Catch Beach Club is reborn and is as popular as ever. Catch Beach Club is more than just another beach club in Phuket: created by the popular Twinpalms Resort in Surin Beach, it was the first of the beach club craze that took the island like a fashion wave. In just a couple of years, there were beach clubs everywhere. Most of them were quite busy but none ever come close to what the original Catch Beach Club was on Surin Beach.
And then came the military and their obsessive cleaning for all popular beach things. Of course some beach clubs were ‘a little illegal’ but it was really the perfect spot to spend the day or party in the evening. So one day, clubs were scrapped to the ground and many people lamented… but this is Thailand and you don’t stop smart people being smart, especially if so many people wants it so bad.
So eventually Catch did the right move, they took over the exiting Bliss Beach Club. Bliss was doing OK but not really great. The location on Bangtao Beach is a little difficult to find but with google map you can get there easily.
Catch Beach Club is super busy, they know how to run a beach club better than any other. Cafe Del Mar is better known internationally but it’s not as popular.
Music is great, and on weekends the place is buzzing with activity… it’s as packed as the original club used to be. The drink list is very extensive with plenty of refreshing cocktails to enjoy with your feet in the sand, but also a nice wine list. A Singha, San Miguel Light or Heineken beer cost 130 Baht.
A full-page of the menu is dedicated to tapas and other finger food: Asian Tapas: 390 Baht, Vietnamese Spring Roll: 310 Baht, Catch beach Club Burger: 450 Baht, Pizza Catch Club 450 Baht. Prices are of course on the high side but Catch Beach Club is more than just a bar.
Location: 202/88 Moo 2, Cherngtalay, Bangtao Beach
Open: Daily 9 am – 2 am
Phone: 065 348 201
Price: High! 2,000 baht for a couple of beach chairs and 4,000 to play in the tiny pool