Written by Administrator
Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:57
Phuket’s Beautiful, Tropical Beaches
beaches, and more beaches...
White, soft sand, warm clear waters... They have all got
that, but there are so many different beaches here, each with a different mood,
and a wide range of holiday experiences for you to choose from..
Beautiful tropical beaches are Phuket's major
attraction, and those visitors who travel half way around the world to enjoy
them are rarely disappointed.
But do you want a family-type beach?
An active, sporty beach with lots of tanning bodies?
One with cool bars and nice girls nearby?
One where you don’t see another person?
Or not TOO many people sharing your patch of sand?
Be sure to choose your beach before your hotel, and avoid unpleasant surprises
The beaches down the West coast of the island are its prime attraction, for
these are washed by the warm waters of the AndamanSea, a small, tropical body of water
on the eastern fringe of the Indian Ocean.
Phuket’s east coast faces a large shallow bay, and there are few beaches or
planning a Phuket holiday choose both your season and your beach very
carefully. Each of the island’s beaches is quite different in atmosphere and
density of hotel development. Below we list all major beaches, starting with
the most densely populated, moving through to beaches with little or no
habitation. First choose your beach, then look for a suitable hotel.
Phuket is just 8 degrees from the equator, helping make the AndamanSea
especially calm compared to oceans in the colder climates where the spinning of
the earth creates regular trade winds, and rough ocean conditions. The waters
of the Andaman are warm all year around, averaging about 28 degrees Celsius
even during the northern winter months when Phuket is at its best. This is the
‘high’ season - November to April – when the Northeast winds are light, often
leaving the island’s entire western shore as calm as a swimming pool, and as
Click any beach for photos, more information, hotel lists and links.