Bang Tao Beach,
Bang Tao Beach is the name of a long stretched beach situated on the north-west coast of Phuket Island in Thailand, where most of the beautiful beaches Phuket is known for are located. The one resort complex Bang Tao Beach will always be associated with is the huge resort complex called Laguna Phuket.
The once profitable tin mine in this area, located in between Patong Beach and Phuket International Airport, were left abandoned after failing to gain more profit. It’s only when the Laguna management stepped up to the task and decided to transform this sandy stretch, formerly described as a worthless piece of land, with an eco-friendly based concept and development in mind. It’s only then that the tide turned, grew into this very successful award winning eco project and became home of the well-known Phuket estate which includes the Laguna Beach Resort, Banyan Tree Resort, Outrigger Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket as well as the Dusit Thani Resort.
Despite this modern touch to what was formerly one of the island largest tin mining site, Bang Tao Beach still holds on to a relaxed beach town atmosphere with a wide choice of attractions, restaurants, and shops. Among the newer additions to the shopping and dining experience is “Boat Avenue”, a fairly new shopping complex in Cherngtalay where you can find a popular international grocery store which can provide you with culinarily products that will make you forget about your homesickness feelings, before you go back to your beach chair or just keep walking on this beautiful beach.
The Laguna complex also gained quite a global reputation with its International Marathon, Half Marathon as well as its Triathlon which are annual recurring events in the sports calendar for many runners: as an example, there will be the Laguna Phuket Marathon taking place next year on June the 3-4 2017. Another sport related location, which has been popular among amateurs and pros alike, is the Laguna Golf Phuket course which was the winner of the “World Golf Awards November 2015” for being the best Golf course in Thailand.