Laem Singh Beach
Everything You Need to Know About Laem Singh Beach0
Laem Singh Beach is one of Phuket's most beautiful beaches and hides on the west coast between Kamala and Surin beaches. 'Laem' is Thai for 'cape' and this 150-metre beach is indeed situated under a steep promontory. Nestled in a hidden bay, surrounded by palm trees and dotted with giant boulders, it has a feeling of secret beach.
Sadly, it is a secret which is now quite widely known and, as a result of this and its limited size, the beach gets a little crowded during the high season and even pleasantly busy on low season sunny days. Even the additional of a 20 baht per person fee to access the beach has not dampened its popularity.
From the main Beach Road, two pathways lead down from two separate car parks located just to the north and to the south of Laem Singh Beach. These paths are not easy to negotiate and descent time is around five very careful minutes, with the northernmost path being the easier of the two. During high season, parking might be scarce and will cost you 20 baht for a motorcycle and 40 baht for a car.
Laem Singh Beach Facilities
The south end of Laem Singh offers a rudimentary 'shower' (a hose with running fresh water tied to a stick).
Don't miss the chance to try a Thai beach massage in the shade of the palm trees once you had enough swimming or sunburn. Price is around 300 baht for an hour.
Laem Singh Beach Restaurants
Laem Singh is a particularly popular destination for Italian visitors to Phuket. It is sometimes referred to as 'The Italian Beach' and some restaurants make a decent stab at Napolitan cuisine, mostly seafood dishes and of course Thai seafood is a guaranteed favourite.
These restaurants do not have a solid permanent structure, so blend perfectly with the beautiful jungle setting of Laem Singh Beach. The most popular restaurant is certainly 'Ristorante Da Ali' with his well known host "Ali' followed by two other Thai restaurants will be the perfect opportunity for a lazy and shady lunch with your feet in the sand. The general atmosphere among the restaurant workers is extremely friendly and you will receive a warm welcome.
Laem Singh Beach Activities
The northern part of the beach is good for body boarding and swimming and snorkeling is excellent in the southern part within the rocky part. Don't forget to keep some of your lunch bread to feed the fishes, and hundred of them with surround you within seconds.
Inflatable rafts and body boards are for rent at most restaurants as are kayaks. During high season, banana boats, jetskis and even waterski can be enjoyed.
Where to Stay near Laem Singh Beach
There is no immediate accommodation near this beach and it normally 'closes' at 18:30 but nearby accommodation is available at Surin beach, only a couple of hundred meters away. Best known are the beautiful hillside Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort and the stylish Twinpalms Phuket, a very popular well designed Hotel.
Laem Singh Beach
- Location: On the coastal road between Kamala and Surin Beaches