Phuket Area Guide
Mai Khao / Nai Yang (หาดไม้ขาว / หาดในยาง)
Mai Khao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
What to do in Mai Khao / Nai Yang?
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Mai Khao Beach (หาดไม้ขาว)
Mai Khao Beach is located on the northwest coast of Phuket. The main beach which stretches a bit over 10km is still much less developed as the other destinations. Mainl as it is part of the Sirinat National Park and the only significant constructions along it is Phuket International Airport as well as a few high end resorts, such as JW Marriott and Anantara. Although the sand is not the finest, and perhaps the coarsest in Phuket, the beach is so positively secluded that visitors can enjoy endless privacy.

Both due to the isolation and the National Park status, Mai Khao is a very popular camping spot . At the far north of the beach, where the waters from Phang Nga Bay meet the Andaman Sea, surfers sometimes ride the waves, otherwise the beach is mostly devoid of activities except fishing and hiking. Due to a sharp drop off in to the Andaman Sea, swimming may be limited in the low season due to strong underwater currents.

Mai Khao is as well where the endangered giant leatherback turtles come to lay their eggs in the spring. In addition, every year young hatchlings are released into the sea in an effort to repopulate the sea.
Nai Yang Beach (หาดในยาง)
Is a very popular beach for local and residents alike. Only located 5 minutes south of Phuket International Airport, it is as well where the National Park office is located. The beach itself is on a long curving bay lined with casurina trees that provide shade to picnicker.

The large coral reef is home to many different species of fish, and Nai Yang is well known as a site where sea turtles come to lay their eggs during the period from November to February; unfortunately the population of these has however, dropped off greatly. Aside of some informal restaurant and bars in the sand – there is not much of evening entertainment available to the visitor. All very laid back, it recalls the early days of Phuket Island, before it made it to be listed in nearly every travel agency programme.
How to get there?
Mai Khao Beach (หาดไม้ขาว)
Mai Khao beach lies about half an hour’s drive away from the Phuket International Airport.
Nai Yang Beach (หาดในยาง)
Nai Yang Beach, adjacent to the airport. Or be called in at the same Area. And away from Phuket town about 30 kilometers along the main road. Can go to the beach by the car and motorcycle. Once out of Phuket town along Thepkasattri rd. After over the town, Thalang, then turn left at intersection with traffic lights. (Have the Label tell to the Nai Yang Beach) and then you have the Label to the park and Nai yang beach on the Left
Mai Khao Beach
Wat Mongkol WararamWat Mongkol Wararam
Wat Mongkol Wararam features many large and colourful murals depicting Buddhist themes. Temple has been the spiritual centre of Mai Khao and Nai Yang. The temple is in typical Thai-Buddhist design, Interior the ‘ubosot’ or main hall and paintings illustrating the Buddha’s good works. Visitors will enjoy a visit to this charming village temple. Dressing respectfully (no revealing attire) is a must as this is a holy place for many Thais.
Location: 82/17 Sa Khu - Naithon Rd., Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Sarasin BridgeView Point 360 degree at Sarasin Bridge
In 1970, the Sarasin Bridge was built to help connect Phuket Island to the mainland of Thailand. This enabled the tremendous expansion of trading between both areas and many merchants moved to Phuket and flourished together with the island’s prosperity. With picturesque surroundings the Sarasin bridge not only crosses the river but has become a tourist attraction and a tragic part of Phuket history because it holds a secret, a tragic story of forbidden love that two people would die for end.
Location: Thepkrasattri Rd., Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Nai Yang Beach
Sirinat National ParkSirainat National Park
Located in the Coast of Andaman Sea, that’s why it rains all year round. There’s wet season from May to September and its time of northeast monsoon, which bring the cold wind into this area from November to April. It doesn’t low down the temperature but the rain from Ao Thai cool down the area. The marine environment of Sirinath is quite diverse and the coral reefs present in the bay are some of the most pristine found in Phuket province. The reefs are located about 700 to 1000 metre. The coral reefs are found in water between 4 to 7 metre deep.
Location: 89/1 Moo 1, Nai Yang, Sa Khu, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Mai Khao Beach
Jabu DaysJabu Days
Adventure Cruises : A Jabudays Yacht is exactly what you need to experience the adventures this region has to offer. You may choose from a day charter or overnight charter program and supplement it with our adventure package depending on what makes you tick. At Jabudays we support adventure with experienced, certified and diverse instructors and facilitators for a range of adventure activities. You may also choose an adventure based team building program as a unique way to challenge your employees or colleagues.
Location: 177/29 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Srisoonthorn, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 5666 5504; Website: www.jabudays.com
Splash Jungle Water ParkSplash Jungle Water Park
Water Park : Excellent water sports in Phuket for all the family, Splash Jungle Water Park included the park boasts thrilling rides such as the Boomerango and Super Bowl as well as a six level wave pool and an aqua play pool for the children. Moreover, there are food & beverages for you relax such as Coconut Café, Splash Bar and Jungle Deli Restaurant.
Location: Located at Centara Grand West Sands Resort 65 Moo 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 2111; Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676487/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Nai Yang Beach
Blue Canyon Country ClubBlue Canyon Country Club
Golf School : The Blue Canyon Golf Academy offers premium tuition for all levels of golfers. Our innovative methods and cutting-edge training facilities take away the trial-and-error frustration of learning and mastering golf.

Driving Range : The Blue Canyon Golf Academy has the most complete state-of-the-art driving range facilities on the island of Phuket that could rival any in the world. Originally set up for the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Location: 165 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Rd., Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 8088; Website: www.bluecanyonclub.com
Type: Golf Course
KBA KitesurfingKBA Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing : KBA has built up a solid reputation for safety in Phuket. Your compliance with the following will help keep the beach safe and open for kite boarding. We are located for the period April to October in the North-West part at Nai-Yang beach, closest beach from Phuket International Airport in the Nai Yang beach resort: We're teaching there from different location depends on the level of the student. So we can teach in shallow and flat water or improving your wave style. Wind Side to Side/on. White sandy beach with lot of shade provided by Tamarin trees.
Location: Nai Yang Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1591 4594; Website: www.kiteboardingasia.com
Moo's KitchenMoo's Kitchen
Moo’s Kitchen include 2 options by program one are Market Visit and Thai Cooking Class it’s take you to a local market, where together with our qualified Chef, you will personally select vegetables, fruits and spices in preparation for the day’s menu. Program two is Thai Cooking Class Only; it’s remaining at the hotel, using selected fruits, vegetables and spices from the Indigo Pearl’s kitchen.
Location: Indigo Pearl. Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676160/
Opening Hours: Mon and Fri from 08.00 am. – 02.00 pm.
Paradise Diving AsiaParadise Diving Asia
PAID Dive Courses : Over the two following days, you will use your new knowledge with an instructor in the open sea, whilst enjoying four incredible dives.

Day Trip : Some of the most popular places include Anemone Reef, Koh Doc Mai, Koh Racha Yai/Noi, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Phi Phi.
Location: 116 Moo 5. Sakoo Village, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1894 9517; Website: www.dive-paradise.com
Yoga @ Indigo Pearl Yoga @ Indigo Pearl
Seeks to promote health and well-being through physical exercise. The regular practice of postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama), make the body strong, supple and healthy. They have profound effect on the circulation and on the functioning of the inner organs, glands and nerves, keeping all systems in radiant health and leading to greater energy, better concentration, and a happier more fulfilling life.
Location: Indigo Pearl. Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676160/
Opening Hours: Mon and Fri from 08.00 am. – 02.00 pm.
Mai Khao Beach
Takieng Thai Restaurant Takieng Thai Restaurant
Takieng Thai Restaurant is simple thai cuisine in a lounge environment. Takieng captures the hot sour salty and sweet taste of Thai cuisine. This restaurant has a beautiful, tranquil, outdoor terrace as well an indoor dinning area. It has a very relaxing ambiance and diners can hear the sound of the sea lapping up the beach.
Location: The restaurant located at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, 555 Moo 3 Mai Khao, Phuket
Contact: Tel:  0 7636 3999
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun from 06.00 pm. - 10.00 pm.
Kin Dee Restaurant Kin Dee Restaurant
Kin Dee is a small family restaurant serve best local food of north Phuket, seafood, Ancient Thai cuisine is just added on the menu, vegetarian, kid menus, cocktails, Thai wine, Main produces from the village. Kin Dee restaurant also offer Thai cooking lessons everyday and can even take you to local market to learn what to buy and how to buy.  
Location: The restaurant located about 300 meters in front of Phuket Checkpoint, 71/6 Mu 5 Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 2814 8482, Website: www.kindeerestaurant.com/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm.
Sea.Fire.Salt Sea.Fire.Salt
Sea.Fire.Salt serves up a fiery beachside barbeque of the freshest fish and seafood accompanied by a tableside Salt Sommelier to give your meal that finishing touch. Complimenting the food is a unique and sophisticated blend of design, music and lighting.
Location: The restaurant located at Anantara Resort, 888 Moo 3 Mai Khao, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676429/
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
DokbuaDokbua
Located on the 1st floor of the resort, Dokbua is an all day fine dining restaurant offering lavish culinary delights. The restaurant features international breakfast buffet and modern Mediterranean a la carte cuisine for lunch and dinner. In addition to food offering, a huge beverage selection is available including premium wines from around the world.
Location: The restaurant located at Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, 138/21 Moo 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676076/
Opening Hours: Daily from 6.00 am. - 10.00 am. (breakfast buffet) / 12.00 pm. - 03.00 pm. (lunch a la carte) 07.00 pm. - 11.00 pm. (dinner a la carte)
Sunset Breeze Restaurant & BarSunset Breeze Restaurant & Bar
A casual beachside setting featuring wide-open views of the Andaman Sea, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. International and Thai cuisine is served, and there is a bar with wines, spirits, beers, cocktails and soft drinks and juices.
Location: The restaurant located at Centara Grand West Sands Resort, 65 Moo 4, Mai Khao Soi 4, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676487/
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 am. - 10.30 am. / 11.00 am. - 02.00 pm. / 06.30 pm. - 10.30 pm. (Bar: 11.00 pm. - 12.00 am.)
La Sala La Sala
At breakfast, our signature restaurant helps your day off to a great start with live cooking stations, homemade pastries, fresh pressed juices and a gourmet a la carte selection. At lunch and dinner La Sala comes to life with Italian flair, accenting rustic recipes, Sicilian specialties and Italian and Mediterranean wines. Fine Thai dishes are also on offer, featuring Phuket specialties with all-time national gourmet favorites. A tribute to the two most celebrated cuisines worldwide.
Location: The restaurant located at Anantara Resort, 888 Moo 3 Mai Khao, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676429/
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Kabuki Kabuki
Japanese restaurant Kabuki takes its name from a traditional form of Japanese theater founded in the early 17th century. Simple, elegant styling characterizes the setting of Kabuki. The menu consists of artfully presented sushi, sashimi, selection of Japanese noodles as well as freshest seafood and Wagyu beef.
Location: The restaurant located at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, 231 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676200/
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 am. - 10.00 pm. Close on Friday
Nai Yang Beach
Phen's Restaurant Bar & CoffeePhen's Restaurant Bar & Coffee
Phen's restaurant bar & coffee will execute your time with excellent customer service, delicious Thai & European food wich cook by use freash seafood from local area. Our restaurant is the see beach restaurant located at the nice quite beautiful beach on the north of Phuket.
Location: Located at Pensiri House building, next to Indigo Pearl Hotel lobby
Contact: Tel: 08 1895 9489
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
La Romana RestaurantLa Romana Restaurant
Is the only original Italian restaurant on beach. We are a perfect place for everyone to have lunch and dinner with Italian home cocking style, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. We would like to offer the "mix and match menu" that you can enjoy our varieties of Italian, Thai and Phuket Seafood for you.
Location: The restaurant located at Nai Yang Beach Resort, 65/23-24 Moo 5 , Haad Nai Yang Road, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676263/
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Mai Khao Beach
Maikhao Dream Spa at Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa Maikhao Dream Spa at Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa
The ambiance created in Maikhao Dream Spa reflects the harmony of a human being and Mother Nature that is enhanced during fabulous organic treatments.
Location: 151/34 Moo 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676076/
Opening Hours: Daily
Sala Spa at Sala Phuket Resort and Spa Sala Spa at Sala Phuket Resort and Spa
Sala Spa our award winning spa features a contemporaty haven of equilibrium and wellness where you can leave behind the stresses of everyday life and being to synchronise the subtle energies of you inner being. Escape the limites of time and immerse yourself in one of our perfectly suited spa journey's for your complete rejuvenation.
Location: 333 Moo 3 Maikhao Beach, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676365/
Opening Hours: Daily
Nai Yang Beach
Spa at Dewa Phuket Beach Resort Spa @ Dewa Phuket Beach Resort
Indulge in the tranquility of our spacious double private spa treatment rooms with outdoor bath. Pamper yourself with an array of treatments all designed for ultimate pleasure and rejuvenation of both body and soul. Our specially trained therapists will ensure that you are pampered with your choice of specially prepared and blended lotions and oils, to provide a level of relaxation and enjoyment that you so richly deserve.
Location: 65 Moo 1, Sakoo Rd., Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676424/
Opening Hours: Daily
Coqoon SpaCoqoon Spa
Eight luxurious rooms nestled in the backdrop of rich luscious rainforest and tropical gardens. It's unique cutting edge design featuring tree house Coqoon rooms, sumptuous spa suites and individual treatment rooms. It is a perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation pampering and wellness.  
Location: Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676160/
Opening Hours: Daily
Mai Khao Beach
Turtle VillageTurtle Village
Located just a short walk from Anantara and JW Marriott Phuket .Turtle Village encompasses over 3000 sqm. of retail space on 2 levels. This uniquely designed Chino-Portuguese village provides visitors with a wider choice of resort shopping & dinning experience. Turtle village has been purpose built to blend harmoniously with the island's natural setting. It offers an array of premium international brand name products and provides a variety of casual dining restaurants and bars that will enrich your stay at our fully integrated resort.
Location: 889 Turtle village, Mai Khao (Near JW Marriott Resort & Spa Phuket)
Contact: Tel: 0 7631 4898; Website: www.royalgardenplaza.co.th
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. till late
Type: Shopping Area
Mai Khao Beach
Dream BarDream Bar
Located on the 2nd floor of this Phuket resort, Dream Bar offers its guests a sophisticated palette of tastes and flavors, fantastic sea vistas and a perfect setting for romantic dinners. Relax in the calming sounds of the sea on the airy alfresco terrace and enjoy riveting scenery with your friends or loved ones. For ultimate relaxation and contentment we offer Eastern sheeshae.
Location: MaiKhao Dream, 151/34 Moo 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Website: http://www.sawadee.com/hotel/676076/
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Type: Lounge Bars
Bill Bentley PubBill Bentley Pub
Bill Bentley Pub is the only Pub in the north of Phuket including a selection of draft beer and ciders, multi-screen and big screen coverage of live sports as well as live music and entertainment. The enjoying facilities include 18FT shuffle board, a pool table, darts, table football and a great selection of board and family games.
Location: Located on the 2nd floor of Turtle Village, 889 Moo 3 Turtle Village, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Tel: 0 7631 4818 Website: www.billbentleypub.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - Midnight
Type: Pub & Restaurant
Nai Yang Beach
Tongkah Tin SyndicateTongkah Tin Syndicate
Indigo Pearl's snooker hall and bar serving a selection of whiskies from around the world. Relax in an ambience of post-modern design - with collectibles from the Na-Ranong family mines - that re-envisions the island's history with a sense of imagination and style.
Location: At Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676160/
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
Type: Sports Bar
Rivet Grill & RebarRivet Grill & Rebar
A modern grill concept. Black Angus tenderloin on a bed of tomato and arugula. Seafood fresh from the tank with an Asian twist. Enjoy an extensive list of New World wines and after-dinner drinks in Rebar's lounge with chilled DJ music subtly evolving to match the shifting mood and evening light.  
Location: At Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676160/
Type: Bar & Restaurant