The beach clubs in Phuket are an experience not to be missed out on your next vacation. Enjoy your tropical holiday by lounging under the sun, listening to fantastic music in the evening, and sipping on your favourite cocktail. While some of the clubs are known for their excellent drinks and food, the others attract crowds with their live music, fire shows and party ambience. Read on to find out which suits your tastes.
Here are the top 10 beach clubs in Phuket you should not miss -
1. Pine Beach Bar Club
Part of the Intercontinental Hotel on Kamala Beach, Pine Beach Club is among the most popular beach clubs in Phuket. On quiet days, a relaxing meal by the shore with some delicious high-end is what satiates the soul. On the other hand, the weekends have everything from a fire show to a live saxophone and DJ show to set you up for a lifetime of experience. The best seats in the house can get booked early, so be sure to call beforehand to secure a premium spot at the club during your visit.
Location: Kamala Beach (Intercontinental Hotel)
Timings: 8 AM – 12 AM
2. Splash Beach Club
This one-of-a-kind beach club is a hidden pocket situated as a cove between the Tri Trang and Paradise beach, not far from Patong Beach. Visitors need to pay a THB 100 entry fee. The place is more pristine, accounting for its excellent ambience. The food and beverages are offered at nominal prices, with the local beer starting at THB 80. Patrons can relax on the beach loungers for a rental fee of THB 100 or the circular beach beds for THB 300. For the photogenic, there is a cute wooden hanging heart suspended from a nearby tree.
Location: near Paradise Beach
Timings: 9 AM – 6 PM
3. Catch Beach Club
One of the prominent beach clubs of Phuket, Catch Beach Club, is located on Bangtao Beach, taking over the reins of the former Bliss Beach Club. Boasting two bars, an infinity pool, cabanas, in-house spas and fine dining, it is arguably the most popular and crowded among the beach clubs, especially on weekends. A Singha, San Miguel Light, or Heineken beer start from THB 130 amongst other wide range of wine and drinks offered. Asian cuisines are the highlight among the delectable cuisines offered.
Location: Bangtao Beach
Timings: 9 AM – 2 AM
Budget: High – THB 2,000 for a couple with beach chairs and THB 4,000 to access the pool.
4. Cafe Del Mar
Internationally acclaimed, this beach club is set on the Kamal Beach of Phuket. Among the pricier spots in Phuket, the beach loungers, food, and even drinks start at premium rates. The pool parties are always a big hit among visitors. Guests should note that they use the daybed only if they spend a minimum of THB 1000 on food and beverages. After sundown, the music played turns the vibe quite lively.
Location: Kamala Beach
Timings: 11 AM – 2 AM
Budget: THB 1,000 minimum per single lounger, THB 3,000 baht per double beach bed
5. Carpe Diem Beach Club
Located south of Bang Tao Beach, Carpe Diem epitomises elegance and delight. The beach is tailored with boats, giving the restaurant a picturesque setting. Mediterranean and Italian cuisines, go with the fine music and wine, enlivening the atmosphere for the guests. Lighting in the rectangular central bar polishes the entire vibe. The sea and the tall coconut trees provide a fantastic view.
Location: Bangtao Beach
Timings: 12 PM – 11 PM
6. KUDO Beach Club
Located at the heart of Patong Beach, KUDO Beach Club is the go-to party place for most regulars in Phuket. It is just a few meters from the equally renowned Bangla road known as Phuket's Party Street. Housed on the now-former location of the Patong Bay Garden resort, it is home to a couple of restaurants, a swimming pool, and bars.
Location: Patong Beach
Timings: 10 AM – 12 AM
7. Coast Beach Club
Located within the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Karon Beach, Coast Beach Club is a bit distant from the hubbub of the beach. This fine dining and drinks institution exudes refinement, which families and honeymooners will appreciate. The large sofas and beach-facing beds are the most popular spots within the club and are almost always occupied. The Italian dishes and cocktails are highly recommended.
Location: Karon Beach
Timings: 11 AM – 11 PM
8. Xana Beach Club
The Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort on Bang Tao Beach shelters one of the most popular beach clubs in Phuket - Xana Beach. Renowned for its powdery white sand and sea-facing swimming pool setting, it has a state-of-the-art music system. Sandwiches, hamburgers, wraps, oysters, tacos, etc., feature on the expansive menu with the cocktails to go with the fine dining. The club plays host to international DJs occasionally.
Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket, Bangtao Beach
Timings: Daily 11 AM – 10 PM
9. Relax Beach Bar
Located within Le Meridien Phuket, Relax Beach Bar overlooks one of Phuket's most iconic beaches - Karon Noi. It is open every day from 5 PM to 10.30 PM for visitors and guests, hosting dazzling fire performances and DJs on the weekends. The seafood offered here is sumptuous, and guests can even choose from some of the finest drinks and watch a beautiful sunset as well.
Location: Le Meridien Phuket – Karon Noi Beach
Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang, Karon, Phuket 83100
Hours: 5 PM – 10:30 PM
10. M Beach Club
The guests of JW Mariott Phuket Resort & Spa on Mai Khao Beach can spend their afternoons at the M Beach Club. Unlike other beaches, his beach is comparatively quieter. Guests should note that prices for drinks and food are subject to change with respect to extra charges (government and service charges). Local beers are priced at THB 90, while the cocktails are around THB 300-320. The menu is sizably vast, with Tapas, burgers, and salads among the most popular items ordered. An ice cream scoop is priced at THB 100, while Thai food stands at THB 350 and above.
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM