A Three Day Drive to the Spectacular Vista of Phuket
Rent a car and drive from Phromthep Cape to Surin. Start off at Phuket’s West Coast and drive to the East Coast to see mud flats and mangrove swamps. This will lead you to Phromthep Came, which provides a panoramic view of the south end of Phuket.
Head north, after a one-kilometre dip and rise in the road, and you’ll come across the gorgeous Nail Harn Beach, which has a smaller view point but various local Buddhist temples. It is worth taking a stroll down the peaceful 800-metre beach as well.
Through Nai Harn Village, follow the sign up the hill towards Kata Beach. At the top of the hill you’ll come across a recognisable vantage point where you can gaze north and take a view of all three beaches: Kata, Karon and Patong Beach.
Head down to Kata to see the shimmering beaches of its beachside palms. There are a variety of boutiques, lush hotels, bars and restaurants along the main strip of Patak Road. Many take the opportunity to surf and snorkel in Kata. You can rent a board, mask and pair of fins to sail to the southern region of the beach. Soft white sand can be found at a nearside beach of Karon. It’s also a great spot for night-time partying and souvenir shopping. READ MORE