Yanui (Yanui Beach) is a small, cozy and the southernmost beach of Phuket Island, which stands out for its picturesqueness.
Due to the rocky formations and green hills surrounding the beach and going into the sea waters, as well as the abundance of greenery, Yanui Beach is very picturesque.
Approaching Yanui from the side of Rawai Beach, you can see beautiful views of Yanui Beach and the surrounding area.
The length of Yanui Beach is just over 100 meters.
At the peak of the high season, the beach can be crowded, and in the lower tourist season there are fewer vacationers.
Visually, the beach is divided into two parts by a small rocky ledge, similar to a small island connected to the beach by a piece of land.
The sand on the beach is fine, light and pleasant to the touch.
The entrance to the sea is gentle, the bottom is sandy, further from the shore there are stones at the bottom.
The sea water is clean and transparent, so that even near the shore or at the rocky southern part of the beach, fish can be seen. The southern part of Yanui Beach, at the place where the rocks and the rocky coast begin, is suitable for snorkeling.
The northern part of the beach is larger than the southern one.
In this part of the beach, you can rent sunbeds and mats and umbrellas from the sun.
Near the beach, in a shady area, under the crowns of trees, you can hide from the hot sun.
There are also free places where you can park your bike and car.
There is a passing road behind the beach strip.
There are several atmospheric cafes on the opposite side of the road from the beach.
Due to its modest size and, accordingly, the lack of a developed tourist infrastructure, Yanui Beach can be called "wild". There are no shops, markets, bars, tour desks, exchangers and any entertainment. Everything is very simple. But, despite this, Yanui beach is quite attractive and very picturesque.
What to see near Yanui Beach (attractions)
In the immediate vicinity of Yanui Beach there is only one attraction - the Yanui observation deck "Windmill" (Yanui view point, Windmill viewpoint).
The observation deck is located on the northern hill relative to the beach and it is clearly visible directly from the beach.
You can get to the observation deck by bike, or on foot in 10-15 minutes, if you follow the road from the beach towards Nai Harn Beach. The road is quite convenient.
Landmark - windmill (wind power generator)
Near the observation deck there are a couple of small retail outlets where you can buy ice cream, fruits and soft drinks.
Yanui view point offers magnificent views of Yanui Beach itself, part of Nai Harn Beach, green hills Phuket and the endless waters of the Andaman Sea.
Near Yanui Beach, at a distance of 900 meters, if you move towards Rawai Beach, there is another visited attraction of the island - Promthep Cape with an observation deck of the same name and Phra Phrom Square.Learn more about Promtep Cape, observation deck, views, area and how to get there...
Where to stay at Yanui Beach
There are few accommodations near Yanui Beach, all of them are located a little inland from the beach.
Sense of Yanui Holiday Homes offers a terrace, a garden, free Wi-Fi and free private parking
Harmony Naturist Resort Rawai Phuket 18yr minimum age only nudist naked d FKK features apartments and chalets, a garden, an outdoor pool, a bar, barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. The hotel offers evening entertainment programs. Breakfast is included in the price of the apartments and chalets. Link to the hotel
Near the neighboring Nai Harn Beach, which is 2.5 kilometers away from Yanui Beach, you can stay at 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
All accommodation facilities in Phuket (hotels, houses, villas, apartments, etc.), both near the beaches of the island, and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here
How to get to Yanui Beach
Public buses do not go to the beach. You can get there by taxi, tuk-tuks, rented car or bike.
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 the beaches of Rawai or Nai Harn, then on foot. The distance from Rawai Beach is 1.5 kilometers, from Nai Harn Beach - 2.5 kilometers.