Nui Beach – a decent wild beach on Lanta

There is a very small beach between Klong Nin and Klong Hin beaches. The stretch of coast with its little beach is Nui Beach. Immediately draw your note that Lanta has two Nui beaches. One – which will be discussed in this article, and the second is at the very south of the island in the bay of the same name Nui Bay. That’s how they are distinguished: Nui Beach and Nui Bay

Once again: Nui Beach is just a flat beach at the foot of the mountain, and Nui Bay – located on two beaches to the south, in a cozy picturesque bay. I visited precisely Nui Beach, near the famous restaurant Diamond Cliff The restaurant itself is built on a rocky hillside, along which Horizon Rd road passes, and the beach is downstairs, and get on it is possible through the restaurant, for free, on a very steep staircase. Ordering do not require anything.

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

Beach description

Nui Beach is a cozy, deserted, very pleasant beach. Its length is about 260 meters of yellow sand of medium grain and a bunch of impurities. The main impurity – the garbage, which leave themselves tourists. Unfortunately, due to its isolation, the beach is not often there are public utilities with garbage bags, and many tourists are crazy about leaving behind glass and plastic bottles, packages and foam from their lunches.

The coast on Nui Beach is rather flat, without sudden drops and pits. From the coast you can clearly see the big pitfalls that can take a closer look at low tide. In general, I would describe Nui Beach as a private beach of one resort.

Entry, depth and waves

Nui Beach is shallow and changes a lot at low tide, though principle, it remains relatively cupable, even at low water. At high tide, it’s enough to move 10 meters offshore to the depth has become your neck.

In the center of the beach there is a pile of stones under the water, and along the edges from It has two clean entrances to the water, 15-25 meters wide. Stones under the water do not interfere with swimming, but at low tide they spoil the appearance Nui Beach – I saw him in the most unattractive form (on the last a photo).

But, according to snorkel reviews, Nui Beach is normal (but not Hey) place for snorkeling on Koh Lanta.

Sun beds and shade

Nui Beach is a wonderful beach, but with a shadow it’s serious strained, it is only at the edges of the beach. Where the trees hang in the center, do not come close – the green wall from dense shrub.

But the Thais found a way out and made canopies of sticks on the shore, synthetic nets and palm leaves, under which you can hide from the sun. Cheap and practical, and more importantly – awnings installed along the whole line of the beach, that is, without a shadow it will be difficult stay.

I did not notice the sun beds in the rental on Nui Beach, but not surprisingly: the beach is really wild in terms of infrastructure and attendance. Here only independent tourists come and as a rule bikes

Beach photo

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach on Lanta Nui Beach on Lanta

Nui Beach on Lanta

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Nui Beach on Koh Lanta at low tide Nui Beach on Koh Lanta at low tide

Nui Beach on Koh Lanta at low tide

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Infrastructure

There is no infrastructure on Nui Beach itself, except the restaurant you are going through. I stayed in it to test my standard pineapple shake and local cuisine and I can say that the guys don’t use their monopoly, and some Internet reviews in the style of “godlessly pulled up the price tag in the menu,” I think unfair. No, everything is fine there, the price is adequate.

If you look at the infrastructure of the area around the beach as a whole, then there are a couple of buildings on the main road travel agency and thai shop first nonsense of necessity. More or less serious amenities and services are on the neighboring beaches – Klong Hin and Klong Nin, it’s minutes to go two or three from the center of Nui Beach.

Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta

Houses and hotels on the beach

On the first line of Nui Beach, you can only build bamboo gazebos, so that the nearest housing is located on nearby Klong Hin. And there is a small bonus from the restaurant on Nui Beach – they too position themselves as a resort and even are present in the booking systems:

  • The narima Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta
  • Cliff Lanta Suite

Hotels in Lanta →

Be sure (and I insist) check for discounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. He is fast and easy will show you discounts in all existing reservation systems. AT the same Asia, for example, there are lots of offers on Agoda.com, which much more interesting than on exactly the same hotels in Booking.com.

For the lazy, here are direct links to the hotels listed above:

  • The narima Nui Beach - a decent wild beach on Lanta
  • Cliff Lanta Suite

How to find the beach

Getting to Nui Beach is easy if you put your own Smartphone point with coordinates from the map below. Well, if you have more pleases the journey on the paper map, then follow the blue pointers.

Drive along the coast without turning anywhere from Saladan itself, but when you see a bunch of cars and bikes in the parking lot, and rooftops houses, and the inscription Diamond Cliff on a brick fence – it means You arrived. From here begins the restaurant and descend down to Nui beach. Beach Little parking space, especially cars.

There is another descent, literally a hundred meters further down the road, there will be a tiny pocket for 3-4 motorbike, from which to the beach there is a trail through the jungle littered with garbage.

Beach map

Life hacking 1 – how to buy a good insurance

Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

Insurance Rating

Life hacking 2 – how to find a hotel 20% cheaper

First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

Discount hotels

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