Beach on Phuket: Possibly the Very Best Beach on Phuket
Layan Beach sits at the north end
of Bang Tao Bay and also includes the beach area in the
cove that is created by Kata Island (sometimes Ko Tha)
and Klong Kala at the north end of the bay.
A few restaurants are coming into
this area, which some consider one of the best beaches
on the island.
undeveloped, the beach front is targeted for a huge
complex of villa resorts to be built and managed by
Shangi-La Resorts - to open by 2009.
From this area you can walk south
to a multitude of beach shack restaurants all up and
down Bang Tao Bay.
Check out the small, uninhabited
island, Koh Kata. During low tide you can wade over to
it. Beautiful and completely native, a climb to the top
is not easy, but well worth it for the views of the
beach and bay.
Sirinath National Park has a
reserved area at the end of the beach, and camping is
allowed here. A couple small restaurants have opened in
this area too, but they do tend to come and go.
Certain times of the year you will find
sand dollars here.