Most tourists go to Phuket in search of the perfect beach holiday. The island is famous for its azure coast and white sandy beaches. Phuket is popular among travelers from European and Asian countries, many of whom like to sunbathe and swim on nudist beaches. However, in Thailand the locals have their own cultural traditions, according to which body exposure is not welcome. The Thais even swim in the sea dressed and it is rare to see one of them wearing only a swimsuit. As tourists bring the main income to the Kingdom, the Thais don’t pay attention to swimwear and bikinis on beaches. But nudism is prohibited in the country and you will not find official nudist beaches here. However, there are some variants for sunbathing as you like, which we will describe in our article.
One of the variants to sunbathe without clothes is to go to the wild beaches of Phuket, where no one will see you. Fortunately, there are a lot of secluded beaches and coastal islands near Phuket. There are also some beaches which are hidden from outsiders by hills and by water, so you can reach them only by boat. One of these beaches is Nai Harn Beach, which is well-known among lovers of private holidays. The beach is located in the southern part of the island and is safely hidden by palm groves around the territory. There are several hotels near Nai Harn Beach, which are popular with young travelers. You can get to the beach by bus from Phuket Town or by taxi from other districts.
You can also sunbathe naked on the beautiful Kata Beach. This nice coast is surrounded by dense tropical thickets that will hide you from strangers. Kata Beach is located in the south-west of the island and you can get there by a regular bus that runs along Kata Road from Phuket Town and Karon. From other parts of the island, you can take a taxi or book a transfer.
On secluded beaches you will feel comfortable and free, outsiders will not disturb you.
Some people interpret nudism not just as sunbathing and swimming without clothes but as a worldview and direction of communication. Nudists are people with common interests who spend time together, communicate, play sports and have fun. Unfortunately, such nudist holiday is impossible even on the secluded beaches of Phuket.
As tourists do not have the opportunity to visit official nudist beaches in Thailand, they formed a nudist society. Members of the society pre-arrange a meeting at a hotel, book a yacht and go to rest on wild beaches. In such way nudists do not violate the norms of behavior in public places and spend time with pleasure. Anyone can become a member of the society, the cost of membership in this association is 25 dollars per year. In Phuket, the society actively cooperates with the Lemon Tree Naturist Resort. The hotel is situated in a secluded place, 45 km from the airport and a 10-minute’s drive from Nai Harn Beach. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, a beautiful garden, free Wi-Fi and parking.
As you can see, despite the official ban on nudism in Thailand, there are many variants of a comfortable rest in Phuket. The secret beaches of Phuket and local landscapes will amaze you with their beauty and give you an unforgettable vacation.