Thailand travel: 8 unique experiences in Phuket


At Phuket’s far southeastern tip, sits sleepy Ao Yon Beach. Photo / 123rf

Sun, sand and swimming pools feature for many visitors to Phuket, but equipped with a sense of adventure and a rental car, it’s easy to discover a few different sides, writes Brett Atkinson.

Ao Yon Beach

At Phuket’s far southeastern tip, sleepy Ao Yon Beach is the perfect place to ease into a Phuket escape. Accommodation at The Mooring Resort comprises a handful of stylish villas arrayed with a shaded swimming pool, with free kayaks and paddleboards for launching off a private bay. Just a sandy barefoot stroll away, The Cove dishes up wood-fired pizza and great cocktails. On weekends, Ao Yon gets slightly busier, as local families swim at a nearby cove, picnic on the beach, and enjoy a scattering of street food stalls. If you’re after something more energetic, fire up the handy Grab or Bolt ride-sharing…

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