Mai Khao Beach

Everything you need to know about Mai Khao Beach

Mai Khao Beach is situated on the northwest coast of Phuket this 11km, straight beach is still blessedly undeveloped as it is part of the Sirinat National Park and the only significant constructions along it are the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Phuket International Airport near Nai Yang Beach.

'Mai Khao' means white wood in English and maybe this is a local joke because there are certainly no white trees along this beach! The sand is a little coarse, perhaps the coarsest in Phuket, but this is splendid isolation at its best and you can walk for kilometres without seeing anyone at all.

There is a sharp drop off into the Andaman Sea, making swimming dangerous from May to November. If you are a plane spotter, the beach just north of the airport offers great vantage points from which to spot the incoming air traffic. 

Anantara Vacation Club Anantara Vacation Club

Anantara Vacation Club comprises 70 One- Two- and Three-Bedroom Apartment Suites and 30 spacious One- and Two-Bedroom Pool Villas along with attractive and fun resort facilities and superb catering outlets. Read More...

D Varee Mai Khao Beach D Varee Mai Khao Beach

If you like being far away from it all with just a purely natural beach for company the D Varee Mai Khao Beach Phuket is just the place for you. Just metres away from Phuket’s wildest beach, D Varee has lots of surprises in store. Read More...

Sarasin Bridge Sarasin Bridge

Saphan Sarasin is the first bridge built that linked Phuket Island to the mainland of Phang Nga Province. This 700m bridge was built in 1967 to replace the ferry which was then the only connection to the mainland. Read More...

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant Thanoon Seafood

Just off the island at the beginning of Phang Nga Province, right by the Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket to the mainland you’ll find a peaceful restaurant called Thanoon Seafood right on the beach. Read More...

Mai Khao Beach Travel Guide

Mai Khao Beach Hotels Mai Khao Beach Hotels

Miles long, deserted and undeveloped, this strand just north of Nai Yang offers peace and serenity. There's a wealth of top-end accommodation along this beautiful stretch of coast Read More...

The Beach of Mai Khao The Beach of Mai Khao

Toilet facilities exist at the Sirinat National Park southern end of Mai Khao, leading into Nai Yang Beach. There is also a campground with bungalows in the central part.

Mai Khao Beach Attractions Mai Khao Beach Attractions

Going to Mai Khao Beach is the ultimate in getting away from it all. There are times when you’ll be absolutely alone on this, Phuket’s longest beach. Read More...

Mai Khao Beach Dining Mai Khao Beach Restaurants

Aside from high-end dining in and around JW Marriott Phuket Resort, the other place to eat along Mai Khao Beach is at the bamboo seafood outlets where Route 402 runs next to the beach. Read More...

Turtle Village in Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao Beach Shopping

Thanks to the opening of Turtle Village, holiday shopping is possible here without having to travel too far. Located just a short walk from Anantara Resort and JW Marriott Phuket. Read More...

Mai Khao Beach Activities Mai Khao Beach Activities

The opening of Splash Jungle Waterpark at West Sands Resort at the beginning of 2010 promoted Mai Khao to a must-visit destination, especially for families with young kids. Read More...


Phuket International Airport Phuket Airport Information

Even though the airport ranks second in the country in terms of passenger and freight volume it is quite a modest affair and within minutes of landing you will be in the terminal. Read More...

Splash Jungle Water Park Splash Jungle Water Park

Unmatched in southern Thailand, Splash Jungle Waterpark at Mai Kao Beach offers a great day out on exciting water slides, rides and more all in one themed water park. Read More...

Mai Khao Beach Maps Mai Khao Beach Maps

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is. Read More...

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