When it comes to the sea in Phuket, the first thing to say is that there are times of the year when it is easier to enjoy the beaches and the sea: in particular the best months from a climatic point of view are those that go from January to April. In fact, during the months of July and August, which for us Europeans are the highlight of holidays and vacations, the so-called monsoon season begins, during which there are strong winds, high humidity and the sea is very rough and very dangerous.
Paradise Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket and is located in the Patong area. Once little known, today it is quite popular with tourists, although it remains a fairly quiet place.
The beach is easily accessible thanks to the paved road (a nice feat in these parts), moreover, even if the area is quiet, you can find various services such as bars, sunbeds and umbrellas. The name “Paradiso” probably derives from the green hills surrounding the beach, which make it a true landscape paradise.
Freedom Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, but it is certainly one of the least accessible. This beautiful stretch of coast is in fact well protected by a dense jungle that makes access by land practically impossible. Freedom Beach is, in fact, the perfect place for a pleasant trip.
Starting from Patong, you can reach the beach by the sea in about 20 minutes, spending about 2,000 baths. Crystal clear sea, wide white beach and practically uncontaminated environment await you. This place is perfect for swimming, relaxing but even if the place is quite secluded there is always at least one restaurant to eat.
Patong is practically a small city, very crowded and with a very active nightlife. Patong is definitely worth a visit to get to know the area, shop in the many small shops and try the local cuisine, but it is certainly not the best place to stay for a family.
The area around Patong Beach is quite chaotic, especially at night, and even walking these streets can be dangerous. Patong Beach is generally an ideal destination for groups of friends, especially in their thirties who do not want to give up the services offered by the city and want to spend their holidays between parties and clubs.
In the vicinity of Naithon is Banana Beach, a beach that has become one of the most popular in recent years. Being a young “tourist”, Banana Beach maintains an uncontaminated environment, has few services, but also few tourists, so much so that even in high season you will not find many people to keep you company.
In addition to its stunning coastline, also due to its proximity to Sirinath National Park, Banana Beach is also very popular with snorkelers.
5-Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach is one of the largest beaches in Phuket (about 6km) and a great place for families. Much of the beach is not very busy, but in the south there is a high concentration of hotels, restaurants and clubs which make the area less peaceful. In this part of Phuket you can enjoy the wonderful sea, very calm from November to April, as well as all the services useful for families, without sacrificing peace and tranquility.