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National Park in Northern Beaches

Sirinat National Park

Comprising the exceptional beaches of Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao, as well as the former Nai Yang National Park and Mai Khao wildlife reserve, Sirinat National Park encompasses 22 sq km of coastal land, plus 68 …
Thai in Northern Beaches

Elements

Perched high on the cliffs at the northern end of the beach, Nai Thon's sleekest resort offers sophisticated Thai food in a swish, spacious indoor-outdoor dining room with huge pillars, abstract modern art and beaut…
Thai in Northern Beaches

Terrace Grill

Swing by this upscale boutique resort for tasty Thai/international fare in a classy restaurant overlooking a lovely pool and a chill-out bar strewn with beanbags. It's particularly hot on meaty treats such as burger…
Thai in Northern Beaches

Phen's Restaurant

Turquoise-on-white tablecloths and attentive staff make Phen's a popular beachside choice. It's one of the few spots where you can still dine with sand between your toes. Expect masses of barbecued fresh seafood (le…
Beach in Northern Beaches

Hat Mai Khao

Phuket’s longest beach is a beautiful, secluded 10km stretch of sand extending from just south of the airport to the island's northernmost point. Except on weekends and holidays, you'll mostly have it to yourself. S…
Thai in Northern Beaches

Mr Kobi

The sign says ‘Broken English spoken here perfect’, but the ever-popular Mr Kobi speaks English very well. He handles the drinks, while Malee deals with the seafood and Thai faves served up in refreshingly unpretent…
Beach in Northern Beaches

Hat Nai Yang

Hat Nai Yang’s 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…
Beach in Northern Beaches

Hat Nai Thon

If you’re after a lovely arc of fine golden sand, away from Phuket's busy buzz, come to west-coast Hat Nai Thon, 7km south of the airport. Swimming is good (except at the height of the monsoon), and there's coral ne…
Cafe in Northern Beaches

Bread & Butter

Pocketed away in the sultry Dewa resort, across the road from Hat Nai Yang, this orange-walled cafe is a decent spot to enjoy your morning espresso or green tea with glimpses of the Andaman Sea through the trees. It…
Thai in Northern Beaches

Coconut Tree

This friendly, relaxed spot towards the south end of the beach rustles up quality seafood dishes such as stir-fried crab with black pepper, and tiger prawns cooked in everything from yellow curry to bitter ginger, o…