Feast on delicious nibbles, and enjoy sips of your sundowner as you take in sweeping views of Phuket’s alluring coastlines. Phuket travellers with a taste for well-made drinks, fascinating sea views and nightspots with a great atmosphere, rejoice, for we bring you eight beachfront hangouts that are not to be missed!
- Catch Beach Club, Surin Beach
It is not hard to see why Catch Beach Club occupies a top spot in Phuket’s list of best nightspots. Sitting in a fantastic location along the beautiful coasts of Surin Beach, the club hugs close to the shore facing the ocean. At dusk, guests are treated to stunning sunset views over the Andaman Sea.
Containing sleek and stylish interiors, the club draws a hip and trendy crowd. Diners hungry for a bite may feast on a delectable array of Mediterranean food, such as crisp pizzas, refreshing salads and tasty tapas. Travellers who cannot resist aromatic grills dishes should make it a point to drop by on Tuesdays and Fridays for their beach barbecue.
- Bimi Beach Club, Surin Beach
Offering sweeping views of the sparkling Andaman sea and pristine white shores of Surin, Bimi Beach Club serves as an excellent spot for sundowners.
The interiors, containing plenty of light wood and furnishings, blends in seamlessly with the tropical beauty of its surroundings. Bimi also exudes an effortlessly chic vibe, sealing its status as a spot for the young-at-heart to have fun and party at. This is the place to go to for night revellers in search of a great party, for a minimum of four DJs spin the decks after 11 P.M. every night.
- RE KÁ TA, Kata Beach
The spacious grounds of RE KÁ TA contains an impressive array of amenities, such as a beach club, restaurant, bar, spa parlour and boutique store.
Arrive in the early evening to grab a table in the oceanfront al fresco section. Sip away at the well-made cocktail while you enjoy the scenic sight of the sunset. When it is time to grab a bite, venture towards the restaurant, a charming venue decked in soothing colours of white and blue. Diners will find a fine selection of grilled seafood, Western mains and Thai dishes on the menu.
- Nikki Beach Club Phuket, Layan Beach
Chic and sleek, Nikki Beach Club seems to have it all. The beach club boasts an excellent location, stylish interiors, a myriad of trendy entertainment options and an extensive fusion food menu.
Guests will undoubtedly be impressed by the snazzy decor of the club. The white-themed furnishings and linear designs lend a modern touch to the interiors. Outdoors, two thatched-roofed bars flank the swimming pool, and an al fresco terrace overlooks the Andaman Sea.
What sets Nikki Beach apart from its counterparts is its array of entertainment options. Guests can look forward to enjoying fire shows, as well as live performances by musicians and dancers daily.
- After Beach Bar, Kata Beach
Make your way up along a steep slope along the south of Kata, and you will find a handful of dining establishments perched along the edge of the hill.
Among them lies the casual and no-frills After Beach Bar. Indoor seatings are available under a rustic thatched roof setting, but we highly recommend taking a seat at one of the wooden tables along the outdoor deck. Trust us when we say it is the best spot to enjoy sundowners, for the outdoor terrace serves as an excellent vantage point to take in sweeping vistas of Kata Noi.
Apart from unforgettable sea views, After Beach Bar also boasts an extensive menu. Diners will find a lengthy list of cocktail, a selection of bottled beers, as well as an array of Thai, international and seafood dishes available on the menu.
- Sala Phuket Beach Bar, Mai Khao Beach
Situated within the Sala Phuket Resort along Mai Khao Beach, this beachfront bar provides an intimate setting perfect for couples in search of a romantic spot.
Step into the bar, and you will find pillowy, round sofas and cushy bean bags sitting around, beckoning invitingly for you to take a snug seat. Guests who prefer sipping cocktails in the breezy outdoors will find large swings hanging from casuarina trees at the exteriors deck of the bar.
- Baba Nest, Cape Panwa
Start off your evening on the right note by making a trip to the stylish and exclusive Baba Nest. Wooden tables, plump cushions and beautiful lamps are arranged upon the wooden deck in this rooftop bar. The decor and ambience is excellent, but they are not the main attractions at Baba Nest. Guests will find themselves captivated by the bar’s gorgeous surroundings. It will be a challenge to tear your eyes away from scenic panoramas of the Andaman Sea and coastlines of nearby islands.
A perfect evening is not complete without a fine selection of food and drinks. Baba Nest hits all the right spots in this aspect, for it offers a good variety of signature cocktails and light Japanese nibbles.
- Joe’s Downstairs, Kalim Bay
Travellers wandering along Kalim Bay should not miss out on making a stop by at Joe’s Downstairs, for this establishment has much to offer to it guests.
Apart from breathtaking views of the sea, Joe’s Downstairs also provides a welcoming ambience, beautiful interiors and great music. Food and beverage options do not fail to please – diners can look forward to feasting on a diversity of tasty appetisers, tapas, grilled dishes and seafood delicacies. Wine enthusiasts will be delighted to note that the restaurant has garnered a Wine Spectator award for its excellent wine list.