Nui Beach - Phuket

Phuket ‘Secret’ Beaches

Nui Beach is one of the most beautiful ‘secret beaches’ in Phuket. Renamed Water Beach Club after the company that takes care of it, this 120m strip of sand dotted with large boulders is located roughly three kilometres through the jungle after Kata-Karon Viewpoint, on the road linking Kata and Nai Harn beaches.

Nui Beach is really a tropical dream destination come true: perfectly maintained and cleaned up by the staff of Water Beach Club, it features a bar/restaurant, as well as many activities – snorkelling, beach volley, sea kayaking, and a stylish spa at which you can have a massage and enjoy a sauna.

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Nui Beach Highlights

The close surroundings of Nui Beach offer different levels and bamboo-and-shack as well as wooden buildings. On the way down to the beach, you pass through a small coconut grove, before reaching the beach bar and restaurant. A natural stream from the mountain ends into a pretty well done two-level pond which allows visitors to enjoy refreshing showers all through the day. This is displayed at the foot of an elevated area, which features the spa, which is built on a terrace that overlooks Nui Bay.

The activities’ equipment available at Nui Beach are for rent. Rental of snorkelling equipment is 250 baht, a sea kayak is 300 baht and massage (any type – foot, oil, Thai) is 600 baht per hour.

Water Beach Club Bar & Restaurant

Water Beach Club restaurant & bar has a short menu hosting classic Thai and international dishes such as fried rice and fried noodles (with seafood, prawns, squid, chicken, or pork) at 200 baht; sandwiches (tuna, fried egg, or crab stick) at 200 baht and pasta (Bolognese or Water Beach) also at 200 baht. Despite the remoteness and simplicity of the place, the food is of excellent quality and taste. The drink-list hosts the usual suspects: soft drinks at 60 baht, Thai beers at 100 baht – Heineken at 120 baht, and fruit shakes at 150 baht.

Getting to Nui Beach

Take the dust road to the right some 350 metres after Kata-Karon Viewpoint when heading south toward Rawai/Nai Harn; you will find a parking approximately 1 km from the main road. From there, you can choose how to get to the beach. The access to Nui Beach is free if you decide to go there by yourself on foot or with a moped. It roughly takes 15 minutes to walk down to the beach.

The slope is steep. It is not tarred yet, and features rocks of various sizes, gravels and sand. So, if you are not confident in your driving skill, you’d better take the pickup truck waiting at the parking located at the top of the hill, which will take you down safely to this unique beach. The price for a one-way transfer is 100 baht per person.

Summing up, Nui Beach (Water Beach Club) is just the right place if you want to escape the crowds and spend a day in a postcard-like environment. The fact that Nui Beach is run by a private company may not be in tune with the actual government policy, but tourists visiting this lovely beach do not mind if it’s legal or not.

Nui Beach

  • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 18:30
  • Location: Between Karon Viewpoint and Nai Harn Beach on the southwest coast of Phuket
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 761 0111
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