Nai Harn beach

Naiharn beach Phuket

Nai harn beach Phuket One of Phuket’s best beaches Nai harn beach is one of the best beaches in south Phuket. It’s quieter than Patong and Kata beaches. It’s popular with discerning tourists as well as long term expats who have made their homes in the Rawai / Naiharn area. The bay is a popular anchorage for sailing yachts in high season and it’s nice to sit on the beach Read More …

Ya nui beach

Yanui beach Phuket

Ya nui beach Phuket Picture postcard perfect beach Ya nui beach is a lovely little beach in south Phuket on the west coast. It’s tucked away in between Promthep Cape and Nai Harn beach. It’s close to Rawai so if you are staying in Rawai, which isn’t a swimming beach, Ya nui beach is a good choice. If you are coming from Kata beach road over the headland is a Read More …

Kalim Beach

Kalim beach Phuket

Kalim Beach Rocky Phuket beach Kalim beach is just north of Patong Beach, you can walk to it over the headland. It’s a rocky shallow beach that comes right up to the road, at very high tides it can come over the road. Kalim is a good beach for rock pooling and crabbing but not really for swimming. You can rent snorkels and masks from one of the small shops Read More …

Bang Tao beach

Bangtao beach Phuket

Bang Tao beach Laguna Phuket Bang Tao beach is on Phuket’s west coast, north of Surin beach. It was once a wasteland, ruined from years of tin mining. But the regeneration was amazing, a conservation effort by the Laguna group. The beach and land was cleaned up and the quarries were flooded and landscaped to form lakes around which resorts and a golf course were built. Now it’s a beautiful Read More …

Surin Beach

Surin beach Phuket

Surin Beach Millionaire beach Surin Beach is a world class Phuket beach. It’s the beach that the rich owners of luxury villas on Phuket’s “millionaire mile” like to call their own. It’s a popular beach with surfers during the south west monsoon (May to Oct) but the sea is calm and great for swimming in high season. There is some okay snorkeling at the north and southern ends of the beach. Surin Read More …

Kamala beach

Kamala beach Phuket

Kamala beach One of our favourite Phuket beaches Kamala beach is only about ten minutes drive north of Patong beach along the ocean road, but it feels a world away in terms of atmosphere. Whereas Patong is a busy party place, Kamala is more relaxed. Kamala is quieter than Kata, Karon or Naiharn beach. Kamala beach was originally a quaint little Muslim fishing village. The south end of the beach Read More …

Laem Singh beach

Laem Sing beach Phuket

Laem Singh beach Jungle beach Laem Singh beach is a small beach located between Kamala beach and Surin beach. To get to it you must park up on the road and walk down a steep path of stone stairs. It’s only a couple of minutes walk, not far just steep, and it’s a nice jungle walk.  Car parking is limited but it’s easy enough for motorbikes (20 baht parking fee Read More …

Nai Yang beach

Naiyang beach

Nai Yang beach Unspoiled beach in north Phuket The beaches on Phuket’s west coast are the best. Patong is the main tourist beach and any beach north or south of Patong is quieter. The beaches north of Patong are less developed than the beaches south. Nai Yang beach is quite far north, it was once deserted, now it has enough development to be a nice place to stay without feeling Read More …

Nai Thon Beach

Naithon beach

Nai Thon beach Squeaky beach in north west Phuket Nai Thon beach is a smallish beach on Phuket’s west coast. It’s a real beauty. To the south is Bangtao, north is Naiyang and Phuket airport. Nai Thon used to be very sleepy and although it is still one of Phuket’s quieter beaches it’s hardly a secret location any more. The Pullman resort is at the north end of the beach. Read More …

Thai temple attire

Thai temple attire

Thai temple attire What to wear (and what not to wear) when you visit a temple in Thailand Make sure you are dressed correctly when you visit a Thai temple (wat) or palace. Do not wear: Short skirts or short legged shorts above the knee.  You should at least cover the knees, preferably full length trousers or skirts. Tight fitting trousers such as leggings. See-through clothing. Clothes with holes in, Read More …