The Bangtao Beach bar (or Bang Thao – Bang Tao) is right on 6 kilometers of sandy beaches, and is one of Phuket’s longest beaches. It was once used for tin mining, but has since been developed into a luxury resort area (Laguna) to the north of Bangtao and quieter in the southern end of the beach.
Like all West coast beaches on Phuket, Bang Tao has fine sand and clear, warm water. The beach has a more slope than most, bringing deeper water in close… excellent for swimming and our Bangtao Beach bar is right in the middle
Bang Tao beach is backed by a forest of pine-like casaurina trees, not coconut palms, and most of the hotels are almost invisible among the trees. There are no high-rise buildings, and the beach looks quite natural considering the number of hotels here. There is no road running the full length of this beach, but there is a small village to the back of the Southern area with shops, restaurants, ATMs and various services.