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Naiharn Beach

Especially popular with locals and expats, this sleepy village is largely underdeveloped and retains its natural charm.

At Nai Harn Beach there are no large resorts lining the sand, only local restaurants and the occasional massage hut. There are no loud nightclubs, few shops and very little in the way of man-made attractions. There is clean, white sand, warm, clear water, jungle-covered hills, a freshwater lagoon and authentic Thai cuisine. This is the perfect village for those who want to experience local culture without the crowds.

The lack of large-scale development is largely thanks to the Samnak Song Nai Harn Monastery. It sits just behind the beach and 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 donate food. Visitors are welcome, but remember to dress conservatively.

The freshwater lagoon, inland from the beach on the southern end, is another popular spot with locals, who come here to jog, fish, picnic and bike. Rent a paddleboat and head to the island in the center of the lake, which is a pretty park with a children’s playground.

Some of the best spots in Phuket for snorkeling and diving are just off the beach here. Sign up for a tour or rent a snorkel (vendors are easy to find) and head out just in front of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club; there’s an abundance of coral and tropical fish in this area.

From November through May, the 84-degree (29 degrees Celsius) sea is lake-like and perfect for a relaxing dip. Outside of these months, grab your bodyboard and have some fun in the  small waves on the south end of the beach. A permanent sandbank further out provides surfers the opportunity to catch a wave 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 beach in Phuket is popular with locals, it’s got to be good.

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


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Villa Bianca

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

    Situated on the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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    Villa Ruby

    Villa Ruby

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

      Situated on the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-123-210
      Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-123-210

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

        Situated on the beach, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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        Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-122-211

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

          Situated on the beach, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-132-301
          Condo in Nai Harn in ReLife 15-132-301

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

            Situated on the beach, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            The Nai Harn £102
            The Nai Harn

            The Nai Harn

            23/3 Vises Road, Nai Harn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              The Sands 2 bedroom apartment
              The Sands 2 bedroom apartment

              The Sands 2 bedroom apartment

              The Sands Condomimium Nai harn, Room no. 104, Rawai, Phuket
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Rawai, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                The Sands Apartment by Rents In Phuket
                The Sands Apartment by Rents In Phuket

                The Sands Apartment by Rents In Phuket

                23/13 Moo 1, Nai Harn Beach, Rawai, Phuket
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Sane Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Rawai Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).