Nai Harn, located south of Kata and Karon is one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches - arguably the most beautiful out of major ones. White sands, immaculate turquoise waters are framed by jungle hills, and blissfully aren’t overcrowded even during the high season. The protected bay also offers a good anchorage for yachts and sailing boats.
Nai Harn beach isn’t particularly long - hardly 700 meters - and is dominated by spectacular The Nai Harn, as well as a couple other hotels and a variety of cafes and restaurants scattered nearby.
It is by far one of the most photogenic areas on Phuket and has a number of viewpoints, including Promthep Cape - one of the most popular and visited points on the entirety of Phuket. Nai Harn bay also holds several smaller - and no less beautiful - beaches, including Ao Sane and Ya Nui.
Behind the beach is Wat Nai Harn temple and a large freshwater lake - local’s favorite for jogging or a picnic.
The neighborhood is well connected to energetic Rawai and Chalong areas to the east and Kata to the south. General Rawai/Nai Harn area has a strong expat population, including retirees as well as younger families and digital nomads.
Despite Nai Harn beach’s fairly small size, the vaguely defined ‘Nai Harn area’ further inland has seen significant development in the last several years, with a number of hotels and residential projects coming up there.