Naithon Beach is one of these little-known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from the crowded areas. People chose to stay here to find a peaceful village with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote but still all the necessary facilities you need for a great holiday.
The beach is an amazingly long and wide strip well shaded by tall trees and divided in two by a small rock formation. Walk beyond these rocks to reach a more private area of Naithon. The sand is smooth, and swimming is excellent during the high season. Loungers, umbrellas and drinks are available as well as a small restaurant at the very south of Naithon.
No jet skis or parasailing in sight yet, only a few longtails boats bobbing here and there and beach vendors are still discreet. Parking your car is always easy in the shade of trees anywhere along the beach. Across the road are bars, restaurants, a mini-mart and even a tailor and a dive shop.
Naithon is one of Phuket incredible beach during high season, but it may look a little abandoned during low season. Just remember that swimming is not recommended (July to November).
During the high season, Naithon has the rare charm of a small seaside town not yet invaded by tourism. Enjoy it while it lasts because things tend to change fast!