Aug 3, 2011
The southernmost beach that makes up this trio is Nai Thon Beach. This is a truly stunning stretch of pure white sand accessible only by a narrow road amidst green valleys and jungle scenery that only serves to enhance its appeal as a secret hideaway. You won’t find many watersports here so relaxation is the key activity, although there is outstanding snorkelling to be found around the rocks at both ends of the beach and the visibility in the clear waters is exceptional. Amenities at this beach are kept to a bare minimum in keeping with its natural ambience, but you can still hire sunbeds and purchase food and beverages from beach vendors during the dry season. Several restaurants near to the beach have reasonable menus throughout the day and if you smile and ask them nicely they will allow you to use their toilet facilities as there are none on the beach.
Nai Thon is a beautiful stretch of sand that for reasons unknown has still been overlooked by large resort developers. Thus it’s an ideal spot to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet swim.
It’s a village of two seasons, during the high season the hotels fill up, the sea is flat, calm and crystal clear, beach restaurants appear where you can dine with your bare feet in the sand, very much a stereotypical tropical paradise. In low season the boot’s on the other foot, it’s almost a ghost town with an occasionally raging sea.