Surin Beach Guide, Phuket, Thailand

Surin Beach in Phuket is one of the finest beaches in Phuket and offers a number of luxury hotels, along with more furnished beach restaurants and bars. The beach itself is about 1 km long and a small beach road runs along it. This small road is lined with small restaurants and several bars and a club.

The Twin Palms Resort is the main beachfront hotel, and the associated Suriname Beach Catch Beach Club is their beach bar and restaurant. They have a good size area at the north end of the beach with luxurious sun loungers leading into the bar and flooring, which is ideal for a place to eat and drink during the day and is a lively outdoor bar in the evening. This place is the place to be on New Year's Eve, and Catch offers packages of drinks and food to set you up. They provide dance floor and decent DJ until the early hours of the morning. The luxury yachts parked by the beach spill into action.

The other lively part of the beach is the Stereolabs, which is an outdoor bar and club down the beach, offering food for bar, music and plenty of drinks. The place is up later in the evening and while it is very busy and lush, it is a much tastier place than those located in the bustling beach town of Patong.

Between these two main places are a number of restaurants of varying degrees of quality, but overall they are nice places to grab food with Surin Beach as a backdrop.

The water as a whole is quite calm with a few small waves. In the wet season, there are several larger waves that can be used for boarding or surfing. There are submerged rocks in the south of Catch Beach Club, which are visible only at low tide, so be sure to know what is in the water before diving into your head.

There is a small bar at the end of the beach on the south side of the cliffs that offers spectacular views along Surin Beach. It's not the best looking bar, but the views, the relaxed atmosphere and the cheap drink make this place well worth a visit for some sunshine.

Surin Beach is about 40 minutes to the airport, 15 to Kamala Beach and 35 in Patong, so it is generally pretty well located to have access to everything you need when you stay in Phuket.