Tri Trang beach is located in a nice and quiet small bay in front of the four star Merlin Beach Resort where only long tail boats to and from Freedom Beach break the silence.
Tri Trang is not a swimming beach at low tide!
While waiting for high tide one can relax under one of the parasols (26 deck chairs are available for sun lovers and snorkeling enthusiasts at 80 baht each), get some stress relieving Thai massage at one of the open air massage tents or climb up the stairs to grab some food at Goodview restaurant on the coconut palm fringed hill overlooking the beach.
When the tide is in you have to swim 60-80 meters to reach the corals that are to be found both in shallow and deep water. The sea is crystal clear and offer good snorkeling with lots of coral and colorful fish in all sizes. Sometimes tourists on snorkeling trips will keep you company for a while.
Tri Trang is very close to the popular and one of Phuket's finest beaches Freedom Beach that can only be reach by boat. From what I have heard longtail boat from Tri Trang to Freedom cost only 200-300 baht per person. A much cheaper alternative than going from Patong Beach.
Tri Trang Beach, Phuket, Thailand
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