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Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

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Beach Nature / Park
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. Put Mai Khao Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mai Khao trip itinerary maker.
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  • Here, it should have time to wait. Maybe the reach it, good luck! maybe I wait long but beautiful beach waters. Less ones (probably some day) is not to be missed opportunity;)
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  • This beach is on the top of my favorite beaches, And I from a country of beautiful beaches! I do hope the hotels and resorts in the beach front maintain it clean at all time...it would be a great disa...  more »
  • It is not the cleanest beach I have ever been on but it is still beautiful. I believe it is around 12km in length and is just great to stroll or find a spot and enjoy. The waves were quite strong on m...  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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