In the northern part of Phuket, the beaches are wide, long stretches of sand, ideal for strolls and beachcombing. Mai Khao is closest to the airport, located within the Sirinat National Park it’s a nesting ground for sea turtles which protects it from development, and means it’s quiet and even deserted at times.
You can find some bamboo stalls selling drinks and simple Thai snacks but apart from that its golden sands are perfect for a few hours of peace.
Chilled Bang Tao Beach
A beach of contrasts, Bang Tao is a long wide bay lined with luxurious resorts and villas alongside villagers still make their living as their ancestors did, by fishing.
At the northern tip it’s still possible to have the beach to yourself, whilst Laguna Phuket, a large resort complex, takes up the middle section. There’s a lot more going on at the southern end with stylish open-air bars and restaurants, and the best beach clubs and restaurants on the island.
Chill-out during the day on a sun lounger at Catch Beach Club and stay on for the evening when it becomes a popular party venue, for families with children Catch Junior is just next door!
Or, just at the southern tip of Bang Tao, enjoy the sunset with your soul mate sipping a signature cocktail and admiring the views of traditional Thai fishing boats at Palm Seaside Lounge & Bar.