What to Do at Boat Avenue Mall?
Boat Avenue Street Mall is a relatively new shopping and dining neighbourhood with a growing popularity at the entrance of the Laguna complex in Bangtao, Cherngtalay. It started modestly a few years back, progressively attracting more and more trendy restaurants, bars and shops until it became the fashionable shopping and diving destination it is today.
It evolved and remained smart enough to keep the area spacious with a fun, stylish touch that changed the face of Laguna Complex. The area is spacious and inviting, with a great mix of local food and restaurants, including a few by the lake, creating a relaxing atmosphere at the end of the day.
Where and what to eat
You’ll be spoiled with choice at Boat Avenue. There are dozens of restaurants serving a surprisingly vast choice of cuisines. Of course, you’ll be able to enjoy Thai food and seafood, but some sophisticated European food and Bampot Kitchen which received a Michelin plate.
There are a few cool bars serving tapas too: The Mexican is a great place to take a break and a few selfies. They also serve all-day breakfast. Other places to try include Four Seasons Chicken Hot Pot, Golden Elephant Thai Restaurant, Craftbeer bar, Basil Thai Kitchen, Tawai restaurant, and even cooking school.
Shopping at Boat Avenue
The leading shop is Villa Market, a high-end supermarket selling fresh produce, local food and a surprisingly vast range of imported goods. Next,o it, you can admire expensive design furniture, but the shop is clearly addressing to expats.
Other shops include colourful summer clothing by Paul Ropp, Quiksilver, Dalaya Fashion Boutique, Zen Sisters Jewellery, Chandra Fashion.
Fun Friday Avenue is a famous night market held every Friday between 4 pm and 9 pm. It’s colourful, creative and also a chance for visitors to try a lot of real Thai food you can’t find in restaurants (unless you know exactly where to search).