Ao Sein Beach (Ao San, Ao Sane) is a small beach in Phuket, which is secluded due to the fact that it is hidden behind the jungle forests.
Ao San Beach is located in a lagoon on the southwest coast of Phuket, in the same bay as the neighboring Nai Harn Beach.
Ao Sein beach is quite small, its length is only 200 meters.
Although this beach cannot boast of its size, but it stands out because it is hidden from prying eyes in a dense jungle. No wonder the beach is also called "Jungle Beach" (Jungle Beach).
The beach is quiet. There is no abundance of cafes and restaurants, as well as shops and bars, there is no music and idle evening life.
The beach strip of Ao Sein is quite narrow.
On the beach, large yellow sand mixed with stones, ranging from small to large boulders, which are randomly scattered around the perimeter of the beach.
The sea water washing the coast of Ao Sein Beach is clean and transparent. The depth comes quickly.
Fans of snorkeling and diving prefer to spend time in this place.
A mask and breathing tube, as well as fins and diving equipment can be rented here on the beach.
Finding a natural shade on the beach is not a problem, dense tree crowns cast a shadow over most of the beach strip.
There are also sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach.
Although the beach is considered secluded and few people know about it, however, in high season the beach is quite crowded.
Conventionally, Ao Sein Beach is divided into several beaches by stones and boulders going into the sea waters. You can move from beach to beach on the water, overcoming stone barriers, or on the road that runs above the beach line.
On the largest stretch of Ao Sein beach, it is also the most easily accessible, the most developed and visited, there is a Thai cuisine restaurant, comfortably located among lush vegetation.
You can get to Ao Sein Beach on foot, following from Nai Harn Beach through The Nai Harn Hotel, the passage is free. Then follow the sea line up the hill, then down, and you will come to a parking lot near Ao Sein Beach.
The descent to the beach is quite decent and convenient
The most secluded part of Ao Sai Beach is located near the Baan Kraitig Hotel, from which this part of Ao Sein Beach was named Kratin Beach.
You can get to this part of the beach by road, passing through the barrier and on the territory of the hotel. The passage is free, the beach is public.
Most likely, to get to the beach, you will be pointed to a path leading down the hill along the fence of the hotel
And this is a descent to the beach on the territory of the hotel
This part of the beach is even more "secret" and sparsely populated.
There is coarse sand mixed with rocks and large boulders. There is a natural shade under the crowns of trees.
Attractions near Ao Sein
There are no attractions on the beach itself. All attractions are located in the vicinity of the beach.
Within walking distance is the picturesque and sandy beach of Nai Harn, near which there are: a natural coniferous park, a lake with children's and sports grounds, Wat NaiHarn Buddhist temple, cafes and restaurants.
Not far from Ao Sein Beach, you can visit
1. Observation deck "Yanui Windmill" (Yanui view point, Windmill viewpoint), which offers picturesque panoramas of Yanui Beach and part of Nai Harn Beach. The distance from Nai Harn Beach to the observation deck is approximately 2.2 kilometers. You can walk or ride a rented bike, moving along the sea line to Yanui Beach.
2. Promthep Cape with an observation deck of the same name and Phra Phrom Square.
Promthep Cape is the southernmost part of Phuket Island, with a viewing platform that offers beautiful panoramic views.
The distance from Nai Harn Beach to Prometheus Cape is approximately 3.5 kilometers. You can walk.
3. Karon observation deck, which offers stunning views of three beaches - Karon, Kata and Kata Noi. The distance is just over four kilometers. You should move towards the beaches of Kata and Kata Noi.
Where to stay near Ao Sein Beach
There are not so many accommodation facilities near Ao Sein Beach, of which there are few bungalows and several hotels.
Baan Krating Phuket Resort -SHA Plus is a 3-star resort with direct access to Ao San Beach, green area, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, billiards, free parking and rooms with a terrace overlooking the sea or forest. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
You can also stop at the nearby Nai Harn beach, and walk to Ao Sein Beach, the road will take 10 minutes of a leisurely step, the distance is a little more than a kilometer.
The nearest hotel to Ao San Beach, located on Nai Harn, is the 5-star resort The Nai Harn - SHA Extra Plus with panoramic views of the sea, the beach and the green hills of Phuket Island, as well as an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, spa and fitness room. Breakfast is included in the price of rooms and suites. Link to the hotel
Between the beaches of Ao Sein and Nai Harn you can stop
Villa at Nai Harn Cape / Ocean Point features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a terrace, an outdoor pool, a garden, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, billiards, table tennis and private parking on site. It offers sea views and breakfast is served in the morning. Link to the villa
Naiharn On The Rock Resort Phuket is a 2-star resort with cabins, a territory with a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and free private parking. Link to the hotel
All accommodation facilities in Phuket (hotels, villas, houses, apartments), both near beaches and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here
How to get to Ao Sein Beach
Public buses do not go to the beach. You can get there by public buses with transfers.
From the airport and from the beaches of Phuket by bus with a transfer to Phuket Town. First by bus to Phuket Town, then from Ranong Street to Phuket Town by local bus (songteo) "Phuket - Rawai - Nai Harn" to Nai Harn Beach, then on foot.
From the beaches of Kata and Karon with a transfer to Phuket Town or, to save time, you can get off at the Chalong Ring and wait for the bus "Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn".
From Kata Noi Beach, walk or drive to Kata Beach, a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. And then, according to the instructions above.
From Rawai Beach there is a direct bus "Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn", without transfers.
Also, at any time of the day from Phuket airport and other places on the island, you can get directly to the beaches of Ao Sein and Nai Harn by taxi, tuk-tuks, rented motorbike or car.