The 7 Best Beaches In Phuket
Posted by: Simba Sea Journeys
A vacation to Thailand means exploring a few of the best beaches in Phuket and boat excursions to the close by islands.
Phuket has a number of the best beaches in Asia if not the world. Phuket could be very distinctive in that there are in extra of 20 high-quality beaches to go to in a comparatively compact space and certainly a lot of the island’s principal resort and lodging places are constructed round very accessible seashore entrance.
We concentrate on 7 seashore places for this text – they’re all favourites of the Simba staff and all undoubtedly the best beaches in Phuket.
Some Widespread Sense Ideas
It is very important keep in mind that considerably all the best beaches in Phuket Thailand are situated on the southern tip of the island or alongside the size of the West Coast. The East Coast (ie dealing with Phi Phi Islands and Phang Nga Bay) is dominated by estuaries and mangrove forests; good for the native fisherman however by no means appropriate as a beachside location.
With respect to security, it is extremely necessary to notice that for many beaches surf life-saving protection is restricted or non-existent and nowhere close to the requirements sometimes discovered in Australia and the US. Accordingly, it’s essential to take duty on your personal security and like many different beaches all over the world, Phuket does expertise tough surf circumstances (notably in off-season) and powerful currents/rips.
This text highlights a few of our favorite beaches with a specific give attention to the much less well-known, household pleasant places and a few fabulously hidden secrets and techniques.
Now we make our first point out, for these of you with the time to discover slightly additional afield from Phuket, our private favourite space to go to outdoors of Phuket…. Krabi.
Railay Seashore, Krabi
Railay seashore Krabi, is a very postcard-worthy, idyllic tropical panorama which has two beaches, one dealing with east, the opposite dealing with west, with an ideal choice of fairly priced resorts, bars and eating places in between these two beaches. Krabi is especially well-known with the journey seekers and rock climbers and has a way more laid again really feel to it than a lot of the busiest beaches in Phuket.
Rock climbers from far and large come to Railay Seashore Krabi to hone their expertise and scale up and down one of many quite a few climbing websites in and across the Railay Seashore space. It seems to be exhausting, and it positive is enjoyable to observe these match and toned guys and women give it their best shot.
One other spotlight in case you’re staying in a single day in Railay is the sundown loosen up session on the west dealing with the seashore. Drink some very fairly priced cocktails on seashore mats, whereas the native Thais and vacationers alike take pleasure in a recreation of seashore soccer because the solar goes down. A good way to shut out an superior day.
In order an apart journey from visiting the best beaches in Phuket, Krabi shouldn’t be missed. It gives one thing totally different to the standard vacationer locations out of Phuket being Phi Phi Islands and Phang Nga Bay.
What to do on a Krabi tour
When you’ve got restricted time and are unable to spend an evening or two in Krabi, a good way to see the highlights of Krabi in at some point out of Phuket is the Krabi Island tour operated by Simba. We’re the one tour firm working a day tour to Railay Seashore Krabi out of Phuket and we’re proud to share with you on this tour the superb websites of Krabi. Arrive at Koh Hong Nationwide Park earlier than the crowds as our first cease. This can be a really lovely seashore and also you’ll be so glad you bought away from bed so early to expertise this superb nationwide park all to your self (tour departs at 630am).
Stops and Actions
Following on from breakfast on the seashore is a go to to the intriguing Koh Hong Lagoon, then a snorkeling cease close by Hen Island earlier than we arrive at what we consider to be the best seashore in Krabi, Phranang Seashore. Right here you will see probably the most superb small seashore with an unlimited and spectacular limestone rock face towering over this lovely panorama. Look out for the peculiar show of phallic objects in a small cave. An area fisherman’s custom of days passed by.
For the extra adventurous at Phranang cave, there’s a secret cave to seek out and crawl via in the pitch black in your palms and knees, or a difficult climb up a steep aspect of a hill, clawing your approach up the monitor, clinging to fig tree roots to succeed in a tremendous viewpoint of the well-known Railay east and west beaches. You’ll additionally discover a secret lagoon perched approach up in the jungle on the prime of this limestone karst.
After a busy morning of sightseeing swimming, snorkeling or climbing, it’s time to be whisked away to the Grand Centara Resort Krabi for a delicious, indulgent lunch at this lovely 5-star resort.
Shifting on to Nai Harn, that is situated in the southern cape close to Rawai and work our means north alongside the west coast in the direction of the airport.
Nai Harn / Ao Sane / Ya Nui Seashore
No higher place to kick off our best beaches of Phuket tour than the quiet beaches of Nai Harn and surrounds on the southern tip of Phuket. ‘Quiet’ is a relative time period in fact as one can anticipate loads of beachgoers at Nai Harn in excessive season however nowhere close to the crowds that the likes of Patong would sometimes expertise.
Nai Harn is the most important of the three (say 300m lengthy) however nonetheless manages to take care of a sleepy village environment with low key bars and easy seashore eating places serving quite a lot of Thai classics. Often nicely sheltered from the seasonal winds that may blow in at velocity from the west. You’ll typically see yachts and sailboats moored a number of hundred meters off the seashore benefiting from the calm circumstances.
Two excellent close by ‘micro’ beaches are properly value a point out. Ya Nui lies to the left of Nai Harn (ie in the direction of the well-known Phrom Thep cape/viewpoint. Extra cove than seashore however nice for households with youthful youngsters. Snorkeling is usually attainable as properly.
Ao Sane Seashore, to the correct of Nai Harn, can rightly be thought-about a ‘secret beach’ of Phuket. Barely tough to succeed in as it’s worthwhile to drive or stroll The Nai Harn resort to entry.
Collectively these definitely qualify as three of the best beaches in Phuket.
Kata Noi & Kata Yai Seashore
In all probability the decide of the excessive profile beaches. Kata Seashore actually includes 2 distinct places – Kata Noi (brief) and Kata Yai (lengthy). Kata Noi’s beachfront is dominated by the upmarket Katathani Resort and one definitely will get the impression the resort ‘owns’ the seashore. This, in fact, isn’t the case and there are public entry factors at both finish of the seashore. Circumstances can typically be tough, even in excessive season, so do take care. The vistas are excellent, nevertheless, notably the view to the north which is completely world class. In our expertise, this seashore is never crowded.
Kata Yai is for much longer, wider and really accessible. A lot of the Kata resorts will probably be situated near this seashore so do anticipate extra individuals. Circumstances are almost all the time calm and in consequence one of many best swimming beaches in Phuket. A very good ‘allrounder’ choice for many. There are numerous, many restaurant and bar choices simply 200m inland and certainly we wish to advocate Kata to these in search of an lively location however with out the craziness of Patong.
Considering the vacation wants of most guests Kata can be our decide of the beachside places in Phuket and for a lot of, it’s the best seashore in Phuket.
One of many best small beaches on Phuket. It is rather secluded and virtually distant regardless of it solely being minutes from the hustle and bustle of Patong. The best option to go to is by way of a Lengthy Tail constitution and these transfers are usually solely out there throughout excessive season. We perceive you can too entry by way of a mud street however haven’t but tried.
The seashore is a few 300m to 400m lengthy and regardless of the relative inaccessibility nonetheless comes full with a handful of bars/eating places so actually no excuse to not laze away a day. No parasails or jet skis both which makes for a really welcome change from the larger Phuket beaches.
Kamala is the final of the ‘big’ beaches as we head north from Patong. Water and wave circumstances are often protected so once more makes for a great household seashore choice. Following the demise of the Surin beachfront eating places and bars in 2016, Kamala stands as considered one of very beaches to offer a correct ‘on-the-beach’ eating and consuming expertise.
A lot of the restaurant choices are protected (if not terribly thrilling) vacationer menu oriented. We eat alongside this strip each month or so and are not often dissatisfied. For these on the lookout for a extra upmarket choice Café Del Mar is an aesthetic seashore membership working on the northern finish of the seashore which consider it or not is sort of household pleasant.
The best factor about Kamala? Given it doesn’t have the profile of Kata-Karon-Patong it will possibly expertise larger variation in vacationer numbers in the low season. This, in fact, can imply a really peaceable beachside for these on the lookout for getting away from all of it. We additionally discover it persistently provides the best seashore sundown views of all of the West Coast beaches.
If I selected to reside at a beachside location in Phuket, Kamala would undoubtedly be my decide.
This location is, for me, the best of the small hidden beaches in Phuket. It takes some effort to succeed in as it isn’t inside strolling distance to any famous resort or village places. Banana Seashore could be discovered north of Layan Seashore on the coastal street to Nai Thon (ie heading in the direction of the airport). For those who don’t have your personal wheels then maybe mix a cease at Banana Seashore as a part of a day tour with a personal automotive and driver. A 6 to Eight-hour tour might be had for round 2,00zero baht. Additionally it is attainable to rent an extended tail from Bang Tao / Layan seashore to make the journey.
Though the seashore has a sheltered look wave circumstances is usually a bit fierce throughout off-season and given the remoteness of the seashore it’s in all probability good recommendation to limit swimming to excessive season. The seashore could be very un-spoilt and often very quiet. There’s loads of shelter on the seashore and there’s a small bar/restaurant at one finish.
It may be onerous to consider you’re in Phuket such is the serenity of Banana Seashore.
Nai Thon Seashore
I typically assume the best approach to describe Nai Thon because the place you come to after you could have ‘done’ Patong and Kata. Definitely, the seashore I might keep at if returning to Phuket for a subsequent go to. Not flashy, certainly even a bit comfortably ramshackle, however oh so quiet when you get out of excessive season.
Beachside road meals and juice distributors, easy Thai eating places, pizza, chilly beers – life might be very straightforward at Nai Thon. The seashore is typical of the medium-sized bay beaches; ~1000m in size bookended by rocky factors. The water is usually calm in excessive season and as such is likely one of the best beaches in Phuket for household excursions.
Solely 10 minutes from the airport (if that’s essential) and while fairly a drive from Phuket City and Patong, most tour corporations will supply a pick-up for Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay excursions.
My favorite medium-sized seashore in Phuket.
Begin exploring the 7 best beaches in Phuket
So there you have got it.
7 wonderful seashore places that not solely comfortably fulfill the standards of ‘best beaches in Phuket’ however present a mixture of well-liked, hidden and off the crushed monitor. All are assured to impart some memorable character and can assist make your journey to Phuket one to recollect.
So do take pleasure in your seashore exploration while you go to this a part of the world. The Phuket and Krabi areas actually do have a number of the most lovely beaches you will discover in Asia, and certainly the world.
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