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The Best Beaches to Snorkel the Next Time You’re in Phuket

When planning a snorkeling adventure at a Patong beach resort and spa, remember you need nice rocky areas where sea creatures gather and can stay protected. Some of the best places for that the next time you travel to Phuket include:

Visit Ao Sane Beach

Ao Sane Beach is tiny, divided into three coves by rock formations. It’s perfect for underwater exploration and has a small restaurant and dive center where you can rent snorkeling gear. Best of all, it costs only 150 baht a day! It also has the proper sandy condition and facilities such as restaurants and bungalows if you want to stay a bit longer.

Meet Merlin

This little-hidden beach, located in front of the Marriott Phuket Resort Merlin Beach, is not well known. However, it is the only beach with a natural reef. If you are a hotel guest, you can enjoy using the snorkeling reef program offered by the hotel. If you are a visitor, a small road on the left of the hotel will take you to the beach. You can also meet sea turtles on this beach.

Take note this area is best just for snorkeling, not swimming.

Ya Nui It

Although small, Ya Nui beach has the same charms as a more extensive beach. It is hidden in a cove between the Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape, near the southernmost point of Phuket Island. If you are driving from Nai Harn Beach, you might miss it if you are not paying attention. If you’re looking for a small beach to enjoy, Ya Nui is the place for you.

You can also visit its restos, bars, and chairs whenever you get tired or want to snack.

Go Bananas

This secluded beach is lesser-known compared to others in Phuket. However, it is worth seeking out. The sublime waters will make an effort to find it worthwhile. Best of all, Banana Beach is situated near Phuket Airport and is only 800 meters long! That it’s hidden only makes this beach much more appealing.

Look for Laem Singh

Speaking of hidden or secluded snorkeling areas, Laem Singh, situated between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach, was once a thriving and popular beach. However, access was restricted a few years ago, and Laem Singh has been a deserted beach. Even though it is now abandoned, it is still possible to get there if you know how!

You can also grab a snack at the only restaurant left when you get hungry.

Feel Free

While it’s not easy to get to this beach (the easiest way is by longtail boat from the south end of Patong), it’s a bit pricey, and the beach is only open during high season; booking at a Patong beach resort and spa here is worth the wildlife finds you’ll get! Plus, there are restaurants and bars!

Or, You Can Stay Nearby

When you’re unsure, there’s no doubt that the best snorkeling is on nearby islands. All you got to do is put your head in the water and enjoy the show. There is some fantastic snorkeling at the famous Similan Islands, but you can have just as much fun at Phi Phi Island, Coral Island, Koh Khai nearby, and Bon Island even closer.


Get the best out of your snorkeling by booking at Diamond Cliff today! We’re a Patong beach resort and spa located on gentle hills with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. Check out our availability on our website!

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