Where to watch the sunset in Phuket?

Sunset bars in Phuket are a great way to end the day with a panoramic view, no matter the season. And people here know that rainy season offers more dramatic sunsets than high because of the monsoon clouds. During high season, skies are often dull and unattractive, and without clouds, photos are rather bland. But when the last rays of sunlight hit the heavy monsoon clouds, you are in for a spectacular show.

In the list of sunset bars below are some of the places we enjoy most to end the day with a drink or a meal. Life in Phuket is fun and each moment of your stay here should be unforgettable, so pick a place and make your holiday count!

Note that there are many other viewpoints from where you can enjoy a sunset, such as the famous Promthep Cape, but the ones we list below are bars or restaurants where you can sit and have a perfect sunset cocktail.


1. Baba Nest

Cape Panwa

Baba Nest Rooftop Bar at Sri Panwa

Baba Nest rooftop is the most difficult to get in, but it’s without a doubt the most rewarding. The 360 rooftop bar of the luxurious Sri Panwa Resort on the southeastern coast of Phuket offered us the most spectacular sunset ever. It’s just really hard to get a table on this minimalist blue ceramic terrace, but once you see it with your own eyes, you will know why it’s worth the effort and the high price tag too! Everywhere around you are hills and mountains of Phuket island, and to the north are the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay. Read here how to get there.

Location: Sri Panwa Phuket, 88/5 Sakdidej Rd, Phuket 83000
Open: 5 pm – 9 pm
Phone: 076 371 000


2. After Beach Sunset Bar

Kata Noi

After Beach Bar Kata

After Beach Bar is easy to find and relatively cheap. This large restaurant is very casual, with a discreet and ageing Reggae theme. The Thai food served is good without being exceptional, but the price is affordable. As the restaurant terrace sits high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach, you will be able to enjoy superb sunset views. Have a look at After Beach Bar, and if you don’t like the style, there are three more restaurants just next to it with different styles. After Beach Bar is just the oldest and best known. There is no dress code so you can come as you are anytime. Read more

Location: 44, Thanon Kata, Kata Beach (Above Kata Noi Beach), Phuket
Open: 9 am – 11 pm
Phone: 089 594 7475


3. The Sundeck Phuket

Kata Noi Beach

The Sundeck Phuket

The Sundeck Bar is a new superb contemporary sunset spot above Kata Beach, located just a few meters from the well-known After Beach bar. This restaurant and bar serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine and great cocktails, sangria and wines. Read more

Location: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Open: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: 064 142 5496


4. Patong Sunset View Restaurant

Patong Beach

Patong Sunset View restaurant

Patong Sunset View Restaurant is a great spot to end the day with a nice dinner or even just a drink while enjoying one of Phuket famous sunsets. The restaurant is relatively small but the terrace can welcome quite a few guests and everything is very affordable. Read more

Address: 60/1 Hasip Pee Road, Kathu Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Open: 2 pm – 12 am
Phone: 087 887 8039


5. Joe’s Downstairs

Patong Beach

Joe's Downstairs

Joe’s Downstairs is a hidden little white wooden restaurant where you can enjoy a drink with tapas at the end of the day. The location just at the north end of Patong Beach makes it a convenient location if your hotel is in this part of Phuket. Food and drinks are expensive, and the tables are in high demand, especially those really on the front of the terrace just above the ocean. Make sure you call early to book yours. Read more

Location: 223/3 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach (near Novotel Phuket, on the way to Kalim Beach)
Hours: Daily 12 am – 11 pm
Phone: 063 078 5887


6. The Beach Bar

Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar is a small ‘semi-local’ restaurant built on the remote beach of Panwa, on the southeastern coast of Phuket and away from the tourist towns. With plastic tables and chairs right on the sand, the Beach Bar serves decent Thai food in a simple and unpretentious setting. This fun and unique holiday vibe are precisely what most travellers are looking for. You can even sit in the water for some amazing sunset photos, perfect for your Instagram! Read more

Location: 19, 5/16-19 Soi Ao-Yon Khaokhad, Panwa Beach
Open: 10 am – 10 pm (Only open during high season, from October to May)
Phone: 088 260 2588


7. Kata Rocks

Kata Beach

Kata Rocks Resort

Kata Rocks is an impressive and very exclusive hotel near Kata Beach with an iconic infinity swimming pool over the ocean. Tables and seats at the restaurant are limited, but if you manage to get a table, the sunsets from up there are legendary. It doesn’t come cheap, but it’s an excellent place for a special dinner or who knows, even to propose! Read more

Location: 186/22 Kok Tanode Road Kata, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100
Phone: 076 370 777


8. The Boathouse

Kata Beach

The Boathouse Kata Beach

The boathouse is both a hotel and a restaurant right above the beach of Kata, which is a desirable and exclusive location. The restaurant is good but may have lost a bit of its touch in recent years. However, it is a fantastic spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail. Read more

Location: 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket, 83100
Phone
: 076 330 015
Open: 6.30 am – 12 am


9. Little Tiger

Merlin Beach

Sunset on Merlin Beach

Little Tiger is a restaurant hard to find but close to Patong beach. Perched on a hill about the Marriott Phuket Merli and surrounded by very tall coconut trees, Little Tiger offers superb sunset views on Merlin Beach and tasty local food at a decent price. Read more

Location: On the hill of Merlin Beach, next to Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 081 691 9218


10. Freedom Bar

Bangtao Beach

Freedom Bar Phuket

Freedom bar is one of the many little restaurants on the beach of Bangtao. We picked one, but you could choose any of them according to your taste and mood. Drinks are cheap and Thai food is usually decent. It’s a comfortable area with music and a fun, exotic atmosphere. Read more about Bangtao Beach


11. Sunset Grill (Hyatt Regency)

Kamala Beach

Sunset Grill at Hyatt Regency Rooftop

Looking for something relaxing but a little bit sophisticated? Sit high above Kamala Beach at the luxurious Hyatt Regency and pick some of their excellent cocktails and wines to watch the sun slowly descending on the Andaman Sea. Read more


12. Vanilla Sky (Cape Sienna)

Kamala Beach

Cape Sienna Sunset Dinner

Vanilla Sky is an excellent place for a drink or a dinner above Kamala Beach. The hotel rooftop has two levels with different styles, one is a steak house, and the other serves Thai food. Call early during high season to get a table. Read more

Location: 16/12 Moo 6 Tambon Kamala, Kamala Beach, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 231 234


13. Wassa Bar

Patong Beach

Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa is a modest bar on the back hill of Patong Beach with a couple of wooden terraces overlooking the town and the bay. The access road is rather steep, and the restaurant is sometimes closed, so call in advance to avoid disappointment. Read more

Location: 50 Pee Road, Patong Beach
Open: 4 pm – 12 am
Phone: 091 882 9322


Map of Sunset Bars in Phuket


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