From Beachfront To Rooftop: 5 Of Phuket’s Best Bars

3 October 2017
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Island paradise, chilled-out retreat and party capital all rolled into one, it’s no wonder that Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular destinations. While there is no shortage of neon-lit nightlife, for a beachside bar experience that feels a cut above the rest, here are just five of our Phuket favourites.

Reflections

Nai Harn Resort, 23/3 Moo 1, Vises Road, Rawai, Muang District, Phuket

view of the rooftop bar Life is beautiful... especially at Reflections, Nai Harn Resort. Image: Nai Harn Resort

Reflections takes the infinity-pool-and-endless-views experience to the next level with its mesmerizing ambience and five-star service. Whether it’s cocktails at dusk, whisky by moonlight or a zesty spritzer during the day, Reflections is a dream destination for some romantic quiet time or relaxed conversation with friends.

Baba Nest

Sri Panwa Hotel, 88 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket

 

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The first thing you need to do when you know you’re going to be in Phuket is get yourself on the waiting list for Baba Nest. It is super, super popular – and it’s easy to see why. Baba Nest’s wrap around infinity pool surrounds the rooftop deck overlooking 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding islands, Andaman Sea and Phuket’s southern peninsula. Combine this feeling of floating luxury with Sri Panwa’s exquisite cocktails, big comfy cushions and that mesmerising sunset backdrop and you can see why this famous Phuket bar has a global following.

The Kee Sky Lounge

The Kee Resort and Spa, 152/1 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket

rooftop bar in phuket Views that never end! The Kee Sky Lounge is one of Phuket's best. Image: Kee Resort & Spa

In terms of rooftop bars, the Kee Sky Lounge is literally ‘up there’ with the best. This is the perfect sundowner spot, away from the hustle and bustle at street level, and you’ll find it on the 6th and 7th floors of The Kee Resort and Spa. The 360-degree views of the sky, sand and sea are, as you’d expect, pretty spectacular – especially at sunset. But that’s not the only reason to go. The menu offers a choice of mouthwatering fusion tapas, such as the Rock Lobster & Salsa BBQ Dip, and upmarket cocktails include James Bond Island and Blue Patong.

Catch Beach Club

202/88 Moo 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket

beach club phuket Right on the water, Catch Beach Club never disappoints. Image: TwinPalms Phuket

Owned by TwinPalms Phuket, the re-imagined Catch Beach Club is known for its dream location, great music, glamorous crowd and impressive selection of refreshing cocktails, wines and beers. The Club also offers a-la-carte dining with succulent fresh Mediterranean dishes, gourmet pizza, pasta and Asian favourites. Oh, and did we mention the service? It is absolutely impeccable. You will be made to feel like one of the privileged few at Catch Beach Club but don’t worry if you’re not staying at TwinPalms – Catch Beach Club is open to everyone. There’s also no entrance fee, which is always nice. If you want crimson sunsets over shimmering water and an amazing atmosphere to match, make sure you check out Catch Beach Club.

Cafe Del Mar

118/119 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket

Right on the golden sands of Kamala Beach, Café Del Mar is just like its namesake in Ibiza – a haven for music lovers, foodies and cocktail fanatics. Just like the original legendary chill-out bar, Café Del Mar Phuket is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day by the pool and beach, sipping cocktails and pampering yourself with mouthwatering food. It’s also – and most famously – the perfect party venue for late night drinks and dancing. Just don’t forget to book your sunbed!


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Erin Bennion

Based in Brisbane, Erin is a writer with a penchant for using fancy old French words wherever possible and an insatiable hankering for trawling through vintage markets in small Scandinavian towns (no really). One of her dreams is to take her family to see General Sherman in Sequoia National Park and give that old guy a group-hug. Don’t follow her, she could end up anywhere. Twitter @erinbennion