One of the best beaches in Phuket can be found at Mai Khao and where you can spend carefree days having fun in the sun, sand and surf; read on to find out more!
Beach & Accommodation
The beach here with its relatively coarse sand is part of the Sirinat National Park and stretches for around 11 km so you can find spots to enjoy some peace and quiet or playtime. There are SHA Extra+ certified resorts right by the shore including Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas which offers pool villas and easy access to the beach 24/7.
Things to Do
For truly enjoyable holidays in Phuket, resorts beside Mai Khao Beach offer many things to do; practice yoga on the shore at dawn, swim in the Andaman Sea, embark on chartered speedboat or yacht trips to nearby islands, go diving or big game fishing and experience beachside dining by candlelit. You can even have a magical beach wedding here!
You can also look forward to the unique activity of plane spotting; the southern end of the beach is near the Phuket International Airport runway and provides an ideal vantage point to watch airplanes coming into land; you can get some pretty amazing perspective shots and just do an image search for “plane spotting at Mai Khao Beach” to get a better idea!
At this beach, is the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation where you can see turtle conservation in action; some resorts have partnered with this foundation for seasonal programmes where you can be a part of releasing baby turtles out to sea. You can also shop at Turtle Village Phuket, explore the Sirinat National Park and have fun at the Splash Jungle water park.