Plane Spotting in Phuket - Mai Khao Beach

Plane Spotting in Phuket – Mai Khao Beach

Mai Khao Beach is famous not only for its size but also for the fact that people come here to make a photo with landing planes.

Beach with Airplanes in Phuket

Most likely you have already seen a lot of photos and videos from the beach of Mai Khao and I’m sure that one of you also would like to have a similar picture with a huge airplane flying over your head. If you plan to visit Phuket, then your desired come true.

Mai Khao Beach is the place you need to get to. How to get there, I’ll tell you below.

What Time is the Best to Visit the Beach with Airplanes

The beach is open 24 hours, but to see the airplanes, you need to know the schedule. One of the websites where you can look at

The best time is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. During this period, airplanes land almost every 30 minutes, and daylight will help you to make clearer and more vivid pictures.

You should remember that sometimes the direction of the wind changes, which means that air transport will land on the side of the road. In this case, you can forget about the successful shot and try the chance on another day.

In the period from December to June, such problems are less common.

If you do not have the opportunity to return here on another day, you can try to take a picture with airplanes that go to take off, but then you need to wait for more massive one, such as a Boeing 747.

How to Get to the Beach with Airplanes, Beach on the Map

You can get there either by taxi or by your motorbike/car. The most convenient to find the way is to go to the Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket.

Then you can walk along the beach, about 1 km or use the local motorbike taxi. It’ll cost you about 20 baht to get to the place from the Villas.

GPS coordinates: 8.111319, 98.301968

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