Quiet and Beautiful Layan Beach
Layan Beach is a very attractive but little-known beach on the west coast of Phuket on the northern end of Bangtao Beach. Layan is home to many luxurious resorts such as Banyan Tree Resort, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Dusit Thani Resort. Layan Beach ends with a river harbouring small fishing boats, and its best-known feature is the prominent island standing where the river reaches the sea.
Until recently Layan Beach kept a low profile with just a handful of small restaurants and bars peppering the beachfront, all the way from Bangtao Beach.
At the very end of the beach, a small restaurant also offers Thai massage in a bamboo house for 400 baht, perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun, especially the Aloe Vera massage at 500 baht (400 baht for 1/2 hour).
With the arrival of Dream Beach Club, things have changed, and a new crowd of beach lovers enjoy this unique location.
Dream Beach Club is beautiful with many beautiful white and large sunbeds; great cocktails served day and night with good background music. Not sure the regulars of Layan Beach are very happy about the change though.
How to Get to Layan Beach
To get to this side of Layan Beach and the Dream Beach Club, drive to Bangtao Beach and follow the signs to the Banyan Tree Resort. Pass the Banyan Tree gates and continue to the nearby T-junction, then turn right and drive few kilometres to the very end of the road, it’s an easy drive, but the road can be narrow at some points due to the cars parking on the street.