Sunsets and cocktails. The two go together so well, they create an unforgettable night. Even more so when you enjoy a cool drink overlooking a vibrant sunset on the paradise island of Phuket. The west coast of Phuket is overflowing with places you can test this stunning combination in all kinds of forms.
Don’t be late – make a date with the sun in Phuket. Relax and enjoy the evening in style at one of Phuket’s first-rate sunset bars. Here are a few of our favorites. Which one do you like the best?
1) Kata Noi After-Beach Bars
Located above Kata Noi beach on the route to the Kata Viewpoint there are three Kata Noi bars that standout for their charm and their views. They are more relaxing than the packed bars up closer to the viewpoint – pick a seat looking over the beach, order a cool drink, and relax.
Kata Noi Sunset/ Image via Roland Brunner/ Flickr
2) Joe’s Downstairs
One of the best-known restaurants in Patong, Joe’s Downstairs is a sparkling and stylish restaurant looking out over the ocean, nestled on granite boulders. This is the perfect place for a few sunset cocktails before hitting the town in Patong Beach. It is also a great romantic restaurant in Phuket.
3) Mom Tri’s Boathouse Wine & Grill
The Boathouse Resort in Kata Beach is home to the Mom Tri’s Boathouse Wine & Grill. A long-established dining and drinking spot, this bar has great views over the beach and the sea, across to Pu Island. One of the classics in Phuket.
4) 360 Degrees Restaurant
Situated near to Layan Beach, the 360 Degrees bar and restaurant provides exactly what the name suggests – panoramic views across the Phuket ocean. You also get good views of the lush hills, and the resort attached to this restaurant is also super-luxurious.
5) Promthep Cape Restaurant
The viewpoint of Promthep Cape is ever-popular with sunset seekers and there is no better sunset view than from one of the bars and restaurants at this prominent point. The Promthep Cape Restaurant is probably one of the most famous and offers some excellent food along with lovely sunset views over the ocean. You can’t miss a Promthep sunset when you are visiting Phuket.
Sunset at Promthep Cape/ Image via Kim Seng/ Flickr
6) Wassa Homemade Bar
Located in the busy and popular resort town of Patong Beach, this is one of the premier sunset spots on the island. The bar is just off the Hasip-Pee Road which runs parallel to the Nanai Road, and there is a wide platform for open-air drinking and dining. Views are amazing across the whole of the bay and beyond, down the west coast of the island. Definitely worth it.
7) Le Versace Restaurant Lounge Bar
Also situated in Patong, La Versace is the highest sunset bar in the town and has great views. The restaurant itself is classy and a bit special, and it worth going to this Patong place for the sunset. Afterward, the bar usually gets packed and it has a nice atmosphere.
8) The Surface Bar & Restaurant
Set in the La Flora Resort & Spa in Patong Beach, the Surface Bar has all the trappings of luxury and offers ideal sunset views for residents and visitors to while away a few hours in the evening.
9) Diavolo Restaurant
In the Paresa Resort in Kamala Beach, Diavolo is set on a wooden deck and you can enjoy excellent views with cocktails in hand. Definitely worth a visit and one of the best places on the west coast.
10) SALA Phuket Restaurant & Beach Bar
Inside the luxury SALA resort, the Sala restaurant and bar is located next to the pool and you can eat on the roof for stunning sunset vistas. SALA is a classy place and the cocktails and tapas are unbeatable.
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