Jungle Bungy Jump offers one of the most thrilling and challenging activities in Phuket: a 50-metre plunge above a jungle-surrounded lake. Managed and run by a professional New Zealand team, the Phuket branch of this business first opened in 1992. Jungle Bungy Jump has three branches in Thailand: Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket and is the only company fully licensed and insured for this activity in Thailand. The entire operation is overseen by S.A.N.Z. (Standard Association of New Zealand) with whom jump masters are registered.
The setting of Jungle Bungy Jump in Phuket is superb and inspiring: a small green lake in the middle of luxurious vegetation. On the side of the pond stand three bungalows: the office/front-desk/terrace, a small bar, and the area where jumpers are fitted out and equipped. Right behind the latter, a 50-metre tall crane overlooks the greenish waters of the lagoon.
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Located in Kathu, only 15 minutes by car from Patong Beach, Jungle Bungy Jump gives you a choice of five different styles of jump: standard Bungy, water touch (or water dip) Bungy, tandem Bungy, backward Bungy, and catapult Bungy.
Standard and backward Bungy jumps allow you to ‘draw figures’ in the air; Tandem Bungy offers a jump with your loved one (adding a little bounce to your love life) ; Catapult Bungy is the exact opposite to Bungy jumping as you start from the ground and are propelled into the air with the elastic stretched from the top of the crane. Water touch (dip) Bungy allows a bit of fun for the audience and ladies please be careful to wear something practical as the water dip can result in an instant ‘wet T-shirt’ look, or worst, in a topless exhibition.
Soft drinks, beers and ice-cream are available at the bar, and you can stay and watch your friends’ jump comfortably installed on the lakeside terrace. There is no age limit; the only condition required is that jumpers must weigh between 35 and 235kg.
There is a no refund policy; once at the top of the crane if you decide not to jump, you won’t get reimbursed (note that men chicken out more often than women...) Rates for jumping are between 2,100 baht (with T-shirt and certificate), and 3,000 baht (with DVD movie, 25+ digital photos, T-shirt, certificate and a second jump for free).
To sum up: Jungle Bungy Jump is exactly the right place to go if you are looking for an extreme activity and life-long action-packed memory from Phuket. All the people working at Jungle Bungy Jump are professionals who only have one thing in mind: thrills and fun in an extremely safe environment. And no worries, once at the top of the crane, they can give you a nudge if you like.
Jungle Bungy Jump
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 Daily
- Location: Kathu district, 300 metres on the left after the Caltex Service Station towards Phuket Country Club golf course.
- Tel: 089-2891703 or 076-321351