Cape Yamu is located on the east coast of Phuket Island, looking out across Sapam Bay to the southwest and towards the spectacular islands of Phang Nga Bay to the northeast. Until recently there was very little here except a few fishing villages but now Cape Yamu has become one of the most sought after areas for property on the east coast.
Chalong Bay is on the east coast of Phuket. This is Phuket's principal boat anchorage and the island's largest bay, 11 kilometres south of the town. It is very picturesque but not suitable for swimming. Boats can be chartered to go to some small island south of Phuket. A number of restaurants are on the road leading to the bay.
Kamala is on the west coast of Phuket, just to the north of Patong, and immediately south of Surin Beach. Kamala provides a haven for those who prefer the quieter life. Although the southern end of the beach can get busy in the high season, the northern end is peaceful all year round.
Friendly service and village feel and a diversity of restaurants and small bars can be found on this small road. Cheaper food options/market stalls can be found on the main Kamala Road.
Kata Yai and Kata Noi are two adjacent beaches on the west coast of Phuket, directly south of Karon. Kata Yai is sometimes called simply Kata Beach.
Situated 20 kilometres from town, beautiful Kata is a scenic gem, its clear water flanked by hills, and picturesque Pu Island sits offshore. Kata retains a village feel at its northern and southern ends and is perhaps more family-oriented, its one-kilometer long beach more peaceful than Patong.
Mai Khao is a beach on the northwestern side of Phuket, Thailand. It's also known as Airport Beach or Sanambin Beach (the Thai word for "airport"), as it's very close to the airport. The northern portion is known as Hat Sai Khao, a long sandy beach with groves of Casuarina trees along the shore.
Nai Han, more commonly spelled and pronounced, Nai Harn, is a village and a beach of the same name at the southernmost tip of Phuket, near Phromthep Cape. The northeastern bit of Nai Han is Ao Sen.
Some 18 kilometres from Phuket Town, south of Kata Noi and north of Phromthep Cape, Nai Harn is not Phuket's longest beach, but it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island. The middle of the beach is dominated by the Nai Han monastery, which has prevented excessive development and is the reason that the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island.
Patong is the largest beach resort on the island of Phuket.Patong is a party capital of Asia, with a world famous night life and a great beach. Mostly made up of hotels, world class restaurants, nightclubs and various tourist attractions, this is a hedonists' heaven of night life, with numerous entertainment complexes and countless bars clustered together in and around Bangla Road and the beach road. The town has a very obvious female, transgender and male sex industry to cater to every taste, however to only view it as this is a mistake, it offers so much more, for families and couples too.
Promthep Cape is located at the south western tip of Phuket and offers stunning views of islands and rugged coastline. You will also find a restaurant, lighthouse and a shrine paying homage to the elephant. Laem Promthep is well worth a visit.
Surin Beach is on the west coast of Phuket, about 15 km north of Patong.
Surin Beach still has a small village atmosphere, but this is gradually changing as more and more major housing developments and hotel projects get underway.
The beach itself has clear water and beautiful white sand, and is lined with tall casuarina trees and small Thai style restaurants. While one of the quieter beaches in Phuket, hawkers can still be a minor nuisance, although most are just content to walk about without actively getting in your face.