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 wonderful drive with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view over the Andaman sea.
Ya nui beach is picture postcard pretty. In high season calm clear water laps the golden sand. Just off shore from Ya nui beach is the small island of Koh Man. This island offers some of the best snorkeling available from shore in Phuket. You can swim to it if you are a decent swimmer, or you can rent a kayak cheaply from the beach. With a kayak you can circumnavigate the island.
There is a small one stove restaurant serving freshly cooked food, drinks and ice creams. You can also hire sunbeds and an umbrella. These can all get taken pretty early in the day in high season, it’s only a small beach. Across the road there are a couple of beach bungalow resort. Ask them nicely and you can use their toilet facilities.