Mai Khao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
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  • Anna S
    Doha, Qatar1,120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    Nice beach, clean and beautiful. We enjoyed swimming. It is located right next to the airport. But it is better to know arrival time of the planes, in other case you can wait too long. The nice photos you can take only with arriving planes, departing are flying too high
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Hani A
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely clean setup, excellent friendly service.
    Marriott Mai Khao Beach. Excellent location with access to adjoining hotels and shops. Clean throughout with ample facilities. Friendly, well trained staff from checking in to departure. Special compliments to Ice, Joy, Gift, Por, and view: the lovely team at the reception with their smiling shiny faces and friendly attitudes.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 5, 2024
  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand50,360 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Airport viewpoint!
    Mai Khao Beach is good for seeing air planes landing and taking off at Phuket Airport. We landed at Phuket airport at 11:30 am. We went to have lunch for dim sum at Jea Dim Sum - Bak Kut Teh near the Phuket airport. We went to Mai Khao Beach - Airport viewpoint near Mai Khao temple. We parked our rental car at the free parking near Mai Khao temple on the road Soi 7. The water was clean. We paid 20 Baht per person for a local taxi/motorcycle to Mai Khao beach. The afternoon viewpoint is good for planes taking off. The morning viewpoint is good for planes landing. The planes were taking off every 5 to 10 minutes. We paid 20 Baht to get back to parking lot.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2024
  • Gerd M
    Shanghai, China331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place for walking a lonely beach into the sunset
    If you go on sunset you may meet some 10-20 people every 500 meters. During the day you feel as if this 10km sand beach belongs to you - no people around except two lonely fishermen. The water is a little turbulent, so you should be a good swimmer if you want to go out further (some people did in the evening). If you like beach walking (with or without sunset) this is a perfect place.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2024
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Jolsies
Lafayette, IN666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This beach is beautiful and has a gorgeous sunset, but I don’t recommend it for swimming. The waves are very rough, and right now they have jellyfish in the water. It’s not a very good beach to walk on, as the sand is course but soft so your feet sink easily. It is close to Turtle Village and many of the resorts are on this beach.
Written June 18, 2022
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Phill W
129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Pros: One of the less crowded beaches especially away from the runway. Everyone is huddle up to take pics of the airplanes. Sand in water is nice and soft if u walk out to where the water hits ur waist. Good food by vendors I recommend the mango smoothies and chicken.
Cons: No beach umbrellas and not much shaded spots during high noon.

I'd recommend to anyone who wants a beach day and likes to airplane watch
Written January 15, 2020
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RJ16
77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
went here for plane spotting.
I didn’t realize planes don’t land there all the time - it is seasonal so this time of year they only take off from the beach which is cool but the planes don’t get as close.

quite a lot of people waiting to get a good photo with the plane over the top.
got a bolt there but you can’t get dropped right at the plane watching area as the roads are restricted due to it being behind at the airport - so you have to walk quite a bit and getting a bolt back is difficult as all the cars are on the other side of the airport so it’s a 15min drive to fetch you from the north side so i def recommend getting dropped off/parking and getting picked up at the south side of the airport along the beach at sirinat national park playground area -

recommend for plane enthusiasts!!
Written November 28, 2022
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Gerd M
Shanghai, China331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you go on sunset you may meet some 10-20 people every 500 meters. During the day you feel as if this 10km sand beach belongs to you - no people around except two lonely fishermen. The water is a little turbulent, so you should be a good swimmer if you want to go out further (some people did in the evening). If you like beach walking (with or without sunset) this is a perfect place.
Written March 28, 2024
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand50,360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Mai Khao Beach is good for seeing air planes landing and taking off at Phuket Airport. We landed at Phuket airport at 11:30 am. We went to have lunch for dim sum at Jea Dim Sum - Bak Kut Teh near the Phuket airport. We went to Mai Khao Beach - Airport viewpoint near Mai Khao temple. We parked our rental car at the free parking near Mai Khao temple on the road Soi 7. The water was clean. We paid 20 Baht per person for a local taxi/motorcycle to Mai Khao beach. The afternoon viewpoint is good for planes taking off. The morning viewpoint is good for planes landing. The planes were taking off every 5 to 10 minutes. We paid 20 Baht to get back to parking lot.
Written March 5, 2024
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rz0dcr
Sheffield, UK291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We wanted to see the planes coming into land from the beach and you get a great view from the beach. We cycled there and we were able to get right onto the beach. If you drive there you will have to park and either walk or hire a taxi to get you near the beach. I doubt it will cost a lot as it’s a 5 mins taxi ride.
Written December 6, 2021
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Mel S
Swineshead, UK437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is one of our favourite locations in the world. Mai Khao is a beautiful 7-mile beach that is usually deserted. The sea can be a little rough for swimming and the sand can be hard to walk on, but this dramatic beachfront with forest backdrop is our idea of heaven.
Written March 31, 2020
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jlamkk
singapore816 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
this is the place where u can get close to seeing airplanes landing at Phuket airport. it's situated at the end of the runway towards Mao Kao beach. very deserted area. due to the pandemic, there isn't many planes coming in to phuket so if u r going there to spot the airplanes, pls check the schedule for planes landing else u gonna waste your time there.
Written February 24, 2021
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omere44
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach. You can see the takeoffs and landings from there. Note that this is far from the city center and the Patong. Drive about 50 minutes

חוף יפה
נחמד אפשר לראות משם המראות נחיתות
זה רחוק מהפטונג ומרכז העיר
Written February 25, 2022
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Hani A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Marriott Mai Khao Beach.
Excellent location with access to adjoining hotels and shops. Clean throughout with ample facilities. Friendly, well trained staff from checking in to departure. Special compliments to Ice, Joy, Gift, Por, and view: the lovely team at the reception with their smiling shiny faces and friendly attitudes.
Written January 6, 2024
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