BANGTAO / LAYAN VILLAS
Just down the coast from Naithon, Bangtao is a stand-out area of Phuket because of its wonderfully long stretch of beach which runs along the turquoise waters for around six kilometers; making it one of the longest on the island. Layan Beach, at the northern edge is the epitome of a castaway location with its pristine sands, paddle boarding, and quiet vibe. Nearby, the town of Cherngtalay offers a few points of interest with Lagoon Road and Boat Avenue featuring shops, art galleries, and restaurants. As well as water sports, there is also the Laguna Phuket Golf Club, whilst back on the beach the newly reopened Catch Beach Club sets a glamorous tone with gourmet food and a funky beachside vibe at night. Other Bangtao Beach hotspots are XANA Beach Club with its swim-up bar and world-renowned DJ sets as well as Dream Beach, a beach club famed for its Sunday Brunch.