Mai Khao
Phuket’s longest beach, stretching 10 km along the island’s northern tip, Mai Khao
offers splendid seclusion with minimal commercial activity. The beach is protected as
part of Sirinath National Park and you could walk it for miles undisturbed. From
November to February, sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach. Come April, visitors
can watch baby turtles being released to sea – part of conservation efforts to help the
endangered species. Attractions include the Turtle Village shopping arcade, Splash
Jungle Waterpark and nearby world-class golf courses.

Kata beach encompasses Kata Yai and Kata Noi (‘big’ and ‘little’), separated by a small headland. The smallest of Phuket’s three main tourist beaches, Kata has a gracefully curved shoreline, clear waters and a lively atmosphere. Accommodation and shopping options cover all price points, while dining ranges from
pizzas-brought-to-your-beach-towel to a fine white-tablecloth meal.

The third of Phuket’s most developed beaches, Karon lies just south of Patong but
feels miles away. Its powdery, honey-white sands stretch on for about 4 km. Hotels
populate the road at a slight remove, leaving the broad shoreline unobstructed. The
town is less hectic than neighbouring Patong, and nightlife is relatively subdued.

Situated on the eastern shore at Phuket’s southern tip, Rawai was the island’s first-ever tourist beach as it used to be very difficult to reach the western shore where all the now-famous beaches are. Rawai is a ‘working beach’ and is less suitable for swimming. It is also where local fishermen, or Sea Gypsies, moor their boats and go about their daily tasks.

Patong reigns as the island’s most tourist-centred beach. The vibe is bustling and
friendly – fun and sun during the day with endless choice for night-time gallivanting.
Patong offers the full range of accommodation, shopping and dining options and all
the beach activities you can imagine.

Going to Mai Khao Beach is the ultimate in getting away from it all. There are times when you’ll be absolutely alone on this, Phuket’s longest beach


Phi Phi Islands The Phi Phi Islands comprise six isles 48 km southeast of Phuket. Diving and snorkelling opportunities abound. The biggest isles are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh; the latter, home to the white sands and jewel-like waters of Maya Bay, immortalised in the...

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BEACH SAFETY Safety at the beach in front of the resort is your responsibility. There is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming may be hazardous – beware of strong currents and waves, and avoid taking risks. Appropriate footwear is recommended for the beach. TAXI We provide a...

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Phuket is home to some of the most enchanting seascapes on the planet. Thailand’s largest island, surrounded by some 39 smaller isles, Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the west coast, measuring 49 kilometres north to south, and 21 kilometres across. Sandy beaches...

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