Nai-Harn Beach – Phuket’s most beautiful beach in a National Park
*** Elected best beach in Thailand on TripAdvisor 2015 – Traveler’s Choice 2015!
The Mangosteen free beach shuttle brings you to Nai-Harn Beach, one of the very best beaches in all of Asia.
South of Kata Noi and north of Promthep Cape, Nai-Harn is not Phuket’s longest beach, but it borders the most gorgeous lagoon on the island. The middle of the beach is dominated by the Samnak Song Nai Han monastery, which has obstructed excessive development and is the reason that the beach is generally less crowded than other spots on the southern part of the island. The water quality is best on the Island, crystal clear and clean.
In 2015 all commercial activities have been cleared from the beach. It now looks beautiful and there is a lot more space available. We recommend bringing an umbrella and a mat as there are no more sun loungers available. Beach accessories can be bought at reasonable prices directly at Nai-Harn Beach. There are two so called 10% zones in which vendors are allowed to rent umbrellas and mats, however they are expected to be sold out during high season.
Nearby Promthep Cape is famous for Phuket’s best sunsets, which are often fiery and spectacular.
There is a variety of beach restaurants and bars right behind the beach, ideal for a relaxed lunch. Local Thai and Western dishes are available. Nai-Harn Beach still remains less commercial than the main beaches Patong, Kata and Karon and maintains his status to be the most popular beach amongst the local expat and Thai community.
The water temperature is warm all year, usually between 28 and 32 degrees.
Pictures on this page updated, February 2015
Morning at Nai-Harn Beach
Sunset at Nai-Harn Beach
Phuket Big Buddha & Chalong Temple
The two most iconic Phuket attractions, the famous Big Buddha and the largest Buddhist temple “Wat Chalong” are both very close to the Mangosteen Resort and can be visited in a half day excursion. The Phuket Big Buddha can even be seen from the resort’s reception and with breathtaking panoramic views, is certainly worth a visit.
Phuket Town has a rich heritage, based on times when tin was a valuable metal. Sino-colonial mansions, Buddhist and Chinese Temples, ornate and beautifully preserved shophouses and nowadays a newly developing nightlife scene in freshly renovated pubs and cafes, often with live music at night.
Phuket View Points
All major Phuket viewpoints are located in Phuket’s South, the popular Sunset Viewpoint at “Promthep Cape”, the “Windmill Viewpoint” next to Nai Harn Beach, the Kata viewpoint overlooking 3 of Phuket’s beaches, the Phuket Big Buddha and in Phuket Town, the Rang Hill Viewpoint.
A short ride with our free beach shuttle will get you to Nai Harn Beach, located in a National Park. With its crystal clear water and beautiful surrounding hills and view to Phromthep Cape, the beach remains on of Phuket’s best beaches. Free from engine noise and less commercial than other beaches, watch the Paragliders sailing down from the nearby hills.
Rawai & Chalong Bay
Stroll along the many seafood restaurants on Rawai Beach, mingle with local expats at the many bars in the area and simply enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Rawai, the former fishing village at the South end of Phuket Island. Visit Chalong pier the main starting point for many dive and snorkel excursions.
South Coast Experience
The Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa is founding member of the Rawai Nai-Harn business association. The member businesses organize local events like the “Rawai Nai-Harn Health & Fitness Festival” and offer benefits to member card holders.