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Get half price accommodation on any booking at Seaside Cottages until December 31st 2019. Simply fill in your details below and you will receive a confirmation email giving full instructions. Once confirmed as a member you will receive a code to use at our website when booking your stay at Seaside Cottages. You will only pay half of the total cost of your room.

About Mai Khao Beach

Mai Khao Beach is one of the most natural and quietest areas of Phuket and hopefully will remain so for many years to come. Seaside Cottages & Restaurant is directly by the beach where there is no road so you will not be disturbed by noisy traffic. Although we are only a few kilometers from the airport you you cannot hear the aircraft. No nightclubs, girlie bars, annoying touts, shopping malls, western supermarkets, beach vendors or plastic sun beds & umbrellas here, just Phuket the way it used to be before the greedy developers arrived to destroy much of this most beautiful island. It is our policy to operate using environmentally friendly practices as much as possible. All building and fittings are recently constructed so you can be sure of clean & presentable facilities.

Things to do

The many kilometers of deserted beach characterize Mai Khao where there is little tourist business. The water is fine for swimming during the dry season November to May and you are guaranteed temperatures in the 30’s. Because of it’s remote location, there is very little development along the beach, so if you are in search of a quiet and isolated beach for yourself, this is it. This beach is highly recommended for just relaxing, walking on the sand or combing the beach for shells. Swimming is ok during most of the high season when the waves are much smaller or even non existent. The best time to visit is from November to April when the sea is calm and there is very little rain.

A place to get away from it all.

Forget the ugly hotels, tour groups, tacky theme parks, freak shows and animals in cages, this is the place to experience the true nature of Phuket.
Enjoy the company of our friendly staff and other guests from many different countries. Read one of your favorite books or choose one from our ever expanding library. Sample some of the local spicy food from our extensive menu or if Thai cuisine is not for you we also offer a good choice of Western food including the ever popular ‘Chip Butty’.

Relax and Enjoy

Half price accommodation Round Cottages
Round cottages

Relax in a deckchair with only the sound of the ocean waves and a cold beer or fresh fruit shake, take a leisurely stroll along the beach where you will be able to walk for hours and hardly see anyone else on the way even in ‘High Season’.
During the evening you can sit back and enjoy the amazing sunsets have dinner in our restaurant or even build your own campfire and watch the flames burn into the early hours. When the weather is good at weekends, we have regular barbecues and provide trips to the night market in Phuket town. We can show you the quieter side of Phuket and Phang Nga province where there are many local villages, traditional outdoor markets, viewpoints & nature reserves.


Fishing at Mai Khao Beach
Fishing at Mai Khao Beach

Local activities include walking, cycling, nature trails around the mangrove forest, bird watching, swimming, paddling, sunbathing. relaxing in the shade, fishing from the beach or in a longtail boat around some remote islands. The choice is yours, you can cut yourself off from the outside world or take advantage of the many options available at this ever popular tourist destination.

Getting Around

Public transport in Phuket is still very limited especially in this area. However if you wish to explore further afield, motorbikes are available nearby for hire @ 500 THB/day and a taxi is only a phone call away. The cost per hour for a private car with driver (up to 4 passengers) is around 500 THB

You can of course drive your own hire car for around 1200 THB per day. Please remember to bring your license or apply for an international driving permit before you leave your own country as you will not be insured without one.

We can arrange transport for you to visit other locations around the island and the mainland to see some of Thailand’s most beautiful scenery. Phang Nga bay is only a short drive from here and you can take a private boat to James Bond island and ancient caves around one of the most scenic provinces of Thailand.

Booking Tours

The Similan Islands
The Similan Islands

If you are short of time or prefer an organized tour, there are many companies to choose from in Phuket. However many have little or no regard for protection of the environment and we do not recommend looking for the cheapest day trips. Some of the most popular tours can be booked in advance at our Tours section of this website.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our resort or require further information relating to Phuket or the surrounding area.

Other Information

For the most up to date and reliable information about things to do and places to visit in Phuket, check out The Real Phuket Blog compiled and regularly updated by long term resident Jamie Monk. He also writes an accurate account of the local weather at his Phuket Weather Blog.
Another site worth visiting for information about anything on Phuket is PhuketTravel Secrets which is full of local travel tips and written by real travelers.

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