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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 the rainy season offers more dramatic sunsets than high because of the monsoon clouds. During the high season, skies are often dull and unattractive, and without clouds, photos are rather bland without clouds. 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 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.

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1. Baba Nest

Baba Nest Rooftop Bar at Sri Panwa

Baba Nest rooftop is the most difficult to get in, but it’s undoubtedly 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: Cape Panwa
Address: Sri Panwa Phuket, 88/5 Sakdidej Rd, Phuket 83000
Open: 5 pm – 9 pm
Phone: 076 371 000


2. After Beach Sunset Bar

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


3. The Sundeck Phuket

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

Location: above Kata Noi Beach
Address: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Open: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: 064 142 5496


4. Tann Terrace

Tann Terrace Phuket in Karon Beach

Tann Terrace Phuket is a new lovely beach bar, restaurant and even boutique hotel with a unique location at the very south end of Karon Beach. What used to be a run-down Thai restaurant with a handful of rooms is now one of the trendiest spots in Phuket. Guests can sit in loungers, day beds, garden tables and chairs or even hammocks spread across an immense wooden terrace right by the beach, in the shade of pandanus and newly planted coconut trees.

Location: Karon Beach
Address: Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket 83100
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm
Phone: 094 156 4546

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5. Patong Sunset View Restaurant

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’s famous sunsets. The restaurant is relatively small, but the terrace can welcome quite a few guests, and everything is very affordable. Read more

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


6. The Beach Bar

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: Panwa Beach
Address: 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 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 even propose! Read more

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


8. The Boathouse

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


9. Little Tiger

Best places to watch sunset in Phuket

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

Location: Merlin Beach
Address: 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

Freedom Bar Phuket

Location: Bangtao Beach

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)

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.

Location: Kamala Beach


12. Vanilla Sky (Cape Sienna)

Cape Sienna Sunset Dinner

Vanilla Sky is an excellent place for a drink or 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: Kamala Beach
Address: 16/12 Moo 6 Tambon Kamala, Kamala Beach, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 231 234


13. Wassa Bar

Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa is an unassuming 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: Patong Beach
: 50 Pee Road, Patong Beach
Open: 4 pm – 12 am
Phone: 091 882 9322


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Willy Thuan
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.