Nai Thon Beach on Phuket
Phuket’s Nai thon Beach or NaiThon Beach – up to you!
Nai Thon Beach is a classic small beach village, a favorite of local residents on Phuket
A favorite of those who live on the northern part of Phuket, Nai Thon Beach is known for its clean and pure “squeaky sand”. As you walk the beach here you’ll hear it.
Nai Thon is slowly developing and is not as well known as some of the southern beaches. But, it’s well worth the drive. All along the coast road there, opposite the beach are some very nice, locally developed bungalows and resorts. A few large developments are coming, but it will still be several years before Nai Thon loses its wonderful small village feeling.
Small, new restaurants open regularly, all with Thai favorites on the menu. The northern end of the beach sports some rocky outcroppings that the 2004 tsunami made even more spectacular and are reputed to be some of the best snorkeling on the island.
Check the maps page for the location of Nai Thon, it is between Nai Yang Beach to the north, and Layan and Bang Tao Beaches to the south. There are several small Nai Thon Beaches south of the village area – some called Nai Thon Noi (little Nai Thon). If you follow the coastal road south you will see several spots where you can climb down the steep embankment to the beaches. People sometimes take long tail boats to this area. Very private, almost unknown on the island.
The small resorts along this strip are usually quite reasonably priced and well worth a stay if you enjoy the quieter, less crowded location, I do!
The new Pullman Resort is boosting things in the area, but Nai Thon Village still has that small beach town feel to it.