Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Nestled in balmy Andaman sea waters on the Indian Ocean.
Patong Beach is the most people well known and popular beach in Phuket. It is a beautiful beach with white sands and clear, turquoise water. When you mention Phuket, most people immediately think of Patong Beach. It is where many tourists flock to lay on sunbeds, swim or participate in the sporting activities available there. Many more come to Patong Beach for the shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
The Beach is Located between Kamala Beach from the North and Karon beach from the South. It is around 45 Minutes to 1 Hour Drive from Phuket International Airport (Around 35 Kilometers away).
The Sea at Patong is Calm, Flat and Clear During High Season, which is Between November and April. During the Low Season, The Waves are a bit High at Patong.
Patong is a Public Beach, Accessible to all the Tourists. You just need to rent your beach umbrella and Sunbed and enjoy swimming in the Clear Water with the Golden Sandy Beaches.
You will find a lot of Jet Ski, Parasailing, Kayaking, and many other Water and Motorboats Activities that can be enjoyed in there. Vendors selling Snorkeling masks at Patong are everywhere, You can enjoy Snorkeling at Patong especially in its northern area next to the rocks where you can watch some beautiful colorful fishes swimming around.
You can Buy almost Everything from Patong area. There are 2 Big Shopping malls Located in Patong area: Jungceylon Shopping Mall and Central Department Store. You can Shop from International Famous Luxury Brands and Eat from international Fast Food Chain Restaurants in there.
You will find almost all types of Cuisines served in Patong area. Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Iranian, Mediteranean and International Food Shops and restaurants are open everywhere at Patong.
Karon beach is beautiful, large and long curving beach. The sand is very white, clean and clear water. You so much enjoyed there. Karon is a great little place and has most of what you’d find in Patong, only more spread out and low key. It’s worth a trip..
There are very few waves during the high season (November–April), resulting in crystal-clear waters. However, Karon Beach experiences dangerous swells and riptides in the southwest monsoon season (May–October). While there are lifeguards on the beach, it’s best to take note of warning flags and be very careful.
Sea turtles often lay their eggs in the sand at night. If you see any turtles or their tracks, inform your hotel so that they’ll contact the Phuket Marine Biological Centre. The organisation’s Sea Turtle Conversation Project aims to help the population grow by rescuing injured turtles and incubating eggs in a safe environment.
Kata and Kata Noi are two scenic beaches just south of Karon. Kata, the larger of the two, is one of the nicest beaches on the island. It is a small bay, not much more than a kilometer long wrapped in green mountains. Although the beach is public.
Kata Noi Beach is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. At about 700 metres long, it’s one of Phuket’s smaller beaches. Soft sand, crystal clear water, and the lush green jungle backdrops are the main draws here. /p>
The sea is very calm from December to April, while surfers come out to play between May and October. Kata Noi Beach enjoys large swells during this period, so be careful if you see red flags on the sand.
Kamala is named after the Muslim fishing village north of Patong. Tourist development on the beach much of which is covered by a Muslim graveyard. Buffalo herds still come down to the beach to cool off in the afternoon.
The beach is beautiful and about 2 km. in length. There are accommodations ranging from guesthouse to international class, and a number of small Thai restaurants specializing in seafood for the tourist.
Kamala is the perfect place to get away from it all and has little to offer in the way of entertainment.
There are no palm trees so shadow is only provided by some beach umbrellas you can rent. The FantaSea Phuket Themepark is located here which offers daily evening shows.
Nai Harn Beach. This attractive beach is more peaceful compared to other beaches. It is popular for swimming and as a yacht anchorage during the dry season. In the evening or during the wet season, powerful waves are common, making swimming dangerous.
It is Located in the Southern Part of The Island. The Beach is around one hour drive from Phuket international Airport (Around 50 Kilometers). it is a Small Bay located in between two Hills. The beach is Around 30 minutes Drive (20 Kilometers) from the Famous Patong Beach..
Naiharn Beach is a Public Beach. Therefore, Any Tourist can Pass by and enjoy Swimming in There. The Famous Hotel “The Naiharn” Is located in this Bay.
Rawai is just around the Promthep Cape on the south west of the island. Rawai so no exception, but as it is close to Phuket town, it is a popular spot with the locals. The best things about it are the seafood restaurants that line the beach road. Here you can get superb authentic Thai seafood at very cheap prices.
Dining and Accommodation at Rawai
There are Plenty of Restaurants at Rawai Beach inside and Outside the Hotels. Some of them are Beachfront restaurants with nice views. Most of these restaurants offer Seafood Meals and Local Dishes that you must try.
Chalong Bay 11 kilometers away from the city with the same path to Rawai Beach. At Chalong Circle turn left about 1 mile to Chalong Bay. There is a wooden bridge pier stretching into the sea. The beach is a long curved beach, coconut trees overlooking the sea, Sea area is not suitable for swimming. as it’s where many yachts are moored. Vessels depart from Royal Phuket Marina and Chalong Pier to surrounding islands in Phang Nga Bay, such as Coral Island for diving and snorkelling trips. Or leased to fishing
Chalong Bay is a colourful combination of a port, Its shoreline makes it rather unsuitable for swimming.