Phuket island is a well-known island paradise for many travelers who are looking for sunshine and beautiful beaches.
For beach lovers, Phuket is hugely covered with numerous sandy white beaches with emerald blue waters. You can find plenty of sun-bathing beaches, as well as excellent snorkeling and diving spot for your holiday in Phuket. The best time to visit Phuket is between December and March as the weather is more comfortable.
Discover LUXPERIA's beach guide for Phuket: with over 30 beaches peppering Phuket's breathtaking coast, you won't have to worry about being stuck somewhere you don't like. Whether you're looking for a boisterous and entertaining spot, a high-end luxury experience, or a secluded seaside escape, Phuket's beaches offer a bit of everything.
A short, 10-minute ride in a long-tail boat will take you from the hustle and bustle of Patong (on the west coast) to the heart of tranquility at Freedom Beach. One of the cleanest beaches in Phuket, this hidden masterpiece is the reason you came to Thailand in the first place–to marvel at its picturesque, virtually untouched beauty. Be sure to tip your long tail boat driver.
Nai Harn Beach
A popular destination featuring soft sand, shallow waters, and incredibly clear blue surf. Services right off the sand include small shops lining the shore. Its a great place to escape the crowds and isolate in style ,
Tip: Don't miss the small Buddhist temple just off the shore.
Nowadays, people come for peace, raw beauty, calm and translucent water. A high-end crowd, local and visiting celebrities tend to flock to this beach, many staying at nearby high-end resorts. With these come top-of-the-line spas, which are definitely worth a visit. A day here will leave you refreshed and energised for the night.
Tip: Dress to impress here.
A family favorite, Kata beach is as calm as it is beautiful. It's divided into two parts: Kata Noi (the smaller, less populated of the two in the north) and Kata Yai (the larger section at the south end, where you'll find family hotels). Both are spectacular and offer picturesque views of the small island, Koh Pu, which is best photographed during sunset. An excellent option for families.
Bang Tao Beach
Remaining relatively quiet and quite clean. Stretching more than six kilometers, this golden shore is the second longest beach on Phuket. It sits almost halfway between Phuket International Airport and Patong - so popular for those staying north of the island. A short walk away is the small village of Cherng Talay a locale that services the luxury resorts.
The longest and also its most popular. If you're looking for a soulful or relaxing experience, this isn't the beach for you. Great for people-watching, shopping, and dining, this bustling beach is the place to see and be seen. Excellent for those wanting all services and amenities close by. For those who rather not be central and with the masses, take a look at other options not too far away.
Ao Sane Beach
Reached by driving or walking through the Nai Harn hotel on Nai Harn Beach. This beach is where you'll find the meaning of true tranquility - no local hawkers, beach umbrella hire nor motorised watersports. The sand at Ao Sane is rougher than it is on other beaches in Phuket. This idyllic spot does, however, rate as one of the best places to snorkel and dive on the island.
The glossy, azure sea laps an impressively clean shore while giant palm trees lean and sway in the background. A rope swing glides gently with the breeze. Less than 10 minutes from Patong Beach, Paradise offers visitors a more laid-back environment. Just 100 meters from shore is a coral reef teeming with life. This spot is a snorkeler's dream come true.
A long, wide, and lovely beach with plenty of lounge chairs and facilities close by. Located between Patong (north) and Kata (south), it's the third longest beach on the island and one of the most popular.
Karon beach boasts the typical soft, golden sand made famous by this region with many great resorts nearby.
Nai Thon Beach
Phuket's West Coast is home to another hidden gem that is perfect for a romantic interlude. It's small (only one kilometer in length) and quiet enough that you can nap undisturbed on the soft, sandy shore. The wide strip of sand makes it easy to find a spot to lounge and the tall trees backing the beach provide plenty of shade for those looking for a break from the sun. Rent a beach chair or umbrella while you're there. Set in Sirinat National Park, this elysian beach is technically split into two beaches: Hat Nai Thon Yai and Hat Nai Thon Noi. Both sections lie on an inlet in the village of Nai Thon.