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. Heres 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 adventurers visit to Thailand and if youre 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. 2. Scuba diving Make Koh Samui your base and youll 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. 3. Zip-lining You may have tried this at home but trying it in the exotic beauty of Thailand shouldnt 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 Thailands awe-inspiring rainforests including near Chiang Mai and operators ensure the environment isnt compromised by your enjoyment. 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 its 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 youd ever imagined and look out for its sprawling jungles and glittering shorelines from above. 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 youre looking for a new extreme sport. Mark Cox is Director at Samui Island Villas. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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