Sai Kaew Beach (Haad Sai Kaew in Thai) is a beautiful endless beach located north of Phuket Island, just past Mai Khao Beach and before Sarasin bridge. People easily complain about crowded beaches, but nothing is easier to find than a deserted beach in Phuket.
About Sai Kaew Beach
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 bamboo huts—a real treat in the shade of the trees.
Where is Sai Kaew Beach
The boundary between Mai Kao Beach and Haad Sai Kaew is very blur, but this strip of sand stretches all the way from Phuket Airport to the Bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Nearby is another beach called Haad Pak Phra, and its weird speciality: is the preparation of jellyfish for cooking.
Where to Eat on Sai Kaew Beach
Sai Kaew Beach Restaurant
There is only one restaurant still standing on this beach. There used to be at least four of them in the past, but they were removed when illegal buildings were checked. The remaining restaurant is very pleasant, with those typical bamboo huts to have lunch right on the beach. The food is really Thai and not expensive, making the place a great escape from the crowds.
Rimpan Seafood is a lovely local restaurant at the food of the Sarasin Bridge, just 3 kilometres from Haad Sai Kaew. Here you can eat in little bamboo huts by the ocean and under the trees. Read more
Ta Tuay is a little-known local restaurant, hidden not far from the Sarasin Bridge in the very north of Phuket. Ta Tuay serves excellent local food and dishes from Phuket and some unusual specialities from Mai Khao Beach, such as sandworms and sea cicadas.
Address: 57/10 Mu 5, Soi Ruam Chai 1, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Open: 11.30 am – 9 pm
Phone: 086 470 4807
Reservation: strongly recommended, especially on the weekend
Thanoon Seafood is a good restaurant on the opposite side of Phuket Island, at the other end of the Sarasin Bridge. It may not be as good as it used to be, but it certainly has a unique location. Read more
Sai Kaew Beach Map