You’re guaranteed to get wet with this fun, competitive raft building in Thailand event. Raft building is a popular beach event in Hua Hin, especially if you have a very large group. Wouldn’t you like to develop teamwork while having FUN on a local beach near your chosen hotel?
Your teams decide what their rafts should look like during the planning phase. Your teams are not allowed to touch the equipment while planning.
Each team gets the necessary equipment to build their rafts, but don’t worry, we’re always on hand to offer some tips.
Raft Building Equipment
Equipment: bamboo, rope, paddles and floats. The floats are usually barrels (non chemical types) PVC pipe, or rubber inner tubes.
**This dependent on your location and budget**
The first team to complete their raft gets bonus points and then each raft is then subject to a safety check.
Safety Checking Your Raft
We will test each raft before allowing them into the water. A few flips and shakes should tell it’s stability and if it’s going to survive the waves!
Once all rafts have passed the safety requirements, each team takes their raft down to the water’s edge. This could be on a beach or lake.
This part of the event is the most fun. Teams climb onto their rafts in the hope that their raft doesn’t fall apart!
The raft must be large enough to carry 4 team members. A series of races and relays will see how long these rafts will last.
Could this be a case of sink and swim or will your team make it back to the beach with their raft.
Event Duration: We recommend around 3-4 hours for this event although this could be a full day event.
Group Size: Minimum 25 persons to over 500+ depending on your chosen location
Location: Anywhere across Thailand although we recommend a private beach location.
Benefits: Shared common goals, balanced participation, leadership and communication.[readmore]
Here are the top 3 event locations …
1. Raft Building Thailand – Hua Hin
Hua Hin is an ideal location for any raft building due to the larges beaches. The best beaches are near Khao Takiab as the beaches have little to no rocks unlike going toward Cha Am. We find that the location of beaches beyond Khao Takiab best such as the ones at the Pran Buri Forest Park.
Safety Warning – Jellyfish in Hua Hin
During the months of June to October care should be taken as there are jellyfish. During these months we would recommend using the hotel pool if permission is granted. It’s quite easy to spot the large white variety but the smaller white and brown jelly pack a more painful sting and cause deep burns to the skin.
2. Raft Building in Pattaya, Thailand
Pattaya’s main beach is not suited for any this kind of team building due to the number of tourists, jet-skis and deck chairs on it. However, there are hotels with private beaches in Pattaya which we have used quite a few times for raft building on.
3. Raft Building in Koh Samui
The island of Koh Samui hosts some beautiful beaches and must be one of the best locations for raft building and card board bout building. Lamai is less crowded and as with Pattaya we wouldn’t recommend Chaweng Beach. We believe any corporate team building event should have at least a little privacy enabling team members to relax and become more familiar with each other.
These fun activities are highly focused on the following teamwork characteristics.
- Project management,
- Balanced participation,
- Shared common goals,
- and most of all – TRUST.
All materials during the event, bamboo, rope, inflatables, cardboard, tape etc., prize for each winning team member, consultants, MC, professional photographer and all materials and design.