Tri Trang Beach
Just south of Patong Beach is Tri Trang Beach, a pretty little spot in Phuket that is often overlooked. Also known as Emerald Beach, Tri Trang Beach is a great beach spot for sunbathing and enjoying the scenery without the masses of people you see at Patong.
The beach is about 500 meters long in all and is located close to the Merlin Beach Resort. It’s slightly scary that most people in Patong don’t even know where Tri Trang Beach is and yet it’s pretty much next door. Being a lesser-known beach, it’s the perfect spot for anyone who wants to escape Phuket’s tourist traps.
Tri Trang Beach is pretty and has patches of grass along most of the beachfront. This Phuket beach is easy to find if you just head south along the beach road in Patong and turn left at the Amari Coral Beach Resort. Keep going until you reach the road that takes you down to the Tri Trang Resort.
There are sun loungers on the beach a few scattered facilities and services. You can hire a jet-ski or take part in various other beach activities during high season. Swimming isn’t great at Tri Trang Beach because of all the rocks in the water. The real boon of this beach is that it’s quiet and scenic and a great spot for relaxing. There are occasionally beach parties held at Tri Trang.