Seaside Cottages & Restaurant
Mai Khao Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Unique Round Cottages and Beach Huts available all year.

Mai Khao Beach is one of the most natural and quietest areas of Phuket and hopefully will remain so for many years to come. We are directly by the beach where there is no road so you will not be disturbed by noisy traffic and although we are only a few kilometers from the airport you you cannot hear the aircraft. No nightclubs, girlie bars, annoying touts, shopping malls, western supermarkets, beach vendors or plastic sun beds & umbrellas here, just Phuket the way it used to be before the greedy developers arrived to destroy much of this most beautiful island.
It is our policy to operate using environmentally friendly practices as much as possible. All building and fittings are recently constructed so you can be sure of clean & presentable facilities.

Exclusive Beach Front Accommodation

En-Suite Roundhouse. Click for full details.

Click on the picture to see inside the cottage

Pictured above is one of our unique Round Cottages with en-suite facilities, mains electricity, fan cooled close to the Sirinat National Park and only 20 meters from the beach We only have 2 of these cottages so advance booking is advisable. Twin or Double bed (subject to availability).
All dates for the round cottages this season are 2050 Baht/night.

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Things to do at Seaside Cottages and Mai Khao

Forget the ugly hotels, tour groups, tacky theme parks, freak shows and animals in cages, this is the place to experience the true nature of Phuket.
Enjoy the company of our friendly staff and other guests from many different countries. Read one of your favorite books or choose one from our ever expanding library. Sample some of the local spicy food from our extensive menu or if Thai cuisine is not for you we also offer a good choice of Western food including the ever popular 'Chip Butty'.
Relax in a deckchair with only the sound of the ocean waves and a cold beer or fresh fruit shake, take a leisurely stroll along the beach where you will be able to walk for hours and hardly see anyone else on the way even in 'High Season'. If you like dogs we have 3 here that love exercise and they will be more than happy to show you around. During the evening you can sit back and enjoy the amazing sunsets have dinner in our restaurant or even build your own campfire and watch the flames burn into the early hours. When the weather is good at weekends, we have regular barbecues and provide trips to the night market in Phuket town. We can show you the quieter side of Phuket and Phang Nga province where there are many local villages, traditional outdoor markets, viewpoints & nature reserves
Local activities include walking, cycling, nature trails around the mangrove forest, bird watching, swimming, paddling, sunbathing. relaxing in the shade, fishing from the beach or in a longtail boat around some remote islands. The choice is yours, you can cut yourself off from the outside world or take advantage of the many options available at this ever popular tourist destination.
Public transport in Phuket is still very limited especially in this area. However if you wish to explore further afield motorbikes are available nearby for hire @ 10 USD/day and a taxi is only a phone call away. The cost per hour for a private car with driver (up to 4 passengers) is around 12 USD You can of course drive your own hire car for around 30 USD per day. Please remember to apply for an international driving permit before you leave your own country as you will not be insured without one and may be liable for the cost of any damage. We can arrange transport for you to visit other locations around the island and the mainland to see some of Thailand's most beautiful scenery. Phang Nga bay is only a short drive from here and you can take a private boat to James Bond island and ancient caves around one of the most scenic provinces of Thailand.
If you are short of time or prefer an organized tour, there are many companies to choose from in Phuket. However many have little or no regard for protection of the environment and we do not recommend looking for the cheapest day trips. Here is a selection of the most reputable companies that provide 1 day excursions or longer trips and all come highly recommended:
Sunrise Divers
Phuket Scuba Diving-Liveaboards to the Similan Islands-PADI 5 Star Dive Center based in Karon Beach. Diving trips around Phuket & Phi Phi.
Simba Sea Trips
Exclusive Speedboat Charters
Phuket Sail Tour
Chartered and Day Tours through Phang Nga Bay
SNUBA
Go Beyond Snorkeling! Phuket SNUBA Tours with ALOHA SNUBA Thailand
Crewed Yacht Charter Phuket, Sailing in Thailand
Sailing day tours in Phuket, private charter in Thailand, sunset cruise and Island Hopper trips on a sailing boat in Phang Nga Bay and Andaman Sea.
River Rovers
Bird watching Eco Tours Boat Trips & Sailing Yacht Charter in Phuket & Phang Nga, Thailand
Amazing Bike Tours
Providers of Unique Cycling Adventure Tours in Thailand.
Thailand Seakayaking
Phuket, Phang Nga, Khaosok, Tarutao, Koh Surin and Angthong Islands.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our resort or require further information relating to Phuket or the surrounding area.
For the most up to date and reliable information about things to do and places to visit in Phuket, check out The Real Phuket Blog compiled and regularly updated by long term resident Jamie Monk. He also writes an accurate account of the local weather at his Phuket Weather Blog.
Another site worth visiting for information about anything on Phuket is PhuketTravel Secrets which is full of local travel tips and written by real travelers. 

 

 

Water Buffalo

Water Buffalo keeping cool in the lake

New Rooms available now

New rooms near the beach which are suitable for up to two people sleeping. Fan cooled and electric lighting. Internal dimensions 3x3 Meters + En-suite Shower/Toilet, Queen size bed, all bed linen provided.

New Upgraded Brick Built Rooms

Click on photo to see inside room.

Cost per night for each room is 1500 Baht.

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Please note that we will require full payment in advance to confirm your reservation.
Payment can be made in your own currency using any major credit card 100% secure payment.
The balance is payable in cash local currency on arrival. ATM facilities are available at the airport or Renaissance Hotel about 10 minutes walk along the beach from our resort) Transfer between the site and Phuket International Airport available if required at 500 Baht each way.

Seaside Restaurant

Our fully licensed Seaside Restaurant & Bar offers a full range of Thai and International dishes all home cooked with fresh local ingredients of the best quality. Open daily 10am-9pm

Seaside Restaurant

Seaside Restaurant

Seaside Restaurant

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Forest walks and camping

Forest Walks and Camping

Seaside Restaurant

Seaside Restaurant

Gloriosa Superba

Gloriosa Superba.
Just one example of the many exotic plants that grow naturally at Mai Khao

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The Beach

Sunset at Mai Khao Beach

An ideal location to get away from it all and see beautiful sunsets in this most natural tropical paradise

Situated on the north-west coast of Phuket in southern Thailand, this secluded beach is one of the few places on the island where you can truly get away from it all.
With a full seventeen kilometers of virtually untouched sandy beach facing the Andaman sea and in the center of the Sirinat national park, Mai Khao beach is the perfect location for your dream holiday in the sun
Until recently Mai Khao Beach was one of the few areas left on Phuket where the critically endangered,Giant Leatherback Turtles came to lay their eggs. Unfortunately there are fewer every year and you would be very lucky to see one now. However there are annual efforts to protect the beach in the nesting season between November and February to prevent the numbers of turtles from dwindling further. In April young hatchlings are also released into the sea at various locations during Songkran, the nationwide Thai water festival.
The area is also home to a species of mole crab (Emerita Emeritus), which is known as 'Chakkachan Thale' or 'Sea Cicada' by the local people. They are fished from under the sand only in this locality. The body of this crustacean is oval with short legs, reminiscent of a crab. In many restaurants in Phuket, these 'Sea Cicadas' are among the secret delicacies that the visitor will be tempted to try, since they prove to be a tasty meal when fried in batter or as the ingredient of a spicy salad.
Emerita Emeritus
The many kilometers of deserted beach characterize Mai Khao where there is little tourist business. The water is fine for swimming during the dry season November to May and you are guaranteed temperatures in the 30's. Because of it's remote location, there is very little development along the beach, so if you are in search of a quiet and isolated beach for yourself, this is it. This beach is highly recommended for just relaxing, walking on the sand or combing the beach for shells. Swimming is ok during most of the high season when the waves are much smaller or even non existent. Unfortunately, most of Phuket is no longer the idyllic place that may be portrayed in some travel guides and brochures. A lot of the natural beauty of the island has been destroyed by expensive resorts and property developers which has also made Phuket one of the most expensive locations in Thailand. Despite the recent construction of several large concrete resorts in and around Mai Khao this beach is still the quietest in Phuket and a complete contrast to the crowded beaches further south. We always endeavor to protect our area including the beach which we inspect and clean daily. Please note that all photos displayed on this site are original, have not been modified in any way and are an accurate representation of the area. The beach is often described as 'pristine' which it certainly is not. During low season there can be a large amount of rubbish scattered around comprised mainly of plastic bags, shoes, fishing nets etc. However this should not spoil your enjoyment of this still beautiful part of Thailand. The best time to visit is from November to April when the sea is calm and there is very little rain.

South Beach

North Beach

Mai Khao Beach 26th September 2010 2:30 pm

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129/1 Moo 3 Mai Khao
Thalang
Phuket
83110
Thailand
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