Sunbathe at the Resort
There are no longer any private beaches in Phuket after a new anti-corruption rule put in place in May 2014. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is as good as it gets if you want a more private beach experience. Thanks to its early entry in Phuket in mid 1980's, Le Meridien secured a superb location on the island, occupying a secluded bay section of Karon Beach. With both sides of the bay cut off by mountain cliffs, the only way to access the beach is through resort lobby which makes it semi-private.
We spent most of our days in Phuket just chilling at the resort, either sunbathing on the beach or taking on some of the free resort activities. We also enjoyed morning walks/runs on the beach. With tranquil settings like the wave-washed buoy rope and the natural rock formation, it was a wonderful way to start the day and get some exercise in before the big breakfast buffet.