Layan Beach: what to do and where to stay

By Paula Parker

 Tranquil Layan beach in Phuket

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.

Looking out to Kala Island from Layan beach.

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.

Kala Island is located just offshore from Layan on the north west coast of Phuket.

On low tide you can walk to Kala Island and watch the fishermen while soaking up the local culture and the beautiful views.

Casuarina Trees line Layan Beach
Looking south along Layan Beach
Layan Beach Phuket
Clear calm waters during the high season at Layan Beach

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.

here to stay at Layan Beach

If you like peace and quiet Layan is the place to come for your Phuket vacation. Below are some of the best places to stay near Layan Beach.

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Anantara Beach Resort

Anantara Beach Resort

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

Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa is amazing, the rooms are spacious and the pools are fantastic.
Whilst this hotel is not located on the beachfront the resort does offer a free shuttle to Dream Beach Club which is located directly on Layan Beach. Read more 

Villa's and Apartments around Layan

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

Trisara Villas

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 

Pavilions Phuket

The Pavilions Phuket

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 Villa's 

Two Villas

Two Villas Oxygen
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 Private Pool Villa's

Seastone Pool Villas

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

Restaurants at Layan

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 head further south to Bangtao Beach you will find a host of places to eat. 

Dream Beach Club at Layan Beach

If your looking for a beach club to hang out at, head to the northern end of Layan Beach where you will find Dream Beach Club.

Dream Beach Club at Layan Beach

Dream Beach Club is located directly on the beach offering stunning views and a relaxed ambiance. A great place to enjoy lunch or just to hang out around pools and enjoy a cocktail from the swim up bar. 

You can also enjoy nightly entertainment and alfresco dining at Level One on the upper floor of the beach club. 

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.

How to get to Layan Beach

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.

Location Map Of Layan Beach in Phuket

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