Nai Yang, Phuket

Nai Yang is a casuarina-lined beach in the north of Phuket. This relatively quiet beach is ideal for lazing on the sand, but there is much more to see and do in this cozy coastal town. Visit the pleasant shops, bars and don’t forget to go the morning market and the Buddhist temple.

Nai Yang is a lovely bay with very fine white sand. It’s not too crowded and the planes taking off from the airport will not disturb your experience here. Good swimming water makes it a good place to stay while waiting to head off to other destinations. Definitely relax on one of the chairs and beds and have a lunch at one of the beach restaurants.

In the southern, more quiet part of the beach are two upper range resorts: L’Esprit de Naiyang Resort and Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. You will find many places to stay in the village in the middle part of the beach.

There is plenty of choice for everyone, from budget accommodation to luxury hotels. Be sure to check the booking sites to see what suits you. If you like to stay directly on the beach Rimlay Bungalows is a good mid-range option. Nai Yang Beach Resort is a fairly good upper range option just across the street. An alternative is to book a hotel in the village, which is a 10-minute walk or a quick scooter ride to the beach. In the village there are various good places to stay. We like Wattana Bungalow, 6 bungalows mid-range in a quiet garden. But nearby are many other good options.

There is a good variety of restaurants and bars in Nai Yang.