Fun things to do in Nai Harn

Ya nui beach Rawai Phuket
Ya nui beach Rawai Phuket

Locals and Tourists alike know that NaiHarn is the best place to be in Phuket

From the beautiful beaches, chilled out bars, delicious local and foreign cuisines, this small community has a little something for everyone.

As an ex-pat who now calls Naiharn home, here is how I spend the majority of my days in paradise…


I like to spend my mornings being active so I will usually start the morning with a jog a long Rawai beach to catch the sunset and a quick swim in the ocean to wake me up, than I will pick one of my favourite breakfast spots: Here are a few suggestions:

Wilsons cafe – The NanaBowls are my absolute fav things on the menu here. Delicious healthy options full of protein and a good place to fuel up for a big day.

Coffee tribe – It’s not hard to figure out why this place is so popular, it’s famous for the coffee but it doesn’t end there, the food is fresh healthy and amazing! Definitely worth a visit or two while in Naiharn.

A spoonful of sugar – Now for the glutenous souls… I was so happy to find this gorgeous cafe in Rawai/Nai Harn. They have delicious cakes and desserts (from tiramisu to cheesecake to amazing chocolate cake!) and excellent coffee and teas (both hot and iced) to go with it. The service is great & the pancakes, ohhh the pancakes!!

After breakfast I usually like to go home and do a few hours of work, how else am I going to continue to live this dream? Lunch time is where the fun usually kicks off… What would a trip to Thailand be without a daily trip to the beautiful beaches down the south of Phuket.


Be sure to slap on the sunscreen and spend a few hours at these beautiful, pristine beaches that aren’t as dirty and touristic as the others closer to patong.

Nai Harn is a superb spotless beach in the south of Phuket, tucked between green hills and tiny islands. This vast sandy bay has always been popular among expats and locals. More laid back than west coast touristy spots Nai Harn has enough restaurants, hotels and shops for a great day and still holds on pretty well to its original feel. Be sure to bring the sunglasses as there’s plenty of bikini clad princesses.

Ya Nui beach is tiny but has the charms of a small bay, tucked in a cove between the Windmill Viewpoint and famous Promthep Cape in the very south of Phuket Island. Coming from Nai Harn Beach you would drive through, keeping your eyes on the curves, and miss it if it was not for the amount of cars parked alongside the road of this hollow.

Rawai Beach lies around Cape Prom Thep from Nai Harn and is a working beach. Here you will find traditional long-tail boats and modern speedboats for hire. Also along here are many Thai beach restaurants where you sit on mats along the water’s edge eating grilled chicken, fish, clams and mussels, whatever’s the fresh catch of the day.

Now after a day in the sun, what better way to relax and unwind with a massage, no need to give you the run down here.. they are absolutely everywhere! It is Thailand after all – Did I mention you can get an “after sun” aloe vera massage for 60 minutes for $15 or 300 Baht.

What I do after the massage, i’ll leave up to your imagination but the possibilities are endless in this hedonistic environment 😉





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