Phuket offers a one-of-a-kind experience when it comes to beach clubs, one that combines the island’s popularity, diverse visitors and residents, and the breathtaking beauty of its beaches. Whether you’re in the mood for a lively party or a tranquil spot to unwind, there’s a beach club in Phuket for everyone.
Picture yourself lounging on a comfortable daybed or cabana, enjoying refreshing cocktails by the pool, and dancing to groovy beats as the sun sets over the picturesque landscape of turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches. From the newly opened venues to the established favourites, you’ll find a range of options along the west coast of Phuket.
So grab a cocktail, find a comfortable spot, and enjoy the beauty of the Andaman Sea – we’ve rounded up our favourite beach clubs, both new and old, in the stunning Pearl of the Andaman.
Cafe del Mar Phuket (Kamala Beach)
Known as one of Ibiza’s most iconic chill-out spots (and that’s saying something), Cafe del Mar also boasts a Phuket club on the shores of Insta-ready Kamala beach. The perfect place for kicking off your romantic escape or for unwinding by the water, the beach club is a winner for sunsets, DJs, sensational cuisine and stylish cafe atmosphere. Find yourselves a sun-lounger or pull up a chair at the open-air bar and order something off the menu (expect local flavours, plus Japanese and Italian influences). And top it all off by sipping on expert-made cocktails, taking a refreshing dip in the pool or dancing under the stars. Sigh.
Catch Beach Club (Bangtao)
Quite possibly Phuket’s most iconic beach club and favoured by the likes of Rihanna, Kate Moss, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Beyonce, the original Catch Beach Club made international news when the Thai government ordered Surin Beach be returned to locals and tore down all bars in restaurants along the stretch. It didn’t take long for management of swanky Twin Palms, the owners of Catch Beach Club, to develop a new outlet down the road at beautiful Bang Tao Beach.
Today, the ‘new’ Catch is impressing visitors all over again with its beautiful location, luxe infinity pool, breezy restaurant, two bars and iconic pub. You’ll find all the essentials here – think top-shelf spirits and tantalising cocktails, delicious fare and glamorous cabanas – but it’s the setting that really wins over couples. Situated on the southern stretch of the beach, Catch overlooks uninterrupted turquoise coastline and powder-white sands dotted with coconut palms. One last enticing reason to visit? You can actually get a massage here, right on the sand. That’s our kind of beach club.
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Baba Beach Club (Natai Beach)
Located on the pristine Natai Beach in Phuket, Baba Beach Club offers a luxurious and vibrant beach club experience. With its exclusive two-kilometre beachfront, the hotel provides a stunning backdrop for guests to indulge in the ultimate beach lifestyle. It is also famous for its beach bar and unique events. The hotel is known for its exceptional music scene, with live performances by local talents and world-class DJs, all powered by the renowned Funktion One Sound System. Whether you’re lounging by the beachfront pool or enjoying the curated playlists in the suites and villas, Baba Beach Club promises a decadent and unforgettable stay. For those looking for a day of relaxation, day-use villas are also available for visitors to enjoy the resort’s amenities.
Xana Beach Club (Bangtao)
Set on a beautiful stretch of Bang Tao Bay, XANA Beach Club has it all: a 35-metre pool that sparkles when illuminated at night, private cabanas set on the sand and romantic poolside day-beds for reclining. With a talented lineup of DJs on the decks, this nightlife hotspot is also known for its themed party nights, exciting atmosphere and wonderful cuisine. Make your way over for brunch or one of their barefoot barbecue events on the beach before hitting the dancefloor.
Carp Diem (Bangtao)
Carpe Diem, the newest beach club in Phuket, attracts sophisticated travellers and locals with its modernist-style building and stunning views of Bangtao Beach. The founders, Benny de Bellis and Bruce Hanrahan bring their expertise in hospitality from their previous experiences at the Ritz in London and Nikki Beach in Miami. Carpe Diem focuses on high-quality seafood, pizza, pasta, and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by expertly crafted cocktails, including their famous martinis. With a talented team of DJs providing an uplifting soundtrack, Carpe Diem offers a memorable and enjoyable dining and entertainment experience in Phuket.
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