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Facts about Layan Beach – A Jewel along Western Phuket

Yearning for a long stretch of coastline in Phuket where you can simply let go and be one with the marvels of the outdoors. Think Layan Beach. Think tranquility and laid back living.


Layan Beach is all about relaxation

Quite the laidback vibe will greet you from the moment you step onto Layan Beach's white sandy stretch which is arguably your 'go-to' destination along Phuket's western shoreline. A calm and relaxed mood is the way forward to enjoying your time here as opposed to the more adventure-centric locations that may at times overwhelm you when in Phuket. Further, the turquoise seas do invariably set the tone for one to while away the hours, under a beach umbrella, either in the company of your favourite book or beverage from any of the cosy restaurants located.


Where is the beach located?

The name 'Layan Beach' is actually the term which locals use to refer to the northernmost section of Phuket's Bangtao Beach. In terms of the general make-up, tall pine trees add to the allure of this part of Phuket whilst the isle of Koh Kala which is the northern portion of Layan acts as a shelter. This means that the seas in the immediate vicinity of Layan Beach are extremely calm and would certainly have you in your elements once immersed in its cooling waters on a bright and sunny day.


Reaching the beach

Your 1st destination is Bangtao Beach and having reached here, it would then be a matter of following directions that will soon have you at the Banyan Tree Resort. Do continue on until you reach a T-junction and from here one must turn right and make one's way towards the end of the road where one of Phuket's most loved areas will open out to you.


When to go?

The month of September is the coldest as well as being the wettest. Therefore, do avoid Layan Beach if you are not a fan of rainy spells. However, the months beginning from April through to the remainder of the year are when the area experiences heavy rain. Therefore, any month excluding the above period can be looked at.


How can you pass time here?

Well, there is a long list of pleasing activities that can be had when you make the decision to spend a few days here. For starters, consider calling by the restaurant at the very beginning to Layan Beach which is known to throw up the occasional surprise. Thus, whether you're in the mood for authentic Thai delicacies or seek the aromatic flavours of famed international fare, then there is no better place than at this popular restaurant. In turn, should you be residing at arguably, some of the best pool villas in Phuket that are on offer at Layan Residences by Anantara, then do check with the concierge for helpful information on where to go, how much to spend and general travel tips. Although, in the event, you want to simply roam the beautiful stretches of Layan and let your carefree spirit lead you, then perhaps, the charming isle of Koh Kala may inspire you. Plus, the local pier offers a wonderful chance to go sea kayaking and once you have rented a kayak of your choosing, simply hop right in and make a beeline towards Koh Kala and the nearby lagoon for a rewarding encounter with these unspoiled gifts of nature.