Ao Sane Beach is a beautiful little spot located within the headland just to the north of Nai Harn Beach on the south west coast of Phuket.
Ao Sane is somewhat of a secret beach in Phuket, which we should possibly keep to ourselves.
However as we like to share our travel secrets we thought that we should let you in on it's location.
There are three small beaches that make up Ao Sane, all of which are separated by small rocky outcrops.
The beach itself is very small with rocks both in the water and on the beach.
It doesn't have soft white sand like most other beaches on the west coast of Phuket, although the water is very clear with coral located close to the shore.
The beach is about 200-metre long and enjoys regular return visitors during the high season as it is lined with trees that provides shade from the hot sun.
Generally this is a rather quiet beach and the day we visited there was no one on else there, just us and it was absolute heaven.
However the day we visited was at the end of the monsoon season so you would expect it to be quieter.
So if you are planning to go to Ao Sane through the high season expect to find others beach loving tourists looking for a peaceful spot away from the crowds as well.
Ao Sane beach is perfect on high tide from November to March for snorkeling or scuba diving, although it is not a great swimming spot, due to the rocks that are in the water.
If you are planning a day at Ao Sane, make sure you bring a towel as there are no sunbeds for hire on the beach and you will have to bring your own snorkeling equipment as well.
Through the high season you can rent kayaks and the best news of all is there are no jet skis or really anything else to bother you.
There is a restaurant on the first beach which serves good Thai food.
The price of the food is cheap and the restaurant is open from early in the morning till late at night, most importantly it has toilets and showers.
The restaurant also rents budget priced bungalows which are situated directly on the beachfront, these bungalows were badly damaged in the tsunami and have since been rebuilt.
We were quoted 1,000 baht for a double room with fan and shower.
To stay at theses bungalows it would be best to call in advance to check the room rates and to see if there are vacancies.
For more information about the bungalows you can call the number below
Phone: 076 288 306
If the cheap bungalows at Ao Sane are not for you, there is also the 3 star Baan Krating Resort which is located overlooking the beach.
There is also a good range of resorts and hotels available at Nai Harn.
The area around Ao Sane and Nai Harn is a fantastic destination for a romantic getaway or a peaceful family holiday vacation in Phuket.
From Nai Harn you will have to drive through the Royal Phuket Yacht Club and follow the cliff side road for about 1 kilometre.
There is a small parking area above the beach just beware of the rocks around the parking area.