest if you get tired.
If you would like to meet other people and discover the sights as a group, you can also join guided walking tours. These tours start at $22 and cover different parts of the island. Embark on a traditional hike at Khao Phra Taew National Park, have a photoshoot at Phuket Old Town, or visit temples and traditional markets in Khao Lak. The list of activities and places to visit are endless!
2. Indulge in healthy Thai dishes
Phuket’s restaurants serve a wide variety of traditional Thai dishes that are both low-calorie and delicious. Start your meal with soup Nomai, a bamboo shoot salad. Try Laab Het, a spicy mushroom-based dish or a plate of boiled okra, long beans, and eggplants served with a side of nam prik, a spicy shrimp paste.
For more low-calorie treats, snack on dragon fruit or pineapple, or any fresh fruit sold in the local markets. Phuket is also well known for delicious seafood, fresh from the Andaman Sea. Order a fresh fish, prawn or crab-based dishes and you won’t be disappointed with the fresh taste.
3. Get moving indoors
If you are not the athletic, outdoors type, you can still workout while on holiday in Phuket. Nearly all resorts in Phuket have a gym facility, where you can exercise with a view of the Andaman Sea or some beautiful cliffs.
If you get bored of the gym, there are other options for staying fit on your trip. Pole Dance Phuket offers both group and private lessons. You can also join hip-hop and Latin dance classes while you’re on vacation.
4. Book a slimming treatment
Finally, you can get a little help from science. Phuket Central Festival has an entire floor dedicated to beauty and cosmetic treatments. Here you will find places that offer slimming and mesotherapy packages, among others. If you’re staying in Phuket for a while, you may want to visit the beauty therapy centers to discover their unique treatments!
So you see – it is definitely possible to maintain your body-beautiful during your vacation in Phuket. There are many ways to stay fit and eat healthily while enjoying all that this island has to offer.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Phuket, book a room at The Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket – guests can enjoy a tranquil break from city life with our sea-view rooms and suites. See our full list of offerings on our website or contact us today for more information!