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Nai Thon and Nai Yang

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Nai Thon (หาดในทอน Hat Nai Thon) and Nai Yang (หาดในยาง Hat Nai Yang) are two adjacent quiet beaches in northern Phuket. There are a few hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in Nai Thon. The atmosphere is generally laid back and quiet. New hotel projects are in the process of buing built so it will change here too.

Get in[edit]

Nai Thon nestled at the foot of high hills has a fine strip of sand. This quiet bay is suitable for swimming.

Sirinat National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติสิรินาถ) covers an area of 90 square kilometres, stretching all the way to the island’s northern tip. The park headquarters are located on Nai Yang, which is blessed with shady pine trees providing excellent opportunity for swimming and relaxation. Off-shore is a large coral reef which serves as habitat for several species of sea life, particularly the sea turtles.

Get around[edit]

Walk! Bikes available for rent for 200 baht per day. Motorbikes are 300 baht per day in the high season.

Short taxi rides (to your accommodation on the main road, for example) are 150 baht and up. Negotiate.

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Mangrove Forests, situated on the island’s northern tip, cover a large area of 320 acres. A nature trail has been cleared for the convenience of visitors with signs indicating and explaining the various species.

Do[edit][add listing]

Basically this is a chill-on-the-beach sort of place. It seems that the most popular thing to do is to have a massage.

You can kitesurf in summer season. Don't expect strong winds, so take your biggest kites. There are waves on one side of lagoon and flat water with reef break on other side. Kite schools KBA and Kitezone will help you with lessons and gear.

You can go snorkelling of the beach In Nai Yang from the life guard post in the park. (You don't pay park entrance fee when you walk in from the beach.) There's some fish animal life and the corals are starting to grow/recover from the 2004 tsunami.

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  • Snorkelling guide map, [1]. Without a guide, you may only see dead coral. free.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Small informal restaurants are situated literally on the sand for the length of Nai Thon Beach, and offer a relaxing meal at minimal cost. Food is either cooked in tents on the beach or in houses across the road. Tables and chairs are set up on the sand, and range from plastic outdoor settings to solid wooden settings with tablecloth. However, appearances can be deceiving, as the tackier looking restaurants often dish up the best meals.

Main courses start at around 70 baht, offering excellent value for money, but service can sometimes be slow, and orders confused if made in English. The key is to sit back, smile and soak up the serenity; beach-front dining on pocket change doesn't get much better than this.

  • Green Home Made Pizza. Reasonably good pizza at reasonable prices and a great view of the sunset. 200 baht approximately. (8.0865312,98.294865) edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Sunset Beach Bar. This is a great place to chill with a beer and watch the sunset while reclining on "tea beds" on the beach. (8.0865312,98.294865) edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are a few hotels, guest houses, and restaurants. The atmosphere is generally laid back and quiet. New hotel projects are in the process of being built, so changes are coming.

  • Adamas Resort and Spa. Popular as a result of the movie Marine 2. Affordable luxury resort with beach front.  edit
  • The Angel of Naithon, Naithon Beach, +66 81 830 9628, [2]. Thai traditional style private bungalow just a walk to the beach. Spacious and private at the same time. Bungalows ring the swimming pool and beautifully landscaped gardens make it resemble a small, hidden village.  edit
  • Pensiri House, 112 Moo 5 (close to Indigo Pearl Hotel), +66 81 895 9489, [3]. Nice, clean guest house. Rooms with A/C, cleaned every day, big windows. Good coffee and breakfast on the ground floor. 5 minute walk from the beach. 500 baht.  edit

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

It is only a short taxi ride to and from the airport



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