Nai Yang Beach located not far from the Phuket Airport, a bit north of Nai Thon Beach, and the beach just under Mai Khao Beach, is quite popular with the locals, an quiet beach, where you really can relax, great for picnics, and there is plenty of local food vendors here. A part of the beach is inside the Sirinath National Park at the north end. Attractions here would include Nai Yang Market, Sirinath National Park and Wat Nai Yang. If your into it you can try Kiteboarding or kitesurfing, as the Nai Yang Beach School is located in the Nai Yang Beach Resort, or enjoy a Spa at one of the resorts, Dewa Resort, Indigo Pearl Resort or Imperial Adamas Resort & Spa. Also Massage Classes, Yoga Classes and Thai Cooking & Fruit Carving Classes are available here.
In the beginning of December 2006, Thailand launched the first of 22 tsunami-detection buoys to be positioned around the Indian Ocean as part of a regional warning system against giant waves caused by earthquakes under the sea. The satellite-linked deep-sea buoy will float 1,000km (620mi) offshore, roughly midway between Thailand and Sri Lanka.