11 Best Beaches for Snorkeling in Phuket (Updated)

Best Snorkeling Beaches in Phuket

Where to Snorkel in Phuket? [toc] What are the best snorkelling beaches in Phuket? Not all the beaches here are suitable to admire sealife, and as we were often asked which is best, we listed here beaches with nice rocky areas. None will ever be as beautiful as Coral Island or Similan Islands but they will have enough marine life to make your day. The best beaches are often the

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9 Best Water Sports and Water Activities in Phuket

Water Sports in Phuket

What Water Activities Can You Do in Phuket? [toc] There are a lot of water activities in Phuket to add some action to your holiday. The range goes from easy stuff like parasailing, all the way to real action sports like surfing and wakeboarding. 1. Snorkelling Phuket is an excellent place for snorkelling and the beaches with rocky ends or rocks under the surface are great to observe sea life.

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Ao Sane Beach near Nai Harn Beach

Ao Sane Beach

How to Get to Ao Sane Beach? [toc] Ao Sane Beach (which is pronounced Ao Sain) is the proof 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 have to make a little effort to get there. These might be small tiny sandy

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Banana Beach Phuket – A Secret Beach in Phuket (almost)

Phuket Beaches

How to Get to the Secret Banana Beach [toc] Banana Beach in Phuket is a little hidden treasure. Phuket is a world famous holiday destination, and every corner of this tiny tropical island has been explored, invaded, sold, developed and exploited. Yet, the small Banana Beach is hiding from the crowd. We thought it wouldn't last, but it is still quiet. Considering that Banana Beach is pretty big with shallow

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Laem Ka Beach – A Hidden Beach of Phuket

Laem Ka Beach

How to Get to Laem Ka Beach? UPDATE: Access to Laem Ka Beach is now closed. Looks like they are building something. [toc]So you like small hidden beaches too? Who doesn't! Laem Ka Beach, in the very south of Phuket near Rawai is a little gem hidden from view, only the ones in the know might find it. But you have to be a bit curious or adventurous to get

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Naithon Beach ▷ What to Do in Naithon Beach?

Naithon Beach

What to Do in Naithon Beach? [toc] 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 chose to stay here to find a peaceful village with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote but still all the necessary facilities you need for a great holiday. Phuket being such a

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Ya Nui Beach – What to do in Ya Nui Beach?

Ya Nui Beach

What is Ya Nui Beach? [toc] Ya Nui beach is a charming tiny bay, tucked in a cove between the Windmill Viewpoint and famous Promthep Cape in the very south of Phuket Island. It looks like a secret beach, but it is very well known and can be busy on some days. Don't expect to find a deserted secret beach such as Banana Beach, in the north of Phuket or

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Freedom Beach, a Hidden Beach in Phuket

Freedom Beach Phuket

What is the secret of Freedom Beach? [toc] Freedom Beach is an anomaly, one of the prettiest beach on Phuket island, with an incredibly soft white sand and clear blue waters. It is just few minutes away from Patong Beach, the busiest beach on the island and yet, it is surprisingly peaceful and quiet… so what is the secret of Freedom Beach? How to Get to Freedom Beach Freedom Beach

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Paradise Beach Phuket near Patong Beach

Paradise Beach in Phuket

What to Do on Paradise Beach [toc] UPDATE: There is now a 200 Baht entrance fee to enter Paradise beach.  Paradise Beach Phuket is just 4 kilometres from Patong Beach and consists of two small sandy bays with blue water, soft sand and coconut trees. You will find plenty of beach chairs, bars, restaurants, shops and massive parties on some nights. Yes, Paradise Beach is small, remote and not easy

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Merlin Beach Phuket – A great snorkeling beach near Patong

Merlin Beach

How to Get to Merlin Beach? [toc] Merlin Beach, Tri Trang Beach, Paradise Beach, Freedom Beach... which is which? Every time we post a photo of any of these beaches, it starts endless discussions, so I guess it is still confusing. Names similarities added to the fact that some of these beaches were hard to reach until recently didn't help. These four beaches are located around a peninsula just south

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