Layan beach is a small secluded stretch of white sand located to the south of Naithon and to the north of Bang Tao beach where the beach meets a river and a lagoon. It remains quiet and unspoilt with the exception of a couple of restaurants which are located directly on the beach front.
The Sirinath National Park borders Layan to the north and as a preservation area protects the area from excessive development, it also adds to the natural beauty of the area providing a backdrop of lush tropical hills to many of the properties. The area is home to many birds and other wildlife who enjoy the peacefulness of the lagoon. The many small tracks which cover the hillside of the beach are well known by climbers and bird watchers.
The area around Layan has gained in popularity over the last few years with the development of Bang Tao and in particular the area around Laguna Resorts. There has been an upsurge in the number of projects in the area, particularly resort style developments, and a number of large hotel groups have also chosen Layan beach to site their new hotels.
The popularity of the Layan area is set to continue and its proximity to resorts and local towns is an obvious advantage to anyone looking at purchasing a second home or holiday home in the area.