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What beach should you choose to stay in Phuket?


There are many breathtaking beaches in Phuket and you might feel a bit confused about the difference between them. After reading this article we are sure you will know which endless stunning beaches of Phuket suit you the best!


Mai Khao Beach

On the northwest coast of Phuket, Mai Khao Beach is a 11km long straight undeveloped beach, part of the Sirinat National Park. It is a beach located near the Phuket International Airport, so during the high season, you can actually see planes land here. The sand is a little more coarse than on the southern beaches but still soft and beautiful. (Accommodation: JW Marriott, Anantara villas)


Best thing to do

  • Explore Mai Khao Temple
  • Plane spotting in Phuket
  • Visit giant Ridley Sea Turtle
  • Have fun in Splash Jungle Water Park
  • Try wakeboarding in International Wake Park



Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach is one of the hidden gems in Phuket away from the main roads. With a vast beach, a shallow sea, and many lush trees which provide shade, this place has not been overly developed and has kept a bit of the old Phuket atmosphere. Water sports enthusiasts are well catered at Nai Yang Beach! You can go supping, kayaking or kitesurfing. (Accommodation: Pullman Arcadia Resort, Anantara Lantara Layan Resort )


Best thing to do

  • Shopping at Nai Yang Market
  • Discover Sirinath National Park
  • Have fun with Kiteboarding or kitesurfing
  • Visit Wat Mongkol Wararam (Nai Yang Temple)
  • Enjoy diving trips, CMAS and PADI dive courses



Nai Thon Beach

This is a quiet beach, less than one kilometer long with makeshift swings, hammocks, tables and chairs made from natural materials. If you want to escape the mass crowds and enjoy a piece of paradis, then this is the resort for you. When the sea is calm, the rocks on either side of the bay are good for snorkeling. In the middle of the bay, there are no rocks which makes it good for swimming. (Accommodation: Pullman Arcadia Naithon, Trisara Phuket)


Best thing to do

  • Enjoy kayaking, supping and surfing
  • Meet elephants in Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary


Bang Tao Beach

This is the beach that gathers some of the largest and most luxurious resorts in Phuket. Bangtao tends to be quiet with only a few beach bars. If you do decide to visit this place you will have lots of space to sprawl out on its over 6km of sand. (Accommodation: Movenpick Resort, Angsana Laguna Hotel, Outrigger Laguna Resort, Bayan Tree, Amari)


Best thing to do

  • Discover Wat Choeng Thale
  • Visit Phuket Adventure Mini Golf
  • Enjoy water activities at Blue Tree Water Park



Kamala Beach

If you are looking for a relaxing vibe and prefer a quiet holiday not far away from Patong Beach, then Kamala Beach is one of the top choices. The beach is immense and features many excellent Thai and international restaurants right on the beach.  (Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, Hyatt Regency Kamala)


Best thing to do

  • Visit Wat Kamala
  • Explore fresh local market
  • Watch massive stage performance in Phuket Fantasea Park



Patong Beach

As you all know Patong Beach is known for its soft sands and wild party scene. In the day time you can find plenty of parasailing and jet ski operators, boat drivers, beach vendors and masseuses approaching travellers who are relaxing on the sand. Yet, when the sun goes down Patong is the party central on the island. (Accommodation: Rosewood Phuket, Burasari Phuket, Amari Phuket, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket, Holiday Inn Phuket, Baan Laimai Beach Resort )


Best thing to do

  • Explore Phuket’s rainforest
  • Enjoy Simon Cabaret Show
  • Family fun in Go-Kart Speedway
  • Surf fun in Surf House Patong Beach
  • Visit liveliest party zone at Bangla Road
  • Enjoy wakeboarding rides in Phuket Wake Park



Karon Beach

Karon is one of the longest beaches in Phuket with most of the road lining with luxury hotels and good local restaurants. There are very few waves during the high season (November–April), resulting in crystal-clear waters. Sea turtles often lay their eggs here at night. This 3.5-km long beach is wide enough to offer enough room for everybody. (Accommodation: Centara Karon Resort Phuket, Beyond Resort Kata, Chanalai Garden Resort, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort)


Best thing to do

  • Dino Park Mini Golf for kids
  • Enjoy Thai cooking classes
  • Visit Karon Temple and Market



The above-mentioned accommodations don’t match your needs? Would you like to consider another resort or are you already eager to visit one of them soon? Feel free to chat with our travel consultants, they will help you find an accommodation based on your needs!

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