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Exploring Phuket is a great way to spend your holiday, there are just so many places to go and see and all are beautiful locations in their own right, and Banana beach is one of them.
Where is Banana Beach? Everyone seems to be asking, Banana Beach is a little tricky to find the first time out, and you can ride straight past it and not realize it because of its unlikely location. But follow the directions in this article and you find it for sure.
Once you get to Banana Beach, there are 2 ways to access the beach from the road going past –
- Path 1 – The short step way straight down of the main road above Banana Beach, care should be taken as the track is rough and there are many things to trip over
- Path 2 – The long easy way at the north end of the beach, you walk parallel to a fresh water stream that you have to cross and then continue for a little way until you finally come to the beach
MY TRIP TO BANANA BEACH
Wanting to make this article, I decided to make a special trip and take some new photo’s and see what has changed. So here it is.
After making my way north from Patong and following the signs to Nai Thon Beach.
I came to a sharp bend in the road and I knew Banana Beach was not far now.
Just a couple hundred meters or so.
I saw some Thai guy’s cooking and laughing on the side of the road as I went past, I found a place to park my scooter and looked at the step descent down to the beach from the road.
I went and had a chat to the Thai guys who where cooking, they were pretty friendly.
They tried to get me to buy one of their big fish that they had caught earlier in the morning, in the waters of Banana Beach.
The one guy who owned the stall said he also had a boat down on the beach that he used to go fishing everyday which later I found.
DOWN PATH 1
I said I’d come back and get a cold drink later. So I looked down at path 1, it looked very eroded and a bit dangerous and I was worried about breaking my thongs if I slipped.
Anyway down I went slowly and made it to the beach, and took the first of my photos.
There were plenty of people there relaxing, swimming, sun bathing and sleeping,
I continued looking around and taking snaps of the things going on around me.
You can see why it’s so popular.
Everyone seems to be taking advantage of the crystal clear waters.
It’s definitely a popular fishing spot with the locals.
Did someone say this place was a secret?
I guess things change.
Still all things considered it’s not so crowded.
Tri Sara Resort Hotel over looks Banana Beach.
After I had finished taking some photos I headed back up the track to the road where my bike was parked.
I bought a cold drink and a piece of BBQ chicken of the Thai guys and then went to my bike to go further down the road.
ALONG PATH 2
I rode my bike a couple hundred meters north along the road and parked, after crossing a small bridge.
There was a narrow trail heading towards the beach through some scrub-land.
The path followed next to a fresh water creek flowing towards the ocean.
I followed the path and crossed the stream at a point where it was very shallow and continued up the bank.
There was some nice plants and butterflies along the way
and came to a fork in the path.
I followed the path right, which led back to the creek, and started to explore the area
There was a nice view from here.
I saw some fishermen going past a lot.
I got some good shots of the terrain and Banana Beach from here.
There is a small waterfall at Banana Beach Phuket
The waterfall flows into the ocean
Banana Beach was nice to look at from here.
If you have time, come for a look, maybe stay at Tri Sara Resort Hotel.
I headed back t the fork in the path and followed it left which took me to the north end of Banana Beach.
Making my way through the overgrown path.
i eventual saw the sea and water again through the trees.
The path brought me back to the sandy beach and I took some more snaps.
What a lovely day, but things can change quickly.
The calm before the storm.
Dark clouds rolled over the mountains behind me and I knew we were in for a heavy down pour of tropical rain. So I headed back to my scooter as fast as I could and put my camera, phone and valuables inside the motorbike as it started pouring down.
I headed north past White Beach and onto Nai Thon Beach as the rain continued.
Banana Beach is about 27 kms north from Bangla Rd in Patong and will take about 30 -40 minutes to get there by scooter.
It is approximately between Layan Beach and Nai Thon Beach
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HOW TO GET THERE
The Road past Banana Beach is Highway 4018, so there are many ways to get there from all over the Island, the best way is to use your smart phone with GPS tracking to guide you with “Google Maps”. If you use your GPS and the map in this article, then use the “find directions function”, Google maps will give you directions from your current location to Banana Beach.
Or you can just wing it, eventually you will find it and if you don’t, you are bound to see some other beautiful locations on your travels.
There are basically no services at all at Banana Beach, but 2 kms north at the small town of – Nai Thon beach, you will find these basic services available –
- Banks and Money exchange
- Medical, optical and dental Clinics
- Post office
- Convenience stores
- Boat services taxi services
- Massage venues
- Internet cafe
- Laundry Service
- Site seeing and travel agents
- Beach activities
- Petrol stalls
There are also hotels and resorts near Banana Beach to stay at, you can find a room at a guesthouse if you look around, and there are plenty of cheap rooms if you’re on a budget close by as well.
To find a room, click the link below
So where to stay near Banana Beach?
Here is the list of available Hotels, resorts and guesthouse near Banana Beach
To find a room
Click on Hotel name to view details –
If you have some time to spend exploring Phuket, then finding Banana beach is a good way to see some of the best scenic roads along the northern beaches, Banana beach is worth a quick look, and if you like it, you can always stay a while.
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