Paradise Beach is a beautiful little beach located just to the south of Patong.
The beach, which can be no more than 100 meters in length, is set in a secluded bay with soft pale sand, surrounded with beautiful green forests and palm trees. This nice private bay is very clean and well maintained and is somewhere to go to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach, and to make things even better no jet skis or beach hawkers are allowed here. The water at Paradise beach is a beautiful turquoise colour and is crystal clear.
Due to the fact that there are large granite rocks at both ends of the beach there is a great feeling of privacy and there is a coral reef about 100 meters from the beach, which makes for perfect snorkeling.
There is a second smaller beach just around the rocks to the left. This beach is accessible via a path which goes through the rocks.
A factor which may put a lot of people visiting Paradise Beach is that there is a fee of 100 baht per person to access it. However, the fee does include the use of the sunbeds, toilets, showers and parking. What you also have to take into account if you think a charge is unreasonable is that the owner of the land directly in front of the beach, which houses the Paradise Beach Restaurant, has in theory donated part of his land (which is very expensive here in Phuket) to the public by making a new road which allows greater ease of access. Prior to the land owner making this road Paradise Beach was only accessible by taking a risky ride down the very steep and dangerous dirt track or by longtail boat.
The restaurant, which is open daily from 9:00am – 6:30pm, is located on the beach near the car park and serves reasonably priced Thai or western food and great locally caught seafood. You can dine in the restaurant or at the undercover tables closer to the water or you can order drinks and food to enjoy whilst you relax on your sunbed. The owner of the restaurant also has snorkeling equipment, kayaks and body boards available for rent.
To get there rent a longtail boat from Patong Beach, a motorbike or a tuk-tuk. Drive past Merlin Beach Resort and follow the road up the hill trough the forest where it ends at Paradise Beach.