Phuket is blessed with so many beautiful beaches. Some of these beaches are well-known and popular with both locals & tourists for beach activities, shopping, nightlife, accommodation and eating establishments. The 3 best beaches in Phuket to visit in Phuket are Patong, Karon and Kata.
These best beaches in the Andaman Sea are the most concentrated areas of tourist accommodation, shops, nightclubs, restaurants and many other attractions in Phuket. While planning your holiday in Phuket, you must keep these beaches in your travel itinerary.
Patong Beach is the most popular of the 3 best beaches in Phuket and 39.8 km away from Phuket International Airport. You can go to Patong Beach from Phuket Airport by bus, private car and taxis. But the easiest way is to take a metered taxi.
Patong Beach is about 3.5 km long and best for its outstanding bay of golden sands, hill view scenery, gentle breezes and rows of various trees. The stunning sunsets and panoramic views of this best beach attract tourists from all over the world.
On Patong Beach you will find lots of world-class hotels, villas and resorts. This beach is the busiest of the best beaches in Phuket and so most of the best hotels attract tourists through their ample accommodation service facilities. You will easily find your desired accommodation from a wide range of hotel categories such as beachfront hotels, luxury hotels, luxury resorts, premium villas.
Patong Beach is No. 1 of the best beaches in Phuket for its tourist attractions. It will keep you entertained with Kathu Waterfall, Wat Suan Khiri Wong, Rain Forests, the Kathu Mining Museum, Paradise Complex, Tiger Kingdom and Flying Hanuman. A wide range of beach activities including beach volleyball, parasailing, cable skiing, swimming, jet skiing, target shooting, bowling, elephant trekking and photography are also highly attractive.
Patong, the fabulous place among the best beaches in Phuket for shopping, attracts shoppers very much. You will find lots of stalls, stores and malls selling Thai handicrafts, silk scarves, a variety of beach clothes, leisure wear, leather goods and luggage, electronic gadgets and toys. Some of these are the Jungceylon Shopping Mall diagonally opposite Bangla Road, Ocean Plaza Bangla in Patong Beach, and OTOP Market directly opposite Hard Rock Café.
When it comes to food & restaurant in Phuket, Patong is the perfect. Very few best beaches in Phuket host as many Thai and International restaurants as Patong. It features La Gritta Italian Restaurant, Joe’s Downstairs, Le Versace Restaurant and Baan Rim Pa Restaurant offering Massaman Gai (Chicken in cocunut sauce), seafood (such as fish, crab, prawn, or lobster), herbed minced chicken, crispy rice noodles, etc. If you are a Thai food lover, you’ll find some best Thai food items in Patong Restaurants.
If you think about any kind of nightlife activities in Phuket, Patong hosts a vibrant nightlife with hundreds of beer bars, Go Go bars & nightclubs, music & dance club. Centre of this nightlife is Soi Bangla (Bangla Road) from where many branch roads named Soi Sea Dragon, Soi Vegas, Soi Tiger, Soi Crocodile, Soi Gonjo, Rat-U-Thit arrange other nocturnal activities to entertain travellers. Patong’s popularity as a best beach bestows on its nightlife.
Patong Beach is a must-visit location while travelling Phuket because it offers everything to make your holiday amazing.
Karon is on the west coast of Phuket, south of Patong and north of Kata. After Patong, Karon beach is an ideal destination for your holiday in Phuket. It is the second of the best beaches in Phuket. The golden sands, crystal clear water, coral reefs, lines of trees, and wonderful bay will encourage you to flock to this beach.
You can go to Karon Beach from Phuket International Airport just as you can go to Patong. A metered taxi takes around 1 hour to Karon beach. This best beach offers abundant accommodation with modern amenities. You can find best hotels in Karon beach from an extensive range of beachfront hotels, luxury hotels, luxury chain resorts, grand villas and many low cost hotels. Choose your desired hotel and stay overnight in a wonderful environment of Karon.
Being one of best beaches in Phuket, Karon enjoys a great reputation for many attractive things. The main attractions are, Karon Temple, the local markets, Karon bazar, Dino Park mini golf and excellent snorkelling (and even diving) spots at its southern end. Karon provides you with many choices for shopping with great bargains. You will find lots of bustling markets, plazas, boutiques and herbal stores to purchase gifts & local foods, paintings, locally-made Thai wine, a huge selection of herbs, etc.
Karon restaurants are great places for families & groups to have lots of foods at a reasonable price. Famous restaurants are 2gether Restaurant & Bar, Bai Toey, EAT. Bar & Grill and Nami Ice Cream. These restaurants provide abundant dishes, such as meatballs, Italian pizza, & pasta, Australian beef, pad Thai, deep-fried fish, green curry, freshly caught seafood, cocktails, juices, and ice cream. You can take a taste of these fantastic dishes at unbeatable price.
Most of the night life in this best beach rotates around the numerous restaurants near Karon Centre where live music continues up to late nights. You’ll also find many beer bars around the beach area. Obviously, a visit to this ideal place of the best beaches in Phuket will be a great holiday experience.
Kata is the third of the best beaches in Phuket but the most popular after Patong.
Kata beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island, directly south of Karon Beach. It is approximately 46.9 km away from Phuket International Airport. Wonderful white sands, blue sea, Casuarina trees and a wavy environment make this beach outstanding for travellers.
Like Patong and Karon beaches, you can go to Kata by a metered taxi or by bus.
Kata achieves the prestige of being one of best beaches in Phuket to offer many good hotels, resorts, and even villas in a serene environment. You can easily select your expected hotel from many beachfront hotels to low cost hotels. You’ll definitely get outstanding accommodation facilities for a great stay in Kata. Among the best beaches in Phuket is Kata, a wonderful place for many exciting beach activities such as jet-skis, riding on the banana boat, para-sailing, snorkelling and experience beautiful reefs. Other attractions are Dino Park Mini Golf, Kata Temple, Surfing, sunset scenery, etc. Kata offers a wide range of shopping opportunities for tourists in its south, central & north parts. The main shopping plazas and bazaars are located opposite the Club Med grounds to buy sundress, shoes, leather bags, accessories, boutique and jewellery.
Kata offers an overwhelming number of restaurants with lots of mouth-watering Thai and Western cuisines. The most notable restaurants on the south end of the beach are Kata Mama Seafood and Kata Seafood where you can eat fresh seafood and Thai cuisine.
At the north end of Kata, you will find lots of locations with live music to enjoy nightlife. At the top of the small hill is Dino Park Crazy Golf open all day long but much more fun to play at night with its dinosaurs peering out of the dark. At the Southern end of Kata, you will find many live music venues and numerous bars. If you are visiting Phuket, you must head to this best beach to treasure unforgettable holiday experience.
These 3 best beaches in Phuket are extremely beautiful to spend a wonderful holiday in the comfortable atmosphere of the Andaman Sea. If you have more time to visit other beaches, check the list of 8 Best Beaches in Phuket. Start your adventure with PhuketNow.com, Where your holiday begins!