Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Endless eating and relaxing on Nai Yang Beach in Phuket

Aside from the anticipation of a luxury resort, the beach was one of the main reasons why we chose Phuket.  Nai Yang beach is one of many beaches around Phuket.  While it is next to the airport (where you can see planes take off all day), you are tucked away from pollution and commercialism.  The lush trees and forests give the beach privacy.  There are local vendors, restaurants, and massage parlors but they all co-exist for locals and tourists alike.  With young children and couples strolling around, the beach has a family friendly atmosphere.

The Indigo Pearl Phuket resort has its own space along the beach with loungers and a cafe to take in the ocean breeze.  If you want to get out of the resort prices, the restaurants and bars right along the beach have some incredibly cheap prices for great Thai food and cold beers.  I thought fish and chips by the pool was the way to go, but now Thai food on the sandy beach is my go to.

Pineapple fried rice, huge stuffed squid, pad thai, grilled fish, and salads all with that refreshing tastes of sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter.  We were eating so much, but Thai cuisine doesn't make you feel guilty - so it's truly the perfect beach food.

Laying out at the beach

Family friendly

Peaceful and almost private

Sunset soccer

Sights at sunset

Digging in

Feasting right on the beach

Daily sunset beers

Satays and Singhas

Beach dining at night

One last beach meal before leaving

1 comment:

Alvin said...

That giant tender stuffed squid is to die for. Shall we make a pact that perhaps one day in the far future we will go back there just to have it again...?