Banana Beach in Phuket is a little hidden treasure. Phuket is a world-famous holiday destination, and every corner of this tiny tropical island has been explored, invaded, sold, developed and exploited. Yet, the small Banana Beach is hiding from the crowd. We thought it wouldn’t last, but it is still quiet.
Considering that Banana Beach is pretty big with shallow clear blue waters, towering palm trees and excellent sand quality, it is a mystery why it hasn’t been developed like the rest of the island. If many years in Phuket taught me something, it’s that most people are naturally lazy. They often complain that the beach where they go is too busy, but places like banana beach require a certain amount of driving and effort. Therefore, it’s still quiet.
Such a great place to spend an afternoon, swimming is excellent, snorkelling is good, and you can even get a beach chair and an umbrella. A couple of longtail boats are gently bobbing on the clear water and only a handful of lucky tourists are enjoying the privilege of ‘knowing’, what more can you ask? In low season, it might feel a bit abandoned, but I still like to go down there, these are places that will change sooner than later.