If there is one thing everyone knows Phuket well for, it would be its beaches! It is nothing short of unique and stunning, filled with relaxation and excitement that many vacationers long for in their lives.
That said, there are many beaches on Phuket’s shores—and as beautiful as they all are, they are not all equal! As such, if you are looking for the best beaches to visit when exploring the island, here are some of the beaches we highly recommend you visit, in no specific order:
1. Kata Beach
Kata Beach stretches over one and a half kilometers long, with plenty of space to fit in plenty of people without ever making it feel overcrowded. The sands are soft and white, and the sides are lined with lush palm trees. There are also plenty of spots to eat and drinks on the beach, making it a go-to place for many tourists!
As for activities, many can be enjoyed here, from surfing to massages. There are also resorts nearby for those interested in staying at a place near the beach, but it offers a bit more privacy for those who need a break.
Overall, Kata Beach is a relaxing beach still filled with things to do, perfect for families!
2. Surin Beach
Surin Beach is well known to be the beach for the rich, filled with luxurious and high-class resorts and hotels. While the luxury of it all does attract tourists, the main reason anyone would ever go here is for the beach itself!
With its beautiful white sands and lush palm trees, Surin beach is truly a paradise. Do note that if you are looking for a beach to swim in, it gets pretty deep quite quickly here. If you have children, this might be something you want to keep in mind!
That said, there are plenty of amenities around the beaches, such as restaurants and bars. If you are here for a picnic or just for the sites, you cannot go wrong coming here.
3. Patong Beach
Patong Beach is not the beach you will go to for the views. However, if you are looking to enjoy the craze of the crowds, then this is the beach to be at!
There are tons of activities that you can enjoy here, but what makes this place truly special is the nightlife. All day and night, tourists flock to Patong Beach to fill their bodies with fun and adrenaline—and for those looking to party hard, the nightlife will not disappoint.
That being said, this beach can be the perfect getaway—but if you want something quiet, this may not be the place to go. Otherwise, come here for the bustle!
There are many beaches we did not talk about here that you should also consider, such as Ya Nui Beach, Kamala Beach, Nai Harn Beach, and Freedom Beach. Regardless, all of these beaches are special in their rights—and if you have the time, we recommend going to each and spending a day there! This way, you will make the most out of the beaches of Phuket, experiencing all there is to be experienced; it is only when you do that can you honestly say that you have thoroughly enjoyed Phuket’s beaches.
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