Layan Beach is one of the quietest and most beautiful beaches in Phuket.
Layan is not that well known, which is a bonus for those looking for a relaxing break away.
The beach itself has white sand and crystal clear waters and is located in a shallow bay at the far northern end of Bang Tao Beach on the west coast of Phuket.
The mouth of a small river separates Layan from Bang Tao Beach.
Just off shore is a small Island called Kala Island, which shelters the beach from the waves during the rainy season.
On low tide you can walk to Kala Island and watch the fishermen while soaking up the local culture and the beautiful views.
Even on high tide you are able wade across to this little Island.
The water here is very shallow and calm, ideal for small children to play and explore.
We found it too shallow to go swimming.
If you like peace and quiet Layan is the place to come for your Phuket vacation, there are two small exclusive resorts located on and near the beach.
Anantara Beach Resort is set on its own private beach in a secluded corner at Layan Beach, offering complete privacy. The resort features a fantastic selection of suites and pool villas. Read More
There are many choices of villa rentals and apartments around Layan from upmarket new developments and private villas to apartments that are located close, but not on the beach.
Trisara Villas is the ultimate luxury 5 Star Resort in Phuket. This all pool villa resort is definitely the place to stay if your looking for pure luxury. Read More
The Pavilions Phuket was formerly known as Phuket Pavilions. This stunning all pool villa resort is set high on a hill five minutes from the beach, offering some of the most spectacular views in Phuket. Read more
Two Villas is located in a peaceful area just adjacent to the Laguna Phuket.
The villas have easy access to the Banyan Tree golf course and other nearby tourist attractions, as well as being close to Layan, Bang Tao and Surin Beaches. Read more
Seastone Pool Villas are located in the Bang Tao / Laguna area close by to Layan Beach. Each villa features a private lap pool, sun deck and landscaped gardens. Read more
The area at the southern end of the beach is spectacular, here you will find a few beach chairs and a friendly restaurant that serves Thai food at reasonable prices as well as a beer corner.
If you go further south to Bangtao Beach you will find the Lotus Restaurant which is well known for some of the best seafood on Bang Tao Beach.
You will also find our favorite beach side restaurant Preeda's Kitchen.
Because of the proximity to Laguna, the area around Layan has attracted many property developers.
Including the likes of Lakewood Hills Villas, Layan Gardens apartments and the Lotus Gardens with 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are within close proximity to the beach.
Luna Phuket with 10 modern villas and the 2 and 3 bedroom Layan Pool Villas that offer fantastic views over Layan and Bang Tao which are located 1 kilometre from the Beach.
Layan is an up and coming area with mainly luxury developments.
Read more about other hotels, resorts and villas around Layan.
Drive north through Thalang and take route 4031, turn left and head to Nai Thon Beach, keep going left and it will bring you to the beach.
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