Phuket is one of Thailand’s southern provinces and consists of the island of Phuket, the country’s largest island and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay.
Phuket is approximately 863 kilometers (536 miles) south of Bangkok. Phuket Province has an area of 576 square kilometers (222 square miles) which includes its outlying islands, somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.
The island’s length, from north to south, is 48 kilometers (30 miles) and its width is 21 kilometers (13 miles). Seventy percent of Phuket’s area is covered with mountains which stretch from north to south. The remaining 30 percent are plains in the central and eastern parts of the island. It has a total of nine brooks and creeks, but does not have any major rivers
About Nai Yang Beach
Nai Yang Beach is one of those out off the beaten track beaches little known for first-time visitors, but very popular with returning travelers. Beautiful, shaded and full of tiny fun bars and restaurants, Nai Yang remains relatively unknown like most of the northern beaches of Phuket because they are not along the main road.
Here you’ll find what beach life is all about. Fringed with casuarina trees providing picnic areas for locals, it’s a shady spot for souvenir and food vendors. Laid back to the extreme, most people who stay here find absolute relaxation. Parts of the of the beach are inside the Sirinath National Park which also includes the reef at the north end of the beach.
The northern end of Nai Yang beach is part of Sirinath National Park and thus has no development. There are a few Salas (open-sided pavilions) in which to sit if the sun gets too hot. The beach is unspoiled and has little of the commercial feel that pervades in other parts of Phuket. At this end of the beach there is a reef that acts as a natural breakwater so swimming there is safe all year round. Masks and fins are for rent for those who wish to explore the reef. For the rest of the beach, pay attention to red warning flags from June to October. Diving is possible on the nearby reef 10 minutes offshore,
The south part of the beach is slightly more commercial and developed; bars and restaurants line the middle part of the beach. Sea turtles are occasional nocturnal visitors who lay their eggs in the sand at night time. If you see any turtles or their tracks, you should let your hotel know and they’ll contact Phuket Marine Biological Centre to incubate the eggs in safety. This is a working beach and care should be taken to stay away from fishermen’s nets and equipment. During high season, walking toward the north will give you unique views on planes approaching and landing at Phuket International Airport.
Nai Yang Market is also well worth a visit. This is a colorful community market which operates three days a week. Shopping at this type of market can be a lot of fun and an eye-opening experience for out-of-town visitors. There are lots of products on display, from fresh food, tropical vegetables and fruits as well as CD’s, DVD’s, clothes, handicrafts and more
What’s so special about Nai Yang Beach?
- The friendly village atmosphere
- The shady beach areas which are great for weddings and picnics
- Plenty of local restaurants and bars
- Good snorkeling further out to sea
- Water sports and dive schools
- Thai Cookery Classes
About Dewa Resort & Residence
Dewa resort has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The hotel features a freeform swimming pool. Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, The Terrace Grill with a Pool Bar. For those looking for a coffee and a snack, or some cheese and wine, we have our Bread & Butter Patisserie looking out onto the beach. The Lime Leaf Spa offers a very high standard menu of various massage treatments, along with manicure/pedicure. At the Residence you will find a 25-meter lap pool with Jacuzzi, a kids’ pool. The fitness center is also located at the Residence along with the Kid’s club, and complimentary bicycle rental. The Sirinath National Park is right next to the hotel, as well as beautiful Nai Yang Beach, great for swimming at most times of the year.
The Dewa Resort is more fully described within the other pages of this website
The Residences Dewa is a unique Fractional Ownership Program which offers newly-fitted out, modern spacious Apartments of one-bed and two-bed configuration within the Dewa Condominium adjoining the Dewa Resort. The Dewa Condominium is shown edged red on the plan below.