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Bang Tao is the longest beach in Phuket about 6 km or 4 miles stretch of beach. Bang Tao has stunning beauty as there are plenty of green spaces, including many large landscaped lakes which are just meters from the beach and taking up a huge area in the middle of Bang Tao beach is Laguna Phuket, one of Asia’s largest resort complexes.
Cape Yamu is located on the east coast of Phuket, overlooking across the Sapam Bay to the southwest and the spectacular islands of Phang-Nga Bay to the northeast. Cape Yamu is for those who value sophistication, luxury, privacy and who believe that life is to be enjoyed with intelligence and playfulness. Cape Yamu has become one of the most sought after areas for property on the east coast.
Ao Por is located on the northeast corner of Phuket, facing the islands of Barama Bay and Naka Yai. The pier at Ao Por is a popular launching point for trips to the scenic Phang Nga Bay and there is now also a 200-berth marina. Despite this, the area is largely undeveloped and is ideal for those looking for a quiet part of the island with breathtaking island views.
Koh Kaew is located just north of Phuket town along the island’s east coast. The area is really an extension of Phuket Town along Thepkasatri Rd, Phuket’s main north-south artery. Koh Kaew is best known for its two marinas, the Boat Lagoon and the Royal Phuket Marina.
Pa-Klok is situated on the east coast of Phuket, where it is quieter and less developed. However, due to its proximity to Cape Yamu and Ao Por, as well as the mission hills golf course, Pa-Klok is becoming an attractive area for residential properties.
Cherng Talay is located just south of the Laguna area. Cherng Talay sits between many beautiful beaches and as such has become a popular area for luxury condos and villas. The area is in the center for this part of this island with restaurants and shops, and other small business. In contrast to the high end properties you will find plenty of traditional local businesses and homes in Cherng Talay.
The Laguna area takes its name from the Laguna Resort complex that dominates most the area. The complex comprises six four and five star hotels including the Banyan Tree and Dusit Laguna, as well as the 18-hole Laguna golf course. The Casuarina-lined beach, known locally as Lay Pang Beach, is peaceful and uncrowded despite being close to so many large resorts.
Layan is a small shallow bay with a small coconut-covered island that blocks the entrance to the bay. The water at Layan is too shallow for swimming, but a short walk around the corner takes you to Bangtao Beach. The area is very quiet and peaceful but is only a short drive from the amenities at Laguna and Bangtao.
Mai Khao is located on the northwest corner of Phuket. The beach at Mai Khao is a beautiful 11 kilometers stretch of sand that is mostly deserted. Although Phuket International airport is located at its southern end, the lack of development in this area is because much of Mai Khao is located within the Sirinath National Park. So if you really want to be away from it all, this is a peaceful beach for those who love privacy to relax.
Nai Thon is located on the northwest coast of Phuket, this is a quiet and idyllic beach. Part of the reason the area has managed to remain so peaceful is due to its isolation. The roads leading into Nai Thon wind through the jungle and along some spectacular stretches of coastline. As the area is backed by hills and jungle, Nai Thon is a small village with only a handful of shops and restaurants, but this only adds to its charm.
Nai Yang is an area popular with Thai locals and is a lovely beach fringed with Casuarina trees just south of the Phuket International Airport. Much of the beach lies within the Sirinath National Park, with the park office actually located on Nai Yang, and therefore development along the beachfront has been largely restricted.
Thalang is located on the north of Phuket and was the former capital of the province. Thalang is the home town of the locally famous heroine sisters who organized a militia of ordinary folk, including women, to deceive and deter an invading foreign army from attacking Phuket. There are plenty of local attractions nearby such as the Laguna complex and national park. Countless bays and areas of natural interest surround the area. Some of Phuket’s oldest temples can be found here as well as the Thalang National Museum, where you can learn about the island’s history.
Kathu is located in the center of the island between Phuket town and Patong, surrounded by lush green hills, Kathu is home to two golf courses, Loch Palm and Phuket Country Club and one of the islands best known waterfalls. Kathu is a hub near many shopping malls such as Central Festival Phuket, Big C, Tesco Lotus and a few other shopping centers, schools, businesses and beaches. Kathu is a relatively large area, where you can find private homes away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach locations. In Kathu, you will find a good value selection of house and villa properties. There is also a less well known road that runs northeast that connects to the British International School, Phuket and Boat Lagoon.
Despite being promoted to city status, Phuket’s capital is most commonly referred to as Phuket town. A maze of one way streets lined with Sino Portuguese buildings, the town still retains a lot of historical charm. There are year round Thai festivals that are best observed in Phuket town, like the climax of the vegetarian festival in September-October. Phuket town was recently upgraded to city status and features a fascinating blend of young and old.
Chalong is a popular among expats living in Phuket, as it is well connected by main roads to the Phuket town and to the major beaches on the south of the island. There are a large number of interesting housing options available, including some famously branded developments and high-end housing estate. There is yet plenty room for more developments in the area and you will easily find a varied selection of villas, houses and apartments available in Chalong.
Nai Harn is located next to Phrom-Thep cape (a famous destination of Phuket) to the north. This is one of the most popular places in Phuket. The beach is quiet, safe for very small children as there is a natural lagoon on the beach itself protected from the sea waves that makes an ideal baby pool or a place for the less confident swimmer to enjoy. All year round the crystal clear water invites you for a dip from November to May. From June to October during the southwest monsoon period swells arise with riptides. There are many modern buildings on Nai Harn beach and all properties come with the luxury beachfront nearby Nai Harn.
Rawai Beach is located in the south end of Phuket. It is much less touristy than nearby Kata and Patong beaches and an excellent place to experience some real Thai culture. This beach is not a swimming beach, but offers beautiful views of the many nearby islands in a peaceful local atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy great seafood on the seaboard and a good starting point to do some island hopping. This beach has many long tail boats available for hire line its shores, where you can arrange a trip to Coral Island, Koh Lone or Racha Island, Fishing trip. People who come from Phuket town would drive the 17km to Rawai. Rawai has a lot of the very green area, not too congested and has a homely, village appeal to it.
Kalim Beach is located just north of Patong Beach and, unlike its famous neighbor, still retains some of its local Thai touches. A concrete parking and vendor space at its southern end in front of the local school cuts the beach into two parts and has a popular small street food market. This beach is pretty rocky and is not very attractive for swimmers.
Kamala is located on the west coast of Phuket, just to the north of Patong, and immediately south of Surin Beach. From Kamala to Surin has become referred to as the millionaire’s mile due to the amount of luxury properties positioned to enjoy pleasant views over the bay. With its quieter pace, over the last few years, Kamala becomes a favored spot for retirees and other long-term visitors staying in small hotels, villas and apartment rentals around Kamala. On the headland to the south, are a number of luxury villa developments, with great views of Kamala Bay and beyond along its winding road.Kalim Beach is located just north of Patong Beach and, unlike its famous neighbor, still retains some of its local Thai touches. A concrete parking and vendor space at its southern end in front of the local school cuts the beach into two parts and has a popular small street food market. This beach is pretty rocky and is not very attractive for swimmers.
Karon Beach is on the west coast of Phuket, south of Patong and north of Kata. Karon is the second largest beach in Phuket with a length of 3 km, at some 20 km from Phuket town. Karon offers visitors a nice long quiet stretch of sand and facing west, it gives a beautiful view of the sunset. Karon is perhaps better suited as a family destination and you can find a decent selection of villas, houses, and apartments in Karon as well as plenty of luxury properties.
Kata Yai and Kata Noi are two adjacent beaches on the west coast of Phuket, directly south of Karon. Kata Yai is sometimes called simply Kata Beach. Kata Beach is just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all-round favorite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options all close to the beach. Kata is separated from Rawai and Phrom-Thep cape further south by steep hills and cliffs which have helped to keep a refreshing green belt on the south end of Kata.
Surin beach is certainly popular for a good reason, with plenty of dining venues along a large beach blessed with beautiful sand and amazing clear blue water. Although popular with tourists, it’s not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water have ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities for high-end restaurants and wine bars.
Surin beach is certainly popular for a good reason, with plenty of dining venues long a large beach blessed with a beautiful sand an amazing clear blue water. Although popular with tourists, it’s not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water have ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities or high-end restaurants and wine bars.
Coconut Island (Koh Maphrao) is located on the east coast of Phuket, about 2km. Koh Marphrao is a peaceful island set in natural surroundings, the atmosphere on the two islands is very different. Koh Maphrao is one of Phuket’s minor islands. The area of 2,620 Rai on the island is mainly occupied by a coconut plantation.
Phang Nga province is one of the southern provinces of Thailand, on the shore of the Andaman Sea to the west and Phang Nga Bay to the south. Phang Nga has beautiful land, spectacular bay, waterfalls, mountains, caves, rivers and hot springs and amazing islands such as the idyllic Surin Island and Similan islands. The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other provinces in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels. Phang Nga is blessed with a dreamy landscape. It is connected to Phuket by Thep-ka-sat-tree Bridge.