27 September 2023

Sustainability at core of world-class leisure destination in Phuket

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By Rama Gaind.

“The natural environment sustains the life of all
beings universally.” – Dalai Lama

Andamanda Phuket is a world-class waterpark, entertainment centre and leisure landmark located in the heart of Phuket.

Get ready, set, go … as you elevate your travel experience … by going overseas again. Thailand has fully reopened to international travellers, with no restrictions, and when visitors return they can discover Andamanda Phuket, a prestigious new leisure destination.

The newly-opened multi-million-dollar water park and entertainment complex readily reveals an amazing array of rides, slides, attractions and activities, all interwoven with Thai culture, legend and mythology. That’s what sets Andamanda apart.

Become immersed 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’s also a floating market with traditional boats, local arts and crafts, authentic food and beverage outlets and a stage for cultural performances.

This landmark project is set to become an iconic attraction. This US$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.

The group’s executive director, Proud Liptapanlop, said: “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.”

Sliding Rocks at The Great Andaman Bay zone.

“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. 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.”

While allowing all ages to enjoy action-packed aquatic adventures, Andamanda Phuket is perfectly positioned in the up-and-coming Kathu district of Phuket, between the main tourism hubs of Phuket town and Patong Beach.

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 two dining areas (The Village and Tropical Beach) – plus extensive entertainment spaces and retail outlets.

A collection of thrilling slides and rides have been designed by WhiteWater West, who has worked with global theme parks such as Atlantis Dubai and Disney. Visitors can float down a 550-metres-long lazy river, the longest in Asia, and splash in a vast 10,000-square-metre wave pool that generates 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 tourists to chill out in style.

A near-life-size replica of Koh Tapu, Thailand’s famous ‘James Bond Island’.

Professional partners have helped to create a destination with sustainability, green living and the environment at its core.

The award-winning architectural firm, Contour, 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.
Andamanda adopts 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 specialists, including 200 qualified lifeguards, the park is set to drive employment and empower communities in Phuket.

Fun-seeking families everywhere will find the moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise, especially in the ‘Land of Smiles’!



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