An ideal spot for early risers to catch the sunrise, found on Cape Panwa on Phuket's east coast. Like most of the east coast, Ao Yon retains a distinctly local feel and only a small fraction of Phuket's millions of tourists will ever come here or know about it. Due to the pearl farm activities in the bay, the water is not always so clear, but at high tide it's possible to take a refreshing dip in the sea. Our favourite Ao Yon dining spot is the Secret Cove, where parents can enjoy a relaxed lunch and drinks while the kids frolic safely in the shallow, protected bay. Families could also walk down the beach and stop by Topper Sail to arrange a Hobie cat dinghy lesson, a fantastic way to introduce the young ones to the sport of sailing.