Ao Sane Beach Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Thailand.

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Southwest of Phuket, the snorkeling at Ao Sane Beach offers three sandy coves to explore with abundant marine life. Since it is remote, the Ao Sane Beach can be difficult to find. The big tip is that you’ll need to pass through the tunnel under the Phuket Yacht Club.

While its one of the best beaches, keep in mind that the beach-accessed snorkeling dive sites on Phuket Island are known to be unsafe except during high tourist season.

To reach the snorkeling in Phuket Island by air, fly into Phuket International Airport (HKT) which is located north of Phuket Town on the north end of Phuket Island. From the airport to your hotel, you’ll most likely use a regular taxi car. There is also an Airport Bus to the Phuket City bus terminal #1 and does stop at the Pearl Village Hotel complex. The public bus called Song Taew also runs to the main beaches, and for instance, can be picked up from the local bus terminal in Phuket Town in front of the Central Market on Ranong Road. They run about every 30 minutes. For public transport between beaches, you’ll need to use the Tuk-tuks (communal pickup trucks), which have the exclusive rights for inter-beach transport. The rates charged by Tuk-tuk drivers will seem quite high. While it may sound like a good idea to rent a car, it is generally considered to be quite dangerous to drive yourself around with all the steep winding poorly maintained roads.

Overall, Ao Sane Beach is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 13 snorkeling dives in Thailand.


Local Contact(s):  Phuket Tourist Association (076) 610-365-6; Scuba Cat Diving +66 (0)76 293 120; Merlin Kamala Dive Center +66 (0) 76385518

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Thailand" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Phuket Travel Map" from Globetrotter

Base Camp:  Baan Kratting Hotel; Ao Sane Beach bungalows

Luxury Loding:  Royal Phuket Yacht Club; Baan Krating Resort

Article Source:   Best Ao Sane Beach Snorkeling Review

GPS:  7.777803, 98.297386

Date Published:  12/26/2011

Date Updated:  10/21/2016

ID:  24783

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