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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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The Nai Harn

The Nai Harn

23/3 Vises Road, Rawai
4.7
of 5, from 33 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nai Harn Beach, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Nai Harn Beach, and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Promthep Cape. Yanui Beach and Rawai Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£30
All Seasons Naiharn Phuket

All Seasons Naiharn Phuket

14/53 Moo 1 Naiharn Beach, Rawai
3.2
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Rawai hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Nai Harn Beach and Windmill Viewpoint. Promthep Cape is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

£68
Sunsuri Phuket

Sunsuri Phuket

11/5 Moo 1, Naiharn Beach, Rawai
4.5
of 5, from 71 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Rawai hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Nai Harn Beach, Yanui Beach, and Windmill Viewpoint. Promthep Cape is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

Naiharn On The Rock Resort

Naiharn On The Rock Resort

VISATE RD., SOI VISATE, T.RAWAI,, Naiharn
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nai Harn Beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Nai Harn Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Promthep Cape. Windmill Viewpoint and Yanui Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£172
Sunsuri Villas

Sunsuri Villas

11/24 Moo 1, Rawai
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nai Harn Beach, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Nai Harn Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Promthep Cape. Windmill Viewpoint and Yanui Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£28
Palm Oasis Boutique Hotel

Palm Oasis Boutique Hotel

22/65 Moo 1 Soi Naya, Rawai
4.5
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Rawai, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Nai Harn Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Promthep Cape. Kata View Point and Windmill Viewpoint are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£287
Chivitr Health & Rejuvenation

Chivitr Health & Rejuvenation

14/119 Moo 1, Rawai
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nai Harn Beach, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Nai Harn Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Promthep Cape. Windmill Viewpoint and Yanui Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£11
Yanui Beach Hideaway

Yanui Beach Hideaway

19/3 Moo 6, Yanui Road, Rawai
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Windmill Viewpoint and Kanchanapisek Lighthouse are also within 1 mi (2 km).