Phuket

Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach Phuket


Rawai holds the distinction of being the very first tourist beach on Phuket. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to while away the afternoon underneath the beach's causarina trees rather than risk the (then) dangerous drive over the hill to Phuket's west coast.
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Nowadays Rawai is a 'working beach' and a launching point for day boat excursions out to Phuket's surrounding islands. Many longtail boats available for hire line its shores, where you can arrange a trip to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island,or a fishing or snorkel trip. The beach is also used as a mooring point for the many fishermen who live in the area.

Rawai is home to the five-star resorts, Evason and Mangosteen and quite a few of Phuket's foreign expat population live in the area, lending a bohemian and laid-back flavour to the way of life there. Favourite nighttime haunts are Friendship Beach, towards Chalong, and Rawai's beachfront bars.
Up the hill going westward out of the village lies Cape Phromthep, one of Phuket's most famous viewpoints.

Site of the Chao Ley or Sea Gipsy village, many restaurants and bungalows, shell handicraft shops, and both fishing and charter boats to the nearby islands. The beach itself is suitable for swimming. Rawai is 7 kms. west of Chalong Circle.
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The site of the traditional Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsy village, Rawai features bungalow accommodations, many good restaurants, handicraft shops, and both fishing and excursion boats for hire. The waters make for pleasant swimming, and excellent snorkeling is possible around the off-shore reefs. Rawai is 7 km west of the Chalong traffic circle.

Laem Sing Beach


Laem Sing Beach Phuket



Laem Sing Beach Phuket is actually a picturesque small bay hidden from normal view, which reveals itself only after walking down a steep path for 5 minutes. A favorite destination for snorkellers and sunbathers, this beach has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years. At the heart of the beach dazzles the silvery sand, while the two ends of the beach is adorned with rocky ledges. The beautiful Laem Sing Beach in Phuket , Thailand , is a very small beach nestled near Surin Beach . The only identifications of the Laem Sing Beach in Phuket are the exquisite little hand-painted signs planted at the roadside beside Surin Beach.

The only identifications of the Laem Sing Beach in Phuket are the exquisite little hand-painted signs planted at the roadside beside Surin Beach . On weekends and holidays Laem Sing Beach in Phuket remains packed with tourists. A small fee is charged now for
parking at the two entrances of the beach. There are no accommodation facilities at Laem Sing Beach , but there are several places to stay in nearby Patong and Kamala. It takes just about 10 โ€“ 15 minutes to reach Patong and Kamala from Laem Sing Beach . You can avail of anything ranging from simple guesthouses to luxury resorts to enjoy a comfortable stay while on a trip to Laem Sing Beach in Phuket.
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Laem Sing Beach just 20 minutes north of Patong, and is the first stop on our beach safari. The beach is not visible from the road but the small parking area is located about half way up the grade at the north end of Kamala Beach look for the small handmade signs. This is one of the undeveloped beaches frequently missed by visitors who are unaware of its location. Its a five minute walk down a fairly steep path to reach this remote little beach. The natural beauty of this beach is enhanced by the fact it sits well below the highway which lends a serene and quiet feeling that is not always present on other beaches in Phuket. The interesting rock formations along Laem Sing Beach offer some the best snorkeling opportunities on the island. Noted during recent visits was an increase in the number of beach venders and the occasional sighting of jetski activity, but it is still a pleasant little beach get-a-way well worth going out of the way for.


Some recent reports coming back suggest that many readers stopping here on the first leg of there beach safari are being taken in by the quiet charms of this hidden bay and are spending the whole day here. ( Click here to see large photos of Laem Sing


The beautiful Laem Sing Beach in Phuket , Thailand , is a very small beach nestled near Surin Beach . The only identifications of the Laem Sing Beach in Phuket are the exquisite little hand-painted signs planted at the roadside beside Surin Beach .

Nai Thon Beach


Nai Thon Beach Phuket



Nai Thon is a beautiful stretch of sand that for reasons unknown has still been overlooked by large resort developers, located on a secluded island paradise, yet only 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport and the excitement of the province. Thus it's an ideal spot to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet swim.

It's a village of two seasons, during the high season the hotels fill up, the sea is flat, calm and crystal clear, beach restaurants appear where you can dine with your bare feet in the sand, very much a stereotypical tropical paradise.
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In low season the boot's on the other foot, it's almost a ghost town with an occasionally raging sea.

The journey to the beach is almost more enjoyable than the beach itself. On the southern approach to Nai Thon, the narrow road leads through some of the island's last remaining virgin jungle, and winds along a coastline that rivals

Cote d'Azur in its brilliant beauty. If driving to Nai Thon from the north, the road takes you through a village then into a lush green valley before reaching the beach.

Activities to be enjoyed whilst staying here include exploring rocky coves only accessible by longtail boat and scuba diving which can be arranged by the dive shop on the Beach Road.

Nai Thon is both very quiet and stunningly beautiful. This one road town is undiscovered by the masses so you'll have all the space you need to relax. There's a 'hidden' part of Nai Thon Beach, it's very easy to get to whatever the tide, you just walk around the rocks at the southern end.
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Nai Thon Beach isn't to be confused with Nai Thorn Beach which is 600m further south and only accessible via the grounds of Andaman White Beach Resort or by longtail boat.

One of the features that makes Nai Thon so loved is the water quality, most of the year there's 15m+ visibility with totally flat water, perfect for snorkeling.

From May to September there can be rougher conditions including waves and strong undertows so care should be taken whilst swimming, on rough days the red warning flags will

Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach Phuket

Nai Yang is a long curved bay fringed with tall casuarinas trees. The beach is a popular spot among locals who come to picknick on the weekends.

There are also a few local seafood stalls and restaurants along part of the beach. Camping is allowed on the beach.

Nai Yang is part of the Sirinath National Park, which also includes Mai Kao, the next beach along to the north, and Nai Thon, the next beach along to the south. The area was declared a national park in 1981 to protect the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles that lay their eggs here from November to February.

The northern part of the beach is part of Sirinath National Park and thus has no development. There are a few salas (open sided pavilions) in which to sit if the sun or the rain get too much and the beach has little of the commercial feel that pervades in Patong or Karon.

This northern area is a local favourite. If you happen to drive through on a weekend, you will see many families, groups of friends or couple having picnic parties in the large shady areas next to the beach.

Many food vendors usually gather along the roadside to prepare all the classic Thai dishes, sweets, drinks and local fruits.

Further south is slightly more commercial and developed; bars and restaurants line the middle part of the beach. This is also where Indigo Pearl is, the only hotel currently open. Sea turtles are occasional nocturnal visitors who, lay their eggs in the sand at night time. If you see any turtles or their tracks you should let your hotel know and they'll contact Phuket Marine Biological Centre to incubate the eggs in safety.

This is a working beach and care should be taken to stay away from fishermen's nets and equipment. During high season, walking toward the north will give you unique views on planes approching phuket and landing at Phuket International Airport.

We recommend a nice gorgeous and famous resort on Nai Yang beach which is

Nai Yang Beach Resort is located at the Sirinthorn National Park on beautiful Phuket Island. From your bungalow to the beach is a 1 minute is walk, and each room is surrounded by beautiful gardens and real nature.

After driving through a beautiful stretch of rubber trees you'll find Nai Yang Beach Resort, tucked away on a secluded stretch of sand on the Northwest coast of Phuket. The entire area is under the supervision of Nai Yang National Marine Park, making it protected, quiet and safe. The resort offers unforgettable views, seclusion, and access to a variety of activities including Dive center, shopping Plaza with the unique souvenir and professional Thai and foot massage. Or for that true escape, restful times with a good book while relaxing awaying casuarinas and coconut trees. Swimming and relaxing at the front beach.

Nai Harn Beach


Nai Harn Beach


Nai Harn Beach located south of Kata Noi and north of Promthep Cape. Naiharn beach is not Phuket's longest beach, but it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island. The middle of the beach is dominated by the Samnak Song Nai Han monastery, which has obstructed excessive development and is the reason that the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island. A wide variety of water sports can be enjoyed, but swimmers should be alert for the red flag which warns of dangerous currents during the monsoon season from May to October. One can walk to nearby Promthep Cape to observe sunsets, which are often fiery and spectacular

A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren't many places to stay here but the beach is easy to get to from Kata and Karon.
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Nai Harn is relatively undeveloped thanks to the Samnak Song Nai Harn monastery which occupies a large portion of the beachfront land. At its northern is Le Meridien Phuket Yacht Club which has a few bars and restaurants just before it, but generally the area is quiet. A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren't many places to stay here but the beach is easy to get to from Kata and Karon.

Behind the beach is a lagoon where there are some upmarket housing developments and a few good bars and restaurants.

Ao Sane is a small rocky beach that can only be reached by a small road that runs underneath the Phuket Yacht Club. There are a couple of bungalow operations here as well as a couple of restaurants.

Nai Harn's usually busier at weekends as it is popular with both Thais and expats. Many tourists who come to Phuket never make it to this wonderful stretch of sand. At the southern end the lagoon flows into the sea, creating a stream that children love to play in.

All year round the water is a comfortable 29ยฐC. Flat lake-like crystal-clear water invites you for a dip November to May. From June to October on occasion there can be days where larger waves attract surfers and prevent swimming however these days aren't very common.

Great for swimming from November to April, however care should be take in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows on occasion. The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner.

Nai Harn is a quiet little spot at the southern end of Phuket. This quiet and tranquil place has only a few hotels including the Le Royal Phuket Yacht Club and is a favourite anchorage for boats during the high season.

Just north of Nai Harn, along the coast, is Nui Beach, small, secluded and difficult to access. Further along is Ya Nui, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane, a great spot for snorkeling, reached by taking the dirt road that starts at Le Royal Meridien's car park.

A great place to have a snack and watch the sunset is Promthep Cape, a popular viewpoint only a few minutes drive from Nai Harn.

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