Ya Nui Beach is a secluded small piece of heaven, nestled between the two southernmost points of Phuket, Promthep Cape and Windmill Viewpoint. This cozy little paradise delighted us with its lovely soft sand, crystal clear water and stunningly beautiful surroundings.
Ya Nui Beach – A Cozy Little Paradise In The South Of Phuket
Split in two by a large rock formation, this quite tiny beach is a favorite spot for families with kids, couples and singles. The beautiful green water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. In fact, you can rent a kayak and paddle to the nearby island Koh Keyao Noi, where it’s even better for snorkeling.
Ya Nui Beach in High Season
The beach could get really busy during high season, however it’s still a heavenly place for relaxing. Compared to the huge crowded beaches in Phuket, this quite little gem is a dreamy place to chill out and enjoy the breathtaking surrounding nature.
Where to eat at Ya Nui Beach
There are two cozy restaurants under shade trees across the road of the beach. To be honest, we have never eaten there, because there aren’t plenty of vegan options on the menu : ) However, they serve a traditional Thai food and the prices look really reasonable. I guess the food is good too because both restaurants are busy at lunch, especially during high season.
How to get to Ya Nui Beach
If you are coming from Nai Harn Beach, hit the steep road on the left side of Nai Harn Lake. You can stop by Windmill Viewpoint and take the chance to enjoy the fantastic views over Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches.
After the viewpoint, the road starts to decline and winds down through a beautiful jungle. When you reach this small piece of heaven, you can park your car or motorbike at the small parking area right next to the beach.
Coming form Rawai Beach, go straight and follow the sign to Promthep Cape. After you pass the viewpoint, the road begins to descend and will lead you to Ya Nui Beach.
Ya Nui Beach location
Photo credit: Tofobo Family