Phuket, Thailand

Southeastern Phuket

The slightly off-beat beaches of Southeastern Phuket are worth the trip. Chalong Bay is the largest town that acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phang Nga Bay. This area of Phuket, especially Chalong and Rawai, is home to almost a dozen Muay Thai (Thai kick boxing) gyms. If you're interested in a one day lesson or a six month training stint, then this is a good place to look. Being off the beaten track, you're much safer here than in Patong. The only seedy area on this part of the island is Sunset Road, going from the Chalong traffic circle to Chalong pier but it's mostly just harmless bars. 
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Rawai Beach by ADwarf

The main areas of Southeastern Phuket include:

Cape Panwa
Home to the Marine Biological Research Centre and Phuket's aquarium, with more than 30 tanks of exotic marine species from the tropics. > More

Phuket's main boat anchorage and the bay is the largest on the island. It is the primary gateway for visiting the smaller nearby islands off Phuket. > More

Located at the southern end of Phuket and much less touristy than the more popular beaches on Phuket's western coast such as Patong and Karon. > More

Nai Harn
A village and beach of the same name located on the southern most tip of Phuket. The 
middle of the beach is home to the Nai Han monastery. > More

Ya Nui
Smaller beach on the way to Nai Harn, a little hard to find but little less crowded. Good snorkeling on a shallow reef that juts out from the beach.

Nai Harn Beach by ADwarf

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