Phuket is the Largest island in Thailand and has always been one of the Top Touristic Destinations not only in Thailand, but all around the World, and in this article we will be showing you the Best Beaches in Phuket that you should visit or consider Staying at during your Holiday in Phuket.
The Island has Numerous Beaches located along its Coastal line from north to South. The most famous beaches are mainly located in the Western Coastal line of the Island, and also in the Southern Part, However the Eastern Part is not really Touristic Area.
The Best Beaches in Phuket
Patong Beach is the Most famous Beach in Phuket. Some People consider it as the City Center of the Island for tourists as it has a wide Variety of Accommodation, restaurants, and Activities that are suitable of all Nationalities. The beach is Located in the Western Coastal Line of Phuket in Between Kamala beach from the North and Karon Beach from the South.
If you Like Crowded and Lively places in the center of all the activities and events, then Patong Beach will be the Suitable Choice for you. Other than the Hotels and resorts, the Beach has one of the Largest Malls in Phuket : Jungceylon Mall, where you can enjoy shopping or going out in the rainy days in when going to the beach is not a very Good Experience.
Another Famous thing about Patong Beach is Bangla Road. Bangla Road is a Famous road full of Bars, Restaurants, Pubs and Night Clubs, and Considered to be the most lively Place at night in the whole Island. Many Tourists, even if they are staying in other areas/ Beaches, they come to Bangla Road at Night to experience some Lively Nightlife Experiences.
Bangtao Beach is Located in The Northern Part of Phuket, not far from Phuket international Airport. It’s a Good choice if you are looking for a More luxury Holiday away from the crowds. The Beach has a Large Village/Destination Called “Laguna Phuket” that features 7 Deluxe 4 and 5 Stars Hotels and Resorts. Among these resorts we can mention: Saii Laguna Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Angsana, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree and Hilton Garden Inn Bangtao.
There are several restaurants and Bars located in the outside area of Laguna (Walkable Distance from the Resorts inside Laguna).
In Summary, if you are looking for an Area away from the crowds with nice Luxury Beach resorts, then Bangtao Beach might be a Good option for you especially Laguna)
Kata Beach is Located Between Kata Noi and Karon beach in the western Side of Phuket. The Beach is Located in a Bay and Surrounding with soft Sandy Beaches, and the Water is Crystal Clear during the High Season and During the Low Season, there might be some waves.
This area is Very popular for Children as there are many Family friendly resorts located along this beach.
Many Beach Activities can be done in this area. The most popular are the Watersport activties such as: Jet Ski, Surfing, Kayaking and Parasailing.
Cape Panwa and Ao Yon Beach
Cape Panwa is one of the most Luxurious Beaches in Phuket and it has the Top Luxury Hotels and resorts in the Island. The Accommodation in Cape Panwa is Quite Expensive compared to Other Areas in Phuket such as kamala and Patong. Next to Cape Panwa, it’s Located a Quite Beach called Ao Yon Beach which features a Sandy Beach and Crystal Clear waters and also has Several Accommodation Options within Different Categories.
There is not Much Nightlife activities that can be done in this area except the Hotels’ Bars and Restaurants where you can dine or have a nice Drink.
Cape Panwa can be a Very Good Choice for you if you are Looking for a Quite Beach Holiday with a Nice view and Luxury Resort.
Located in the Southern Part of the Island, This Beach is Very Calm and has clear waters in which you can enjoy Swimming Safely. There are many Longtail boats parking at Rawai Beach that either belong to the Local fishermen, or belong to some Local Boat operators who rent these Boats per hour for Tourists. Therefore, if you stay in Rawai Beach area, you can easily get a private Longtail boat for a Half day or Full Day Tour from phuket to a Nearby island Such as Ko Lon and Ko Le, where you can enjoy swimming and Snorkeling with an amazing Scenery.
Rawai beach also has many restaurants and bars along the main road and several Accommodation options that are suitable for all kinds of Travelers.
Paradise Beach is Located Between Karon beach from the South and Patong Beach from the North. This is considered to be one of the most attractive Small beaches in Phuket that is not very well known for all tourists. The Beach is around 150 meters length. Paradise Beach is around 5 kilometers away from Patong Beach. There is a Beach Club in there that offers Snorkeling and Kayaking rentals so you can enjoy doing some activities during your visit to this beach.
The beach club used to also organize a monthly Event “Full Moon party” Similar to the one held in Koh Phangan, however since COVID, the event has Stopped and Did not resume Operations yet till today.
Other Beaches in Phuket that you should consider Visiting
Mai Khao Beach
This Beach is Located just next to Phuket international Airport ,and it’s famous with it’s View Point Called “Maikhao View Point”, from Which you can see the Planes Landing at the Airport from a Very Close Location.
Mai Khao has also many Luxury and Spacious beach resorts along it’s Coast however there is no much things to do in this area other than enjoying your time and Holiday at your Luxury resort.