You can find Mai Khao in the North-Western coast of Phuket with its seemingly endless stretch of beach; it is a landmark for tourists flocking in from around the world. Phuket’s largest beach certainly has a lot to offer the knowledgeable.

What is Mai Khao?

Renowned for its incredibly large span of beach lined coasts, with up to 11km of uninterrupted sand, Mai Khao is a beach also known as Airport Beach due to its close vicinity to the airport.

Andy Mitchell from Glasgow, UK, Thai Airways B747-400 HS-TGZ PhuketCC BY-SA 2.0

Transport in Mai Khao

As it requires some exploratory travel to reach, the public transport system in this area is practically non-existent creating space for local taxi or tuk-tuk drivers to charge exorbitant prices from the unsuspecting visitor. Be sure to ask for a metered taxi to avoid paying large sums for transport, particularly if you would like to afford accommodation like what is found in a typical Phuket resort.

What about accommodation?

While the wildlife and nature in this area are stunning, be on the watch out for false advertising by accommodations. A glowing description may not be what it seems so to be on the safe side, create a sufficient budget so that you may experience an enjoyable stay at a location such as the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.

Image Credit: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.

What can you do in Mai Khao?

Aside from long walks on the beach, you can expect to visit the nearby National Park or the Turtle Village to take in the interesting conservation activity taking place.