Attraction Tri Tra Beach, Southwest of Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why Tri Tra Beach is special ?
Snuggled into the headland south of Patong, Tri Tra Beach ('Hat Tri Tra' in Thai) is the perfect place for sun lovers and those who are dead serious about going for the maximum tan. There is a long line of northern-facing sunbeds along this 500-metre beach and it is popular with guests from the nearby Merlin Beach Resort, being the nearest large beach to it.
This lovely beach is recognised on the Internet as being a peaceful haven of tranquility but ask the man in the street in nearby Patong where it is and he'll more than likely not know.
What to explore at Tri Tra Beach?
Sun loungers go for the normal 200 baht for a set, and you can have an hour's beach massage for 400 baht and a pedicure for 300 baht. Both oil and foot massages are 400 baht and girls, if you want your hair braided it will cost 1,500 baht. Jet-skis operate from here and cost 1,500 baht an hour and you can parasail for 1,200 baht.
Snorkel sets are 300 baht an hour and going out on a sea kayak to explore the environs will cost 400 baht.
There are toilets at both ends of the beach; one in the 'Windsulf' restaurant and at the Tri Trang Resort.
Tri Tra Beach Restaurants & Food
'Windsulf' is a very attractive looking place overlooking the sea. It has basic Thai and European food and its interior décor is wooden, quirky and unusual. You can rent snorkeling gear here too. There is a restaurant serving both Thai and international food at the resort end as well.
Tri Tra Beach Activities
The waters off Tri Trang Beach are not deep and are also quite rocky so this makes swimming a little difficult except at high tide. The best place for swimming is the end of the beach closest to Patong. Tri Trang Beach is more of a quiet destination - especially when compared with busy Patong Beach, visible in the distance.
How to get to Tri Tra Beach?
Tri Tra Beach is to the southwest of Patong and is reached by going south along the last part of Patong's Beach Road. and taking a left turn at the Amari Coral Beach Resort. Go past Baan Yin Dee then turn down the road that leads to the Tri Trang Resort.
Alternatively, carry on the road past the Merlin Beach Resort until you come to Naik Rang at the foot of a hill and a restaurant on the sea side of the road called 'Windsulf' (this is really how it is spelled). You can access Tri Tra Beach by parking here and walking through this restaurant during high tide.
- Peaceful place to rest
- Great place for a family day out
- Simple, gorgeous and tranquil
- A relaxing day in beautiful surroundings
- A paradise for sun lovers
Tri Tra Beach, Southwest of Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tips for you
None of the facilities on the beach including the restaurants, bars or massage huts are owned or operated by the Tri Trang Resort or the Merlin Beach Resort and the prices are cheaper then what you will pay in the resorts. If you are at this end of the beach you can hire snorkeling equipment from the Windsurf. The downside, is that on low tide the bay is quite rocky with several small corals and it is just too shallow to go for a swim or snorkeling.Experience
This is a beautiful and quiet beach. I spent a day with my family at this spot and that was amazing. White sand, green trees, cool air, clear water. There are sun chairs for you to rent and some restaurant where you can enjoy some seafood. I think this place is great choice for someone who wants to be away from noisy and busy city.