A romantic night out in Phuket involves the following – sweeping views of Phuket’s picturesque coastline, plenty of sea breeze, a magical sunset show and a fine selection of well-made concoctions accompanied by tasty nibbles. If plans for a lovely evening with that special someone is in the works, make a date at one of the following spots:
Chic, sleek and with gorgeous views of the ocean, 360 ̊ Bar & Grill is a romantic spot that is hard to beat. Situated close to Layan Beach, the bar’s hilltop location provide guests with sweeping vistas of the island’s lush greenery and rugged coastlines. It is best to arrive in the early evening for a round of pre-dinner drinks and bites, so that you will not miss out on the best show of the night – an amazing tropical sunset. Diners who order light nibbles at 360 ̊ will find the food to be beautifully presented, served by wait staff who impress with their smooth and polite service.
Just as its name suggests, On the Rock sits atop a headland along Karon. The restaurant, designed in the style of a large beach cottage, charms with its cosy atmosphere and rustic setting. It is the perfect spot for those who like to enjoy their drinks along with plenty of sun, sand and sea. Perfect during day or night, On the Rock offers an alluring view of Karon’s golden sand and turquoise waters. Of course, the best time to arrive is during the early hours of the evening, when you can enjoy your sundowners while watching the magical sunset scenery. An extensive wine list means that you may end up downing more than a couple of drinks – why not pair them up with some excellent starters, such as butter-and-garlic mussels or a spicy tod mun pla?
When it is time to impress, invite your date out for a special evening at La Gritta. The restaurant boasts elegant interiors with a contemporary flair, and overlooks scenic Patong Bay. Start your evening with a round of sundowners at the trendy bar. Flanked with frameless glass balustrades, the terrace offers unobstructed panoramas of the coast. Take your pick from an extensive collection of premium wines, cocktails, apéritifs, digestifs and spirits. Trust us when we say that the cocktails are not to be missed, for La Gritta’s expert mixologist has a reputation for dishing up some of the finest drinks on the island.
Enjoy the sea breeze as you dine at The Surface Bar & Restaurant, La Flora Resort’s rooftop venue. Settle down into one the plush chairs or couches, or take a spot by one of the twenty-eight tables along the terrace. Soothing tunes play softly in the background, serving as a good complement to the lull of the waves. Downing an icy cocktail or a glass of fine wine is a great way to kickstart your night at the restaurant. Couples who plan to stay on after a round of pre-dinner drinks will be glad to know that an array of tantalising slow grilled dishes are available on the menu.
Sophisticated White Box Bar & Restaurant has garnered a reputation for being the place to go for fashionable parties, unique cocktails and trendy social gatherings. Perfect for the sleek and stylish, a night of wining and dining at White Box will not fail to impress. Your night begins on a bright note with a well-made drink at the artfully decorated bar. With the speakers playing out energetic beats and the bar bustling with lively, vibrant vibes, the evening ambience at White Box does not exactly spell romance. However, the atmosphere slowly relaxes into a more intimate note as the sky darkens, signaling the start of a romantic meal.
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