Yanui Beach, which you might see written as Ya Nui or Yanoi, is a quiet little cove located near Nai Harn Beach. Yanui Beach is a scenic spot that is an ideal place for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. The whole area is beautiful and the sand is perfect.
As Yanui Beach is only about 300 meters long, it has been spared development that plagues the likes of Patong Beach. The southern end of the beach is bit rocky for comfortable swimming and Yanui Beach can be fairly busy during high season thanks to its compact nature.
As well as the numerous vendors that frequent Yanui Beach, there are a couple of restaurants selling seafood and other Thai dishes. Body boarding is popular at the beach, although surfing isn’t all that great here.
Across the road from Yanui Beach there are a couple of bungalow resorts if you fancy staying.
Yanui Beach is a sleepy area that for a long time was one of Phuket’s best-kept secrets, but more people seem to be discovering it these days. This beach remains one of the most beautiful spots in Phuket. Yanui Beach was hard hit by the tsunami in 2004, but everything is pretty much back to normal now — although it took a lot of hard work by a lot of people to make it that way again.