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Ao Sane Beach ⛱️ What to do in Ao Sane?

What to do in Ao Sane?

Ao Sane Beach (pronounced Ao Sain) proves that Phuket still has some little beaches hidden from view where you can pretend nothing has changed in the past twenty years. Of course, there is no such thing as a ‘secret beach‘ anymore, but you must make a little effort to get there. Ao Sane is clearly visible from Nai Harn Beach, but you will not find out unless you know that you need to drive through The Nai Harn Resort.

The second beach of Ao Sane

Ao Sane consists of three tiny sandy bays, and you can walk from one to another through the few beach bungalows. These might be small tiny sandy coves, but it is a good feeling to step on one.

Ao Sane Beach

What to Do in Ao Sane?

You can rent a couple of beach chairs on Ao Sane Beach for 200 baht a day and even snorkelling gear at the tiny ‘Armin’s Dive Shop’. You can also take your first dive lesson right there for 950 baht! Just remember that parking space at Ao Sane Beach is limited.

Ao Sane Beach

Ao Sane is a great snorkelling beach also used for beach diving. It is one of the few beaches calm enough to snorkel during the rainy season.

Where to Eat in Ao Sane?

Ao Sane Restaurant

The first beach is the largest. It has everything you need for the day, including a nice beach restaurant where people spend a lot of time in the tree shade. The food is good and the prices are acceptable.

ao sane restaurant

La Terrazza Phuket Sunset Lounge Bar

la terrazza restaurant

Where to Stay on Ao Sane?

There are a few accommodation options to stay around Ao Sane. The best known are, of course, The Nai Harn, but it can be pricey.

The Nai Harn

The Nai Harn Resort

The Nai Harn is, without a doubt, the most beautiful hotel in the south of Phuket. This iconic hotel is a well-established 5-star resort with amazing views from each room, an immense panoramic rooftop and an excellent beach restaurant. Read more

Hotel Summary & Guests Score
Hotel Summary
The BeachThe beach is superb, one of the most beautiful public beaches in Phuket, relatively untouched by constructions. It can be busy during the high season, but it’s all yours in the evening when everyone is gone. The beach is also great for snorkelling!
The HotelA 5-star resort, 130 sea-facing rooms with a nice balcony.
The Facilities3 superb restaurants, including an immense rooftop with jaw-dropping views and a beach side restaurant. Excellent spa and small fitness room.
What's Around?Good surrounding: Lots of local restaurants, small shops selling tropical fruits, local massage shops and a Thai temple. Ao Sane is another hidden beach located just behind the hotel.
Who is it for?Great for travellers wanting a balance of great beach but no hectic town nearby. Good for couples as the place has a uniquely romantic setting.
Worth Noticing The pool is quite small, and there are no private pools in the rooms or pool access rooms. The hotel is located on the rocky end of the beach but has direct access to the superb beach.
PriceA bit pricey
Hotel Location
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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools
: 1
Restaurants and bars
: 3
Distance to the closest beach
: down the stairs
: 23/3 Moo1, Vises Road, Rawai, Muang District, Phuket 83100
Phone: 076 380 200
Open: 24 hours

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Cheaper accommodation

On the beach itself, we found three places. Baan Krating is the largest, and you can book it online. Jungle resort seems to be quite good. Interesting is the super cheap bungalows on the beach itself called ‘Ao Sane Bungalow อ่าวเสนบังกะโล’. They look extremely basic but seem to be popular. The prices are between 600 baht and 1300 baht.

ao sane bungalows

Small bungalows made of bamboo and thatched roofs along the beach are rather basic but not cheap, around 800 baht per night for a fan room, but what a setting! Just looking at the few lucky people idly sitting on their wooden balconies makes you feel the pace of tropical life. The Baan Krating beachfront bungalows are more luxurious, but it starts at around 4,000 baht a night. The Baan Krating Resort mostly uses the second and third beaches, but you can go there and have a drink or even a beach massage.

Baan Krating Phuket Resort

Baan Krating Phuket Resort

Baan Krating Phuket Resort is a modest 3-star but charming and secluded retreat nestled in the lush greenery located above Ao Sane Beach, near Harn Beach. The resort offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere for guests seeking a tranquil getaway. The resort features cosy bungalows, designed with a touch of Thai elegance and equipped with modern amenities. Guests can relax by the swimming pool, surrounded by tropical gardens, or indulge in spa treatments. The resort’s restaurant serves a variety of delicious Thai and international cuisine. With its natural beauty and warm hospitality, Baan Krating Phuket Resort provides a unique haven for a relaxing and authentic Thai experience.

Address: 11/3 Moo 1, Wiset Road Ao Sane Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83130 Thailand
Phone: 076 510 927
Category: 3-star
Swimming Pool
: 1
: 1
Distance to the beach: Private beach
Bookings: see the rates
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