Akoya Rooftop Bar in Ao Yon Beach, Phuket
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Akoya Star Lounge at V Villas Phuket

Akoya Star Lounge at V Villas in Ao Yon Beach

Akoya Star Lounge is an upmarket rooftop bar and tapas at V Villas Phuket by MGallery in Ao Yon Beach, a secluded cove on the southeast of Phuket. The place is new and packed every evening with Instagram and selfie lovers, so you definitely need to book before going. Before we go any further, you also need to know that there is a minimum spending of 2,354 baht per person, which makes it rather expensive, to say the least.


The location

The rooftop is 55 metres above the little known Ao Yon Beach, and the view over the bay and the islands beyond is worth the long trip, which is roughly (25 km from Patong Beach or 45 minutes drive. Ao Yon Beach has always been a bit of a secret beach in Phuket, mostly because it is on the east coast, where travellers rarely come, and the beach is not visible from the roadside.

Ao Yon Beach in Phuket


The setting

Akoya Star Lounge location and setting are exceptional, and despite the high price, the place is full every evening. The rooftop is a vast wooden platform located high above the bay, with a small infinity pool in the front where large day beds are surrounded by water. These daybeds are the most demanded, so you better call early and specify you want one of those. Small but comfortable sofas with small tables occupy the second row. They appear less fancy at first but are actually more convenient to enjoy dinner. There is a third row of sofas in the back, behind a vast bar counter where the team will prepare your cocktails, but the view from there is a lot more limited. In a nutshell, the earlier you book, the more you will be seated at the front.

The place is very attractive and well designed, so beyond being a great photo playground, Akoya is probably a great spot to propose to your loved one when in Phuket.



The food

We ordered a few tapas to go with our cocktails and sparkling wine: Premium Jamon Iberico Bellota (990 baht), Avocado Bruschetta (320 Baht) and Goong Yang Bai Cha Plu (Prawns with betel leaves, 280 baht). Note that as often in hotels, the price on the menu does not include the service charge (10%) and VAT (7%), so the total of 3,660 baht will actually be 4,307 baht.


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Akoya Star Lounge Info

Location: Ao Yon Beach
Address: Moo 8 Ao Yon Road, Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 630 939
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm
Price: high
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vvillasphuketmgallery/

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Akoya Star Lounge Map



Related pages

Ao Yon Beach – What to Do in Ao Yon?

15 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket

 


Willy Thuan
https://www.phuket101.net/
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.