Mai Khao Beach is situated on the northwest coast of Phuket this 11km, straight beach is a tranquil and secluded place compared to the highly developed southern part of Phuket, as it is part of the Sirinat National Park and the only significant constructions are recognised large hotel chains. Mai Khao is the only village located north of Phukets international airport, which is a short drive away. There is not much nightlife, but some lovely restaurants are located along the beachfront. 'Mai Khao' means white wood in English and maybe this is a local joke because there are certainly no white trees along this beach. Mai Khao is a great place to stay if you like nature and long walks on the beach or just relaxing.