Beaches

Phuket is a world famous tourist destination and one of the reasons for this is quite simple - it's fantastic beaches. Warm, crystal blue waters, soft white sand and a perfect tropical climate makes Phuket beaches among the best in the world. The inviting waters of the tranquil Andaman Sea are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving and other water sports.

The island has plenty of beaches to choose from. Not surprisingly the best ones are well developed and usually busy, though not packed. However it's just as easy to rent a bike and go looking for a small deserted beach packed away somewhere on the island.

Most of the swimmable beaches are found on the west facing side of Phuket island.

Beaches
Each of Phuket's many beaches is blessed with a character and charm very much of its own. Every people have their own favorite beach. Pick one for yourself:

South Coast
Phuket Island is beautiful but the south part of the island is like taken out of a tropical dream. The southern coastline is blessed with magnificent mountains covered with lush jungle forest that stretch out to meet the azure blue sea and outlined by white powder sandy beaches and coral reefs. When you see a photograph of Phuket, it is likely to have been taken in the south part of the island.

The southern beaches offers superb views and some of the most spectacular sunsets. The South Coast Area covers the part of the island that lies south of Relax Bay on the west and then across the island to include the Cape Panwa area. Many of the best hotels and restaurants in Phuket and some of the most beautiful beaches are located here. 

North Coast
By taking a trip to the northern beaches of Phuket you will be leaving the crowds behind. The north part of the island is less developed and gets only a tiny fraction of the visitors to Phuket.

Many of those waiting to be loaded like sheep on to a boat and shipped off to Phi-Phi Island or one of the other tourist Islands seeking a remote island experience would be well advised to keep their feet dry, and drive for an hour to the north end of Phuket. Kilometers of unspoiled beaches, and good food await you. The rugged beauty of the northern beaches can only be enhanced by the feeling of having them all to yourself.

As you travel north you will find beaches dominated with casuarina pine trees rather than palm trees. These unusual trees are like a natural beach umbrella and offer cool shade from the blistering tropical sun. Expect a quiet enchanting experience if you break away from the herd and visit the north end of the Island.

 
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