I can’t believe a month has passed since I went to Thailand. I have been working on some travel guides for you based on the different areas I stayed throughout my trip.
This article marks one of five I think. Let me quickly do that math. Yep, it’s five.
I am going to preface this article and let you know that this area is probably my favourite part of Phuket because it is quiet and the beaches are incredible.
WHERE IS IT
WHERE TO STAY
I stayed at The Nai Harn. They really recreated that “home away from home” feel, where you feel like you belong and just don’t want to leave. Prior to leaving for Thailand I was so stressed with work, coming off the back of fashion week, so my plan was to check in somewhere I could unwind straight away. It’s so nice to be able to find those little places around the world that relax and instantly calm you. The Nai Harn for the days I stayed there felt like my own little sanctuary.
The Nai Harn is nestled high in the hills and at first glance you feel like you have been transported to the cliffs of Santorini. The contrast of the white hotel against the magenta flowers and crystal clear ocean is simply second to none. The panoramic views of Nai Harn Beach are now some of my favourite travel memories to date. The sunset, even though it doesn’t face directly west.
Being nestled on the side of a cliff-face certainly has its perks – you get to look over the ocean whether you’re at breakfast, having a cheeky cocktail on the roof top bar or at dinner if you choose to dine in at Cosmo, their incredible restaurant. Also; just an FYI, their buffet breakfast is absolutely incredible. Like, next level incredible.
The staff at The Nai Harn truly made my stay even more incredible. They were so helpful with suggestions for surrounding activities, food and transport. The were so accommodating. I really left feeling fresh, rejuvenated and relaxed. I will definitely go back one day!
- Book in for a 60 min spa! It was one of the best I have had
- Do free yoga every morning
- Paddle board or ride bikes around Nai Harn Beach
- Sit at the roof top bar at sunset
- Complete a cleanse – more on this later!
WHAT TO DO
- Windmill Viewpoint: Windmill Viewpoint is located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches in south Phuket. Not far from Cape Phromthep, it has several tall, slim white windmills facing out to sea that look like airplane propellers. It’s relatively small viewpoint, but it is stunning.
- Ya Naui Beach: Quiet, undeveloped, easily missed if you don’t know where it is. It’s a little hidden sanctuary and absolutely breathtaking. You definitely need your own transport to get to and from.
- Ride bikes everywhere!
- Surf the reef break or standup paddle board
- Snorkelling: The best snorkelling here is just to the north at Ao Sane where there’s a bunch of small coral outcrops just offshore.
WHERE TO EAT
There are so many cute places to eat in Nai Harn. A lot of authentic Thai places as well as other cuisines. Most meals are only a few baht. I really suggest riding a bike up into Thu Villa Village and Nai Harn (north of the beach.