Airport beach in Phuket, Thailand

In December 2016 we were visiting good friends living in Phuket. We came by plane and was about to land when we flew over a long beautiful beach. Down on the beach some people were waving and some others were swimming in the sea like nothing -big -is -flying over their head. I wanted so bad to be the one down there waving up to the plane!

How happy wasn’t I when the very same afternoon my friend proposed us to go to Mai khao beach where we could see planes slowly land into the Phuket airport. 


When arrived to the beach my friend pointed out the best spot to have a good glimpse of the planes. If you dare, you can even stand just right under the planes. Just beware of the noises from the engine! Or worse, something falling down?!?

Airport beach Phuket ThailandPhoto credit: Mai Ronsyn

Mai khao beach PhuketPhoto credit: Mai Ronsyn

If you want to know the arrival time of the next landing airplane you can download the app Flightrada24.

Airport beach PhuketAt the Mai khao beach, Phuket. 

It’s rarely fun to wait for something but sitting there by the beach waiting for a plane to land…it was fun!


Update!!! My friend in Phuket told me that since 2017, for the safety and security reason, it is now forbidden to stay around the area where the planes land. Please make sure that it’s allowed if you decide to go there! 


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  1. You got me miss my childhood when we used to have a fix spot to wave the airplanes. I used to become so happy and dance and shout when the plane flew just little over us trying to wave Bye to so many unknown people, but it was fun. And to have such a close landing spotting from the beach could have been more amazing, I’m sure:)

  2. Blair villanueva Reply

    Omg when you said about the plane and something falling down?! I wish its not something we dump while in the plane, hahaha.

    But I love Phuket!

  3. I wouldn’t say I won’t be freaked out but then I would love that experience once. Too bad if it’s not allowed now 🙁

  4. We are planning our Phuket trip ,but had to postpone due to some reasons.But,we will visit there in next year most probably.This sounds like a really good experience to see in Phuket beaches.

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