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 (and the ones reading Phuket 101 of course).But you have to be a bit curious or adventurous to get something different and obviously some did their homework since I found about fifteen people lazying on sun loungers.
Even the street leading to the beach is really hard to spot and the gate you will meet half way looks like some government property, but it is a public area and there is even a large parking.Few steps lead to a small but lovely beach and you can pick one of the beach chairs nicely set in the shade of the coconut trees. Few friendly vendors sell the usual soft drinks and beers, but nothing beats a fresh cold coconut! They can even cook for lunch, it’s amazing how Thai people can cook twenty delicious dishes on a tiny stove and a single fry pan.
Forgot your swim suit or feel like a bit of beach shopping? not a problem they even have two tiny tents selling a bit of everything you need for a lazy sunny day. Just in front of the beach is the small but beautiful Bon Island with its two beaches and the very popular ‘Bon Island Restaurant‘. (Hi Dawn!)
So if you are curious drive down to Rawai and search for that tiny road with the sign “Laem Ka Beach Restaurant’. Once you pass the huge ‘Shell Museum’ on your right, spot the street at the next 7-11 on your left. You won’t regret it!