Beach Destinations

Everything you need to know about Surin Beach

September 30, 2011

Surin Beach

Surin, also known as ‘Millionaires Row’, is located on the west coast of Phuket island. This picturesque beach is more like a coastal village. It is about 24 kms far from Phuket town. Alike Thias, this magnificent long uncluttered beach is very popular among the tourists because of its fine white sand and turquoise water. There is a good scope for high end restaurants and wine bars.

Surin is the site of Thailand’s second-oldest golf course, now being developed into a public park. With the onset of winters, snorkelling or kayaking are preferred by visitors amid Surin’s clear water. Boogie boarding and surfing are also among popular activities. Surin Beach lies between BangTao and Kamala beaches, and is an interesting location, especially when it comes to food.

Stay here

1. Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa

2. Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Surin Beach

3. Surintra Boutique Hotel

4. Manathai Resort Phuket

5. Benyada Lodge

6. Serviced Apartments

7. Capri Surin

8. Surin Sabai Condominium

9. The Chava Resort

10. The Quarter Phuket

11. Surin Park

12. Surin Gate

Enjoy great nightlife

With the moving wheel of climate, Surin’s nightlife also gets changed. Between November to May, party revelers buzz along the beach and further inland. And, for the rest of the year, the area’s nocturnal activities are pretty much confined to the row of restaurants and bars. Don’t expect a nightlife ambiance in Surin. It’s a more tasteful, laid back experience and all better for it.

One can check out these places to enjoy nightlife at the fullest:

  1. Catch Beach Club
  2. Diver’s
  3. Envision Wine Bar
  4. Liquid Lounge
  5. Stereo Lab
  6. Surin Bay Inn
  7. Yummy food available

Surin Beach has the choices for you. Phuket is the best place for food, which is available at all the beaches probably. Besides, the restaurants here are perfect for families with young children. One can enjoy wide array of cuisines and great meal within an extraordinary budget.

Some of the most preferred restaurants:

  1. Nok Seafood
  2. Pla Beach & Restaurant
  3. Taste Restaurant
  4. Twin Brothers
  5. Oriental Spoon
  6. Pensione
  7. Weaves Restaurant

Hawker stalls, selling everything from barbequed chicken to Som Tam (spicy Thai salad, delicious) to cut tropical fruits to drinks, can be found in the car park that’s the main access to the beach. In addition, most of the beach is lined with reasonable priced restaurants and bars which mainly feature pizza, Thai food and seafood.

Go for frisk shopping

Surin is not a very popular shopping destination for fashion freaks but there are some interesting places to stop in. There are some nice shop-houses with good quality items near the beach itself.

  1. Envision
  2. Lemongrass
  3. Oriental Fine Art
  4. Paradise Diving Plus
  5. Pimol Minimart

Surin – Kamala Road, a part of Srisoonthorn Road, one of the main shopping places on this road is the boutique-style shopping mall, the Plaza Surin (close to Surin Beach). Other fun and more adventure shopping can be done at the local weekend market in villages nearby Surin Beach. If you want to go to a serious store for grocery items, try Tesco Lotus located in Cherngtalay Village near Surin Beach.

Spa at Surin Beach

Surin Beach lies on the west coast of Phuket, and is a well-known location amongst high-end holidaymakers. One can visit one of the luxurious spas with a Thai cooking class, as well as go elephant trekking.

Surfing at Surin Beach

In high season, the water at Surin Beach is exceptionally clear and some good snorkeling can be found by the rocks at the north and south ends of the beach. One can easily avail the equipment on rent near the beach. However, in low season the water is not clear and the waves make snorkelling very difficult. Volleyball is played when there are enough participants

What else can you do here

For your information, these were not the only things which are available at the Surin Beach, while there are many other excitements too which will surely take you to the next level of enjoyment. There is also a very old saying about the beach which you can hear from any old person surrounding the beach. What is that? Let that be a secret to unveiled at the beach itself.

Apart from all these places, you will also find a market place full of eye catching lights and decoration, just adjoining the beach. There are not only many shops for exclusive shopping, while you will find many mini bars and spa centers. One more specialty of this beach is the balance of peace and music which make it an ideal place.

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