Layan Beach

Layan Beach
Layan Beach
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Layan Beach

Layan Beach, a remote and very little known beach on the west coast of Phuket, is located on the northern end of Bangtao Beach which itself is home to many luxurious resorts such as Banyan Tree Resort, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Dusit Thani Resort. Layan Beach ends with a river harboring small fishing boats and its best known feature is the tall island standing where the river reaches the sea.

Layan Beach

Until recently Layan Beach kept low profile with just a handful small restaurants and bars peppering the beachfront, all the way from Bangtao Beach. At the very end of the Beach a small restaurant also offers Thai massage in a bamboo house for 400 baht… perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun, especially the Aloe Vera massage at 500 baht (400 baht for 1/2 hour). With the arrival of Dream Beach Club things have changed and a new crowd of beach lovers come enjoy this unique location.

Layan Beach on Phuket Island

Dream Beach Club is very attractive with many beautiful white and large sunbeds, great cocktails served day and night on a good background music. Not sure the regulars of Layan Beach will be very happy about the change though.

To get to this side of Layan Beach and to the Dream Beach Club, drive to Bangtao Beach and follow the signs to the Banyan Tree Resort. Pass the Banyan Tree gates and continue to the nearby T-junction, then turn right and drive few kilometers to the very end of the road, it’s an easy drive but road can be narrow at some points due to the cars parking on the road.

Layan Beach in Phuket

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