Phuket out of the way beaches
Mai Khao Beach and more
If you’d like to have a Phuket beach to yourself (who wouldn’t!), but aren’t an early riser. Or, if you just like to explore a bit, Phuket has a variety of wonderful beaches that even the locals don’t hit regularly.
Mai Khao Beach (above) may be the best. Over ten miles of uninterrupted sand! 16+ kilometers for those who don’t know miles.
Many Thais enjoy Mai Khao Beach as a good picnic spot and you’ll see why. Way up the very north-most tip of the island, almost right before the bridge to the mainland there are a series of restaurants sitting right on the beach. Many with good Thai cooks waiting to cook something simple for you or it is just a chance to sit, enjoy the view, and have a cold beer.
A favorite restaurant of many , in that area, is Phuket Andaman Seafood Restaurant. Great Penang Gai and Yam Won Son.
This beach is home to the JW Marriott – they know the best beach!
This area is rapidly developing with a large convention center and many new resorts planned for the area. Just across the bridge on the mainland, a new golf course is planned and the area around Natai Beach is becoming the local version of Malibu.
For more on the northern part of Phuket and the area just across the bridge, check out PhuketNorth.com.
Get away from the tourist zones and experience a part of Phuket that few visitors ever really see. In fact, the more you get away from the busy tourist zones, the more you will see the “real” Phuket and you will learn much more about Thai hospitality and just how beautiful this lovely island really is.