Naithon Beach Gallery
About Naithon Beach
The Pearl of Naithon
Nai Thon is a beautiful stretch of sand that, for reasons unknown, has been overlooked by large resort developers. Thus, it's an ideal spot to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet swim. The journey to the beach is almost more enjoyable than the beach itself. On the southern approach to Nai Thon, the narrow road leads through some of the island's last remaining virgin jungle, and winds along a coastline that rivals the Cote d'Azur in its brilliant beauty. If driving to Nai Thon from the north, the road takes you through a village then into a lush green valley before reaching the beach. Activities to be enjoyed whilst staying here include exploring rocky coves only accessible by long-tail boat and scuba diving, which can be arranged by the dive shop on the Beach Road.
How to Get to Nai Thon Beach: The easiest way to reach there is to drive to the airport and turn left at the T intersection just before reaching it, then drive few kilometers and turn right at the signs pointing to "Andaman White Beach Resort" and Trisara Phuket Resort. The closest beach, not to miss, is the secret Banana Beach, just 3 kilometers away.
Naithon Beach is one of these little known beaches on the west coast of Phuket which houses some luxury Naithon Apartments, but is far from the crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People coming here are searching for a peaceful place with just enough facilities and hotels not to feel too remote.
The beach is an amazing long and wide strip well shaded by tall trees and divided in two by a small rock formation. Walk beyond these rocks to reach a more private area of Naithon. The sand is smooth and swimming is great during high season. Loungers, umbrellas and drinks are available as well as several small restaurants. Some of them already start to look trendy such as Zouza.
Phuket being such a small island you always can rent a car and drive to Patong for a fun night out or further south for a discovery day. No jetskis or parasailing in sight yet, only few long tails boats bobbing here and there and beach vendors are still discreet. Parking your car is easy in the shade of trees anywhere along the beach. Across the road are few more bars, restaurants, a mini mart and even a tailor and a dive shop. This is definitely a high season kind of beach, it looks and feels quite abandoned during low season and swimming is not recommended (July to November)