Banana Beach, or as it is sometimes called old-timers – Banana Rock Beach, hidden on the west coast of Phuket, between the beaches of Layan and Knighton, in a cozy bay at the base of the mountain.
Due to its location, hidden by relief and jungle from casual eyes of tourists passing on highway 4018, Banana Beach for a long time remained a secret paradise for lovers of solitude and nature in its original form. Now times have changed and the beach repeated the fate of May Bay on the islands of Phi Phi.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Closed on both sides by rocky headlands that do not allow to get to the beach along the shore, and behind the bay – by the slope of the mountain, the beach Banana was and remains not the most accessible beach of Phuket, but at the same time – one of the most popular. A pair of paths leads to it from the road of which even there is now a parking pocket for transport.
And from the sea, taxi boats and boats now regularly arrive here, therefore, already at 10 o’clock in the morning, a massive influx begins tourists. I would recommend coming here at 8-9 am, then you have time to catch a couple of hours of silence and free space.
Entry, depth and waves
Banana Beach is ideal for swimming and beach holidays. The shore has no steep drops, except for the rainy season, when the waves thoroughly wash out the sand, from which on the border of the surf half a meter high cliff is formed, but this is typical of many similar beaches in Thailand.
The waves are regular, but with a fair wind. Log into the sea clean only in the center, without stones and corals, although there are some there are big boulders right in the middle of the beach. On the flanks of a banana, under the water already deposits of stones and walk along the bottom there will not work.
Sun beds and shade
The shore has perfectly preserved its jungle, so the shadows on the beach are a little more than enough. And the whole shadow is not somewhere far away, but right by the water, but only until lunchtime. West Bank, and this means that after noon the sun is hot in the face and right up to sunset Some time ago, Banana was attended by sun beds with umbrellas (in the photo I just caught this period).
But in the wake of the new trends from the Phuket administration, which covered all the beaches of the island, sun beds removed from here. So all Banana Beach visitors bring bamboo mats and air mattress.
Banana Beach is located in one of the least developed areas. Phuket, so for a mile and a half there are only mountains, jungle, one road and a couple of large hotels. On the beach itself a small Thai cafe with a space price tag, but they are not bad prepare and offer a shower of fresh water, for which you can forgive them all cheat.
Hire beach equipment on the beach used to be, and how now there things are going to have to be cleared up on your next visit. Here You can snorkel in the presence of a mask and flippers.
Houses and hotels on the beach
There are no buildings on Banana, except for cafes, and the nearest villas and hotels. located at a decent distance from the entrance to the sea. Nearest to beach hotels – five-star and with beautiful views of Andaman White Beach Resort , который находится примерно посередине междуBanana Beach and Knighton.
At about the same distance from Banana Beach, but at a different side, closer to Bangtao, is Anantara Layan Phuket Resort .
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Phuket with good rating and reviews.
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Andaman White Beach Resort
- Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
How to find the beach
Save the point from the map below to your navigator and follow it. directions. If you stop at Banana from the north, from the side of Bang Beach Tao or from the south of Knighton, then after Andaman White Beach Resort will two turns serpentine, left and right.
After entering the flat road, see where they will appear. parked cars or a self-made pointer to the beach (which sometimes falls off). If you drive to Anantara Layan Phuket Resort , то значит Банана Бич вы уже проскочили. With necessary, transport can be left right on the sidelines.
Pay attention to my detailed overview of all the beaches. Phuket, it will help you decide in choosing a beach for a vacation or longstey.
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