Haad Sai Kaew Beach
People easily complain about crowded beaches, but nothing is easier to find than a deserted beach in Phuket. Haad Sai Kaew Beach for instance, is a beautiful endless beach located at the very north of Phuket Island. During the high season, the sea has a nice blue tone and walking alone for miles, you would never guess you are still in Phuket. Take the time to stop there one day to enjoy a breezy seafood lunch in one of the many thatched roof Salas. A real treat in the shade of the trees.
You can pick one of the four or five restaurants along the road, but we often stop at Chakachan Seafood, mostly because I really like those tiny deep fried sea cicadas called in Thai ‘Chakachan Talay’, and some ‘Hoy Shak Tin’, brown spiral shapes shells very popular among Thai. A lovely lazy and light lunch, but a bit expensive as these cicadas and shells are not found everywhere. They also have an English menu.
The boundary between Mai Kao Beach and Haad Sai Gaew beach is very blur, but this strip of sand stretches all the way from Phuket Airport to the Bridge connecting the island to the main land. Nearby is another beach called Haad Pak Phra and it weird specialty: the preparation of jellyfish for cooking.
Haad Sai Gaew Beach on Phuket Map