Monday, February 22, 2010

Nai Harn Beach - Phuket

Back on Nai Harn Beach on the southern tip of the island of Phuket.
We spent a little over five weeks here this year and I only missed one day at the beach. Alan spent every third day back at the apartment catching up on his writing projects.
Not much has changed since we were here a little less than a year ago. The beach itself is probably one of the nicest tourist beaches on the island. The water is crystal clear, especially on the eastern end of the beach, with plenty of fish for the snorkelers.
It's high, high season and the beach is near capacity a little past mid-day.
Mostly Europeans (especially Italians) and some Russians. Not many Americans.

A seven year old boy was dragged from the surf unconcious. We believe he survived.

Monks on the move.
Nai Harn beach and the area surrounding it is owned by the buddists. Building in the area has been restricted although more and more of the area is being developed.

Tatoos are the big thing here now. And not just on the body building bunch, who generally overdo it for attention or whatever, but even on young women.

The temple at Nai Harn. Totally re-done with the help of some tsunami money.

A man and his dog? Who says that dogs resemble their owners?

If you go to Phuket, consider Nai Harn Beach. If only to hang out at during the day. It's a fair drive from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach (about 400THB ($12) each way for a taxi).

The water is cleaner on Nai Harn than any of the other tourist beaches on the island. You can swim and snorkel freely here as there are no jet skis, or other power boats in the water.

1 comment:

Sbipk said...

Thank you nice article.
your next trip…Phuket is the best choice for you!!
I love here Surin Beach Hotel This hotel is very nice clean and the people are friendly. VERY nice hotel with helpful staff.
And I really love white sand, crystal clear waters at Surin Beach too.
Thank again.