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Phuket Diving Resorts

Your Phuket Scuba Diving Vacation

Phuket is considered by many to provide the perfect Scuba Diving Vacation. Beautiful beaches, excellent resorts and the warm welcome of the people who live in the ‘Land of Smiles’. As a scuba diver, you too can enjoy a wonderful resort stay in Phuket with the added bonus that there are some fantastic underwater encounters awaiting you within minutes of your balcony.
With its plethora of beautiful bays and beaches, and alluring turquoise waters; backed up by a heady nightlife and modern amenities, Phuket remains Thailand’s most popular tourist destination outside of Bangkok. This hilly tropical island is central to all of the Andaman Sea’s best dive sites. The Andaman Sea is characterised by extremely varied and spectacular scuba diving capabilities. The biodiversity and the abundance of fish are impressive. Whether huge colourful gardens of soft and hard corals or drop-offs and ship wrecks; beginners as well as professionals are amazed by the scenery below and above the surface. More information about scuba diving in Phuket you can find here.

To make it easier for you to find an appropriate accommodation nearby, we have put together some examples. On request, we can offer you other accommodations, to match your personal preferences.

The best location for your accommodation when Scuba Diving in Phuket

Our Home Rawai Beach / Nai Harn

Our Phuket dive center is located in Rawai Beach / Nai Harn, in the very south of Phuket Island. The quiet area, away from mass tourism Patong, Karon and Kata, have still largely retained their original charm. Near by there are several idyllic beaches like Nai Harn, Ao Sane and Yanui with good snorkeling. Our attractive house reef is located at Yanui Beach. We are oftenseen there while diving both by day and night.

Popular Highlights: The Promtep Cape is just around the corner and is a popular view point for breathtaking sunsets. There are many charming guesthouses, hotels, bars and restaurants in the region with free Wi-Fi available. Of course there is no lack of 7/11 supermarkets and Thai massages. Tailors are also well represented, producing tailored clothes for a reasonable price. At Rawai Beach (which is not convenient for swimming) local fishermen offer their daily catch on a small fish market. If required the food will be freshly cooked in a restaurant right opposite. Another “highlight” and point of interest is Phuket’s Big Buddha, just 10 km away. Of course we have a few more insider tips, we would like to share with our guests personally!

Getting around: Access to transport makes life and holidays here very comfortable and helps you to explore the countless attractions of the island. Motorbikes can be easily rented and are cheap (THB 200 to THB 350 per day).

Accommodation: We are always pleased to assist our guests in finding suitable accommodation in the Rawai / Nai Harn Beach districts. There is wide range of accommodation available from low cost B&Bs to 5 star Hotels and beach-side Jungle resorts – and just about everything else in between!!

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 10 minutes from our dive Centre. The transfer is free of charge from Rawai Beach and Nai Harn district.

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A boutique Resort in Rawai with a tropical garden

Located in Rawai Beach area at south of Phuket Island, Navatara Phuket Resort offers an accommodation with an outdoor pool and free WiFi in all areas. The resort offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Rooms are fitted with a balcony, TV and refrigerator. A safety deposit box and en suite bathroom are included. Some rooms have a pool access. The beautiful swimming beach Nai Harn with its white sand is a short ride away with the resort’s free shuttle service. For scenic view points, Phuket’s Promthep Cape and the local Yanui Beach are just under 2 km from the resort. Guests can find local restaurants along the beachfront or use the Rawai Beach as a starting point to do some island hopping.

  • Distance to Points of Interest: Rawai beach 1 kilometer, Yanui beach 1 kilometer, Nai Harn beach 2 kilometers, restaurants 50 Meter, supermarkt 2 kilometers, Family Mart / SevenEleven 200 meter, Windmill view point 1.5 kilometer
  • Television, Free Wifi, Coffee maker, Fridge, Air conditioning, Fan, Hot shower, Safe, free Bicycle rental, free shuttle service to the beaches

Room types:

Room TypeAmount
Superior1 Room
Deluxe22 Room
Grand Deluxe8 Rooms
Deluxe Pool Access4 Rooms
Grand Deluxe Pool Access2 Rooms
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A Charming Resort

Thai Palace Resort is located right in the heart of Rawai Beach. Only 50m from the beach (not suitable for swimming). In the immediate vicinity are many local restaurants, supermarkets, bars and shops. All rooms have hot water in the bathroom, air conditioning, TV, telephone, refrigerator. Well maintained swimming pool and restaurant.
The main attractions of Phuket are easily accessible. A few minutes walk away some restaurants offering excellent food at very low prices.
The resort is about 45 minutes away from Phuket airport. It is 10 minutes to Kata and Karon and the center of nightlife, Patong, about 25 minutes.

  • Distance to Points of Interest: Rawai beach 50 meter, Yanui beach 3 kilometers, Nai Harn beach 3 kilometers, restaurants 50 Meter, Family Mart / SevenEleven 50 meter, Windmill view point 3 kilometers
  • 36 Rooms with Television, Free Wifi, Coffee maker, Fridge, Air conditioning, Fan, Hot shower, Safe
  • 2 Swimmingpools
  • Massage

Room types:

Room Type20.Dec-10.Jan1.Nov – 19.Dec and 11.Jan.-28.Feb1.Mar.-31.Mar.1. May – 31. Oct.
Standard RoomTHB 2’100THB 1’800THB 1’700THB 1’100
Superior RoomTHB 2’600THB 2’300THB 2’070THB 1’350
Deluxe RoomTHB 2’800THB 2’500THB 2’250THB 1’485
Deluxe Pool access RoomTHB 3’250THB 2’850THB 2’700THB 1’800
Delux Family RoomTHB 4’800THB 4’500THB 4’050THB 3’100
Standard BungalowTHB 2’800THB 2’500THB 2’375THB 1’750
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The most affordable accommodation at the beach

Yanui Sea View Resort is just steps away from the stunning Yanui beach which is located on the southern tip of Phuket Island, rightbelow the famous sunset viewpoint of Promthep cape. The beautiful resort is ideal for families, divers, yachties, and those who are just looking to relax and get away. Yanui beach is only 2 km from the fishing village of Rawaii and Nai Han beach.

  • Distance to Points of Interest: Rawai beach 2 kilometer, Yanui beach 20 meters, Nai Harn beach 3 kilometers, restaurants 50 Meter, supermarkt 2 kilometers, Family Mart / SevenEleven 2 kilometer, Windmill view point 500 meters
  • Television, Free Wifi, Coffee maker, Fridge, Air conditioning, Fan, Hot shower, Safe

Room types:

Room Type01. Dec. – 31. Jan.01. May – 30. Sep.01. Oct. – 30. Nov. and 01. Feb. – 30. Apr.
Yanui Seaview BungalowTHB 1’800THB 1’500THB 1’200
Sunset CottageTHB 2’600THB 2’000THB 1’600
Baan IrisTHB 4’200THB 3’600THB 3’000
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Kata Beach / Kata Noi Beach

Kata is the second most popular beach in Phuket after Nai Harn beach. It usually offers a good balance between too crowded and too quiet, but at high season the beach can get really busy. You can easily find a lots cheap to mid range restaurants serving all kinds of food including a decent Thai food. However, don’t expect to find much real local Thai food as far as we know, it is a tourist town. The north end has a nice set of small beach restaurants where you can eat on the sand.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 30 minutes from Kata Beach. The transfer is free of charge from Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach.

Karon Beach

Karon is a very long and wide beach with a small town at each end where you will find a lot of food and shops. The beach is beautiful and pleasant, never crowded, and with a decent amount of beach chairs, umbrellas, drink and snack vendors and beach massage. The north end is where the small town of Karon is, with a night bazaar and a popular temple market, some good seafood restaurants by the beach and even a small beach club.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 45 minutes from Karon Beach. The transfer is free of charge from Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach.

Patong Beach

Patong was originally one of Phuket most beautiful beach and became popular with the younger crowd for its notorious party atmosphere. With easy access to a huge amount of restaurants until very, very late at night, Patong is a convenient base to go in any direction and can be a lot of fun… if fun is what you are after.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 60 minutes from Patong Beach. For the shared diving boat the transfer is free of charge from Patong Beach. However If you like to dive in a more relaxed and smaller diving boat there is a small transfer surcharge. If you have a rental car or motorbike you can do the transfer on your own without a surcharge.

Rest of Phuket

Kamala beach was an underrated beach for long time, mostly loved by Scandinavians who would return year after year. With the opening of 2 beach clubs, the village atmosphere has disappeared but it is still very peaceful and relaxing. Kamala feels ‘relatively’ more Thai than Patong, Kata and Karon.

Bangtao has evolved from an isolated luxury enclave to a fun and lively neighborhood with plenty of choice for all budget. Bangtao has become a very cool place to be if the madness of Patong is not on your list. Nightlife and dining is more sophisticated than anywhere on the Island but still affordable. With a lot of large resort, Bangtao is great for families and couples who want to have everything in one place. The southern part of the beach (near Outrigger) is very young and lively, great for dining by the beach while the north part (around Banyan Tree) has almost not changed with a peaceful beach and small restaurants in the shade of tall trees.

Cape Panwa is a hilly peninsula jutting out among the islands off Phuket’s southeast corner. It has quietly urban, Thai communities with small, broken patches of beach where the many hills fall down to the ocean. Panwa has none of the razzmatazz of Patong Beach nor the tourist numbers of the west coast beaches. It’s quiet, with more ‘sophisticated’ resorts in more natural environments. The atmosphere here is also distinctly more ‘Thai’.

Maikhao is the longest and most peaceful beach of Phuket, part of a national park. It has remained largely untouched and peaceful, making it a perfect romantic weekend escape for those who prefer to stay away from tourist areas. Mai Khao is mostly home to very luxurious hotels and villa resorts, and doesn’t offer much in terms of shopping, or nightlife. The whole areas is a little isolated, so renting a car to explore around is a good option. Maikhao (and Sai Kaew beach in its continuity) has a lot of real local Thai and seafood to enjoy if you take the time to find them.

Phuket Town has a lot of charm and has grown in popularity since it started to be renovated. With a superb Sino-Portuguese architecture, the heart of Phuket town is now a must-see attraction for visitors and a lot of fancy cafes, beautiful restaurants and hotels opened.
It can be busy on weekend, especially with the Sunday walking street market.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier. For the shared diving boat the transfer is free of charge from Kamala Beach. However If you stay north of Kamala Beach or like to dive in a more relaxed and smaller diving boat there is a transfer surcharge. If you have a rental car or motorbike you can do the transfer on your own without a surcharge.

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