Phuket is the number 1 holiday destination of Thailand. Beautiful beaches and islands can be visited throughout the year. Patong is a vibrant part of Phuket with many restaurants, shops, massage houses and of course Bangla Road. Phuket has also another side with rural nice bays, the Big Buddha, beautiful temples and historic downtown of Phuket Town.
Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns. It has something for any taste and budget, with hundreds of hotels to choose from, a wide choice of dining and partying options. Aside from visiting the fantastic attractions of Thailand’s biggest island, you can take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay. Phuket is blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches to choose from. Patong Beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala have always been the most popular, but the north of the island reveals some hidden gems for travellers searching for a more romantic atmosphere.
The Central Festival just renewed itself with many shops and attractions. Soon they will also open a high end shopping mall at the doorstep of our Water World Project.
Spectacular nature, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue water awaits you at the largest island in all of Thailand. This fun, yet relaxing island makes for the perfect combination of white beaches, endless facilities, shops and activities, great cuisine and a variety of good accommodation alternatives. Also known as the Pearl of the South, no wonder this is Thailand's most visited tourist destination! Like that is not enough, there are plenty of beautiful islands around, easily reachable by speedboat or longtail boats.
SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO
James Bond Island
This famous landmark, called Koh Ta-pu or "Nail Island", first found its way onto the international map through its starring role in the James Bond movie "The Man With the Golden Gun". And this is where most tours seem to take all of the tourists - all at the same time. The entire area surrounding this island with its signature rocky pinnacle is indeed spectacular, but most of the tours bus visitors up the main highway for an hour on the same well-worn itinerary. An integral part of that tour is lunch at Koh Panyee, a nearby Muslim fishing village.
This is a remarkable village, the whole of it built out over water on stilts and with a giant rock monolith guarding its rear. At lunchtime, many tourists on the James Bond Island tours are brought in to eat and shop for handicrafts. Koh Panyee is a small island. Most of it is huge, almost vertical, limestone cliffs. The hundreds of huts, shacks, restaurants and houses where the villagers live are built on stilts over the surrounding shallow sea. No one seems quite sure how many wooden and concrete piles hold up this extraordinary community, but it is certainly a fascinating and unique feat of informal engineering. At first, fishing was the sole industry for this Muslim community but nowadays it is No 2. These days, half the locals service the tourism industry and 40% are still fisherman. The village has its own school, a mosque, a health center, lots of small souvenir shops and a handful of large restaurants, all facing the sea, where tourists can enjoy a fresh seafood lunch.
Limestone Cliffs of Phang Nga Bay
Limestone is calcium carbonate, which is generally white. Over millions of years, the skeletons from a constant rain of marine organisms, plus the chemical precipitation of yet more calcium carbonate build thick layers of sediment. Eventually, the heat and pressure of their own weight turn these strata, hundreds of metres thick, to stone. A variety of geological forces have then fractured the limestone beds and pushed up the 40 steep-sided islands that provide the exotic scenery for which this shallow bay is noted. Mineral oxides from various sources paint the vari-coloured streaks that characterise the cliffs of Phang Nga Bay.
Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's island-superstar. It's been in the movies. It's the topic of conversation for travelers all over Thailand. For some, it's the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn't disappoint. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle. It's love at first sight. The second part of the why-we-love-this-place story is attitude: few places on the planet are this laid-back. Of the two islands located near Phuket and Krabi, one is completely free of human inhabitants (Phi Phi Leh), and the other is without roads (Phi Phi Don). There's no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry.
Similan diving paradise
Similan Islands are located just a few hours speed boat outside the bustling crowds of Phuket. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it. Generally counted among the 10 most interesting dive areas in the world, this little archipelago has also become a favourite destination for yachts and tour boats. "Similan" is derived from the Malay sembilan, and means "nine", the number of islands in this paradise.
Phuket is known for its outstanding beaches, probably more than anything else. With over 30 of them around the island, there’s a wide variety of atmospheres, scenery, facilities and even textures of sand available. However, with such a huge amount of choice, the question of which is the best beach in Phuket is inevitable. This is not a simple question to answer, and it largely depends onyour taste, the ammenities you're looking for and if you like to be alone or in the middle of everything. Great restaurants or a cozy bbq for two. Our development at Bangtao places Bangtao beach high for convenience of walking there, a multitude of small nice restaurants and watersports, not too much, just right. Otherwise, we recommend Kata, Freedom, Surin, Nai Harn and Paradise beach - just to mention a few that works great for families and honeymoon couples.
Beach clubs comes to mind, you have a great ones just close by, Catch and Café del Mar and Iguana Beach Club. So many choices!
Culture & History
Phuket history dates back to ancient times and have always been treasured by it's location, vegetation that was suitable for ships construction/repair, food, clear water and the native population was used in all but friendly manners. However, over the years, Phuket has had a rich influx of culture of all these bypassers. Phuket town is a history marvel by itself - normally just a port to go to Phi Phi Island and follow the foot steps of some movie stars. You will find a multitude of Wat and the Big Buddha overlooking most of the island. For more exciting reading about the history, we recommend the book "A history of Phuket" by Colin Mackay.
Why invest in Phuket?
Thailands tourist destination number one and one of the most wellknown destinations in the world.
Phuket infrastructure is constantly under development and the airport has constantly been upgraded for the last three decades and bolster with direct connections to most meetropolitan cities in the world. The main road network has been upgraded and a new airport is under way.
New Nordic Phuket Water World is EIA approved. Phuket has something for everyone, period.
Phuket Water World
Phuket Water World consists of a landscape of swimming pools that meander through the whole resort, all connected to each other. It is a great venture for families with children as they can play in the pools with the newest attractions available. The Water World is a safe environment and assures a great day in the resort. Guests can also enjoy a good meal and drinks at various places around the pools. Following the same quality and brand essence as our other Water World’s, the rooms provide the perfect combination of fresh design and smart solutions. The interior is inspired by the ocean, making it a crisp, light and welcoming atmosphere. The family resort is within easy reach of a wealth of the island's culture with local markets, bustling beach clubs, beautiful nature and white sand beaches. New Nordic Water World is EIA approved.
THE SALES OFFICE AND OTHER
NEW NORDIC SERVICES
Our sales office in Phuket is open and our helpful staff can answer any questions you might have about the project. The office is only 200m from Phuket Water World project!
New Nordic, 20/10 Moo 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
The project is within walking distance to the beautiful Bangtao Beach, the Laguna Golf Course and Boat Avenue shopping center. The airport is only a 25 minutes drive - Phuket International Airport with direct flights to many metropolitan cities in the world or a fast and convenient transfer from Bangkok airport. The famous Patong entertainment area is easy accessible and Phuket offers a vast number of beaches, all from burstling beaches with water activities to the quiet beaches where you can relax in harmony with the nature. Phuket has something for everyone, families and night activitites. Island hopping, the squba diving paradise at Similan Islands, Phuket town with the night market. Long tail boats for a romantic tour to the nearby islands. Tired of the beach - why not rent a sailing yacht and sail the waters yourself?