While Friendship Beach is not ideal for swimming due to the muddy low tide and rocky bottom it is one of the better spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing especially when the northeasterly winds prevail between the months of November and May.
Friendship Beach boasts some of Phuket’s most beautiful sunsets with tropical breezes and clear views out to neighboring islands. It is one of the more popular beaches for horseback riding, paddle boarding and a great starting place to explore the coastline and nearby Lone Island by kayak.
If you are looking for something light and fresh to eat, your best bet is Friendship Beach Resort and Spa as it is located directly on the beach. The restaurant has a unique menu with many “raw food” selections including a vitamin packed raw veggie lasagna as well as the the more traditional “burger and fries” for those who are craving comfort food.
The hotel also offers an interesting array of amenities including a swimming pool that is lined with shady thatch dining nooks that is open to the public and the Atmanjai Health and Wellness Centre that offers a world class detox program with treatment plans ranging between 5 and 28 days.