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Phuket Hotels With Private Beaches

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Phuket Hotels With Private Beaches

Unaware if this has been a topic, it may be of interest for many to learn which Hotels in Phuket have Private Beaches solely for Guest use. My Wife & I recently stayed in the Cape Panwa Hotel and it was so relaxing to not be pestered by vendors, "no thank you, I do not want to buy another pair of sunglasses".

Perhaps we could also add beach profile & facilities i.e, watersports small self-sailing boats, snorkel equipment, jet-ski's and so on.

Charges if any?

N. Ireland
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1. Re: Phuket Hotels With Private Beaches

As far as I`m aware all beaches in Thailand are public. The reason Cape Panwa has no vendors is because it just doesn`t hav the footfall of the muliple hotels that other beaches have, hence they go to ones where they can make more sales!! pure sensible business practice. So if you want a quiet non hawker beach just stay in areas that are quieter and less commercialised for tourists!

Remember, although we may like total relaxation and have no interruptions for a couple of weeks, to the hawkers its their livelihood and in my experience even on Patong beach they may pass me on a regular basis but they are never in your face and if you do make eye contact a polite no will suffice.

There are lots of beaches where there is not enough tourist footfall to encourage vendors to work on the beach so you needn`t worry.

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"As far as I`m aware all beaches in Thailand are public. "

Correct, but there are beaches, like Cape Panwa, le Meridien, where access to the beach is only possible via land owned by the hotel (or over water). And the hotel can refuse people access over their property, and thereby refuse people access to the beach over land.

Hell, Norway
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Actually, under Thai law one can demand access although this has rarely happened. Access via boat is legal.

Patong, Thailand
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4. Re: Phuket Hotels With Private Beaches

Access by boat IS legal to ALL beaches but you just try it to some of them and see what happens. There are some very zealous landowners fronting some of the beaches who think they also own the beach. Worst is the guy at Paradise Beach...won't let you onto to the beach even if you've just eaten at his restaurant unless you pay 100 baht. Had a right dingdong with him about it once and never been back since. He even has the nerve to put up a sign on a tree declaring the beach is Private!!>>>

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He does not own the beach...the King does.

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An education thanks.

I guess that to just get the "Feeling" one is on a Private Beach would have been a more approriate header to this thread.

Evidently in the main it appears to be more a matter of selecting a place that is not readily accessible by open road..I've run a small boat up on to a few beaches just to visit with little or no problem..Does this apply to privately owned islands I wonder? Some parts of the world including the UK , one is legally allowed access below the high watermark.

Edited: 8:07 am, May 31, 2010
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http://www.andamanwhitebeach.com/

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