Experiencing The Nightlife During Your Holiday in Stunning Phuket
Sitting in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s west coast, the island of Phuket is now established as one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Its mixture of pristine white sandy beaches, clear blue seas and fine sunny weather are a perfect combination for both couples and families. While attracting many visitors for its natural beauty, Phuket’s evolving and lively nightlife is also drawing tourists onto the island; a superb range of restaurants, music venues, night markets and beach clubs offer something for everyone. We’ll look at the island’s nightlife whether you’re staying in the superb hotels in Phuket Karon beach or on the other end of the island at the excellent resort hotels in Mai Khao beach.
Operation Dinner Out
The introduction of the first Michelin guide for the island in 2019 reached a new level on the international culinary stage. While Michelin-starred eateries are unsurprising pricey, it also identifies affordable, high-quality restaurants. Mor Mu Dong and Naam You in Phuket town are great places to eat, as are Toh Daeng in Mai Khao and Kha Mu Boran in Kathu. At the other end of the spectrum, cheap and tasty authentic Thai street food is everywhere, especially near stores and at many of the island’s night markets, spicy soups (Kuay Teow), noodles (Pad Thai), and Chicken Fried Rice (Khao Pad Kai) are just some of the dishes on offer. There is literally no end of choice when it comes to eating out in Phuket.
More Lively Establishments
Without a doubt, the star of Phuket’s nightlife show is Patong’s famous Bangla Road, an incredible mixture of nightclubs, go-go bars, and live music; it is not for the faint of heart but is an eye-opening great night out. Similar but more modest nightlife scenes exist in Karon Beach, Kata and Bangtao, and more recently, Rawai in the south of the island is developing into a party town. Increasingly popular trends on the island are stylish Beach clubs and Sunset bars that offer food and music in relaxed and wonderful settings; particularly good are the Sunset bars high on Kata hill overlooking Kata Noi beach.
Other Options on Offer
If the bars and clubs aren’t your cup of tea, there are other alternatives. Cultural extravaganzas run nightly at both Siam Niramit and Phuket Fantasea, using both lights and music for jaw-dropping effects. Take in a Muay Thai boxing fight in the Bangla Stadium in Patong or visit the Phuket institution that is the Simon Cabaret, also in Patong.
Whatever you want to do after the sun goes down, Phuket has got you covered; take it easy and watch the sunset down at the beach club or dance all night in one of the livelier night spots. I’m sure you’ll have a great time.