Nai Harn

Nai Harn is a village and beach situated at Phuket's southernmost point near Phromthep Cape. The area is approximately 11 miles from Phuket Town and it borders the island's most beautiful lagoon. A large central portion of Nai Harn beach contains the Nai Han monastery, which has kept excessive development on the beach to a minimum. As a result, Nai Harn beach is usually not as crowded as other beach areas on the southern portion of the island.

There are several notable areas offering impressive viewpoints near Nai Harn, including Phromthep Cape, Ao Sen and View Point. Promthep Cape, also known as Sunset Point for its spectacular sunset views, forms the southern end of Phuket. The cape was originally referred to as God's Cape by the local villagers as it was easy to spot by ships making the journey up the Malay Peninsula. Ao Sen is a small area that offers a stunning panorama of Phromthep Cape and Nai Harn. Finally, View Point is situated between Kata and Nai Harn beaches, where visitors can enjoy a sweeping vista of Kata, Karon and Kata Noi beaches.

Nai Harn features a number of fantastic resorts and guest houses on the beach, such as the incredible 5 star Sunsuri Phuket (http://www.agoda.com/sunsuri-phuket-hotel/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1729010). This luxurious resort offers a welcoming and warm ambiance among stylish guestrooms that feature huge balconies with gorgeous views. In addition, there is a range of wonderful facilities to appeal to both couples and families, including a wellness gym, a library, the Sooth Spa, the Sandbox Kid's Club and Game Room, and most importantly, direct access to Nai Harn beach. Other popular hotels in Nai Harn include the Palm Oasis Boutique Hotel, the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, All Seasons Naiharn Phuket and The Sands Boutique Resort & Spa.

There are nearly two dozen restaurants throughout Nai Harn for visitors to enjoy, ranging from traditional Thai food to pizza. The CatFish Cafe is one of the most popular establishments, offering flavorful local Thai dishes such as Pad Thai and Peanut Sauce Chicken. The Thai Lagoon Restaurant is a family owned Thai restaurant in Nai Harn that offers all types of great Thai specialties. For Italian food lovers, the Portofino Ristorante and Pizzeria has a variety of delicious pizzas on their menu that are cooked in a real stone oven, as well as a tempting selection of soups, pastas and meats. Other top Italian restaurants in Nai Harn include Maggie and Mario's Pizzeria, DaVinci, Trattoria del Buongustaio and Amalfi.

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