When talk about Phuket, the first image that everyone thinks of must be beautiful sandy beaches, clear seas, and rows of beach umbrellas with people from different nationalities sunbathing and enjoying the sea breeze all along the beach.

But for those who are visiting Phuket for the first time, we recommend the top 5 beaches that you must check-in to. Because if you come and miss taking a check-in photo, it’s like you haven’t really been to Phuket, which would be a pity.

Let’s take a look what are the 5 beaches we mentioned.

1. Patong beach:

Patong Beach is a U-shaped beach, approximately 9 kilometers long, with headland formations at both ends of the beach, which helps to block the wind and waves effectively. The sea here is clear and has emerald green hues. The beach area is suitable for swimming and various sea activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, speedboat tours, sailing, and more. Along the beach road of Patong, there are plenty of diverse establishments, including restaurants, souvenir shops, convenience stores, massage parlors, and even beachfront accommodations, as well as various entertainment venues open from morning till night. It’s no wonder why Patong Beach is a major destination that tourists from all over the world want to visit.

2. Kamala beach

Kamala Beach is located north of Patong Beach, not far away. The local residents in the area are mostly Muslim fishermen. The beach stretches for approximately 2 kilometers and has a tranquil atmosphere. Tourists who choose to relax here often come with their families and opt for long-term stays. The sea here is relatively calm, and since there are not many tourists, it’s suitable for families with young children to enjoy swimming. Along the Kamala Beach area, there are various conveniences and amenities available, including shops, restaurants, and many accommodation options ranging from mid-range to 5-star hotels and resorts. Near this beach, there are also impressive attractions such as Phuket Fantasea and luxurious beach clubs for additional relaxation.

3. Karon beach

Karon Beach is the longest beach on Phuket Island, located just south of Patong Beach. It is separated by only a low hill. Near the beach, there are rows of sea pines. Karon Beach has very fine, white sand. The area near the beach experiences strong winds, so it’s not very popular for swimming. Tourists prefer to sunbathe and stroll along the beach. Along the beach road, there are plenty of amenities available, including accommodations, hotels, shopping areas, and shops located at the roundabout on the far right side of the beach and along the beach road. Additionally, there are entertainment venues available during the evenings.

4. Kata beach

Kata Beach is located to the south of Karon Beach, another beautiful small beach popular among tourists for relaxation. It’s a spot for surfers due to its strong winds. There are several luxury hotels along the beachfront. Inland, there are various shops, restaurants, and bars ready to serve tourists in different ways. Additionally, Kata Beach is the starting point for the annual King’s Cup Regatta, a well-known sailing competition worldwide.

5. Rawai beach

Rawai Beach is another renowned beach in Phuket, located to the south of the island, not far from Promthep Cape. Rawai Beach is a hotspot for fresh seafood. The beach itself is wide but not very suitable for swimming. There are tour boats available for island hopping, exploring the nearby islands close to Phuket. The highlight of Rawai Beach is buying fresh seafood directly from the boats and taking it to the nearby restaurants to be cooked according to our preferences.

Now you have been knowing the 5 famous beaches of Phuket, whenever you visit Phuket, don’t forget to check in all of them, this to ensure that you have truly arrived Phuket.