Not everything is always about golf! I know, that?s hard to imagine isn?t it? Yesterday we wrote the first part of this blog about the best beaches on the west coast of Phuket. Today we are finishing off that list with two of the finest laidback beaches Phuket has to offer.
This beautiful stretch of sand is situated a ten minute drive north of Patong. Kamala is essentially a very peaceful area and the beach mirrors this fact. Besides being a great place for water sports, there is also a reef at the southern end of the beach that is ideal for snorkeling. Being so peaceful, this is a great beach to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas. With a nice selection of bars and restaurants nearby, you can have a drink or a spot of lunch directly on the beach. Overlooking Kamala Beach, you will see the excellent Rockfish Restaurant that serves a great selection of international cuisine. Kamala is also famous for the Phuket Fantasy Theme Park.
Surin Beach is the true jewel of Phuket’s tourist industry. A full kilometer of powdery, white sand that is shaped by the sensationally colored sea, makes this beach stand out from all others, with chic restaurants and wine bars, shaded by enormous trees which keep the sun’s rays off for a brief period. It simply doesn’t get any better than this.
While Surin Beach is popular with tourists, it never gets over-crowded thankfully. There are just enough deck chairs and places to eat for everyone that knows of Surin. Looking out into the seemingly never-ending Andaman Sea is traditional Thai long-tail fishing boats gathering in their catch. Closer to shore are fantastic rock formations jutting out of the water. It’s these boulders which keep the buzz-buzz jet-skis to a minimum and means your days sunbathing remain unimpeded.