Escape to the Laguna Phuket Marathon

Known for its lush terrain and long beaches, Phuket is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about running a marathon, but cool summer temperatures and direct flights from major cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, it’s easy to understand why it’s becoming a popular adventure sports destination.

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On 10th June 2018, thousands of runners from around the world will descend on Phuket to take part in the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, South East Asia’s Leading Destination Marathon. Hosted at the Laguna Phuket Resort complex, it will offer runners multiple distances for all ages and abilities, including a 2KM children’s race.

The Laguna Phuket Marathon is a fun and family-oriented experience that also supports local charities. In recent years it has helped raise money for Laguna Phuket’s “Fully Booked” Mobile Learning Centre as well as for the Baan Jao Krua School project in Phang-nga Province.

Pool Villa at the Anantara Layan Resort

If you’re a runner, you might want to check out Anatara Layan Phuket Resort’s package that allows you to prep, fuel and relax before as well as after the race. Their “Phuket Marathon Escape” package includes the following:

  • Room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival)
  • Late check-out until 3.00pm (subject to availability on departure)
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two people
  • 15% off dining
  • 14% off spa journey
  • Complimentary shuttle to the race

Locals as well as hotel guests can load up on pre-race carbs with the resort’s special breakfast buffet on the 10th which includes a wide range of carbohydrate dense foods including pasta, pizza and a carving station as well as salad selection. The buffet will also feature favourites including the egg station, fruit and freshly squeezed juices, cereals, yogurt and nutritious superfood corner with seeds and healthy powders to add.

Readers of The Wellness Insider can get a special rate from now till 15th June (bookings to be made by 10th June) with the promo code HKTRUN when booking through

Details on the Laguna Phuket Marathon can be found at

Photo credits: Anantara Layan Resort and
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