How to Get to Nakalay Beach
Nakalay Beach is within a short drive of Patong Beach (approx. 15 mins) and Kamala Beach (Approx 5 mins). It's also within moderate driving distance from Karon/Kata Beach (Approx 25 mins). As of now, Nakalay Beach's only convenient entry is through Thavorn Beach Village Phuket Resort & Spa.
One-and-Only Luxury Private Pier in PhuketAMOR Private Pier
Phuket's Last Hidden Reef Nakalay House Reef
At around 300 meters from the shore at a depth of 5 – 10 meters lies Nakalay House Reef. The reef was thought to be long dead. However, a large portion of the reef remains alive, intact and hidden from sight, even during low tide. Due to it being far from shore, the reef can only be accessed via Nakalay Pier. We believe this reef has been thriving mainly due to the secluded nature of Nakalay Bay. Nakalay House Reef is an excellent dive site due to its accessibility and shallow water. Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa currently offers a large variety of underwater activities and diving courses.
Local Village FolkLore The Myth of Nakalay Bay
Once upon a time, a beautiful girl named Marisa lived in this secluded bay. One day Naka, a giant sea serpent and king of the seas, passed by the bay and was struck by Marisa's beauty. Every day, Naka visited Marisa, and their love grew stronger with every passing day. Eventually, they vowed to be with each other forever. Naka promised to protect Marisa until his dying breath.
On one stormy day, Marisa mysteriously disappeared. It was believed that she was swept away by a tidal wave. Naka searched and searched for Marisa, but she was nowhere to be found. Naka was grief-stricken as he had just broken the only promise he had given to Marisa.
The myth says that Marisa’s soul returned to the bay, where she resides within an old tree. Naka, trying to make amends, remained at the bay to protect the tree, which he believes is the only thing that was left of Marisa. He remained there until his dying breath. Even after centuries, his presence can still be felt at Nakalay Bay. The rocks on the beach are the scales on his back, and the giant hill next to the Bay is his head, forever watching over Marisa.
Low Tide/High Tide Alert
Low tide and high tide alternate approximately every 6 hours. The time of day for low tide is different every day depending on the lunar cycle. Please see the tide table for accurate tide forecasts (anything below 1.7m is considered low tide). During low tide, you will see the remains of a prehistoric coral reef now home to an abundance of sea life. At this time, the beach is not conducive for swimming and water activities. During low tide, we recommend you spend your time in the lagoon pool, enjoy sunbathing, or take part in the many beach sports we offer.
About Thavorn Beach Village Phuket Resort & Spa
Thavorn Beach Village Phuket Resort & Spa is private beachfront resort located in Nakalay Beach. Nakalay Beach is 5 minutes away Kamala Beach and 15 minutes Patong Beach by car. This enables you to enjoy peaceful exclusivity of a private beach while at the same time be close to Phuket’s major public beaches