The island of Phuket is now a favourite holiday destination for travellers from all around the world. Its fabulous combination of stunning white sandy beaches and clear blue seas makes it a superb location for couples and families. It draws in many visitors for its natural beauty. Still, Phuket also has a varied and lively nightlife with an excellent selection of restaurants, beach clubs, night markets and music venues that offer something for everyone. We will look at some of the island’s nightlife on offer, so whether you are staying in one of the superb resort hotels or your own luxury villa, Phuket has something for everyone.
The Island’s Music Scene
Phuket’s nightlife is varied, but if you want fun and a dance, head for Patong’s famous Bangla Road, an eye-opening combination of nightclubs, go-go bars, and live music. Lively nightlife scenes also exist in the beachside towns of Kata, Bangtao, and Karon Beach, and more recently, Rawai in the south of the island is developing into the place to be. Also popular are the stylish Beach clubs and Sunset bars that offer food and music in relaxed and stunning beachside settings. The Sunset bars high on Kata hill overlooking Kata Noi beach are particularly good.
Getting A Bite to Eat
When the Michelin guide released its first guide for the island in 2019, it reached a new level on the international culinary stage. While Michelin-starred eateries are unsurprising pricey, it does also identify affordable, high-quality restaurants. Mor Mu Dong and Naam Yoi in Phuket town are superb 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 markets. Spicy soups (Kuay Teow), noodles (Pad Thai), and Chicken Fried Rice (Khao Pad Kai) are just some of the dishes on offer.
Alternatives To Fill Your Evenings
If the bars and clubs are not what you are looking for, the island does have other alternatives; cultural extravaganzas run nightly at both Siam Niramit and Phuket Fantasea, using both lights and music. You could also take in a Muay Thai boxing fight at the Bangla stadium in Patong or simply watch a stunning sunset at one of the many hilltop viewpoints on the southern end of the island.
Phuket has a great range of things to do and see after the sun goes down; you will surely have an excellent holiday you will remember forever.