Naithon Beach

Naithon Beach
Naithon Beach
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Naithon Beach

Naithon Beach is one of these little known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from the crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People chose to stay here to find a peaceful village with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote but still all the basic facilities you need for a great holiday. Phuket being 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.

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon

The beach is an amazing long and wide strip well shaded by tall trees and divided in two by a small rock formation. Walk beyond these rocks to reach a more private area of Naithon. The sand is smooth and swimming is great during high season. Loungers, umbrellas and drinks are available as well as several small restaurants. Some of them start to look trendy, a sign of increasing popularity and already new hotels are such as Pullman Arcadia Naithon.

Fruits display on Nai Thon beach
Fruits display on Nai Thon beach

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

This is definitely a high season kind of beach, it looks and feels quite abandoned during low season and swimming is not recommended (July to November), but during the high season Naithon has the rare charm of a small seaside town not yet invaded by tourism. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Naithon Beach is also where you can find one of the 2 elephant sanctuaries of Phuket. You can feed the animals, scrub them with mud and bathe them (no more trekking!)

Naithon Beach

How to Get to Nai Thon Beach:

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

Elephant Sanctuaries of PhuketNaithon Beach

Naithon Beach Location Map




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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com