We are going to phuket from Singapore with 3 days cruise. Please suggest which beach is beautiful and how to go there ?
We did this cruise and hired a local travel guide to give us a day tour. She met us at the jetty and her driver (in a nice air conditioned 7 seater vehicle all day) took us around Phuket. Was well worth the money as you get to see quite a lot. If you are just after beaches, then you may think the travel further south may take too much time with the return ride back, as traffic is horrendous you’d only get a couple of hours at the beach.
Agree with other reviews below that the main ones are pretty busy & not clean
Nai Harn is lovely but a long way from Phuket. Taxi or bus.
Phuket is quite a large island, Thailand’s largest in fact. So it all depends on which part of the island you will be based from. It takes just over an hour to get from the north of the island to the south of the island (without traffic!). But if you are staying at the southern part of the island near Kata, Karon or Patong, then Nai Harn is lovely and about a 15 min drive away and 2-3 minutes further along you have Rawai beach, but don’t be fooled by the word ‘Beach’. It’s not really a place that you can put down a towel and get some sun. It’s basically the ‘car park’ for the long tail fishing boats that will take you to various islands. The water and view from Rawai beach is gorgeous but not somewhere you can really spend the day at. If you like your water sports then defo grab a long tail boat from Rawai beach and head to Coral Island (about 10-15 minutes away by boat). They have plenty of water/sea based activities over there. Ps Stay away from Patong beach. It’s horrible. Tourists have destroyed it and continue to do so. Loud music, litter and lots of alcohol type of beach.
Definitely have to visit Rawai beach (I did go in January so not sure how it will be now) but it’s beautiful!!! Just ask the locals how to get there don’t quite remember :)
Rawai beach and Nai hairn are very relaxing beaches, close to inexpensive accommodations and not terribly busy. If you’re looking for more entertainment and a vibrant town centre you should go Patong beach. Keep in mind it will be busy.
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