An excellent combination of pristine white sandy beaches, clear blue seas and fine sunny weather are superb recipes for any holiday destination. They are all on offer on the stunning island of Phuket. As one of Thailand’s premier vacation locations, it has been attracting visitors for many years due to its natural beauty and its superb range of restaurants, music venues, night markets and beach clubs that offer something for everyone. This short piece will inform you what is on offer after the sun goes down and you leave your 5 star accommodation in Phuket in search of a night out.
Finding A Great Night Out
The majority of Phuket‘s towns have some nightlife going on, and the undoubted favourite is Patong’s famous Bangla Road, an eye-opening mixture of nightclubs, go-go bars, and live music, which is a great night out. The towns of Karon Beach, Kata and Bangtao and, more recently, Rawai in the south of the island are all also worth a visit. An increasingly popular trend on the island is the 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.
A Superb Choice of Eating Opportunities
Phuket is well provided for when it comes to affordable, high-quality restaurants, with many great eating houses dotted around the island. Mor Mu Dong and Naam Yoi 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.
If the loud and lively music in the bars and clubs is not what you are looking for. There are other options on the island; stage-based shows on local cultural themes run nightly at both Siam Niramit and Phuket Fantasea, using both lights and music for amazing 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.
After a relaxing day on the beach, there are plenty of excellent options to fill your evenings and nights in the superb holiday destination that is Phuket.