Naithon Beach ~ หาดในทอน
"Here's a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don't worry, be happy In every life we have some trouble But when you worry, you make it double Don't worry, be happy Don't worry, be happy now"
-Don't Worry, Be Happy; Bobby Mcferrin
A Quiet Beach
My girlfriend and I spent two nights and two days at Naithon Beach. After previously staying at Karon Beach, we wanted a place that was quieter and out of the way. Taking an hour long Grab ride from Chalong north to Saku through a very big rainstorm. We made it to our resort.
Naithon Beach To Dos
There isn't much to do at Naithon Beach, in a good way. We didn't want all the shopping, night markets, and busy streets that you'll find at many other beaches in Phuket. If you are looking for a similar experience, Naithon Beach will be for you!
Naithon Beach is basically made up of three resorts:
As well as a collection of restaurants, the Naithon Mart Convenience Store, scooter rentals, massage parlors, and any small vendors that decide to set up shop along the road. During our trip, we decided to stay at the Naithonburi Beach Resort due to it being closest to the beach.
Famous Stairs and Banana Beach
There are two "famous" spots near Naithon Beach. One is the famous wooden stairs towards the southern end of the beach that many take photos at. The other is Banana Beach, a small beach to the south hidden away from any development or consumerism. (For now) During our trip we didn't go see these spots due to most activity being near the northern end of Naithon Beach.
The Beach and Sunsets
Naithon Beach is on the west side of Phuket which means if you head down to the beach around 6:00-6:30 pm, you will be able to watch the sunset on the quiet beach. As for the beach itself, it is very natural. The water is warm and sand soft. Nothing is built on the beach besides one massage hut with sleepy Thai women waiting to give tourists massages.
The word I'd use to describe Naithon Beach is quiet. The restaurants are all good and priced well. This location is full of Russian tourists but if you are looking for a place to just relax on the beach away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, I'd say Naithon is a good pick.
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