Paradise Beach is another of our favorite beaches in Phuket, it is so close to Patong Beach but worlds apart.
This beautiful little beach is located in the same headland as Tri Tra Beach; just to the south of Patong.
Even though it is less then 10 kilometres away from Patong, it gives you the feeling of being on a remote Island.
Paradise is one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches we have seen in Phuket.
It is peaceful and the water is clear and the best thing of all is that there is no jet skis or beach hawkers allowed on the beach.
The beach would be no longer then 150 metres long, set in a sheltered bay with soft white sand which is fringed with lush green forests and palm trees.
There is another smaller beach to the left, to reach this part of the beach follow the path through the rocks.
The north facing beach offers safe swimming pretty much all year round.
The best time for swimming and snorkeling is on high tide, when the tide is out there is not enough water to swim.
To access this small yet secluded beach you will have to pay a small fee of 100 baht per person.
This small fee includes the use of the sunbeds, toilets, showers and parking.
There are no signs saying that you can buy gasoline for motorbikes, however if you find yourself getting low on gas, like we did just ask at the restaurant and they will be happy to help.
We paid 40 baht for a bottle, which was better then having to walk back to Patong.
On high tide the beach is perfect for snorkeling, with plenty of colorful fish around the reef.
The reef is about 100 metres off shore, although you won't have to go that far to see lots of fish or coral.
Snorkeling gear can be hired for around 200 baht from the restaurant.
Kayaks and body boards are also available for hire from the restaurant.
In the middle of the beach there is a rope which is attached to an overhanging tree branch, great fun for the kids to have a swing before dropping into the water.
There is a nice little restaurant located on the beach near the car park that serves reasonably priced Thai or western food.
You can dine in at the restaurant or at the undercover tables closer to the water or you can order drinks and food to your sunbed.
The beach and restaurant is privately owned and is open from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm daily.
There are no hotels or resorts situated directly on Paradise Beach.
If you would like to stay in the area there is a fantastic choice of hotels and resorts no more then five minutes away.
Merlin Beach Resort is located on Tri Trang Beach, this 4 star resort offers peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle, but with easy access to all the the entertainment in Patong. Read more
Tri Trang Beach Resort is one of our favorite beachfront resorts and is ideal for a relaxing getaway. This resort is situated on the beautiful Tri Tra beach with stunning views across Patong Bay. Read more
Absolute Twin Sands Resort is relatively new with modern and spacious rooms. This resort is located just five minutes from Patong. Read more
Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort is located on the hillside with views overlooking Patong Bay. This boutique resort features a range of spacious rooms and suites which are perfect for a romantic escape. Read more
Amari Coral Beach Phuket is set in the perfect location at the far southern end of Patong, this 4 star resort is ideal for those wanting to be close to all the entertainment in Patong but still far enough away to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Read more
You can either hire a motorbike, car or catch a tuk tuk.
We decided to hire a motorbike and enjoyed the scenic ride from Patong, stopping along the way at different locations to take in the beautiful views around the southern headland of Patong.
From Patong Beach, head south driving up the ramp at the southern end
of the Beach Road.
Follow the road past the Amari Coral Beach Resort, then continue past the turn off to Tri Trang Beach Resort and the Merlin Beach Resort, keep following the road, which in parts is steep and not very wide.
Follow this road until you get to the carpark.
If you do decide to hire a bike make sure that it is powerful enough to get back up the hills on the return journey.
Alternatively you can also hire a longtail boat from the southern end of Patong, they cost around 1000 baht return trip.