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Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

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Get in a little beach time all to yourself at Mai Khao Beach, an 11 km (7 mi) stretch of soft golden sand that is deserted more often than not. Still relatively undeveloped and part of a national park, the beach remains something of a hidden gem. The peaceful atmosphere here is refreshingly lacking in pushy vendors and powerboats. Be wary when swimming, however, as there is a drop off into the sea a short distance from the shore. The waves are strong and powerful, so only strong adult swimmers should venture into the waters. Using our international travel planner, Mai Khao attractions like Mai Khao Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    We stayed at Sala Phuket Resort which is situated on this 11 km stretch of beach. Very little tourism and nicely isolated which means you are often alone on this beautiful beach. Caution required if y...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Waiting for a night flight after checking out of our hotel, we chanced upon this beach within the Srinat national park on route 4027. Surprised by the range of little bars, hotels and usual spa places...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    I went to Mai Khao Beach around 11am and I have the beach for myself. Beach is gorgeous; white sand and blue water. What make Mai Khao so special is that you can see the plane take off and landing (de...  more »

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Where to stay in Mai Khao

While there are plenty of accommodation options in Mai Khao, be sure to book well in advance if you're traveling here in high season: January is the most popular month. Look for guesthouses and hotels in the northern part of the region if you enjoy sightseeing, long walks, and relaxing in pristine nature. Be sure to conduct a lot of research before you set off or book anything, as a lot of websites can contain false or misleading imagery. Budget-friendly options in Mai Khao include camping--camping areas are abundant here--as well as bungalows. However, those who want to splurge on their beach retreat will find opportunities to do so in Mai Khao's holiday resorts and hotels.
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