Beach Vacation in Phuket



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Phuket is truly an island paradise, surrounded on nearly all sides by miles of spectacular white sand beaches and towering palms. With reefs for snorkeling and diving, boating and lots of water sports to try, and delicious Thai cuisine to enjoy, this is the place to go for a beach vacation.

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Author: JennyMM


Day 1 - Sakhu, Kamala, Phuket


Mom Tri's is one of most luxurious exotic resorts you could dream up, with privacy, exceptional service, lovely gardens and grounds, and beautiful ocean views. You couldn't find better in Phuket... or many other places, for that matter. Head north from the resort today to see some of the beaches on the western coast of the island. Nai Yang and Nai Thon are on the long northern stretch of the island coast, and are less frequented by tourists. The sharp dropoff off the beach makes the water look less clear and inviting for people, but makes the area more inviting for sea turtles, which you can frequently spot here. Another long stretch of equally unvisited beach is Laem Sing and Kamala Beach, which are mainly visited by locals and are a good place for some relaxation in the sand and surf. If you would like to do some private snorkeling or diving, Kalim Beach is the place to go, since it's relatively unvisited and is a great spot for exploring the coral reefs there. Or, if you're new to snorkeling and/or diving, go out with an outfit like West Coast Divers, who are reputable and knowledgeable, and do both shorter and longer trips to some of the better reefs and islands in the area. When you start thinking about dinner, Sea Hag is easily one of the best restaurants in Phuket. It's small and simple, but you'll get served some of the most delicious Thai fish dishes here - fresh out of the water, and as spicy as you can handle.


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Nai Yang Beach

Location:

Nai Yang Beach Road
Talang district
83140 Sakhu, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 26 94 1222


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Nai Thon Beach

Location:

Thalang District
83000 Sakhu, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 22 2177


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Laem Sing Beach

Location:

Near Ban Lum Fuang
Kathu District
83120 Kamala, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 22 2177


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Kamala Beach

Location:

Kamala Beach
Kathu district
83120 Kamala, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 22 2177


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Sea Hag Restaurant

Location:

78-5 Soi Permong, Soi Wattana
Patong Beach
83150 Phuket, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 34 1111


Day 2 - Koh Hae, Ko Kaeo Island, Phuket


One of the best places to take a day trip from Phuket is Koh Hae, or "Coral Island", which is a small island quickly accessed by boat from Phuket and is largely uninhabited, other than a small fishing village. If you're looking for a quiet place to spend the day in and out of the water, and to find some good food from local vendors, this is the place to be. Take a walk down to Prom Thep Cape for a beautiful view of the ocean on your way north to stop at some of the beaches on the eastern coast. Just north of the cape is Rawai Beach, where you can see what life in Phuket is like away from tourism and modernity. The Chao Le people have retained many aspects of their historical culture, but have also moved to take advantage of the smaller numbers of visitors that come through here, so you can buy some interesting handicrafts on the beach here, too. You can also hire a boat nearby to pop over to Ko Kaeo, a quick 10 minute ride, to see some golden Buddha statues and get in some great diving or snorkeling on the remarkable reefs here. Keep going north at the end of the day to Ka Jok See, a little restaurant off the tourist track, and you won't regret it if you stop in to see what all the locals are going for. The food is good enough, but just wait until the dancing (and drinking) start! A delicious dinner and a great show in one.


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Coral Island

Location:

Koh Hae Island
Off the south shore of Phuket
Koh Hae, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222
fax: +66 2 694 1220


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Ko Kaeo

Location:

South of Rawai Beach
Ko Kaeo Island, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 22 2177 (Tourist Information)


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KAKS

Location:

26 Takuapa Road
Phuket Town
83000 Phuket, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 217 903


Day 3 - Phuket


Head out for another snorkeling or diving trip today to a place such as Kata Beach, where there's lots of good reef spots, and also water sports equipment for rental, some good snack shops, and souvenirs. A couple more beaches for an afternoon swim or sandy relaxation time are Karon Beach, a relaxed bay where the pace is slow and local fishermen still cast their nets, or Patong Beach, which is a more touristy beach destination where you can enjoy the water but can also enjoy some more lively culture. Save room for dinner at Sam's, which may be housed in the Holiday Inn, but it also is the best steakhouse in Phuket. There are Thai dishes and other international cuisine, but it's all excellent.


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Kata Beach

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Location:

Kata Noi Road
83000 Phuket, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 22 2177


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Sam's Steaks & Grill

Location:

52 Thaweewong Road
Holiday Inn Resort Hotel
83150 Phuket, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 76 34 0608
fax: +66 76 34 0435


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