Bangtao Beach - about 7 arc beachkilometers, in the south ends with a small cape, where on a hill of green you can see numerous windows and red roofs of villas. The opposite, that is, the northern part of the beach is also enclosed by green hills, but already much less populated.
Virtually the entire length of a wide strip of beach is framed by a casuarin grove. In general, the beach atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful. Quiet, uncrowded, spacious. Compared with the next Surinwhich is located south of the cape, Bangtao looks rustic and melancholic.
The content of the article
- 1 Beach description
- 2 Sunset, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- 8 Beach map
Around the cape in the south in the sea usually anchoredfishing boats, and under the hill begin the stones. The water near the boat parking is not very clean. There are days before the start of the season when very small jellyfish appear in the water with a match head. They burn, but not much. It looks like light tingling.
The sand on the beach is rather light, yellowish gray. The bottom is a bit silty, so the water is cloudy, although it is clean by itself.
Not in season, that is, in summer, quite trash, soas no one cleans, there are practically no people and the view of the beach is a bit deserted. No lounges, no rental scooters, no beach cafes. Around April, a wave and bad weather arrives, a shy package tourist leaves and the beach plunges into his garbage melancholy, driving fragments of door jambs and smaller garbage on the waves.
Tourists and infrastructure in the form of sun beds under umbrellas, beach vendors, small cafes and shops, appear only by the end of autumn. The sea becomes quiet and tender.
In the mornings in general, complete calm and grace. Closer to the New Year, the beach is flourishing, playing with all the colors of the outlets with children's toys and colorful t-shirts. Spread food, spill drinks - life boils. Garbage in the water sometimes comes across, but in the season it is the exception rather than the rule.
It is crowded on the beach near the cluster of hotels adjacent to the shore. The greatest density near the hotel Bangtao Beach Resort
and Bliss Beach Club with a small pool, cozy sofas, a green lawn and horse prices for food and drinks.
If you move away from the hotels along the beach, you can easily find absolutely deserted places in the season. True, there will be no infrastructure either. Only casuarina and sand.
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.
Sunset, depth and waves
Entry into the water is quite smooth, it becomes deep in 10 meters. The bottom is quite even and without stones, for children it’s basically convenient. At low tide, you can run through the little water.
The schedule of ebbs and flows here is quite complicated. Towards the end of the season, in March-April there are strong ebbs in the evenings. But this does not happen every day. During the most ebb tide, about 50 meters you have to go somewhere knee-deep in water, while the wave is still there, the sea is hectic and often windy.
Before the season, in August-September, the ebbhappen in the morning, but in this case the sea is usually calm. In the summer, not in season, it happens that the sea, on the contrary, surges in such a way that only a thin edge remains from the rather wide beach on other days. Off season, just about all summer, it’s generally quite difficult to swim here - a strong and big wave, unexpected trash floats in the water.
Sometime in June, we observed a part of a boat that was carried back and forth along the waves near the coast. But the waves love surfers!
Sun beds and shade
Near the Bliss Beach Club - slender rows of sun beds under umbrellas. There are four rows in a season. At the closest to the sea, 150 baht is sometimes asked for a sunbed. For the rest - 100 baht.
It often happens that the same people collectpay for sun beds and sell drinks and simple food from small stalls or in small beach cafes, with certain communication skills you can triple your sun bed for free by buying a drink from them.
Casuarin trees grow almost along the entire beach.trees, and in those places where large hotels adjoin the beach, there are palm trees. The beach is positioned so that the sun rises just because of a strip of tall trees growing along the beach. Some tourists at this time just do jogging on the dense sand along the coastline.
The water in the morning is cool, clean and calm, quiet andpeacefully. True, to catch all this beauty, you have to get up with the first rays of the sun, hours at 6-7 in the morning. Already by 10-11 o'clock in the morning it becomes very hot and crowded. The shade of the trees almost disappears. At sunset, the sun sets in the sea, so that from a certain point the shadow of the umbrella also becomes very conditional.
Fortunately, it happens almost at sunset, when the sun is no longer hot. And then one of the most beautiful natural phenomena happens - sunset, one of the advantages of Bang Tao beach.
Bang Tao north
Bang tao middle
Bang Tao south
The most infrastructurally developed southern partthe beach. For resorts there is a street with cafes and shops, there are also taxi drivers, who for 100–200 baht carry them to Tesco and McDonalds supermarket, which are located along a busy road about 1.5 kilometers from the coast.
Moslem between this road and the beacha village with shouts of muezzins and hens, mixed with expensive villas and small hotels. Behind the road continues the village and houses for rent. Also, the main road has a pair of 711 Superchip and a market.
Rows of shops and local cafes stretch along the road Surin. There are two markets. One opposite Superchip, somewhere a kilometer from McDonald's. Another evening, right behind Tesco towards the beach. They work twice a week each.
Massage on Bang Tao beach at 200-250 baht. There is riding on longtails, scooters, dive center. In the evenings they drive along the elephant beach.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Directly located on the beach, or large expensivehotels or villas for 200 thousand / month. There are practically no ordinary rental houses right by the water. This is caused by the 2004 tsunami that washed away all the small infrastructure.
Behind the casuarin grove by the beach there is a quiet and narrow road, behind it there are often fields with cows and vacant lots with bushes. Even further, villas and houses of local residents (mostly Thais are Muslim).
Main building in the southern part. New Hotel Amin Resort
five minutes from the beach, close to cafes, taxi rank and shops. Bangtao Beach Resort mentioned above
There are several condo hotels with rooms for1000-1500 per night, not on the beach, from 200 to 500 m from it. Between the beach and the big road in a Muslim village there are many houses for rent or rooms in two-story houses. Behind the road, you can also rent a house, it will be cheaper, but it is far to go to the sea. On average, about 10-15 thousand per month at a distance of 1-2 km from the beach. Room from 7-9 thousand.
About in the middle of the beach arc is a lagoon, along which there are houses of the hotel of the same name - Laguna Beach Resort Hotel
and Moevenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket
. A very large hotel complex with its infrastructure and ponds, the Laguna Phuket Golf Club is located nearby. In the northern part of the housing there is almost no, and indeed quite deserted.
Bang Tao hotels>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Amin Resorte
- Bangtao Beach Resorte
- Laguna Beach Resort Hotele
- Moevenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phukee
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels in Phuket with a good rating and reviews.
How to find the beach
From the airport, a taxi to the beach can be reached by20-30 minutes and 600-1200 baht. From Phuket Town in about the same time. From other beaches longer, from 40 minutes. Because you have to go not along the coast, but through the same Phuket Town. Taxi from Phuket Town 500-600 baht. You can take a mototaxi, it is cheaper.
By public transport, Songteo, with Surin and Kamaly You can drive for 40 baht, from the rest of the beaches - with a transfer in Phuket Town, from Phuket Town for 80 baht. If you go to the songteo, you need to go to McDonald's.
There is also Tesco, near it is a parking lot.tuk-tuks (motorcycle with a cart) on which you can get to the beach in five minutes and 100 baht. Out of season, you can agree on 50 baht, but in a season you can ask for 150. By taxi - 200 baht. On foot from the road on which the Songteo walk about 20 minutes.
You can park your car at the beach as you drive up to the Bliss Beach Club or on the beach behind Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa.
. You can stick a bike almost anywhere.
Bang Tao Beach Map
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