Surin beach is an attractive, undeveloped beach. There are a small number of restaurants along the beach front run by locals and some good barbecue chicken vendors.
Sun loungers and parasols are provided and it is a great beach for snorkeling in high season. In low season the rip tides are very strong so care must be taken.
Surin beach is the site of an old golf course which is now being developed into a public park. Along the edge of this golf course is the main beach road where you will find some of the most prestigious resort hotels in Phuket, The Amanpuri, The Chedi and Twin Palms resort.
Surin beach is considered by many to be one of the best beaches from which to view the famous Phuket sunsets.
Regarded as one of the most prestigious addresses in Phuket, Surin has seen one of the highest levels of capital growth in the Phuket property market in recent years.
The demand for luxury property has not diminished and the Surin area has seen prices increase by over 50% in the last three years. The shortage of luxury property for sale in the area and the high demand from overseas property buyers allows property sellers to command high prices.
Yet, it is not difficult to see why the Surin area has one of the largest demands for luxury property in Phuket.
The Amanpuri Hotel opened its doors in 1988 and was built around a coconut grove and a white sandy beach. As well as offering 5 star luxury hotel facilities, it also has a selection of private luxury villas built into the hillside over looking the ocean and the beach. The hotel lists many high-rollers amongst its clientele and this year Michael Schumacher and Bill Clinton were just two of the rich and famous to holiday at the resort.
The Amanpuri set the Surin area apart from other areas of Phuket and was closely followed by other luxury hotels such as The Chedi and, more recently, The Twin Palms.
The Hong Kong entrepreneur Alan Zeman owns a villa in Surin, in a secluded location overlooking The Amanpuri Penninsular and Surin Beach. His passion for the Surin area can be seen in some of his more recent projects such as the ground breaking Plaza luxury shopping centre and and its highly regarded centre piece, Silk Restaurant. His latest development of luxury apartments is also located at Surin beach.