The beautiful sandy beaches of the Phuket island are almost all along the west coast of Phuket. In the north, near the airport, there are some small, very quiet beach areas where further south, however it is busier.
The exception is in the south of the Cape Panwa, only very few visitors, is known and therefore, despite its beauty is still very quiet.
Patong Beach is the most famous beach on Phuket with two kilometers. During the day, fun active holidays with windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing, diving, jeep and motorcycle riding. The offer is varied and totally adapted to Western tastes. Patong has developed into a small, vibrant city where crowd in the evening the tourists on the sidewalk along the stalls and bars. Patong Unfortunately for the real lovers of Thailand is no longer recommended. A nice hotel located directly on the beach (a rarity in Phuket) is the Patong Bay Garden Resort.
The beach is a small, beautiful bay with white sand beach between Patong and Karon. From the elevated road to offer great views of the bay. The beach is part of the Meridian Hotel and is not really private, but the hotel blocked off well. Karon Beach is located south of Patong and is four kilometers long. In the north it is bordered by rocks and an offshore lagoon. At the central beach of Karon some luxury hotels have been built. At the southern and northern ends of the bay a lot of shopping opportunities such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars, travel agencies and shopping malls are available.
Karon Beach is very popular with many tourists because the beach is forever long and the night life is not as pronounced as in Patong. Recommended are the Karon Whale Resort (comparable to the Orcidacea Resort) and the Golden Sand Inn (a cheaper alternative).
Kata Beach is located further south of Karon and has a beautiful beach. Two bays, Kata Noi and Kata Yai are separated by a rocky outcrop. All around are the rocks and around the small island of Koh Pu it with many colorful coral reef fish which makes it a good snorkeling place. During the rainy season caused at Kata Noi dangerous currents, whereas it is at Kata Yai safer. In the northern area of the center with restaurants, travel agencies, motorbike and jeep rental, tailoring, and a few diving centers. Overall, there is still one of the beaches that you can recommend to Phuket. Here it is not as boring as on the beaches near the airport, not so crowded and noisy as in Patong and Karon. It is very easy to travel by taxi to Patong or Phuket Town. Recommended Hotel in Kata: The Orcidacea Resort (formerly Pop Cottage). From unbeatable value for money. We also like the Kata Thani Hotel very good.
Nai Harn Beach
The Nai Harn Beach is located south of Kata Beach and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, when it operated in recent years there has become a little fuller. Fine, white sand beach, behind a picturesque lagoon, right and left rocky hills, partly covered with coconut palms, and beautiful sunsets contribute to the atmosphere. Nearby is the famous Cape Phromthep, also the annual Kings Cup Regatta starts here. Our favorite hotel here is called Nai Harn Resort.
The beaches of Kamala Bay have remained long by tourism. Meanwhile, here a few bungalow resorts, but also first-class hotel located. Kamala Bay is one of the few quiet beaches in Phuket, despite the amusement park opened in 1999 Fantasea. With our guests is best at the Kamala Beach Resort, situated directly on the beach.