PanSea Beach is a small, virtually
private, beach that sits on a small bay on the headland
between the Amanpuri and Chedi Resorts.
Delightfully quiet and peaceful, you will
have to access this beach either through the Chedi property
(all beaches are public property in Thailand), or by walking
over the rocks on the headland at the north end of Surin
This beach is not well known as very few
people have ever been there and many people believe that you
are not allowed on the beach. However, you'll have no
problem accessing the beach through the Chedi's property.
Amanpuri was the pioneer five-star villa
resort on Phuket, and they picked one of the best
semi-private beaches they could find. Other resorts are
following their model and looking for long stretches of
relatively undeveloped beach front. More of those type
resorts are opening on the mainland just off the island - in
Phang Nga Province. In a few years that area may well
surpass the "Gold Coast" areas for its upscale development.
From this beach is easy an easy walk to
either Bang Tao or Surin Beaches - both of which have many
restaurants. On the south end of PanSea Beach you will
find a small beach restaurants with excellent Thai food.
You may notice that the entrance to the
Amanpuri is not signed or posted. It is a nice setting
and you can walk up into the area. However, once you
head into the residential area, security will turn you
around, albeit very politely.