When you are vacationing in Phuket there are 3 especially beautiful waterfalls that should be visited. Bang Pae, Ton Sai, and Kathu Waterfalls are all places that guests of the island should pencil in as ‘must see’ destinations.
“The natural beauty surrounding the 33-foot Bang Pae waterfall is hard to beat. Situated deep in the forest, the waterfall drops into a natural pond below where people are often seen enjoying a refreshing dip. Photography enthusiasts, families, friends, and honeymooners have a gala time here, splashing about in the water or enjoying a picnic by the bed.
The path to the waterfall runs parallel to the stream, so you can find an ideal spot and park yourself there for an hour or two. Stepping in and out of the stream is easy, even for children. The forest area only adds to the waterfall’s idyllic appeal and is a great backdrop for photographs.”
Ton Sai Waterfall looks in many ways like its neighbor Bang Pae waterfall. Located a bit further north, it’s about the same size, the same height and at an equal walking distance from the parking. Here too, a National Park entry fee of 200 Baht per person is requested on arrival, which is compulsory. There is not much around Ton Sai except a small restaurant only open for the high season and the waterfall itself is not impressive at all. “
One thing is for sure, though: If you want to get to the very top of Kathu Waterfall expect a hard climb. Luckily, most of the way up comprises stairs and is shaded so you can stop and take rests at will. The best time to go is from June to November when there is plenty of monsoon water but it’s advisable not to go when it’s actually raining as things can get rather slippery underfoot. Right at the top there’s a pool in which you can take a dip and there are ‘drop pools’ stationed along the way up to cool off in.