Nai Yang Beach - Phuket

Saturday, June 02, 2012 0 Comments A+ a-

An hour and a half upon arrival at our hotel we were advised that we will visit one of Phuket's many beaches to relax after the long trip. Instead of going to Patong Beach, Phuket's most popular and most crowded beach, we opted visiting Nai Yang Beach - popular for Thais which was just five-minute drive south from the airport. It was decorated with casuarina trees that make a perfect spot for picnicking and for food vendors lining the road.
Kite-boarding enthusiasts oblivious of the extreme heat were having the time of their lives. It was fun watching them as they battled and eased their way to the mighty push of the waves. Iv'e been to several beaches but mostly, they were calm. It was only in Phuket that I saw for the first time waves as tall as a one-story house that I thought of a coming tsunami (not in this beach, though).
Anyways, I didn't swim yet. What we did was just admire the fact that we were in Phuket, one of the "Land of smiles" famous destinations. There we tried local foods in one of the cottages near the beach and took couple of pictures after. It was fun! Next time, it will be with Joyie.

John Benliro hails from Palawan, Philippines. He's a travel enthusiast who loves to read geography books as well as those authored by Sheldon and Grisham. He's a full time lecturer at a university in Thailand and has been blogging since 2009. Come and join him in exploring the vastness of our imagination, drifting from land to land one step at a time.