Phuket – Thailand has fully reopened to international travelers, with no restrictions, and guests who return to the “Land of Smiles” can now discover Andamanda Phuket, a prestigious new leisure destination that is set to elevate the travel experience for all overseas visitors – including fun-seeking families!
Andamanda Phuket is a brand-new multi-million-dollar water park and leisure complex that will immerse international travelers in a world of Thai mythology and legend, while allowing all ages to enjoy action-packed aquatic adventures. Perfectly positioned in the up-and-coming Kathu district of Phuket, between the main tourism hubs of Phuket Town and Patong Beach, this THB 4.5 billion (approx. USD 134 million) attraction marks the latest venture by the Proud Group, one of Thailand’s leading developers of high-end real estate, hospitality, retail and leisure projects.
Andamanda is not only a water park; it is the largest leisure and entertainment facility in Phuket, covering 9.3 hectares of land, comprising a wide range of recreational components, including a Thai heritage-themed water park with five separate zones, (Coral World, The Pearl Palace, Emerald Forest, Great Andaman Bay and Naga Jungle) and 2 dining areas (The Village and Tropical Beach) – plus extensive entertainment spaces and retail outlets.
A collection of thrilling slides and rides designed by WhiteWater West, who have worked with global theme parks such as Atlantis Dubai and Disney. Guests can float down a 550-metres-long lazy river, the longest in Asia, and splash in a vast 10,000 square-metres wave pool that will generate waves up to three-metres high – the highest of any pool in Thailand. Andamanda offers cozy cabanas and VIP pavilions throughout the park, tropical beachfront restaurant and a series of stunning swim-up bars – including one nestled in a near-life-size replica of Koh Tapu, Thailand’s famous “James Bond Island” – allowing visitors to chill out in style.
What sets Andamanda apart, is its focus on Thai culture and mythology. The park will immerse guests in the legend of “The Lost Kingdom of the Nagon”, an inspirational folk tale set amid the landscapes and seascapes of the Andaman coast. There is a floating market with traditional boats, local arts & crafts, authentic food & beverage outlets and a stage for cultural performances.
Contour, the award-winning architectural firm, and landscape experts Coopers Hill also collaborated on the project, Andamanda lifeguards and staff are certified by the world’s leader in aquatic safety, Ellis & Associates. Together, these professional partners have helped to create a destination with sustainability at its core. Andamanda will adopt a circular approach to water management, with a continuous loop of water being reused and recycled. Single-use plastics are prohibited, over 100,000 trees have been planted and solar energy is used to power the complex. Staffed by a team of fully-trained local professionals, including 200 qualified lifeguards, the park will drive employment and empower communities in Phuket.
“We are delighted to welcome international visitors – including our esteemed guests from India, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East – back to Thailand to experience Andamanda Phuket for the first time. This landmark project is set to become an iconic attraction; a world-class water park as impressive as any on the planet, but which also highlights the rich cultural heritage of Thailand in a safe and sustainable way. I am confident that Andamanda Phuket will become a destination in its own right, helping to attract new visitors to Phuket and stimulating the recovery of travel and tourism in the entire country,” said Proud Liptapanlop, Executive Director of the Proud Group.
To celebrate the return of international guests, Andamanda Phuket has unveiled its early bird ticket prices. For adults, the “Adventure Explorer” ticket is priced at just THB 850 (approx. USD 23) – down from the standard price of THB 1500, while children below 122cm in height can enjoy the “Mini Explorer” price of just THB 550 (approx. USD 15) – down from THB 1000. Children under 90cm tall enter for free.