CyanSiam Phuket Guide

Use our guide to Phuket to find out which areas of the island have the amenities you are looking for when planning your holiday or long term stay. 

From the main tourist locations of Nai Harn, Kata, Karon, Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao, Layan and Laguna to the more relaxed and quieter areas of Rawai, Chalong, Ao Yon, Ao Po, Nai Thon and Mai Khao, there is a location perfect for your requirements.

Our Where to Stay Guide gives you relevant information on each town and village for your vacation or long term stay and the Phuket Beach Guide lists all the major beaches plus a number of smaller less known beaches around the island.

For now we have concentrated on the beaches and towns/villages on the island... there will be more to come in the future.

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mai khao beach villa rent phuketMai Khao Beach - is the longest beach on Phuket, stretching for 11 kilometres. Known also as the Airport Beach or Sanambin Beach and situated at the north western end of the island, close to Phuket International Airport... Read more

 

nai yang beach villa rent phuketNai Yang Beach - is one of Phuket’s out-of-the-way beaches and is a favourite for many local families and groups of friends to picnic and relax under the Casuarina trees lining the beach... Read more

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mai khao beach villa rent phuketMai Khao is situated on the west coast of Phuket at the very northern end of the island in Thalang district. Mai Khao lies within the boundaries of Sirinat National Park and has one of Phuket’s largest and most under-developed beaches...Read more & Directions

 

nai yang villa rent phuketNai Yang - is just a five minute drive from Phuket International Airport on the north-west coast of Phuket and forms part of Sirinat National Park... Read more & Directions

 

yacht haven marina villa rent phuketYacht Haven Marina - is situated at the very north eastern coast of Phuket only a 15 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. The area surrounding Yacht Haven is an untarnished landscape of natural jungle to the west and the magnificent turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea to the east... Read more & Directions

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layan beach villa rent phuket width=Layan Beach - Situated at the northern end of the bay, Layan beach is quiet & tranquil, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and sipping on a sundowner... Read more

 

bang tao holiday villa rental phuketBang Tao Beach- One of the longest & most popular beaches on Phuket, a few minutes from Cherngtalay, to the south and centre are some of the most exclusive resort hotels, the north is almost untouched... Read more

 

naithon beach villa rentals phuketNai Thon Beach- A beautiful coastline & jungle drive leading to a largely unspoilt stretch of white sand with rocky inlets you may visit on traditional longtail boats or dive and snorkel on a prearranged trip... Read more

 

surin beach villa rentals phuketSurin Beach - A beautiful, village beach in this upmarket area, bustling and fairly busy, it is the place for you if you want to combine shopping and eating along with beach sports & sunbathing... Read more

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chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketCherngtalay -  local town on the edge of the Laguna area in the West Coast of Phuket. There are many local shops and markets plus Boat Avenue with a wide range of western restaurants and shops...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketBang Tao - situated on the West Coast between Surin and Cherngtalay, there are local and western shops and restaurants especially at the beach area...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketLaguna - home to the impressive Laguna Golf Course and a number of well known resorts...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketLayan - a quieter area with a wonderful long sandy beach but close to Laguna and Cherngtalay....Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketNai Thon - a small village with a few hotels and local shops and a pretty sandy beach...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketSurin - a upmarket area on the West Coast with a good selection western restaurants and shops plus a attractive sandy beach...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketThalang - the old capital of Phuket, this is a busy town with mainly Thai shops and market...Read more & Directions

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cyansiam-villa-rental-de-dos-restaurantDe Dos - Tinlay Place, Cherngtalay - Stunning cuisine in a tiny venue. Guaranteed tip top personal service and a French, Mediterranean, Thai, Japanese fusion from master chef & owner, Pablo Blattman! Near to Laguna & Lakewood Hills resorts... visit their site

 

cyansiam-villa-rental-tatonka-restaurantTatonka - Tinlay Place, Cherngtalay. With its unique decor, aboriginal wall paintings and overhanging vines you already feel you are in for a treat. The food is stunning, fusing Asian & Western cuisne (the seared tuna is to die for!) all served up in a relaxed atmosphere at a relaxed pace. Diners come back time and time again, be they visitors or residents ... visit their site

 

The Siam Supper Clubcyansiam-villa-rental-siam-supper-club-restaurant - Indoor dining with a funky 50's retro feel, you will often see local dignitaries being chauffered in to enjoy the wide bar and California style menu. Somewhat of a local institution known as much for its socialising & networking potential as well as its cuisine. Save up and treat yourself, you certainly will not regret it! Tinlay Place, Cherngtalay... visit their site

 

cyansiam-villa-rental-peppers-restaurantPeppers Sports Bar - A traditional English style bar serving good old honest pub grub with some twists. Entertainment is high on the list with multi screens showing sports, quiz nights every wednesday and always a warm, friendly welcome from Steve, the staff and owner Clare. Very popular with local expats & tourists alike. Tinlay Place, Cherngtalay... visit their site

 

360 degrees restaurant Lagun phuket cyansiam real estateThree Sixty - As the name suggests, offering amazing views over the Layan, Laguna, Bang Tao & the Andaman Sea, you may well even spot your holiday villa from here! A two storey ultra modern restaurant above Layan Beach in the Phuket Pavilions Resort ... visit their site

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xana beach club phuket cyansiam real estateXana Beach Club - Set on Bang Tao beachfront, attached to Angsana Laguna Phuket, Xana attrached top class DJ's from worldwide, such as Paul Oakenfield, & Paul Harris, oozing style it is the in place to be to dance the night away or to enjoy its fine menu during the day, looking out to sea from one of the many stylish salas, glass in hand... Read more

 

bliss beach club phuket cyansiam real estateBliss Beach Club - A slightly less formal setting for those who wish to relax as well as party hard, all day dining on Bang Tao Beach with resident DJ's every Saturday and Sunday night to entertain you after a hard day doing nothing! Themed charity balls and parties are held throughout the year attracting the islands well to do residents and partygoers alike  ... Read more

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layan beach villa rent phuket width=Layan Beach - Situated at the northern end of the bay, Layan beach is quiet & tranquil, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and sipping on a sundowner... Read more

 

bang tao holiday villa rental phuketBang Tao Beach- One of the longest & most popular beaches on Phuket, a few minutes from Cherngtalay, to the south and centre are some of the most exclusive resort hotels, the north is almost untouched... Read more

 

naithon beach villa rentals phuketNai Thon Beach- A beautiful coastline & jungle drive leading to a largely unspoilt stretch of white sand with rocky inlets you may visit on traditional longtail boats or dive and snorkel on a prearranged trip... Read more

 

surin beach villa rentals phuketSurin Beach - A beautiful, village beach in this upmarket area, bustling and fairly busy, it is the place for you if you want to combine shopping and eating along with beach sports & sunbathing... Read more

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chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketAo Po - a quiet area on the North East Coast of Phuket, home to the Ao Po Marina, luxury apartments and villas. There are only a few local shops here...Read more & Directions

 

chergntalay tinlay place villa rent phuketPak Lok  - a small town to the east of Heroines Monument in the centre of the island. There are a few private estates and only local shops and markets in this area...Read more & Directions

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xana beach club phuket cyansiam real estateXana Beach Club - Set on Bang Tao beachfront, attached to Angsana Laguna Phuket, Xana attrached top class DJ's from worldwide, such as Paul Oakenfield, & Paul Harris, oozing style it is the in place to be to dance the night away or to enjoy its fine menu during the day, looking out to sea from one of the many stylish salas, glass in hand... Read more

 

bliss beach club phuket cyansiam real estateBliss Beach Club - A slightly less formal setting for those who wish to relax as well as party hard, all day dining on Bang Tao Beach with resident DJ's every Saturday and Sunday night to entertain you after a hard day doing nothing! Themed charity balls and parties are held throughout the year attracting the islands well to do residents and partygoers alike ... Read more

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patong beach villa rentals phuketPatong Beach– A long white sandy beach stretching for 3 km. Can get busy as this is Phuket’s main tourist area but perfect if you want sun, sea, sand AND shops!….Read more

 

kamala beach villa rentals phuketKamala Beach - Long, white sandy beach with a small coral reef to explore, much quieter than Patong beach and not over developed, great for the family… Read more

 

Kalim Beach - North of Patong, Kalim is a quieter rocky beach so not as good for swimming but great for rock pooling and romantic sunset walks… Read more

 

laem singh beach villa rentals phuketLaem Singh Beach– Small, secluded, white sandy beach reached via quite a steep but rewarding walk, busy during peak season but a typically stunning Phuket Beach….Read more

 

“triTri Tra Beach– A long, soft sand beach with a rocky foreshore to explore at low tide, great for swimming and rock pooling….Read more

 

“triFreedom Beach – Pretty soft sand beach only accessible in high season only by long tail boat, located at the southern end of Patong beach and over the headland….Read more

 

“triParadise – Smaller remote beach over the headland at the southern side of Patong. An entrance fee is charged and the beach is getting more popular….Read more

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patong villa rentPatong – the main tourist town with a long sandy beach, street stalls, markets, restaurants and a buzzing nightlife….Read more

 

kamala villa rent phuketKamala - a village atmosphere with a wonderful long sandy beach, bars, local shops and market.  Home to Millionaires Mile and a number of upmarket resorts.… Read more

 

kalim villa rentKalim - located just to the north of Patong and home to a few hotels and western restaurants… Read more

 

Laem Singh – located on the West coast and known for the small sandy beach and luxury villas hidden on the cliffs….Read more

 

kathu villa rent phuketKathu – the centre of the island with three golf courses, local shops and markets plus close to Central Festival Mall and the international hospitals….Read more

 

Nakalay Bay – situated between Kalim and Kamala on the West Coast, there are a few hotels and luxury villas here nestled in the beautiful Phuket countryside….Read more

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Some of our favourite central eateries, bars & clubs

9th floor restaurant patong9th Floor - Award winning Mediterranean, Alpine and Thai food in a great setting overlooking Patong, highly recommended

 

acqua restaurant phuketAcqua - Chic decor, sea views and award winning Sardinian and Italian food located in Kalim, a few minutes drive from Patong

 

baan rim pa restaurant phuketBaan Rim Pa - Royal Thai cuisine in a stunning location overlooking the Andaman Sea at the northern end of Patong

 

indian curry club patongIndian Curry Club - excellent Indian food close to Bangla Road in the heart of Patong

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There are no notable beaches on the central east side of the island, we have included Phuket's central west beaches here as being closest.

 

patong beach villa rentals phuketPatong Beach– A long white sandy beach stretching for 3 km. Can get busy as this is Phuket’s main tourist area but perfect if you want sun, sea, sand AND shops!….Read more

 

kamala beach villa rentals phuketKamala Beach - Long, white sandy beach with a small coral reef to explore, much quieter than Patong beach and not over developed, great for the family… Read more

 

Kalim Beach - North of Patong, Kalim is a quieter rocky beach so not as good for swimming but great for rock pooling and romantic sunset walks… Read more

 

laem singh beach villa rentals phuketLaem Singh Beach– Small, secluded, white sandy beach reached via quite a steep but rewarding walk, busy during peak season but a typically stunning Phuket Beach….Read more

 

“triTri Tra Beach– A long, soft sand beach with a rocky foreshore to explore at low tide, great for swimming and rock pooling….Read more

 

“triFreedom Beach – Pretty soft sand beach only accessible in high season only by long tail boat, located at the southern end of Patong beach and over the headland….Read more

 

“triParadise – Smaller remote beach over the headland at the southern side of Patong. An entrance fee is charged and the beach is getting more popular….Read more

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patong villa rentBoat Lagoon – the first marina on Phuket located on the East coast of the island.  Popular with long term residents….Read more

 

kamala villa rent phuketCape Yamu - quiet exclusive area with large luxury villas on private estates overlooking the outlying islands.… Read more

 

kalim villa rentKoh Kaew - popular area for long term residents due to British International School and also convenient for Central Festival and the international hospitals… Read more

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nai harn beachNai Harn Beach - award winning white sandy beach, Nai Harn is very attractive and popular with locals and tourists.... Read more

 

kata-beachKata Beach - a very popular wide sandy beach which is crowded during the high season... Read more

 

karon beach villa rentals phuketKaron Beach - a long and wide sandy beach, the second largest on Phuket and rarely crowded... Read more

 

ao sane beach villa rentals phuketAo Sane Beach - a small pretty beach accessed through the Phuket Yacht Club Hotel at the end of Nai Harn beach. Good for snorkelling but parking is difficult... Read more

 

Kata Noi -  a pretty, quieter sandy beach located on the South West Coast of Phuket, convenient for the main Kata resort area.... Read more

 

Ya Nui -  a small sandy beach in the far south, good for snorkelling and with a beachfront local Thai restaurant... Read more

 

Laem Ka - a small less well known sandy beach, can get busy with tour boats going to the islands but worth a visit... Read more

 

Chalong Bay - a tidal, working beach, great views over to the islands, in the evenings you can watch the locals out foraging for shellfish... Read more

 

Rawai Beach - the place to catch a long tail boat to the outlying islands and there are some good seafood restaurants... Read more

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Chalong – popular area with longer term residents with a good selection of accommodation, restaurants, bars and markets.  Convenient for Central Festival and Rawai and Nai Harn beach….Read more

 

Kata - popular family tourist town with two nice sandy beaches, good selection of hotels, shops and bars.… Read more

 

Karon - located on the south west coast after Patong and popular with families.  There is a long sandy beach, a wide selection of restaurants, shops and bars… Read more

 

Nai Harn - still retaining a village atmosphere, there is a good selection of western and Thai restaurants, small shops and the award winning Nai Harn beach.… Read more

 

Rawai - popular area with a local fish market and seafood restaurants overlooking the working beach.… Read more

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ao yon beach villa rentals phuketAo Yon Beach - a very sheltered and safe beach, very low tidal ranges, popular as a sailing anchorage, the steep walk down from the road is more than worth it... Read more

 

cape panwa beach villa rentals phuketPanwa Beach– Located on the east coast, this quiet sandy beach is pretty but not good for swimming… Read more

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Phuket City – the capital of the island with a good selection of shops, restaurants and markets.  Accommodation is mainly apartments but there are a few older hotels, formely known as Phuket Town….Read more

 

Cape Panwa - very quiet area with a number of resorts, local shops and restaurants, convenient for Phuket Town.… Read more

 

Ao Yon - quiet area with pretty sandy beach and thai style houses, popular with the sailing community and close to Cape Panwa… Read more


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Having lived on Phuket since 2005 we have a good working knowledge of the area and can answer many of the questions you may have but are not covered in the site - we welcome your feedback and input!

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