Layan Beach
Beaches of PhuketLayan Beach

Layan Beach near Bangtao Beach in Phuket (updated)

A quiet and beautiful beach

Layan Beach is a beautiful but little-known bay 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. The beach ends with a river harbouring small fishing boats, and its best-known feature is the big 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).

Layan Beach


What to Do in Layan Beach

Layan is a little off the beaten tracks, and there is very little to do in terms of attractions or activities. That’s why locals and expats like this beach and most of them come here to enjoy a leisurely lunch with family or friends. Things a slowly changing but even with the opening of a large beach club, the area is still quiet most of the time.

The Beach

Come here to relax, enjoy a beach massage or a spa at one of the nearby resorts and eat by the beach. That’s a great way to spend a day in Phuket.


Dream Beach Club

Dream Beach Club on Layan Beach

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.

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360 Rooftop Bar

360 Rooftop Bar at Phuket Pavilions

360 rooftop bar at the Pavilion Resort is a beautiful place to enjoy a drink or even a dinner at the end of your day. The terrace is not near the sea but above the trees.

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Banyan Tree Spa

Banyan Tree Spa

The Banyan Tree Spa is one of the most exclusive on the island and a multi-award winning experience in Thailand. If spa treatments are on your list during your trip to Phuket, this is the one experience you should really try, but as you can expect, it is expensive and often fully booked.

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Where to Eat on Layan Beach

All along the beach are several small restaurants built under the shade of trees. All have ample parking so you can drive around and pick one, or walk on the beach and stop when you get hungry.


Hugo Hut

Hugo Hut Layan Beach

Hugo Hut is a good new spot on Layan where can enjoy and lunch, fun and affordable cocktails by the ocean, and even enjoy a beach massage to end the day the way it should be. This spot is perfect for sunset!

Don’t miss their special cocktails ‘Hugo Smash’ base on vodka watermelon, and ‘WildHugo base’ on whisky at 180 baht, while all other classic cocktails are 150 baht.

Phone: 092 895 3569
Open: 10 am – 10 pm


Paul Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood and Thai
Address
: Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Open: 10 am – 10:30 pm
Phone: 083 501 9429


 Beach Bar 2

Phone: 090 168 8229


Tony’s Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant on Layan Beach

Cuisine: Seafood and Thai
Address
: Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Open: – 10 pm
Phone: 097 308 7339


Layan Beach Restaurant

Layan Beach Restaurant


Toon Tomato Bar

Cuisine: Local Thai
Address
: 23 Soi Layan 2, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110


Sawasdee Restaurant & Baankoon Massage 2

Address: Tambon Choeng Tale Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Open: 7:30 am – 10 pm
Phone: 083 538 3631


Where to Stay on Layan Beach

At first, there seem to be only 2 resorts on this beach: The famous Banyan Tree and the more recent Layan Residences by Anantara, but Layan being so close to Bangtao you can actually enjoy a wide choice of excellent resorts.

Layan Residences by Anantara

Anantara Layan Resort Phuket


Banyan Tree Phuket Resort

Banyan Tree Phuket Resort

Banyan Tree Phuket has always been one of the most luxurious resorts on the island, with a strong focus on spa and wellbeing. Their pool villas with an immense swimming pool and dedicated spa room are legendary.

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How to Get to Layan Beach

To reach this 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.

Layan Beach


Layan Beach Photos

Layan Beach


Layan Beach Map


FAQs about Layan Beach

✳️ What is there to do in Layan Beach?

a. Layan is a peaceful beach with just a few things to do:

✳️ Where to eat in Layan?

a. There are a few restaurants in this area:

  • Layan Beach Restaurant
  • Tony’s Restaurant
  • Paul Restaurant
  • Toon Tomato Bar
  • Sawasdee Restaurant
✳️ What are the best hotels around Layan Beach?

a. Here are some popular hotels in Layan area:

✳️ How Far is Layan from Phuket Town and Phuket Airport?

a. Rawai is 13 km from Phuket International Airport and 24 km from Phuket Town.


What’s Around?

Dream Beach Beach Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket – A Luxury Resort on Bangtao Beach