So you’re off on holiday to Phuket, Thailand. It is a paradise of art and culture and home to white sand beaches. Once you’re there, you will be amazed with its turquoise waters, calming view, and soothing serene vibe. It was even the location of the movie, “The Beach”, which starred award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo Di Caprio. And just like how it was depicted in the film, Phuket is beautiful and unspoiled. Below are five beaches in Phuket you can explore.
1. Bang Tao Beach
If you are fond of luxurious resorts and villas, Bang Tao Beach is the perfect place for you. Here you can find the popular Laguna Phuket resort complex, which is Asia’s first integrated destination resort. It covers 1,000 acres of tropical parkland.
Being one of Phuket’s longest beaches, it’s a good place to practice your photography skills. So, don’t forget to bring your camera and take wonderful shots in this beautiful place. And if you have enough time to do other activities, you may want to visit the Anthem Wake Park to practice wakeboarding and the Phuket Adventure Mini Golf to play golf with your family.
2. Kata Noi Beach
Say you’ll be traveling to Phuket during the monsoon season of May to October, that would be a great time to surf. Whether it will be your first time to surf or you have been doing it as a hobby, you can surely have fun riding the waves. But if surfing is not your thing, you can still enjoy the Kata Noi Beach from December to April when the sea is calm.
You can also experience a memorable nightlife here by visiting any of its popular bars, including After Each Bar, Heaven Restaurant & Bar, Small View Point Seafood & Bar, Baan Chom View, Som Tam Kit and Sabai Corner.
3. Layan Beach
Sometimes you just want to spend time alone and keep yourself away from the crowd. Well, Phuket offers this kind of place and the name is Layan Beach. It is a small yet accessible Phuket paradise, which is sheltered by Koh Kala.
Imagine yourself relaxing in a tree-fringed beach. There are no big crowd and no loud noises. It’s the perfect place to unwind. After your well-deserved relaxation, you may want to indulge in Thai and Western basic food for your dinner. And on the second day of your trip, it would be fun to rent a kayak to explore the lagoon located north of Koh Kala.
4. Nai Harn Beach
One of the most gorgeous beaches in Phuket, Nai Harn Beach is the ideal place to do beach volleyball, cycling tour, horse riding, kayaking, lakeside relaxation, snorkeling, surfing, and Thai Boxing. With such activities to offer, there will be no dull moment.
And if you are after souvenir items, you can find a few shops selling tourist items like artifacts, accessories, sarongs, amulets, and more.
5. Patong Beach
You can never leave Phuket without visiting Patong Beach – the most famous beach resort in the island. Together with your family, friends, and colleagues, enjoy partying and playing hard in this three kilometre-beach destination. Aside from trying the Bangla Road nightlife, you can also watch the Simon Cabaret Show, discover Phuket’s rainforest canopy through the Flying Hanuman, and chillout in the Kathu Waterfall.
And of course, don’t forget to visit the Freedom Beach, the exclusive gem of Phuket’s west coast.
What are you waiting for? Pack your things now and get ready for your Phuket getaway. And to make it more adventurous, take a Bangkok to Phuket bus ride. It would be the most exciting trip of your life!