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Nai Harn Beach

This sleepy village still remains largely underdeveloped and retains its natural charm, making it a hit with expats and locals.

Nai Harn Beach has remained relatively unspoilt because it has no resorts nearby. You’ll only find across local restaurants and the odd massage hut. There are very few man-made attractions aimed at tourists, very few shops and no noisy nightclubs. What you will find here though is clean pure white sand, warm waters, a freshwater lagoon and authentic Thai cuisine, all set against a backdrop of jungle-covered hills. If you want to experience the real island and see how the islanders live, away from the crowds, then this is the place for you.

Part of the reason there’s no large-scale development here is down to Samnak Song Nai Harn Monastery, which is located just behind the beach and which owns much of the surrounding land. The monastery and its ornate buildings are still occupied by monks, and villagers come here early in the morning to pay their respects and to donate food. Visitors are welcome, but be aware that you need to dress appropriately—shoulders and knees must be covered.

Just inland from the beach on the southern end, there’s a large freshwater lagoon, which is popular spot with locals who come here to jog, walk, fish, cycle and enjoy a picnic. Hire a paddleboat and head to the island in the centre of the lake, which contains a pretty park with a children’s playground.

Phuket is a diver’s paradise, and some of the island’s snorkelling and diving spots can be found just off the beach here. Join a tour or hire a snorkel and head out just in front of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, where there’s an abundance of coral and tropical fish waiting to be discovered.

At 29 degrees Celsius, the sea is almost as warm as the air here, and from November to May it is calm and still. Outside of these months, grab a body board and catch some of the small waves on the south end of the beach. A permanent sandbank slightly further out provides surfers with the opportunity to catch a wave all year round.

Nai Harn has more of a residential feel than other busier villages, which only adds to its charm. And you know that if a Phuket beach is popular with the locals, it must be good!

Nai Harn Beach is on the southern end of Phuket, about 20 minutes’ drive south of Patong, an hour south of the International Airport.


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Sunsuri Phuket

Sunsuri Phuket

11/5 Moo 1, Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

    This family-friendly Rawai hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are also within ...

    Sunsuri PhuketAU$147

    22 Jun - 23 Jun

    Sunsuri PhuketAU$147
    The Nai Harn

    The Nai Harn

    23/3 Vises Road, Nai Harn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

      Located in Rawai, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are ...

      The Nai HarnAU$208

      28 Jun - 29 Jun

      The Nai HarnAU$208
      Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach

      Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach

      247 Koktanode Rd, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (16 reviews)

        Situated in Karon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Karon Beach and Kata Porpeang Market are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata BeachAU$49

        30 Jun - 1 Jul

        Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata BeachAU$49
        Villa Ruby

        Villa Ruby

        53/58 Soi Tokdum, Moo 7, Sai Yuan Road, Rawai, Rawai, Phuket
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Rawai, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Villa Bianca

          Villa Bianca

          House 24/84, Villa PTA07-2, Baan Bua, Soi Naya, Rawai, Rawai
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Rawai, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            All Seasons Naiharn Phuket

            All Seasons Naiharn Phuket

            14/53 Moo 1 Naiharn Beach, Viset Road, Rawai, Phuket
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

              Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nai Harn Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape.

              All Seasons Naiharn PhuketAU$55

              27 Jun - 28 Jun

              All Seasons Naiharn PhuketAU$55
              Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-123-210

              Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-123-210

              14/92 Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated by the sea, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are also within 3 mi (5 ...

                Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-122-211

                Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-122-211

                14/92 Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Situated by the sea, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape are also within 3 mi (5 ...

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