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Phuket beaches

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

Beaches on Phuket are all open to the public with one exception when access to the beach goes through private property. Lounge chairs are usually 100 baht per chair per day. Just take a seat and staff will come to collect the payment. Some hotels, however, offer their guests free of charge use of lounge chairs and other facilities on the beach.

Phuket beaches

Viewpoint at Cape Panwa

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
18:00

COORDINATES
GPS
7°49'30.6"N 98°22'53.2"E
Decimal
7.825157, 98.381432

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Official name is Kao Khad Views Tower. The site offers a 360° view. It is the best place to see sunrise, the southern part of Phuket Town and the Bay of Chalong. View point on west coat will not offer you same sunrise view. From here you even can see Big Buddha, although it not so big from such distance.

Viewpoint at Cape Panwa

Siam beach

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

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GPS
7°47'32.9"N 98°17'29.1"E
Decimal
7.792477, 98.291423

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Follow the steep slope down to this secluded beach that is only 20 m wide and nestled between rocky cliffs. This is a great place for a photo shoot. Before you climb back the hill, stop at a small restaurant surrounded by greenery for a drink or a meal. They offer Thai food.
If you wish you can even spend a night here at a small bungalow for 800 baht a night.

Siam beach

Naiharn Beach

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

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GPS
7°46'36.2"N 98°18'21.3"E
Decimal
7.776730, 98.305929

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Nai Harn is set midway between the West and East coasts of Phuket and away from main tourist areas that makes it popular among expats and locals.
From May to October, in the rainy season, it offers good waves for surfing. If you are not a surfer, you can still have some fun and ride the waves on a boogie board.
There are many Thai restaurants located along the beach. Behind the beach, there is an inland lake that connects with the sea by a small stream. Tides create shallow sandy pools along the stream making it popular with families with young children. The lake is surrounded by a fence and a sidewalk that is perfect for jogging. Walk over the bridge to the island at the center to rent paddle boats.

Naiharn Beach

Phuket Aquaria

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Theme park | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
10:30 - 20:00

FEE
Adult
1190 THB

Kid
690 THB

CONTACTS
076629800

COORDINATES
GPS
7°53'23.4"N 98°21'59.6"E
Decimal
7.889837, 98.366556

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New aquarium was opened Phuket Aquaria in Central Festival Floresta shopping mall. http://www.aquaria-phuket.com You can also see a feeding process at specific time that written near windows. Tricky eye pavilion is available also you can include it in combo ticket.

Yanui Beach

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

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Decimal
7.767491, 98.306397

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Yanui beach occupies about 100 meters of the shore, located between two rocky hills not far from famous Naiharn beach.

Opposite the beach, there is a small island. It is a good idea to rent a kayak right here and paddle out. It is also a good spot for snorkeling so bring your mask and a snorkel.

There is small but stunning windmill viewpoint to the north and famous but a bit crowdy Promthem viewpoint to the south from here.

Yanui Beach

Rawai beach

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°46'18.8"N 98°19'18.3"E
Decimal
7.771879, 98.321741

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Rawai is famous for its seafood restaurants. In the southern part of the beach, there are tables set up right on the beach, kitchens are on the other side of the road. In the Northern part, restaurants are only across the road from the sea. Regardless of where you choose to dine all restaurants offer a cozy atmosphere typical to Thailand, delicious, cheap food and a large selection of fresh seafood.

For those who like cooking at home, there is a market where in the evening you can find a lot of delicacies. It is located in the southernmost part of the beach behind the pier.

There are many long-tail boats as well as speedboats lining up the shore. Here you can hire a boat to take you to the nearest island.

Here are approximate costs to rent a boat for 3-5 hrs from Rawai to nearby islands

Bon island: boat - 800฿, speed boat - 2000฿.
Coral island: boat - 1200฿, speed boat - 2500฿.
Racha island: speed boat - 7000฿.

Bon Island has one clean sandy beach and plenty of beautiful coral reefs. You will also find a few coves around the island where you can go snorkeling.
Coral Island is worth a visit if you are interested in water sports and activities such as parasailing, jet ski, banana boat rides, underwater walk in a diving helmet.

Racha Island is the farthest of them all but it’s worth the ride. It boasts crystal clear water, wonderful corals and plenty of colorful fishes. There a few restaurants on the island and a viewpoint.

A private fishing trip by a wooden boat will cost about 2000 baht.

Directions: this is the southernmost beach on Phuket.

It is best to come in the afternoon.

Rawai beach

Karon Viewpoint

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

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GPS
7°47'50.4"N 98°18'07.7"E
Decimal
7.797321, 98.302149

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It offers an excellent view of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches. There is a guy on the motorcycle just before the viewpoint that offers to get your picture taken with eagles. It costs 100 baht if using your camera or 200 baht using his Polaroid.

Directions: it is located between Kata and Naiharn beach.

Karon Viewpoint

Cape Promthep

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
Круглосуточно

COORDINATES
GPS
7°45'32.9"N 98°18'13.2"E
Decimal
7.759139, 98.303655

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This place can be called the landmark of Phuket. Whether you come here to enjoy a sunset or to take a few pictures you won’t be disappointed.

There is a working lighthouse on the Cape with a small historical Museum inside. On the way to the lighthouse, you will find a shrine. Thai people believe that such a beautiful place is certainly inhabited by strong spirits. To gain spirits favor or pay respect Thais often bring offerings or gifts to the shrine. You can buy a gift for yourself or your loved ones at a souvenir market located in front of the parking lot.

Most people don’t go beyond the concrete barrier wall. But there is a dirt path leading down that will take you directly to flat stones, gently sloping into the sea.

Directions: from Chalong roundabout head to Rawai Beach then turn right and follow the signs.
The place gets crowded so in order to find parking it is best to come one hour before sunset. Sunrise and sunset times can be found here…

Cape Promthep

Phuket bungy jumping

Province: Phuket | Category: Action | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
2200 THB

CONTACTS
+66 76 321 351

COORDINATES
GPS
7°54'31.2"N 98°20'12.5"E
Decimal
7.908671, 98.336811

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If you are a thrill seeker then this is a place for you. The complex is called Jungle Bungy Jump and was open in 1992. It operates in compliance with New Zealand safety standards. There used to be a tin mining operation at this location but the mines were flooded to create a picturesque lake.

They offer standard, tandem jumps as well as catapult and water touch jumps from a crane that is 50m high.
Jungle Bungy Jump is located in Kathu not far from Patong Beach. Prices start from 2200 baht and in addition to the jump, every package includes a t-shirt, a certificate, and insurance. A 3000 bath package also includes a DVD with a video of your jump or one additional jump free of charge. The place is open every day.

Directions:
Kathu: from Patong head to Central Festival Shopping mall, once you get down from the hill at the first traffic light, at a Caltex gas station turn right and follow the road for about 500m, keep your eyes open for the sign “Bungy Jump”.
Patong: on the 3d beach road behind Jung Ceylon shopping center close to J. J. Plaza.

Phuket bungy jumping