Yanui beach Phuket
Best snorkeling beach on Phuket?
Yanui beach is a beautiful little beach in south Phuket on the west coast. It is picture postcard pretty. with fine golden sand lapped by turquoise water.
Just offshore from Yanui beach is Koh Man, a small island that offers some of the best snorkeling available from shore in Phuket (in Nov to April when the seas is flat). You can swim to it if you are a decent swimmer. Masks and snorkels can be rented at the beach, but not fins. Or you can rent a kayak cheaply from the beach, with a kayak you can circumnavigate the island.
Yanui beach is close to Rawai, tucked away in between Promthep Cape and Naiharn beach. If you are staying in Rawai, Yanui is the closest beach to go to for a swim.
From Kata beach road over the headland to Yanui is a wonderful drive with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view over the Andaman sea.
You can hire umbrellas if you don’t have your own. There is a small one stove restaurant serving freshly cooked food and drinks. You can get ice creams for the kids and beers for dad. Across the road there are a couple of beach bungalow resorts.