Naturally beautiful Surin is known as 'Millionaire's Row' due to the top-end celebrity haunts amongst the luxury resorts there, including Amanpuri, Twinpalms and The Surin. They stand alongside the US$ 1 million+ houses that dominate the prime spots on top of the hills overlooking the Andaman Sea. Although popular with tourists, it's not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water have ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities for high-end restaurants and wine bars.
Surin Beach can be reached by songthaew from Ranong Road in Phuket Town. The trip costs 30 baht and the songthaews run between 07:00 and 17:00 after which taxis and tuk-tuks are your only option. Expect to pay around 800 baht for a tuk-tuk from Surin Beach to Phuket Town.