With a large number of beaches in Phuket which one do you go to for the day? It is all up to your personal preference. Whether you want to be where the crowd is or wanting to have a secluded private beach experience, Phuket has it all.
1. Nai Harn Beach
Situated in a protected bay and away from local development Nai Harn Beach is a tourist favourite. It has a unique local feel and the 2 rows of deck chairs and umbrellas give it that luxurious edge.
2. Kata Beach
White sandy beaches and clear blue sea by day and exotic bars by night! Kata beach is actually divided into 3 beaches, Kata Centre, Kata South and Kata Back Road.
3. Patong Beach
Patong is an extremely busy and crowded, loud a colourful making it one of those beaches that some adore yet others wanting a more private holiday will avoid. Food shopping and spas are nearby for your enjoyment.
4. Karon Beach
The second longest beach in Phuket but not very crowded. It is divided into 3 beaches, Karon Centre, The Lake and Beachfront Road. Karon centre is an old beach and along it are some well-established restaurants. The Karon Beach Temple is a great attraction.
5. Surin Beach
It is popular due to its clear blue water and plenty of dining areas. A perfect beach for Jet Ski’s but the noise can be annoying for swimmers. The Twin Palms Hotel is nearby and Catch Beach Club is a beautiful must see beach bar.
6. Laem Singh Beach
Perfect in good and bad weather, Laem Singh Beach is quaint with its leaning green palm trees, making you feel as if you have the whole beach to yourself. It used to be a remote beach and hard to access but has become a popular tourist attraction.
7. Bangtao Beach
It is situated halfway between the airport and Patong Beach. It is always associated with a large resort complex, Laguna Phuket. Near Bangtao Beach is a nice village where there are restaurants, shops and spa’s.
8. Rawai Beach
It is situated at the end of Phuket Island and is not a swimming beach but offers beautiful scenic surroundings and delicious must try seafood. Eat your seafood on mats on the floor, like the locals and feel a part of the Phuket culture.
9. Kamala Beach
Hidden away without much signage, Kamala Beach is surprisingly still quite popular. If you drive too fast you can miss the entrance to the beach so drive slowly when looking for it. It has fantastic dining choices and an amazing nightlife, as well as Phuket Fantasea Park which is an amazing show with elephants and acrobats located in a park nearby. There are many luxury villas in Kamala, along the popular Millionaire’s Mile.
10. Naithon Beach
Far from the crowds this is the perfect setting for a secluded beach experience. Parking you car is easy, and there are no noisy jet ski’s in sight. Across the road are restaurants and shops.
11. Mai Khao Beach
A long secluded beach, there is not much there, no deck chairs or umbrellas. It is perfect for a romantic stroll on the beach. Walk 11 kilometres along the beach and you may see 2 or 3 fishermen at best!
12. Paradise Beach
An expensive and busy beach! You have to pay 100 Baht to get into the beach. It is gorgeous, surround by 2 small bays. There are quite a few different paths to take and restaurants to find along the way.