Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

Mai Khao Beach is the longest and extraordinary beach in Phuket. You can find it in the north of the island, near the local runway the airport. When the planes are landing, they approach from the sea, flying low over the beach, this spectacle is simply breathtaking. Although it is very noisy.

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Beach description

The beach stretches for almost 11 km and is guarded.State, as part of Phuket National Park. The beach is not a popular place among tourists, there are practically no tourists on the island, there are hardly any “bags” there. The place is popular among Thais who have picnics under the shade of trees, creating dense and cool darkness.

To be honest, it is called the beach simply because it is a strip of sand along the sea, but all the entertainment and tourist infrastructure begins much more to the south.

Sunset, depth and waves

Sunset in the water here is quite clean, without stones. Another question is that even with their presence you could not step on these stones - deeply. The coast is pretty cool going under the water and after a couple of meters towards the sea, the water will cover you headlong, so for a holiday with children this beach is better not to consider.

Sun beds and shade

The shadows here are many from the trees that growalong the coast, the place is not touristy, there are few people, so the whole shadow is yours. Therefore, on the beach, you will not find the ubiquitous thrown in rags of Thais who want to rent you a sunbed with an umbrella.

Beach photo





From entertainment you are waiting for only long walks onbeautiful beach and watching the aircraft. There are no discos and shops directly on the shore. Closer to the road, a full-fledged civilization begins with ATMs and shopping malls. Mai Khao has the reserve’s infrastructure, that is, a lot of nature and little human presence.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Since Mai Khao is not a touristbeach, then there are few hotels, and they are mostly luxurious, expensive and comfortable, with a private corner of the beach. But still, here you can find some relatively cheap bungalows, not to mention staying in tents. Camping accessories can be found there.

To the north of the airport are located five-star Maikhao Dream Villa

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

and beyond, further north - Renaissance Phuket

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted


Hotels nearby, Holiday Inn Phuket

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

and Mai Khao Beach Bungalows

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

- more democratic, but quite high quality. On their background, located right there, nearby, Micky Monkey Beach Hotel

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

looks budget and modest.

A few more five star hotels are located further north: SALA Phuket Resort & Spa

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

and Anantara Phuket Villas

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

including the Marriott JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa network

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted

and Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club Resort

Mai Khao Beach - long and deserted


Mai Khao hotels>

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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

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How to find the beach

Public transport is small and practicallyThere is no connection between the airport and the beach. Most of the vehicles on the roads are taxis and motorcycles, in which you can reach the beach in just 20 minutes. Several roads lead to the beach, winding around local sights such as the Turtle Village, for example.

Through it, by the way, it’s best to get to the beach, and watch the turtles at the same time. After the “village”, large and expensive hotels begin, and right after them, the most silent beach of Phuket begins.

Beach map

In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all Phuket beaches, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Mai Khao beach map

Map of Mai Khao beach:

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