The word “Phuket” originates from the Malay word “Bukit” which means “hill”.
This is because the island is characterized by tropical hills covered in jungle, some over 400 meters (1,300 ft) high. This, in combination with the countless jungle trails, creates endless opportunities for jungle trekking and hiking on Phuket Island!
The hills overlooking Kamala Beach, where Villa Tantawan is located, are among the best places to enjoy Phuket jungle trekking. There are trails starting directly from Villa Tantawan or nearby. From there you can hike over the hill all the way to Kalim View Point and even Kathu waterfall. You will experience great panoramic views and pristine tropical nature all around.
Most of the trails are quite steep and the weather here is usually hot and humid. For this reason, we recommend this activity only to people who are used to hiking and are reasonably fit. You should also wear suitable shoes and bring plenty of drinking water.