Phuket, Thailand

Western Phuket


Western Phuket is what Phuket is known the world over. There is a wide variety of beaches, some calm and peaceful while some totally ruined by the hordes of tourists visiting the region each year. A major destination in Western Phuket for many foreign vacationers is Patong, one of the party capitals of Asia (rivaling Thailand's other beach resort of Pattaya).

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Patong Beach by Brownie13

From north to south, the main beaches in Western Phuket are:

Mai Khao Brach
Home to many posh resorts, Thai villages and restaurants. Quiet and far away from the tourist masses, suited for those preferring a quiet stay. > More

Nai Thon and Nai Yang Beach
Two quiet and serene beaches in Sirinat National Park, a long narrow strip facing the Andaman Sea and one of the smallest national parks in Thailand. > More

Bang Thao (Laguna) Beach
A large and open bay and one of the longest beaches in Phuket. Another quiet beach, easily accessible and an excellent location for swimming. > More

Surin Beach
About 15 km north of Patong and developing into an upmarket destination. Surin offers clear blue waters and sandy white beaches. > More

Laem Sing Beach
A small bay with stunning views, between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach. Rentals for speedboats and water skiing are available here. > More

Kamala Beach
The beach is located north of Patong. The southern end can get crowded during the peak season but the northern end is quieter throughout the year. > More

Patong Beach
The largest beach resort in Phuket and known for its nightlife. Offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from cheap stays to 5-star hotels. > More

Karon Beach
The second most-developed beach after Patong, split into Karon Yai and Karon Noi Beaches. Karon offers 3 km of sand with a beautiful view of the sunset. > More

Kata Beach
A busy but clean beach offering clear waters and scenic view of Pu Island. The area has a tranquil village feel and targets vacationers with families. > More

Surfing at Surin Beach by Swdreaming

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