Team Building Phuket
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island but you are never far from the beach.
The main beaches are: Patong, Kata, Karon and Kamala but there are more than 30 altogether so hidden gems are aplenty. Phuket town is the main hub and is bustling with markets, street stalls, department stores and upmarket specialist shops. From amazing bargains to designer labels, you will be able to fill all your shopping needs.
You may choose to stay in one of the many hotels in town or prefer a resort hotel by the beach. There are also hotels close to the jungle clad mountains found in the centre of the island.
Whatever your choice of location, it’s relatively easy to get around with public and private options readily available. If you would like to explore on your own, you can easily hire a car or motorcycle and go where the wind takes you. If you’d prefer the opportunity to make new friends, a Songtaew or local bus, which you can flag down anywhere and hop on and off, may be just the kind of new experience you are looking for.
Should you decide to take a look at nearby destinations such as Krabi or Koh Lanta, head for the bus terminal and buy a ticket for the comfortable, long distance coach.
Benefits of Phuket team building
Your team will return to work as an energized force, connected to each other and ready to face whatever comes their way.
Suggested team building activities in Phuket:
Amazing Race Phuket
One of our most popular events, The Amazing Race is a fun, highly active and experiential activity that will get your team to work together, whilst racing against time, to complete challenges and explore new locations. They must be prepared to throw themselves fully into new experiences and leave their comfort zones behind.
Phuket is an ideal location for The Amazing Race, from the urban setting of a ‘Market Barter’ in one of the many local markets such as the Floating Market in Kathu
to a strenuous but exhilarating ‘Muay Thai’ experience. You may find yourself cooking a local dish or painting your very own Batik. These are just a taste of the wide range of challenges you may choose to personalize your Amazing Race based on your event goals and company values.
Should you want your race to be centred around the beaches, many of the main ones, such as Karon beach, Surin beach and Kata beach are close enough to all the major hotels and resorts
to be easily amenable.
Teams must complete local cultural challenges, including such favorites as:
Challenges can range from a few minutes to an hour – testing endurance and mental fortitude in your employees!
Your teams will be sure to return to work invigorated, cohesive and set on putting their new-found team problem solving skills to use for your company.
The Treasure Islands team-building activity involves travelling by yacht, speedboat, long-tail boat or catamaran to reach the island locations. From there your employees will have to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common objective by decoding messages, finding clues and solving problems to locate the resting place of the hidden treasure.
Imagine your team sailing out and visiting a range of beautiful islands, each with clues to find and challenges to overcome. Every member must use their analytical and critical-thinking skills to decode maps, gather local information and even use the sun to locate the islands that hold the clues and answers!
Your teams must work together to:
We design all our activities to promote maximum participation and tailor them to be suitable for all fitness levels and personality types, and to bring out their time management and planning skills in the most engaging way.
In collaboration with you, your event goals and company values will be paramount to the event.
High power teams looking for a little more action will appreciate this unique and challenging event. Daring explorers could travel to a nearby isolated beach or island or face survivor at the hotel. There they will make their team camp and face a series of challenges to survive together, including finding and making food, locating the equipment they need with a series of games and puzzles and working together under adverse conditions in an amazing tropical hideaway.
The Survivor Islands activity is based on the TV show ‘Survivor’ with the themes and icons of the show. The group will be split up into teams of approximately 10 members who will strive together to become the winning team. The full day consists of 6-8 games and the teams will get their own flag, banners, torches, T-shirts and instructions for the games through tree mail.
We design all our races to promote maximum participation and tailor them to be suitable for all fitness levels and personality types, and to bring out their time management and planning skills in the most engaging way. In collaboration with you, your event goals and company values will be paramount to the event.
Phuket is an island rich in history and culture. What better way for you and your team to work together and have fun than by exploring everything this wonderful island can offer?
The Cultural Challenges and Cultural Discovery activities offer the opportunity for your team to work together to explore the history and culture of the island.
Making Teams has a variety of local teachers, experts and artisans whose skills span the heritage and cultures of the island. These can be called upon to guide your team through their field of expertise at any time.
Some of the other team-building activities are:
Whatever type of event you want for your team, you are sure to give them a trip to remember by choosing to use Making Teams. Not only this, but the skills they learn and develop will benefit your business, and the experience will engage them more deeply in your organisation by letting them know how valued they are.
What to do in Phuket
There’s a fantastic choice of things to do on Phuket; from marvelous museums to remarkable cultural and religious sites, buzzing nightlife to sedate and secluded beaches, amazing scenery to the hustle and bustle of the night market. There are tours both land based and on, or in, the water. You could go on the temple visits tour in the morning and then cool off in the afternoon with a snorkeling experience finishing with a scrumptious Thai seafood dinner or an Italian dinner with fine wines in an air-conditioned restaurant.
There are also 22 must-see temples in Phuket such as: Wat Chalong, Phuket Big Buddha and Jui Tui Shrine together with many places of historical interest that can all serve as your race destinations.
Makingteams Phuket recommendations
Should you require a hotel near your actual activities:
Beach activities such as Outdoor with Fun and Beach Olympics, requiring a less crowded area, take place on the beaches in the north of the island such as; Kamala, Bangtao, Naiyang and Maikhao.
If you are happier with the busier beaches to the south west of the island, such as Patong and Karon, there are many 4-5 star hotels such as:
Marriott Merlin (Patong), Le Meridien (Patong), Hilton Arcadia (Karon), Intercontinental (Kamala), Angsana (Bangtao/Laguna).
Hotels near the airport, in the north, include:
Renaissance (Maikhao), JW Marriott (Maikhao), Marriott (Naiyang), The Slate (Naiyang).
The east coast of the island is where activities such as LOST, Survivor Island and Treasure Hunt/Pirates of the Andaman take place.
Also home to Coral island, Koh Rang Yai, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Racha also good for snorkeling and diving, and further away for day trips to Koh Phi Phi and Phanga Bay.
Our CSR activities are also mostly situated near the east coast with renovation activities at the orphanage on Koh Sirey or mangrove planting and turtle care on Cape Panwa.