is a large open bay with one of Phuket's longest
beaches. It was once used for tin mining, but
has since been developed into a luxury resort.
Most of it is occupied by the Laguna complex,
a massive five-hotel development with golf course.
There are, however, accommodations available outside
Laguna at the bay's south end. Dry season swimming
is excellent, and at the bay's north end is a
smaller bay, almost completely enclosed, at the
mouth of which is some fine coral. Plenty of places
to eat, tour companies, and other tourist facilities
available either at Laguna or in the nearby town
of Cherng Talay.