15/02/2019 Sepp Hatzl 2,369 views Phuket Beaches Directory No Comments
Ao Yon Beach Phuket, also known as Ao Yon Yai (big Ao Yon Beach) is just south of Phuket Town on the end of an irregular shaped cape on the southeast side of Phuket Island. Ao Yon Beach is not the most beautiful spot in Phuket, but it’s somewhere scenic to go if you’re in town and craving the beach and don’t want to go for a drive. Ao Yon Beach is not all that clean during the monsoon season. Ao Yon Beach faces southeast and offers great sea views and a direct line to Koh Mai Thon Island to the southeast. The large section of beach is great for taking a walk, or for a picnic at lunch time. The water at Ao Yon Beach isn’t so special, there is waste-water runoff pipes leading into the bay and the smell of sewage can be off-putting. During low-tide, the beach becomes a large mud bog, too soft to walk in and find shells. The water here is usually quite flat and kayaks are available to rent in at least one spot.
There are a multitude of boats in the bay, some of which are due to visitors at the Phuket Yacht Club. The atmosphere at Ao Yon is very laid back and you won’t find so many people wandering about. You will find some people in the restaurants and bars on the beach.
Restaurant prices are moderate to high – and that should be expected being so close to Phuket Town. This is where a lot of people working in town come for a lunch or dinner break and to enjoy the chill vibes and the ocean views.
Brasserie Yacht Club – consistently good reviews. They serve western and Thai food – including good bread. Only one vegetarian dish on the menu. A bit pricey, but generous portions. They have a nice wide-open spot with plenty of room for a group. Nice views!
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