Hat Nai Yang

Beach in Northern Beaches

The liveliest and most developed of Phuket's three relaxed northern national-park beaches, this sandy blonde casuarina-shaded bay, 3km south of the airport, is sheltered by a reef that slopes 20m below the surface – which means good snorkelling in high season and fantastic kitesurfing during the monsoon. Behind is a strip of seafood restaurants, hotels and mellow bars.