This is a small and relatively unknown beach, nestled in a shallow bay at the north end of Bang Tao. You get there by following the small road that winds right through the back holes of the Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
Layan Beach is more like a bay than a beach, and the picturesque expanse of water right in front of the only hotel here, the Layan Beach Resort is too shallow for swimming. A walk of a few hundred metres takes hotel guests to Bang Tao beach for this.
The most distinctive feature of this location is the small, coconut-covered island that blocks the ocean and helps create the bay. The area is quaint, and if you are looking for a place to really get away from the crowds, this will do it for you – so long as you don’t demand swimming conditions right in front of your room. But don’t stay here alone, for this is far, far from any outside entertainment.
The ideal blend of a remote beach plus some fine dining and evening entertainment can be achieved here only by renting a car and driving oneself. This need not be a daunting experience, and thousands of tourists do rent and drive. See our pages on Self Drive Tours for advice and basic tips.
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