Making plans for the weekend already? Why not check out some of these amazing waterfalls in Phuket?
Ton Ao Yon Waterfall
Ton Ao Yon Waterfall is a hidden gem located 3.6 kilometres east of Kao Khad View Point. A little hard to find, the waterfall is only visited by a few locals and adventurous tourists, so you’ll find yourself in an unspoilt and pristine paradise when you do find your way there. Ton Ao Yon Waterfall has several drop pools that you can bathe in. Due to the steep rocks and convoluted routes leading to the top of this waterfall, you’ll need appropriate shoes to protect yourself. And if you’re lucky, you may have the entire place to yourself.
Bang Pae Waterfall
Bang Pae Waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls on the island. Located in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in Thalang, around 23 km north of Phuket Town, this is a great spot for a relaxing dip in the water or a fun picnic with family and friends. Although a small cascade, Bang Pae Waterfall is one of the biggest in Phuket. Plus, there’s a Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre nearby which was established more than a decade ago to rescue gibbons employed as tourist attractions. If you’re lucky, you may have the chance to see some rescued gibbons.
The Kathu Waterfall is a series of drop pools that are best observed during Phuket’s rainy season. If you want to reach the very top of the waterfall, be prepared for a difficult climb, but it’ll all be worth it once you soak in the waters of the natural pool. A set of stone stairways leads the majority of the way up. It’s shaded, and there are various rest stops if you become tired. Because of the fall’s small size, there isn’t as much water flowing. Nonetheless, this is still a popular destination for tourists who enjoy hiking in natural settings.
Ton Sai Waterfall
Tonsai Waterfall is a serene spot in Phuket’s northeastern region. Despite being far from the beaches, the view along the road from Thalang Town’s junction to the falls is unparalleled. The 3-kilometre route offers beautiful rural scenes of farms and other greenery, and it only gets better as you enter the lush virgin forest and its tranquil environs. The rainforest around Tonsai Waterfall is home to a variety of colourful native birds, so if you’re into bird-watching, you know where exactly you need to be.