Chalong (Chalong), Phuket

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Район Чалонг, Пхукет The main road in Rawai

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- suitability for bathing
- protection from waves
security for children in water
infrastructure district
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Chalong (Chalong) , Phuket is not the beach, but only area and a great Cove for mooring boats and yachts in the South-Eastern part of the island (Rawai on the island map). Don't even consider this place as an area to stay if you want to enjoy a beach holiday within walking distance from your hotel. The water here is dirty, all the moored boats and yachts, ebbs "take" water from the shore for hundreds of meters. The most that you can expect to sunbathe by the sea. And the nearest nice beach of Kata is on the other side of the island (West coast) is 6 kilometers away.

But, nevertheless, to see foreigners in Chalong – are not uncommon. The area is very popular as a place where you can find a cheap house or room for a long stay and it is ideal for owners of yachts and ships. If you are planning to go to Phuket for the winter to rest and work, you can start a search for housing in this area, because here there is all necessary infrastructure for long-term stay. At the same time, tourist infrastructure is poorly developed: few hotels, European restaurants, travel agencies not to find. But many of the popular attractions of the island are here (Big Buddha, bird Park, shooting range, Quad bike safaris, elephant nurseries, training centers, Thai Boxing, etc.)

Another area is popular as a starting point of excursions and itineraries for diving to the surrounding Islands. If you came to the island for a beach vacation, but in order to explore the underwater world of the neighbouring Islands, the best place to stop to find.

Starting here, you should be prepared to rent transportation that's easy to do: here motorbike rental services, as well as everywhere on the island.

To get to Karon by taxi Songthaew from the Parking lot in the center of Phuket town (see the Phuket bus station) 40 baht (see current exchange rate currency of Thailand).

Hotels in kata a bit. It is mostly live in rented houses and rooms.

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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

Hello!
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 https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/phuket-pliaji#chalong and https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/phuket-pliaji-chalong. 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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