Naithon Beach is one of these little known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from the crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People coming here are searching for a peaceful place with just enough facilities and hotels not to feel too remote. Phuket being such a small island you always can rent a car and drive to Patong for a fun night out or further south for a discovery day.
No jetskis or parasailing in sight yet, only few long tails boats bobbing here and there and beach vendors are still discreet. Parking your car is easy in the shade of trees anywhere along the beach. Across the road are few more bars, restaurants, a mini mart and even a tailor and a dive shop.
This is definitely a high season kind of beach, it looks and feels quite abandoned during low season and swimming is not recommended (July to November)
How to Get to Nai Thon Beach:
The easiest way to reach there is to drive to the airport and turn left at the T intersection just before reaching it, then drive few kilometers and turn right at the signs pointing to ‘Andaman White Beach Resort’ and Trisara Phuket Resort. The closest beach, not to miss, is the secret Banana Beach, just 3 kilometers away.