Paradise Beach: Paradise beach is a very beautiful, picture like beach found in Patong Bay about 8 Km. away from the Paton city. It is a very small beach, (only 150 m), surrounded by rocks and palm trees. In the past this beach was known as a hidden and hard to reach beach but ever since it became more familiar and a new road has been built to it, it has become very crowded and not so pleasant. Apart from being very crowded (mainly during the season), it has other disadvantages such as rocks on the seabed and an entrance fee of 100 Baht per person.
Summary: In my opinion, Paradise beach has more disadvantages than advantages and I don’t recommend it. In addition the road leading to Paradise Beach is narrow with many sloppy curves which I don’t recommend to any new driver or to those riding motor bikes.
Phuket island summary: Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of its most popular tourist attractions. Most tourists are only familiar with the famous Patong Beach however, the island offers many good Phuket beaches and special quiet places which provide a completely different experience from spending a holiday on Patong Beach.
Phuket beaches main disadvantage is that most of its resorts are not located right on the beach (as opposed to those in the nearby town – Ko Lhak). There is a road separating between the beach and most of the resorts, although there are some resorts on the water edge too.
Phuket island is certainly a good place for a holiday and it is recommended to allow time to choose the right resort and beach for you. Phuket island is not a good choice as a base camp for travelling in the south so I recommend you enjoy other attractions in the south before coming to Phuket and staying in places which offer better and easier ways to get to the tourist attractions and come to Phuket after that to enjoy a beach holiday.
If you decided to spend your holiday in Phuket, I have prepared a video about all the Phuket beaches reviewed here for you, in order to give you the feeling of each one of them so you can choose the best place for you….enjoy!
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