Phuket, the Pearl of Siam in the Andaman Sea offers, in all likelihood, the best clear waters and white sand beaches of Thailand. Phuket provides an unbeatable combination of pristine palm tree-lined beaches, superb hospitality, state of the art infrastructure and world class business hotels and resorts.
Why Phuket is the perfect incentive team building destination
It is easy to see why Phuket Island Thailand Meetings are the highest performers among MICE events; an international airport and over 100 hotels make Phuket an ideal destination for incentive trips. Additionally, there are a wide range of activities from which to choose upon arriving to Phuket Island including exciting teambuilding events.
Ideal group size – small to very large
There are many small board rooms, large conference rooms and ballrooms which can be adjusted to fit group size as well as five large meeting/conference halls where you can organize very large events of over 1000 participants.
MICE hotels in Bangkok (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) and accommodation
Phuket Island is an ever-popular destination for MICE events because of its nearly idyllic scenery and atmosphere. Phuket Island Thailand MICE events have become an industry of their own with all manner of support services being created in order to accommodate the needs of these important business occasions. Large conference and meeting facilities are available in most of the 4 and 5 Star resorts while smaller meeting rooms can be found in many of the hotels with prices to meet every budget.
In addition to meeting space, Phuket has many large resorts and hotels which cater to incentive trip and MICE travelers. Locations range from the quiet to the bustling and accommodation can be arranged for 50 rooms all the way up to 700. Hotel prices generally range from 2000-6000THB/per night/per person, depending upon season and group size. For more information, please click this link to visit our Phuket hotel partner page
Phuket flight connections
Phuket International Airport (HKT) has international flights available to/from Perth, Sydney, Seoul, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Tokyo and even a few European countries. Additionally, there are over 500 domestic flights per week between Bangkok and Phuket as well as from Chiang Mai and Koh Samui. Along with the big name carriers, a few boutique and discount airlines such as Bangkok Airways and Air Asia fly into Phuket which makes travel to and from Phuket easy and affordable.
Flight time to Phuket from Bangkok is about 80 minutes. HKT is about a 30-minute drive from the main areas of Phuket Island such as Patong and Phuket Town. Ground transportation can be arranged in advance through us or with your hotel. Taxi’s and minibuses are also available curbside.
The best time to visit Phuket is during the cool season, November through March, when the humidity is low. The average temperature at this time is around 24C to 32C. April and May are the hottest months. From June to August the weather is usually fine with some quick heavy downpours and a lot of sunshine in between. If you are working with a limited budget, consider booking your trip during the low season, September and October, when hotels are running special offers and plan indoor team-building sessions in case of inclement weather.
Team building activities in Phuket
Making Teams offers 20 teambuilding activities in Phuket so you can easily find activities that best suit your group or we can work with you to customize activities that meet your specific requirements. We give teams the ability to explore Phuket’s stunning natural beauty with our Adventure and Outdoor Teambuilding activities which include exciting options like Survivor Island and Water Regatta . We provide groups with an opportunity to develop new skills and to give back to the community with activities like Environmental CSR and other CSR activities. Top Chef and Cocktail Shakers Thailand are just two of our fun, educational and weatherproof indoor activities. For a group of about 50 people, teambuilding packages run from as low as 500 THB per person for outdoor or indoor activities up to around 3000 THB per person for a full day of Survivor-style activities on another island including transportation i.e. speedboats and transfers.
Other activities in Phuket
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, offers something for everyone. Great weather and stunning beaches provide the perfect seaside backdrop for your team’s trip. Whether your group’s priorities are international facilities, shopping, vibrant nightlife, fantastic hotels and amazing restaurants, or they are into trekking, snorkeling, diving, sightseeing and nature – Phuket has it all!
Regardless of which Phuket site you choose for your team, they will be impressed with the variety of options available to them. Patong is THE place for those who seek great shopping and a pulsating nightlife while areas such as Karon, Surin, Kata and Mai Khao offer a more laid-back, coastal vibe.
Phuket also makes a good base for visiting some of the many nearby outlying islands. The Similian Islands are known for their great dive sites while just north of Phuket is Phang Nga National Park renowned for its wild mangroves and limestone scenery. Island trips can be arranged with 10 speedboats that can carry over 300 persons to visit the famous Phi Phi Islands and other smaller islands. Gala dinners on the beach with mouthwatering seafood and fireworks are wonderful ways to impress guests.
Patong is the most popular and most touristic city in Phuket and is ideal for MICE groups looking for a lively place to hold their event. Patong is where all the hustle and bustle takes place and where your group won’t fall short on options for hotel accommodation, (beach) activities, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Patong, with all its restaurants, local markets, bars and discotheques, has everything you need to make for a great company retreat or incentive event. Going around Patong is the easiest by tuk-tuk or your own motorbike but in groups by minivan. Distance from the airport is about one hour and 15 minutes, to Phuket Town is about 30 minutes. In terms of team building, recommended activities in Patong are iQuest, the Amazing Chase and Cultural Discovery as well as Market Barter, the Food Stall Challenge and any type of seminar.
Kata and Karon are very similar to what Patong has to offer but also unique in many ways. These two beach locations are located just South of Patong and offer many of the same water sports activities, if not more and also feature a great choice of luxury and local dining, accommodation, shopping and nightlife with their centers within walking distance of most hotels. From Kata and Karon it is possible to take a speedboat to some of the islands on Phuket’s East coast for a team building or tour. By land the South and East are just a short ride away where you can enter a whole new world of experiences. Distance from the airport is about one hour and 15 minutes and to Patong is about 20 minutes. Recommended team building activities in Kata/Karon are Water Regatta, Beach Olympics but certainly also iQuest, the Amazing Chase and Cultural Discovery.
Phuket Town is the capital of Phuket, located in the center of the island, it is the beating heart of the local economy. This is where most of the Thai businesses are based and as a tourist, you will find yourself immersed into the culture of the old and the new. Visiting Phuket Town may feel at times like going back in time with the typical Sino-Portuguese building styles and the vibrant market trades performed like in the old times. Next to it you’ll find newer, trendier and modern style businesses, restaurants and bars run by the hip and trendy. Hotel accommodation may seem limited but it’s upcoming, with mostly privately owned boutique hotels and a few larger ones. The first chain hotel and one of our partner hotels that recently set foot is the Novotel Phokeethra. Going around Town is the easiest by motorbike but in groups by minivans. Distance from the airport is about one hour, to Patong takes about 45 minutes. The best team building activities in Town are mostly based around culture and include Top Chef, the Cultural Discovery and the Amazing Chase but certainly also activities based around CSR projects that benefit local charities.
The areas on the North-West coast of Phuket offer a whole different experience compared to the rest of the island, where the South and center is touristic and vibrant, the North-West offers nature and tranquility. Bangtao beach together with the Laguna complex of well-established four-and five star resorts set the scene for wide-open beaches, an 18-hole golf-course, local restaurants, spas, art & handicraft but are still near enough to places like Patong and Phuket Town for a great evening out. Further North are Layan and Naiyang beach which are less touristic but still offer a variety of quality options on accommodation. Maikhao beach is furthest North and a great escape for a company retreat with a great choice of resorts.The benefits of the North-West are the proximity to the airport, privacy and space. Recommended team building options are Hotel Survivor, Beach Olympics and CSR activities.
Phuket’s East coast earns a separate tab on this page because of it’s vicinity to nearby islands, small and large, spreading all the way to Phang Nga Bay and Koh Phi Phi. These islands can be reached from the many piers build along the coast from North to South, whether you’re looking for a short trip by long tail boat, a full day by speedboat or a multi-day cruise on a yacht, it’s all in close range. Recommended team building activities are therefore mostly based around these islands and getting there by all sorts of boats. The Sailing Destinations program is a favorite, Survivor Island another and of course the Pirates of the Andaman.