Ao Sane (Jungle Beach) is a rocky beach on Phuket‘s southwest coast and is one of the island’s loveliest little secrets. The diving and snorkelling at this beach are excellent and the beach’s character is encapsulated best by the word “tranquil”. Ao Sane has enough trees lining its edge to provide shelter from the sun at all times of the day and also has ample sand space for sun lovers, too.
This 200-metre-long beach enjoys regular return visitors in high season and, as it has a series of rudimentary bungalows and a restaurant, it resembles a small community at times.
To get to Ao Sane, head to Nai Harn Beach and follow the road under The Nai Harn, the 5-star hotel at the northern end of the beach. After driving through the hotel grounds, head up over the hill and you’ll come to a small parking lot with a road leading down to the beach. It’s possible to take a vehicle down this hill but, since the drive back up is challenging, most visitors choose to park at the top and walk down.
Ao Sane (Jungle Beach)
Location: Saiyuan Rd, Soi Saiyuan 12, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130 Thailand