Beach and Bang Tao beach in Phuket

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Пляж Банг-Тао, Пхукет

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- protection from waves
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Beach Bang Tao (Bang Thao, Bang Tao, also Laguna Beach) in Phuket is on the West coast in the Central part of the island (Bang Tao on the island map). This is a very long beach, with a length of almost 8 kilometers.

Despite all the advantages of the beach, in our view Bang Tao beach – not the best place for the average tourist to settle for the entire rest period. It is mostly expensive resort with expensive hotels and high prices for all services, so that budget tourists here, especially not to turn around.

Bang Tao can be divided into a Northern and a southern part:

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The Northern part of Bang Tao beach (that one closer to the airport) predominantly undeveloped, no hotels or infrastructure. The only places right on the beach, here you can find cafes, and beyond the beach is only the road and nothing else. But tourists are almost never happens, and it's a great place to retire. However, in the Northern part of the beach and some worse than in the South, namely, a narrow strip of sand (at high tide in some places is only a few meters of sand). The beach is deserted, not only from tourists but also from sunbeds and entertainment. Sunbeds can only be found near the rare cafes.

The southern part (that one is closer to Patong beach) infrastructure is very different from the North. Here are all the hotels, shops and other infrastructure. However, one should not expect from the southern part of the same environment, as in a conventional resort areas. Here all differently. On the streets there are many shops and stalls, vendors and entertainment, travel agencies and rental offices, cafes and cheap eateries. Everything is clean, rich, civilized, and sterile. Something similar to the usual noisy and developed tourist areas begins only in the extreme South of the district along the main road, and gradually goes to the beach in Surin. The beach in the South is also much more developed. There are a lot of sunbeds, tourists, entertainment.

Now on the beach of Bang Tao beach. Although the slope of the bottom varies all over the beach, as a whole it normal and uniform, the bottom is flat, you can already swim ten metres from the shore. The bottom almost everywhere is clean, without stones. The sand is white, very clean. Palm is almost there, mostly along the waterfront coniferous trees casuarinaceae. The problems can create strong waves, especially during low season, but in the morning, usually the sea is calm.

To get to Bang Tao beach, local public transport does not work, there is only taxi or rented transport. Despite the fact that the area is expensive, the taxi drivers overcharge like on the trip here and here. The trip from the airport or Patong beach by taxi will cost from 600 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate), and with the ability to negotiate. Local taxi songthaews run to the beaches of Surin and Kamala beach for 50 baht.

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Hotels in Bang Tao beachunlike most other beaches in Phuket, located on the first line, i.e. go straight to the water. Hence the high prices. Almost all the hotels here are great, with their territory and price. You can settle from $ 100 per night, and if I'm lucky. There are few places where you can stop at a price below $ 100, but they need to look away from the shore. The bulk of hotels are concentrated in the southern part of Bang Tao, i.e. closer to Surin beach, while the North is almost nothing. Here in the South, the Muslim village it is possible to rent a house or room long term from 7000 baht a month for the 15000 house.

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Summing up about the beaches of Bang Tao. Beach Bang Tao is a wonderful place, but afford not for every tourist. Hotels are expensive, with its territory and on the first line. At the same time, no one restricts access to the private beach guests from other beaches, and therefore the Northern part of Bang Tao beach is a great place to escape to a deserted secluded beach during the day with other parts of Phuket.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Mona-Lisa May 28, 2017
Phuket of course all the beaches are beautiful ) And, of course, on who is looking )
If you like to go to Nightclubs, bars and restaurants, and you arrived at the Phuket fun - definitely your choice should fall to Patong.
If you come with your family and for the Sea, and do not plan to take the car - then, of course, Karon or Kata. But they are also the most touristic.
If you want the opposite of quiet rest, and what would you no one bothered, then Patong or Mai Khao. On the beautiful beach of Panwa, AO Yon, on Mai Khao beach with bathing worse. Yes, the beach is sandy but very large depth and the waves can be, even in high season.
If you want everything at once, and that would be less tourists, and whatever the club was, and still restaurants not bad, the Surin or Bang Tao. But firstly it is expensive areas, and secondly, will already be hard without a car.
Well, everyone's favorite Nai Harn beach. Only by car or bike, the beach is beautiful, live mostly winterers and expats. The infrastructure is good, almost all Thais in Russian learned to speak. restaurants are generally not considered.
Nai Thon and Nai Yang is also perfect for a family holiday. Serene sandy beaches, very beautiful. Minus in poor infrastructure areas. Very limited choice of shops and restaurants. But if you lie on the sand arrived - you here :)
Well, the last one in the list, but only because it is not clear what to attribute - Kata Noi. Beautiful sandy beach in a very picturesque place. Of the minuses - no budget accommodation, expensive hotels, and to the same Kata, with its infrastructure, you still have to go :( But the beach luxurious, and not too busy with tourists. ...
Epic555 20 September, 2017
Hi, I need advice. Want to come to Phuket for excursions to the Islands (Similan Islands, Krabi, Phi Phi, etc.), beaches like Patong, Kata etc. is not needed.
Then I better stay in Phuket town or did you choose these beaches? To make it faster and more convenient to reach the Islands from the hotel given the fact that travel will pick up from your hotel on the tour. ...
admin , September 20th, 2017

Stay in Patong, there is the whole life, the travel Agency, and from there all going on the tour. It is unlikely for someone going to Phuket town ...
October 31, 2017

You really are all the same where to stop because anyway during the tour, the bus will collect tourists from all over the island and faster does not work. Only in the South does not recommend (Nai Harn), from there you will be picked up early and come home to you after all. Patonga Yes, from the point of view of logistics, not quite bad. ...
Eleson 17 January, 2018
Thailand was never planned leave at the end of March, I want a nice beach and a sea that was close to restaurants, shops, see the sights. What are the beaches and hotels can you recommend (do not interfere with the tides and calm sea)? ...
admin 18 January, 2018

Once you've never been, IMHO, you are best to go to Patong, everything is there. And so read our review of beaches can you have an opinion appears. ...
26 April, 2018
tell me and Patong beach is the surfing? ...
Pasternaque June 27, 2018

In Patong, the wave is so-so. Better to Kata ...
DAMI 13 September, 2018
Good evening,
what would you say the p-well, Kamala?
Or posovetuyte what to choose?
Need a hotel with a beach for family with two children,
to pools with slides etc
No Patong Beach
something more calm but that could go
in restaurants and massage parlors nearby,
and to travel by car ( zoo, water Park, etc.)
Thanks for the replies ...
admin 14 September, 2018

About Chalong already reported here and For a short stay I would highly not recommend. I didn't live in but came walked and treated him, then to the description to do I this area is not "inserted". If long-term stay, then it is to be away from the crowds. ...

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