Thailand's tourism industry is poised for a major boost as Andamanda Phuket, a multi-million-dollar entertainment and leisure park located in the island's Kathu district, opens this month.

The latest project by Proud Group, one of Thailand's leading developers of high-end real estate, hospitality, retail and leisure attractions, marks the result of a THB 4.5 billion. The company's long-term confidence in Thailand's tourism industry is reflected in the investment. The new project will be soft-opened on May 21, 2022.

Andamanda is the largest leisure and entertainment destination in Phuket, with 58 rai of land and a wide range of recreational components, including a Thai heritage-themed water park with five separate zones.

Andamanda Phuket.

A collection of more than 12 thrilling slides and 36 activities will be available, with exhilarating names such as AquaDrop, Bubba Tub, Boomerango, AquaLoop, Whizzard and Speed Slide, plus a FlowRider Double surf simulator and a toddler splash zone. The 550-metre-long lazy river will be the longest in Asia and the vast 10,000 square-metre wave pool will able to generate waves up to three-metres high – the highest of any pool in Southeast Asia – while also catering for up to 25,000 people for concerts.

The focus on Thai culture and mythology is what sets Andamanda apart. The Lost Kingdom of the Nagon is an inspiring folk tale of struggle, friendship and ultimate triumph that will be shown to guests at the park. There will be classical nang talung southern Thai puppet theatre performances, a floating market featuring traditionally-designed ruer koh lae boats to promote local community crafts, authentic food and beverage outlets and a stage for regular cultural performances.

There is a cluster of cozy cabanas and private pavilions, plus a tropical beachfront restaurant and a series of stunning swim-up bars.

Andamanda Phuket.

The rides have been designed by WhiteWater West, the world’s leading water park equipment supplier, which has worked with global theme parks such as Atlantis Dubai and Disney. Contour, the award-winning architectural firm, and Coopers Hill, the landscape experts also collaborated on the project, which is globally certified by Ellis & Associates, the Florida-based aquatic safety experts.

The professional partners have helped to create a world-class destination. A circular approach to water management will be adopted by Andamanda. Over 100,000 trees have been planted and solar power is used extensively to ensure that energy levels are minimized. The park is staffed by a team of fully-trained local professionals, including 200 qualified lifeguards.

Andamanda will offer a level of technology and innovation never before seen in Thailand, with a location-based artificial intelligence app to enhance the guest experience, raising the bar for tourism attractions in the destination and the country as a whole.

There is a new trail for waterparks in Thailand. It will become an icon for the destination, an international water park as impressive as any in the world with a full range of facilities to attract guests from all around the globe, said Proud Liptapanlop, Executive Director of the Proud Group. I am confident that Andamanda will help to boost the economy, create employment for local people and contribute to the long-term prosperity of this amazing destination as the world recovers from the global Pandemic.

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