The Bang Tao beach, (BangTao beach) is one of the beaches on the island of Phuket in Thailand. On both sides the beach is surrounded by green hills, and between these hills the beach is framed by coniferous vegetation, which provides good shade from the midday sun.
The beach is Bang Tao stretches for 7 kilometers in length. The beach has a wide sandy coast where, even in peak season is not as crowded as other, more publicized beaches of the island. Due to its length the beach is great for relaxing and for sports.
The beach is sandy. The sand is fine white-Golden hue, and feels soft and pleasant, like powdered sugar. The sand has an interesting structure and a slightly squeaks under your feet. Not as much as on the Karon beach, but still, contrary to popular belief, Karon, is not the only beach with "singing Sands". A characteristic sound can be heard on Bang Tao beach.
The Bangtao beach is quite clean, here you will not find an abundance of household garbage.
More developed southern part of the beach, here are affordable housing, and on the beach - cafes, tents with refreshments and snacks, as well as massage parlors located directly on the sand under the canopies.
On the beach sun loungers and parasols that can be rented at a price of 200 baht per day, two sunbeds and an umbrella.
This part of the beach is less pure than in the center of the beach. On the beach mostly natural debris from trees and put on shore by the sea waves.
In the Central part of the beach are mostly respectable hotels that are in the green zone, under the canopy of trees and palms. All of these hotels have direct access to the beach as well as swimming pools, playgrounds and zones for relaxation in the fresh air.
That is why the Central part of the beach is regularly cleaned. This is the cleanest part of the beach.
The Northern part of the beach is practically deserted. Here you will not find beach equipment, and virtually no tourists.
Bangtao beach, this beachfront relaxation and a quiet relaxing holiday. On the beach there is calm and relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Sit, or walk on the beach at the water's edge can be infinitely long.
From beach-water sports: banana boat ride and jet ski, you can play beach volleyball, or fly on a parachute over the sea surface.
The sea water is clean, nice subtle colors. The entrance is quite shallow, the depth becomes immediately.
In the morning the sun rises from the green trees growing along the beach that gives good shade almost the entire coastline. At this time, many people prefer to run and walk along the beach. In the afternoon, when the sun moves to the line of the sea, shade from trees becomes less.
Another advantage of Bangtao beach is that along the beach there is a road as it is on most beaches of Phuket. Therefore, the beach is even more quiet and secluded.
This beach is perfect for the winter. It is easy to find accommodation, ranging from luxurious mansions to small bungalows. Affordable housing is not located on the first line. To rent you have to walk from the beach into the Bang Tao beach. The road will take about 10 minutes.
Shops, cafes, infrastructure and housing for rent in Bang Tao
By Bang Tao beach, passes a few great of the beaten track. Road which is serviced by public transport from Phuket Town is approximately a mile from the beach. This road leads to the South, the most developed and populated part of Bangtao. Near the road there is the Supermarket "Tesco Lotus", McDonald's, cafes and small shops.
Streets in the southern part of Bang Tao beach is rather narrow, a little transport, plus they are pretty quiet and clean. Here you can see the Phuket, where the daily life of the locals, without an abundance of cafes and restaurants and a busy nightlife.
The southern part of Bang Tao, it's sort of a Muslim village, so here you can find a considerable number of mosques.
On these streets there are also small stores and shops, small markets and hotels and guest houses.
This southern part of the beach, you can rent a house for a long time. Walking along the streets near the houses you can see the sign "House For Rent" and phone numbers. Call to find out the price and the watch itself very comfortable living. Housing for rent a lot, there are plenty to choose.
Also on these streets, you can see the construction. Build beautiful homes, condos. At least on the passports of the objects it looks very attractive))
From the southern part of the beach originates a narrow street where there are cafes and restaurants, small stores and shops, massage and tattoo parlors, as well as exchangers, makashnits, tour Desk and taxis.
Tuk-tuks in Karon is a small and very cute
The road from Bang Tao to Surin decent, sometimes on the road you will accompany cafes, hotels and shops, so walking around you can and do not notice how you find yourself at Surin beach.
The road from Bang Tao to Surin beach
Hotels Bang Tao
As we said above, the first line of the beach located in the respectable hotels. There are hotels with their ponds, swimming pools, fitness centers and luxury areas.
Lovely hotel, has earned the visitors a rating fabulous, resort 5-star Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. Offers as the number of the high-class private villas. Some villas are facing to the quiet green area and pond. Breakfast is included in the cost of each rooms and villas.
Another resort the 5-star Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket, also earned guest rating fabulous, situated a short walk from Bangtao beach. It offers an infinity pool with a Spa pool on the ground level, a health club and luxury suites with kitchen and balcony. Room rates include Breakfast.
Also elegant 5-star hotel with a fabulous rating, but for less money, this Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a Spa with a full range of services. Modern Thai-style rooms feature balconies overlooking the lagoon or the sea.
More budget accommodation is located in the southern part of Bang Tao beach, a 5-10 minute walk from the beach. All accommodation in Bang Tao, you can view and book here.
How to reach Bang Tao
From the airport by taxi or you can rent a motorbike or car. Well, that's easier, you can book a private transfer in advance. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
From the beaches of Surin and Kamala
On the bus on the route "Phuket - Bangtao - Surin - Kamala" in Phuket Town. Quickly, directly, direct.
With other beaches of the island
So, to get to Bang Tao beach on the buses, whether it is from the airport, beaches (except Surin and Kamala) or other places and facilities on the island is possible only with a stopover in Phuket Town.
The bus from Phuket Town to Rawai comes from the Central part of the island and near the southern part of the beach turns left. You can go as a fork in the road, the street Soi Cherngtalay 14, slightly just before the turn, and then, on motion of the bus, at the McDonald's and Tesco, follow the Soi Bang Thao 2 or drive by tuk-tuk.
The first pointer Bangtao beach will be at a crossroads, from street Soi Cherngtalay 14.
You can go here and then proceed towards the beach. On the way will meet pointers, direction to the beach. Here, near the beach, you can Park those, who came to the beach in a rented transport.
Approaches to Bangtao beach, a few near each of them you can Park the vehicle