The northern Phuket beach photo of Nai Yang Beach above was taken a few hundred metres near the western end of Phuket airport which was flooded by the 2004 tsunami. Phuket airport infrastructure has recently upgraded to accommodate more passengers in the Phuket airport's new passenger terminal building. Phuket airport is an international airport. It is not only a landing destination for direct international flights but also popular as the Phuket domestic airport for direct flights from not only Bangkok but other major cities of Thailand. Phuket airport serves as a transit hub for tourists heading to nearby destinations such as, Koh Lak, Phanga, and Krabi islands. Many Thai and expatriate workers in and near Phuket, transit Phuket for Burma and Malaysia for "visa runs"
Following is accommodation information for transit tourists passengers wanting to enjoy stop-over accommodation near Phuket airport for a day or two. One of the photos below is of a luxury resort beach between the Sarasan Bridge and Phuket airport. So far our request for a familiarisation tour to freely promote these luxury beach hotels near Phuket airport have been ignored. The surf at this north western Phuket beach was bigger than surf just south of Phuket airport.
Water sports such as kite surfing are popular
at "Nai Yang Beach". Wet season surf near Phuket
airport looks small from the beach but paddle to reef breaks about 1km
out for bigger waves.
Accommodation On Google Maps Near Nai Yang Beach Phuket
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Cheap Accommodation Near Phuket Airport
Cheaper accommodation near Phuket airport is further away from the beach. If you travel light, hotels and other types of accommodation near Phuket airport are within walking distance of the airport terminal. There is locker storage at Phuket airport. Long term accommodation villas offer cheap accommodation near Phuket airport.
If you don't mind some heavy rain in the wet season, you can get cheap hotel room rates up-to 3 times cheaper. Most hotels include breakfast which as photos show, at Nai Yang Beach Resort is well worth it. I love the tropical fruit there. Nai Yang Beach Resort is on the east side of the beachfront road. We stayed in a nice balcony room, an older apartment not near the beach and a new villa near one of two swimming pools set in a beautuful tropical garden.
Hotel Restaurants Near Phuket Airport
There are many good beachfront seafood restaurants near Phuket airport. Most charge tourist prices, not Thai prices but the service is excelent.
Outside Phuket airport gates, walk south about 2km along the main road near the airport to good cheap restaurnts and convenience stores. These are not near the beach but both are considerably cheaper than restaurants and convenience stores near Nai Yang beach.
For most western nationalities, Phuket airport has free visa upon arrival but make sure you have your visa stamped in your passport on arrival. In 2013 a group of several tourist inadvertantedly walked staight through without customs or immigration checks. A European family returned to Phuket airport immigration officials to report the mistake but were severely delt with by immigration and Thai justice system for their honesty.
Airline Flights In & Out of Phuket Airport
Q:"What is the IATA airport code for Phuket Airport" Answer: PHK.
Top Accommodation Near Phuket Airport