Bang Tao is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket Island. The most expensive hotels are located here. On this beach was located and our hotel Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach. As I have mentioned, through one month in Thailand we changed many hotels from luxury to very cheap. In Sunwing, we lived for four days only. The hotel is wonderful, left only positive emotions, I will write a review also later.
In this review, I would like to tell you about BangTao Beach, although it is not as popular as the popular Karon, Kata, and Patong, but, in my opinion, deserves no less attention. This wonderful beach is located on the northwest coast of the island. It is one of the longest, its length is about 8 kilometers. All beaches in Phuket are municipal, so sun beds and umbrellas are paid.
The beach is wide and clean. The sand is fine like flour and with a sound of music: it sings just like on Karon. We read a lot on the Internet, preparing for the trip about the singing sand of Karon. We decided for themselves that we must take a trip to this beach and see if it really is as we read. So, four days in Sunwing hotel we spent for this purpose. Yes, it is, the sand actually “sings.”
Fruit and souvenir merchants walk along the beach. But they are absolutely not annoying, and will not give you any inconvenience.
The sea is warm and gentle. The floods are almost not felt, you can always swim. Sometimes there are small waves in which it is great to dive or go with surfboard (entertainment is certainly more for children, but it was also fun for adults). The choice of water entertainment at Bang Tao is quite large. You can rent such as a scooter or ride a banana.
The water is very clean. No garbage floats here, there is no plastic or cups. there was not even natural debris in the water. Therefore, swimming in such water was very pleasant and there was no discomfort. But you cannot walk far in the water. Because the entrance to the water, though smoothly, but the depth comes fairly quickly.
Therefore, we enjoyed the water and swimming near the shore.The bottom of the water is also very good. There are no huge stones, no algae or mud, so you can go into the water with bare legs, barefoot. I just adore such entrances into the water.
And you can buy a 2-hour excursion on a boat. You will be taken to the impregnable rocks island, which is located near the beach, where you can snorkel surrounded by tropical fishes. There are so many of them that you can easily catch with your hands. But still nice to swim, you feel like in an aquarium.
On the coast of Bang Tao, there are many cafes and restaurants, intended for both small budget travelers and more affluent ones. Here everyone can find a place to his own taste and wallet.
In general, Bang Tao is an excellent beach, which is suitable for family holidays.