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Naithon Beach ⛱️

What to Do in Naithon Beach

Naithon Beach is one of these little-known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People choose 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 is such a small island, you always can rent a car and drive to Patong for a fun night out or further south for a discovery day.

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The beach is an amazingly long and wide strip, well-shaded by tall trees and divided in two by a small rock formation. Walk beyond these rocks to reach an even more private area of Naithon. The sand is smooth, and swimming is excellent during the high season. Loungers, umbrellas and drinks are available, as well as a small restaurant in the very south of Naithon. Naithon is one of the best beaches in Phuket.

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There used to be more restaurants on the beach, but they are now gone. You can find quite a few sweet spots to enjoy good Thai food just across the street anyway.

WHAT TO DO IN NAITHON BEACH?

No jet skis or parasailing in sight yet, only a few longtail boats bobbing here and there, and beach vendors are still discreet. Parking your car is relatively easy in the shade of trees anywhere along the beach. Across the road are bars, restaurants, a mini-mart and even a tailor and a dive shop.

Naithon Beach Phuket

 


The Beach of Naithon

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Naithon is one of Phuket’s incredible beaches with soft white sand and clear warm water during the high season. The beach is somehow divided into two areas: the main beach in the north and a smaller and more price cove just passed a boulder hill. This small bay is where you will find those now popular wooded staircases often seen on Instagram posts.

Hammock on Naithon Beach, Phuket

Tall trees provide a welcome shade all along the beach, and people often have a nap in their hammocks. Naithon still has the rare charm of a small seaside town not yet invaded by tourism during the high season, unlike most beaches in the south of Phuket. Enjoy it while it lasts because things tend to change fast!

Keep in mind that it may look a little neglected during the low season, and swimming between July to November is not recommended. Just keep an eye on the flags.

Eat and Shop Along the Beach

Fruits display on Nai Thon beach

Stairway to Heaven

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These partly hidden wooden staircases are a popular Instagram spot in Phuket. They have been around for a long time, but as usual, people would drive by too fast to even notice them. They go down all the way from the road to the beach, but their condition is degrading, so enjoy them while they still stand! Note that the condition beach below varies with the seasons. During the low season, a lot of debris can be brought in by the strong tides.

Banana Beach

Banana Beach Phuket Thailand

Banana Beach is a little hidden cove hiding from the crowd, not far from Naithon. It has remained relatively quiet because it is far from the main roads and a bit challenging to find and access, and most tourists are quite lazy when going to the beach requires effort. The beach is beautiful, with tall coconut trees all along the soft white sand and clear blue water. There is a local restaurant during the high season.

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Naithon Noi Beach

Naithon Noi Beach - Andaman White Beach

Naithon Noi is a little heavenly beach, only accessible to the Andaman White Beach Resort guests.

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WHERE TO STAY ON NAITHON?

There are quite a few small, affordable hotels along the beach, and you only have to cross the street to reach the sand. If you want something more sophisticated with unique villas, great restaurants and a fantastic view, look at the popular Pullman Arcadia Naithon.

Pullman Arcadia Naithon

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon is a superb resort located on the still peaceful Naithon beach, a surprisingly beautiful beach away from any main road on the upper west coast of Phuket. The hotel is far from the usual crowds but not isolated and near a less known local life, making it an exciting starting point to enjoy what Phuket offers if you are not a partygoer. Read more about Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2 restaurants, 3 bars
Distance to the closest beach: down the stairs
Address: 22/2 Moo 4 Naithon Beach, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110
Tel: 076 303 299
Open: 24 hours

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Trisara Phuket

Trisara Phuket

If you can afford it, Trisara Phuket is one of the most exclusive resorts on the island and with a 1-star Michelin restaurant, it comes at a staggering price. Read more about Trisara

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on its small beach
Address: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110
Phone: 076 310 100

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Andaman White Beach

Andaman White Beach on Naithon Noi Beach

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A little further south, you will reach the Andaman White Beach Club on the private Naithon Noi Beach, one of the most beautiful spots in Phuket.

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WHERE TO EAT IN NAITHON?

There are quite a few restaurants along the beach road of Naithon, plus two nice spots by the beach: Drift Beach Club and the casual Inthanin Naithon Restaurant.

Tony Restaurant

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Address: 23 27 Sakhu, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: +66 97 308 7339

Inthanin Naithon Restaurant

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Inthanin Naithon is a delightful tiny restaurant hidden on the soft sands of the beach. The place is hard to find, but it is worth the effort. First, the location right on the beach of the understated Naithon Beach is unique and enjoyable. Secondly, it is near the very popular Naithon staircase that is so popular on Instagram.

Cuisine: Thai
Address: 37 Moo 4, Naithon Beach Road, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 086 593 5529

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Vero Trattoria & Wine Bar at Pullman

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Cuisine: Italian
Location
: Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
Address: 22, Tambon Saku, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 303 299

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Pru at Trisara

Pru at Trisara Phuket

Pru Restaurant at Trisara Phuket has become the first and only restaurant to receive a star from the new Michelin Guide. Michelin only arrived in Phuket in 2018 with much-anticipated nominations. While many restaurants around the island received BIBs and Plates from the Michelin Guide, being the only one with a star means a lot and raises the customers’ expectations.

Cuisine: Innovative Thai
Price
: very high
Address: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Open: 6 pm – 10:30 pm (Sunday closed)
Phone: 076 310 100

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Shameena Restaurant

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Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Address
: Naithon Beach 23/13, Sakhu, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Hours: 3 pm – 10 pm
Phone: 087 898 2792

How to Get to Naithon Beach

The easiest way to reach there is to drive to the airport, turn left at the T intersection just before entering it, drive a few kilometres, and turn right at the signs pointing to ‘Andaman White Beach Resort’ and Trisara Phuket Resort. The closest beach not to miss is the hidden Banana Beach, just 3 kilometres away.

Fast Facts about Naithon Beach

⛱️ Beach condition:Excellent
⛱️ Beach nearby:Naiyang Beach
⛱️ Hidden beach:Banana Beach
💎 Hidden gem viewpoint:Naithon Wooden Staircase
🧳 Best hotel nearby:Pullman Phuket Arcadia
🧳 Best luxury pool villas:Trisara Phuket
🚙 Distance to Patong Beach:27 km
🚙 Distance to Phuket Town:31 km
✈️ Distance from Phuket International Airport:8 km

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Naithon Beach Photos

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FAQs about Naithon Beach

a. Naithon doesn’t have much to offer, but the beach is superb:
The Beach
Banana Beach
Naithon Noi Beach
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

a. Here are some of the most popular hotels in the Naithon area:
Pullman Arcadia Naithon
Trisara Phuket
Andaman White Beach
The Kara Pool Villa

a. There are a few restaurants in this area:
Drift Beach Club
Inthanin Naithon
Shameena Restaurant
Pru at Trisara

a. Naithon is 31 km from Phuket Town and 7 km from Phuket International Airport.

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!