Phuket’s Best Beaches for your holiday in Phuket

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Not sure about you, but I love to discover beaches that are a little less busy, so you can enjoy the glistening white sands, azure blue waters and tropical sun combined with a little peace and solitude. Say goodbye to crowded beaches on your next Thai Escape especially if your staying in one of our Phuket Villas and discover some of these amazing spots that we think you will love, some are off the beaten track, some are still secret and some you just need to know about.

Banana Beach

Is a hidden gem; tucked away from the tourist masses you’re sure to find some peace and serenity at Banana Beach. Take a left hand turn just before you enter the airport and go past Naithon Beach, if you get to the Trisara Resort then you’ve gone too far.

Enjoy the calm shallow waters with the kids; the shoreline is thick with tropical palms and mature trees providing shade out of the sun. Just one little beach restaurant is tucked under the coconut palms, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch, cold drinks and hire a set of flippers, mask and snorkel to discover the underwater world. You can hire comfy cushioned sun lounges and umbrellas and bury your feet in the sand as you sip on a refreshing Thai Ice Tea.

Mai Khao Beach

If a romantic beach walk with your loved one is the order of the day, we suggest you try this one. The longest beach on the island, Mai Khao stretches some 12 kilometers and is relatively deserted in some parts. The beach starts at the Sirinath National Park and finishes toward the northern tip of Phuket Island.

The Splash Jungle Water-park is not far from here in case the kids come along. A notable landmark along the beach is the Mai Khao Temple and when the Songkran Festival kicks off in April, thousands of baby turtles are released into the ocean, an experience the kids will treasure.

Tri Trang Beach

Just a few kilometers from vibrant Patong Beach, this relatively peaceful and unpopulated. This peninsula is also home to Merlin Beach, Freedom Beach and Paradise Baech, of the 4 this beach is longest. Swimming is best at high tide, as an old reef protrudes during low tide but there are plenty of places to swim with a sandy bottom.

There are just a few casual beach side restaurants here and a few sun recliners for hire during the day. The restaurants stay open until mid evening so it’s ideal to dine on fresh seafood after a great day spent on the beach.

Freedom Beach

Is no doubt one of the most beautiful on the island, glistening white sands and brilliant turquoise waters make it irresistible. It’s located just a short drive from Patong but still relatively peaceful and accessible by boat from Karon, Kamala and Kata beaches. Expect to pay around 1,300 baht return for the entire boat, if you’re coming from Patong Beach.

At either end of the beach, you will find some coral reefs and outcrops where tropical fish gather; even a few clown fish can be spotted here. There are sun lounges and a few simple restaurants here serving tasty Thai food.

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Ao Yon Beach

Is a little remote however you may bump into the odd local and a few long term expats. The beach entrance is a little tucked away and situated between Panwa Beach and the Cape of Panwa. Here you can relax under the swaying palm trees or explore a few of the quaint cafes and restaurants along the shoreline.

You can also rent a traditional long tail boat here to take you to some of the neighboring islands like Koh Kai and the kids will enjoy time spent at the Panwa Aquarium.

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