Phuket is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world and it is no surprise that these are highly sought destinations for travelers looking for a break from life’s hustle and bustle. These destinations, most notably Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay are the often overrun with tourists, which can detract from the experience for many. But did you know there are many hidden gems that offer an equally spectacular experience in the absence of major crowds?

The Sensational Paradise Beach in Phuket

One of the most attractive hidden gems in Phuket is Paradise Beach. Compact and barely 150 metres in length, many overlook its value as a beach destination. But it provides a serene experience and beautiful views across Patong Bay.

At Paradise Beach you will find two sandy bays that possess clear blue water and coconut trees. These coconut trees give visitors plenty of shade to escape the heat during a day at the beach.

Historically, as paradise beach is quite small, it’s been very difficult for enthusiastic visitors to locate. That is prior to the construction of an asphalt road that leads visitors directly to its location. Despite its status as a hidden gem it had been gaining in popularity in the days prior to the Covid pandemic mainly due to the famous Phuket Full Moon festival parties that take place on paradise beach.

The beach has lots to offer and has become trendy because when the main beach starts to fill up with visitors, all one has to do is walk a short distance and a few flights of stairs that will lead you to an unexpectedly quaint sandy cove.

How to get to Paradise beach

Located in close proximity to Patong beach, if you are approaching Paradise Beach from there, drive south to the bridge that leads to Amari Phuket. Take a right after the bridge then keep driving straight for a few kilometres, past the Marriott Merlin Beach Resort and follow the road to Emerald Bay. You will happen upon a steep gradient with a narrow-twisted road that will take you down to the Paradise Beach carpark. At the car park there is a free shuttle that ferries visitors to the beach.

What to enjoy at Paradise Beach

the view of the soft sand at paradise beach in phuket as seen from the shoreline

The main beach

If you had ever visited the beach a while back, you will be taken aback by how much the main beach had greatly transformed in recent years. These days, it has become a mixture of village and a shopping complex with more restaurants opening around the beach, colourful shops, bars, dance floors… you name it.

Paradise Beach Club

The beach club is the life of the whole beach and it offers lots of activities including stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. There are 3 rocky capes as well as a reef that is stationed 100 metres off the beach that is the perfect destination for snorkelers.

There are lots of other activities to enjoy at paradise beach, such as swinging from a rope tied to a tree branch and into the water, beach volleyball or you could just lay on the beach. For food, you can have some Thai and international cuisines at the onsite restaurant served under your sun lounger or indoors.

Full Moon Parties

If you are looking for the hottest beach party in Phuket, then you will find it at Paradise Beach in Phuket. Fashioned after the infamous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan, this version of the full moon party is an all-night seaside gig that is more upscale and well-orchestrated. It happens every month on the night of the full moon. DJ’s, tourists, locals and ex-pats all head on down to party and dance till dawn.

Tickets go for about 1,000 baht and can be purchased from travel agencies or online.

They also have half moon parties at the paradise beach. But the Full moon ones are definitely the most attended.

Where to head after Paradise Beach?

If you are done with your Paradise beach activities – then it is well worth venturing to some of the other hugely popular Phuket beach locations. Whether this be James Bond Island, Kata Beach, Karon or the incredibly popular Maya Bay. For those looking to journey to Maya Bay, our phi phi islands boat tour can take you there.

Whatever your preference, we are sure that you’ll have the experience of a lifetime while in Phuket. We hope you enjoy your stay!