Freedom beach, Karon beach, Patong beach and so many more. The tropical paradise of Phuket is lined with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Long stretches of fine white sands set against crystal clear waters. Boasting over 22kms of glistening coastline. With so many options, how do you know which is the best beach in Phuket.
Home to over 30 beaches, each beach in Phuket offers a truly unique experience for visitors. A few are crowded, some secluded and a handful are still secret. It simply depends on what matters most to you; people, energy or simply do not disturb.
One of the most famous beaches in Phuket is Patong beach off course. Even named by some as the “best beach in Phuket”. One of the first attractions of Phuket. Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of the island. This area offers a wide variety of bars & restaurants, shopping and colourful nightlife. If crowded areas are not your idea of relaxation, then this area is not the place for you.
As Phuket becomes more and more popular, visitors to the island are looking for secluded alternatives where they can enjoy their own private slice of Phuket. And so the discovery of Freedom Beach was uncovered. A hidden gem, Freedom beach is one of the last remaining untouched beaches in Phuket. One of the key reasons is because it is less accessible than some of the other famous beaches.
Welcoming close to 16 million visitors from around the world each year. This dream destination can get a little overcrowded. If privacy is top of your vacation list, then continue reading as we reveal a few secret beaches in Phuket you should check out.
The 3oom shoreline of Freedom Beach is a dream come true for sun lovers and water babies a like. Close to Patong beach, but far enough to enjoy a quiet escape. Freedom Beach provides one of the last remaining secret hot spots in Phuket. The secret of its untouched beauty, is that it’s difficult to access.
Tucked away in a superb jungle oasis surrounded by hills, but access to this hidden bay is not too easy. Freedom Beach offers two main forms of accessibility. You can choose to use the paid car park which is located roughly 200m away from the beach. Then the rest of the trip will be on foot following the cliff access way. The trip down is steep which means the way up is quite physically demanding. We recommend to carry water to keep you hydrated. For those less fit, the preferred option is to take a long-tail boat. Definitely less physical and it adds a local touch to your journey.
Once you have arrived and taken in the magical vista of Freedom Beach, there are number of activities to enjoy. Play some beach soccer or volleyball with the locals. Take a dip or swim amongst the colourful marine life. The shallow clear waters makes it perfect for snorkeling. Jet ski’s and other noisy water activities are nowhere in sight at Freedom Beach. Keeping its quiet tranquil appeal.
It should be noted, that carrying cash is essential. As the car park, access to the private walk way, sunbeds and other beach activities do incur a fee. This beautiful hideout in Phuket is worth a visit. However it will cost you a little extra than visiting the other famous beaches in Phuket.
If you are looking for something just as secluded, with easy access then look no further than Naithon Beach. Considered one of the best beaches in Phuket for its peaceful surrounds. The ideal choice to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet swim, tan or get lost in your favourite book, with no extra fees or fitness required.
Although still unknown to many travellers, this fantastic beach in Phuket offers a peaceful town with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote. But still all the essential amenities you need for a great holiday in Phuket.
Just like Freedom Beach, there are no jet skis or noisy activities around Naithon Beach. Only a few long-tail boats hovering here and there adding a little Thai charm to the ocean vista. Beach vendors are minimal, leaving you to simply relax. The only interruption is the whisper of the waves. Experience a side of Phuket still secret to some. The rare charm of this small seaside town makes Naithon Beach a must try location.
The best part, Naithon beach is a short 12 minute drive from the Phuket Airport. So you will be check-in and at the beach in no time. Avoiding traffic and long rides.
Take your vacation to new heights at Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. Elevated on the cliff edge. This Phuket beach resort ticks all the boxes for a relaxing holiday. Set along Naithon Beach, you can take a direct staircase from the main pool to the beach. From this Phuket resort you can take a shuttle to Patong every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from THB600 per person round trip. From Patong, Freedom Beach is a short 10 minute ride away.
Enjoy the best areas of Phuket from the luxury of your resort.