On the western coast of Phuket lies Surin Beach, a stretch of clear turquoise waters and white powdery sand. This pristine shore is also known as ‘Millionaire’s Row,’ where a cluster of luxury properties can be found and famous local and international celebrities can be spotted. The atmosphere in Surin Beach is mostly calm and pleasant, a contrast to the lively and vibrant Patong area which is an hour away from the area. The Phuket International Airport is also an hour’s drive away from Surin.
Located north of Surin is Pansea Beach which is famous for its beautiful and exotic landscapes. Pansea is about 400-meter long, lined by coconut and palm trees that offer beachgoers a comfortable shade from the scorching sunlight during the daytime.
The nearest beach to Surin is Bangtao which is just 2 km away. Stretching up to 6km long, Bangtao beach is famous for its luxurious resorts, beautiful villas and of course, its crystal clear waters and powdery white sand. The beach is also close to the Cherng Talay town where one can still see the locals fishing, farming and rubber tapping in this area. The luxurious resort of Laguna Phuket is also located in Bangtao area.
Surin Beach is known as a Millionaire’s Row due to the many luxury accommodations clustered in the area. The area has a wide selection of hotels and resorts ranging from three-star boutique hotels to world-famous luxury resorts. If one is looking for elegant accommodations and outstanding hospitality service, the famous Twinpalm Phuket or the Ayara Hilltops is worth checking out.
Vacation Rentals & Luxury Villas
Surin is an area for high rollers, which is why there are many private properties scattered around this location. Over 40 luxury villas are located within its premises. Villa Yang Som which is located on Baan Thai Surin Hill is one of the best vacation villas in Surin where travelers can enjoy bespoke services from a dedicated team of staff, as well as state-of-the-art in-villa amenities and facilities.
Day Attractions & Activities
Travelers in Surin can enjoy a great selection of things to do and enjoy, allowing them to have a memorable and fun-filled Phuket holiday experience.
For those who enjoy surfing, Surin Beach is the way to go as this area is popular for its strong and big waves.
The beach also hosts a number of five-star spa centers that are located within Surin’s beach resorts. Thai herbal sauna treatment on Surin Beach is also definitely worth a try. Spa treatment services on the beach are moderately expensive and are available from morning to evening every day.
Thai Cooking Class
Attending a Thai cooking class is also another interesting to do. Classes are generally conducted on request and last around three to four hours. These classes are usually run by professional chefs that help students prepare a couple of signature Thai dishes. Shopping for ingredients in the local market can also be included in the program.
Dining & Shopping
Many travelers come to Surin beach not only for its beauty but also for shopping. One can find many types of shops in the area. There is also a local market where one can spot great finds offered at cheaper rates.
There are plenty of local restaurants on Surin beach, many of which are right on the seashore. Most of them are for family, but there are also trendy bars and clubs in the area that are ideal for solo travelers or friends looking to have fun conversations over great food. Bocconcino is famous for its Italian cuisine and sweets. Stunning handicrafts can be found in Bodhi. For those who wish to try Mediterranean cuisine Cudos restaurant is the best place. The restaurant is moderately expensive but offers perfect food and ambiance. For those who love seafood, Nok is popular for its Thai cuisine and fresh seafood specialties.
Nightlife in Surin leans more towards relaxed late-night drinking sessions with over delicious bar fare. The bars are also family-friendly and welcome vacationers traveling with kids. Champions Bar & Grill is one of the best bars in Surin. This American-themed bar is located inside Novotel Phuket Surin Beach and serves hearty western cuisine. It also has several flat-screen TVs showing the latest in sports events.