Swap pine trees for palm trees this Christmas in Phuket – the largest island in all of Thailand – and enjoy a tropical Christmas instead. Wondering where to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Phuket this year? Find out in our comprehensive guide below… and if you’re still looking for the perfect private pool villa to spend Christmas and New Year on the island, check out our website to find your match.
Naughty Nuri’s says it’s too hot for Santa here on the island of Phuket but they will be hosting a very special ‘Elf Christmas Night’. They’ve planned exciting activities and entertainment for the kids, elf treats giveaways and live music. For food, expect a Balinese Christmas Buffet that will leave you smacking your lips in delight. The next day, unlimited ribs (which is what this restaurant is famous for!) are of offer and kids below 10 eat for free.
What: The Elf Christmas Night & Christmas Day All You Can Eat Ribs
Where: Naughty Nuri’s
When: Christmas Eve from 7.30 pm onwards | Christmas Day from 11 am to 4 pm
Price: 999 THB+ per adult and 399 THB+ for kids between 6 and 12 | THB 799+
Merchant Kitchen @ Marriott
Craving for a traditional European Christmas dinner here in the most happening tourist town on the island of Phuket? You’ll love the feast available at Merchant Kitchen, located on Merlin Beach inside JW Marriott Resort & Spa.
What: Traditional Christmas Day Dinner Buffet
Where: Merchant Kitchen, JW Marriott Resort & Spa
When: Christmas Day from 6 pm to 10 pm
Price: 1,200 THB
Shimmer Beachfront Cafe
Wonderful views of Kamala Beach and a chic Christmas Day Brunch? You’ll find that and more at Shimmer! On the menu? Andaman Sea prawns, lobster, oysters, roast turkey, lamb and beef with all the Christmas trimmings you can think of. Wagyu steak from a Brazillian grill and foie grass – you won’t believe the feast you’ll be enjoying on Christmas Day! Free-flow house wine is included in this delicious deal.
What: Christmas Day Brunch
Where: Shimmer Beachfront Cafe
When: Christmas Day from 12 pm to 3 pm
Price: 2.200++ / adult and 1.200++ / child
Bang Tao area
Catch Beach Club
This trendy and sexy beach club is getting ready for a tropical Christmas right on the beach and you can bet even Santa won’t be able to resist boogy-ing to a few tunes. On Christmas Eve it is Santa Time at Catch Beach Club in Bang Tao with South of France DJ Romain Pelletti setting the right mood. On the menu, you’ll find delights such as foie gras, goose stuffed with truffle, classic honey-glazed ham, whole spit lamb, traditional Christmas turkey, Japanese raw bar buffet and more. Every couple gets a complimentary bottle of wine, too. Come Christmas Day, Santa will pay a visit to Catch Junior followed by Christmas Day Beach Brunch with free-flow wine. The perfect way to spend Christmas, we think!
What: Christmas Eve Roast
Where: Catch Beach Club at Twin Palms Hotels Resorts
When: 24th of December 2019 from 7 pm to 10.30 pm | Christmas Day Beach Brunch
Price: THB 2.500++ per person. Kids get a special price of THB 1.500++ | THB. 2.700 per adult and kids THB 1.700++
At Locavore Restaurant in Laguna, you’ll find a delicious spread of traditional Christmas Eve Buffet awaits. Slow-roasted Australian sirloin, smoked salmon, lobster, roast leg of lamb, French oysters and a wide range of sweet treats and desserts are planned for the sumptuous feast. Yum! There will even be a Christmas Choir singing some sweet Christmas carols to get you into the festive spirit.
What: Christmas Eve Dinner
Where: Locavore Restaurant at Outrigger Laguna
When: Christmas Eve 2019 from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Price: THB 1900++ per person. Kids between 4 and 12 get a special price of THB 950++
Metzo’s Bistro & Bar
Charcoal seafood and grilled meat are on the menu for Metzo’s Cava Christmas Day Brunch as well as Middle Eastern treats and classic Christmas dishes for a traditional touch. The Christmas Day Brunch includes cava and free-flow beers, wines and beverages. This one will be a feast you’ll remember until next Christmas!
What: Cava Christmas Day Brunch
Where: Metzo’s (Outrigger)
When: Christmas Day from 11.30 to 3.30
Price: THB 2590++ (food only is THB 1400++). Kids eat and drinks at THB600++
Edgewater Beach Restaurant
Christmas doesn’t get more tropical than on the beach in Laguna Phuket at Edgewater Beach Restaurant. Make sure you arrive hungry on this tropical Christmas Day and get ready for a special treat as the Beachfront Christmas BBQ will be hosted under the stars. Tiger prawns, rock lobster and sea bass on the BBQ- definitely the freshest seafood you’ll taste. There will also be live carving stations where you can get your fill of Australian beef, lamb and yellowfin tuna.
What: The Beachfront Christmas BBQ
When: Christmas Day 2019 from 6 pm onwards
Where: Edgewater Beach Restaurant (Outrigger)
Price: THB 1800++ per adult & THB 800++ per child aged 4 to 12
What a magical Christmas it will be at Banyan Tree in Phuket. A Christmas choir, live music and a gastronomic Christmas Eve buffet. Chestnut-stuffed roast turkey with all the traditional trimmings, marinated salmon, roast beef, wild mushrooms, risotto, lobster, oysters, Asian dishes and mouth watering desserts – no matter what dish you prefer, at Banyan Tree you will be feasting all evening!
What: Christmas Eve Dinner
Where: Banyan Tree Phuket
When: Christmas Eve from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Price: THB 7000 for food and free-slow soft drinks or THB 8500 for food and free-flow wine + sparkling
Sala Beach Mai Khao
It’ll be a precious white and gold-themed Christmas at Sala this year. This wonderful Christmas Eve starts by the poolside with festive cocktails and canapes. Christmas Carols will be sung by a very special local choir from the Mae Khao School and even Santa will pop in for a visit. A gastronomic experience will follow with a 5-course Christmas dinner consisting of roast turkey, pudding and all the trimmings. The Joker Band will be providing entertainment.
What: Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner
When: Christmas Eve 2019 from 7 pm to 10.30 pm
Where: Sala Beach
Price: 2.450 THB for food only and 3.650 THB for food and free-flow sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, beers and two cocktails. Kids below 12 eat for free.
Kata Rocks Clubhouse
Kata Rocks Clubhouse has a heartwarming Christmas celebration planned with a family-style Christmas Eve Dinner. “Sugar” is the theme and you can be sure the decorations are as whimsical as they come. We heard there will even be a giant white Christmas tree, sweet treats and of course a sensational dinner spread. The next day, throw on your best Christmas swimming outfit for the Clubhouse’s pool party, complete with a scrumptious Christmas brunch spiced with christmas flavours; cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, star anise and everything nice. The DJ will set the right mood, the infinity pool will be sparkly as ever and the sunset will be magical. Come see and experience it for yourself!
What: Sugar Christmas Dinner | Pool Party
Where: Kata Rocks Clubhouse
When: Christmas Eve from 6.30 pm onwards | Christmas Day from 12 pm – 3 pm
Price: THB 4.5000 per adult and THB 1.5000 for children aged between 5 and 12 years old | THB 3.600 per adult including free-flow wine beer and cocktails. THB 1.5000 for children between 5 and 12.
Novotel Phuket Resort
Who’s in for a refined dining experience on the beach and on the rooftop terrace of Novotel Phuket this Christmas? Premium cuts of meat and fresh seafood, live music and a surprise visit from Santa, we pick this as an excellent choice for families! There will be free gifts and a chance to win prizes. Live stations, seafood on ice, an Oyster Bar and BBQ – all will be merry and mouthwatering.
What: Christma Eve Dinner Celebration
Where: Novotel Phuket Resort
When: Christmas Eve from 6.30 to 10.30 pm
Price: THB 2,500 for adults and THB 1.250 for kids 4 to 12
A great glittering option to spend the last evening of 2019! Palm Seaside starts the evening with delicious cocktails followed by a Gala Buffet Dinner. Caviar, oysters, scallops, risotto, ham and a Japanese counter, you might long for a second stomach to keep enjoying the fare. We definitely suggest you keep some space for chocolate fondue and their other amazingly good desserts! Enjoy free-flow wine and soft drinks by the poolside, and all too soon it will be time for the Countdown Party, welcoming 2020 with a bang!
What: Poolside New Year Gala Dinner
When: 31st December 2019 from 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Palm Seaside
Price: THB 13,500++ for adults and THB 5,000++ for children
Catch Beach Club
One of the best beachfront New Year’s Parties will take place at Catch Beach Club! From the countdown to the fireworks, the DJs and the champagne, you can dance the night away and kiss the first sunrise of 2020 good morning. You can even consider going for a New Year’s Dive (be warned, you might feel frozen after). This’ll be fun!
What: New Year Party
Where: Catch Beach Club
When: 31st December 2019 from 9 pm until the early hours
Price: starts from 2.000 per adult including a glass of champagne
Edgewater Beach Restaurant
Edgewater Beach Restaurant will say goodbye to 2019 with a scrumptious BBQ on the beach and the sounds of the sea. Starting at 8 pm, there will be live stations and amazing food ranging from fresh seafood prepared on the spot for BBQ, De Claire Oysters, whole yellowfin tuna and premium cuts of meat imported from Australia. The fireworks will also be spectacular!
What: Beachfront BBQ
Where: Edgewater Beachfront Restaurant
When: 31st of December 2019 from 8 pm onwards
Price: THB 4,500++ per person. Children from 4 to 12 get a special price of THB 2,250++
Cafe Del Mar
A fabulous beachfront location, a wide variety of delightful food and a wonderful way to spend New Year’s Eve 2019 in Phuket, Cafe Del Mar won’t disappoint! Fresh seafood, live grill stations, cold cuts and cheese platters, delicious roasts and a paradise of desserts for those with a sweet tooth, come in for feast and party your way to 2020!
What: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Buffet from 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cafe Del Mar
When: December 31st 2019
Price: THB 9,950 including half a bottle of champagne
New Year’s Eve Gala Party will be whimsically nice at Kata Rocks Clubhouse in Phuket. The theme is set to be ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and it will be a dizzying display of colours, scents, flavours and fireworks. Expect spectacular performances and entertainment, gastronomic food (Thai and Western), a thrilling countdown party and all-night fun. You’ll never forget the new year you spent on the famous tropical island in the Andaman Sea. Kata Rocks, indeed!
What: New Year’s Eve Gala Party
When: New Year’s Eve, December 31st 2019 from 7 pm onwards
Where: Kata Rocks Clubhouse
Price: THB 11,500 for the buffet, countdown and free-flow wine, beer and cocktails. THB 6,500 for kids between 5 and 12 years old.