Located along the west coast of the northern bit of Phuket, the 8km long beach is away from the busy tourist center of Phuket Town. There are resort hotels along the beach (Renaissance, Sala Phuket, Anantara and the like) but whilst most of these have direct access to the beach, they are located far from each other. Combine that with the fact that Mai Khao Beach is considered unsuitable for swimmers due to strong currents, this is one of the…