Top 5 thrillseekers sports to enjoy in Thailand

Visiting Thailand may be your chance to escape from the busy pace of your everyday life, the chance to relax and enjoy a new country, exotic and otherworldly, or it could be your chance to indulge in some once in a lifetime, adrenalin driven experiences. You can even incorporate both but Thailand is a natural haven packed with sporting excursions for thrillseekers. Here’s our top five.

1. Rock climbing

The iconic Phi Phi Islands are home to famous limestone karsts and cliffs. Rock climbing has become part and parcel of the intrepid adventurer’s visit to Thailand and if you’re a keen climber than Tonsai Tower has got to be on your life. The climb has several marked routes and titanium bolts and slings to ensure even beginner climbers are catered for.

Rock climbing

2. Scuba diving

Make Koh Samui your base and you’ll have a wide range of fantastic scuba diving opportunities. After a few days sunning yourself by the pool of your private luxury villa venture out to see one of the many PADI certified scuba operators in the area. The largest concentration of diving operators is found at Bophut Beach and the waters are full of natural sea life and colourful corals.

Scuba diving

3. Zip-lining

You may have tried this at home but trying it in the exotic beauty of Thailand shouldn’t be missed. Enjoy your time suspended high in the sky and take your chance to see how stunning Thailand looks from above. Zip-lining is available in many of Thailand’s awe-inspiring rainforests including near Chiang Mai and operators ensure the environment isn’t compromised by your enjoyment.

Zip-lining

4. Sky diving

If you fancy a Thai sky drive then Pattaya is the place to begin. The popular seaside town is home two skydiving centres and it’s the perfect place to try a dive thanks to the clear skies, mild climates and array of safe landing places. Enjoy Thailand from higher up than you’d ever imagined and look out for its sprawling jungles and glittering shorelines from above.

Sky diving

5. Kite boarding

Kite boarding is a relatively new sport that allows you to enjoy the water in an entirely new way. The open flat water is ideal for catching the breeze and enjoying this sport which combines wakeboarding, windsurfing and paragliding. Hua Thanon and Nathon in Koh Samui are two of the most popular kite boarding locations and it is a great option if you’re looking for a new extreme sport.

Kite boarding

Mark Cox is Director at Samui Island Villas.

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Comments (6)

  1. Jonathan Look, Jr. says:

    I am living in Thailand now and I can attest that, if you want it to be, everyday can be an adventure. This place is so rich that there are things for all tastes and budgets. I don’t want to sound like a salesperson but this place rocks!

  2. Looks great! I just returned from Thailand and enjoyed many adventures including diving, canoeing through Phang Nga, and swimming with elephants. I also saw monitor lizards on the canals of Bangkok as big as Komodo Dragons! I fell in love with Thailand.

  3. Daz says:

    I’m, sure you could add many more to the list, kayaking, bungy jump, para-gliding. I can personally recommend the zip-lining, I did it at Flight of The Gibbon in Chonburi, a fantastic day out, stunning scenery, and professionally run.

  4. rashi says:

    great place Thailand. enjoyed many adventures including diving, canoeing through Phang Nga,bungy jump, and swimming with elephants

  5. David says:

    Yes some great attractions here , but my health & safety insurance policy might limit my enthusiasm to actively promote to our clients , as several of these will be ” at your own risk ” options . Not sure my old bones will allow the rock climbing , but the zip wire looks particularly good fun . I know several who have done this and found it very good .

  6. Jayme says:

    There’s so many great activities to do in Thailand. I definitely want to do the zip lining and sky diving when I go back!

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