Phuket Tourist Information Guide

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Phuket Island has some of the best scenic beaches in all of Asia. As locals, we have spent time at them all, but there are a few we highly recommend outside of the usual Patong Beach and Kata Beach, two beaches you’ll probably visit by default because they are in the main areas.

Surin Beach is really special, in our eyes. It’s a clean beach with thick sand and the water is free of coral you can cut your feet on. In years past, they had local restaurants built right up under the trees and it was a great place to sit and have meals or drinks. Today it is no longer there, it has been taken down by the 'authority' and yet there are still places you can get food and take to the beach for a picnic. The shade trees and relatively close location to Patong Beach make this a favorite getaway!

Scenic Paradise Beach is on the other side of Patong Beach, going south. It was barely passable for years but now you can drive over the hill without too much trouble. As you come down the steep hill to Paradise Beach, you’ll see an amazing scenic beach oasis with restaurant, restrooms, chairs to lounge on and a picture-perfect little beach that’s great for kids or adults! A short walk over a small hill brings you to a snorkeling paradise which you had better have your camera for!

Banana Beach (aka: Banana Rock Beach) has become really popular recently and it is another one you shouldn’t miss. Located in the middle of Bangtao and Nai Thon beaches, it will take a little effort to reach but your reward will be worth it! The path leading to the beach from where you park is reminiscent of little beaches on Maui or Kauai, and when the scene opens up in front of you – you’ll be no less amazed! There is a restaurant with seafood specialties and a lovely view. Don’t forget your snorkeling gear and waterproof camera as there are many little fish and other animals to see just under the surface.

If you’re looking for a scenic beach in Phuket, don’t miss at least one of these Phuket beaches!

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