Your Phuket Rooftop Bars Must-Do List!

Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful, but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of the many Phuket Beach Clubs, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top.

There is a law in Phuket that says that construction within 200 m from the beach cannot be higher than a coconut tree (12m). This law was passed about 15 years ago, which explains the few exceptions such as the Royal Paradise Hotel, Patong Tower and Centara tower in Karon.

The Sundeck Rooftop Bar in Phuket

So don’t expect some super high place such as Vertigo or the famous Sky Bar, the most famous rooftop bars in Bangkok. On the other hand, Phuket does have lovely hills, and a lot of small bars are taking advantage of the panoramic views from up there. Most of them won’t cost you too much. The most famous hillside bars are Baba Nest in Cape Panwa, After Beach bar on Kata Noi and Heaven Rooftop bar also near Kata Noi beach.

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1. Baba Nest at Sri Panwa

Cape Panwa

Baba Nest Rooftop Bar

Baba Nest at Sri Panwa is the ultimate rooftop bar in Phuket. It’s far, hard to find, hard to get, and there is usually a two weeks waiting list to get a table, but it’s worth it. Once you managed to get a table, hold a cocktail or even better, a glass of Champagne, and witness a glorious sunset over the Panwa Bay, you will know why you went through this. Baba Nest is in Sri Panwa Hotel, on the remote Cape Panwa on the south-east of Phuket Island, high above Phuket Aquarium. Read more

Location: Cape Panwa
Address: Sri Panwa Phuket, 88/5 Sakdidej Rd, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 5 pm – 9 pm
Phone: 076 371 000
Price: Very high


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2. The Sundeck

Kata Noi

The Sundeck Bar and Restaurant in Phuket

The Sundeck, one of the latest rooftop bars in Phuket, is a lounge bar and restaurant with a fantastic view, high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach, not far from the famous Karon viewpoint, the famous hill from which you can see the famous three bays. You can stop any time of the day at The Sundeck, even for just a drink with a view, as it is a perfect spot to take a short break with a view and good music during your Phuket exploration. Read more

Location: Kata Noi
Address: 228 Pasak Road, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 064 142 5496
Price: High


3. Heaven

Between Kata and Nai Harn

Heaven Restaurant Viewpoint

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant is a little know viewpoint terrace located just below the very famous Karon Viewpoint. Heaven bar is in the trendy style usually found on beach club and is a great place to end the day with a sunset. Most importantly, it offers some pretty amazing views over the three bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach further in the back. The food is a mix of Thai, Italian and Russian as most guests were Russian. The place plays some lounge or house background music, not too loud that fits the atmosphere well. Read more

Location: Near Karon Viewpoint
Address: 6 Soi Leammumnai, Tambon Karon, Phuket 83100
Open:5 pm – 10 pm
Phone: 093 140 0113
Price: affordable


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4. Vanilla Sky at Cape Sienna

Kamala Beach

Cape Sienna Sunset Dinner

Vanilla Sky offers a stunning and unobstructed 180-degree panorama above the bay, with Rayee Beach on the left and the main beach of Kamala on the right. The bar is large enough to accommodate everyone but of course, better come a little early to get the best seats. Sunsets are usually around 6.30 pm, but you can quickly check google for the exact time. Read more

Location: Kamala Beach
Address: 18/40 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala, Phuket 83150
Open: 5 pm – 12 am
Phone: 076 337 300


5. Patong Sunset View

Patong Beach

Patong Sunset View restaurant

Patong Sunset View is an excellent restaurant with a fantastic panoramic view of the entire bay of Patong beach. Food is good and well priced, making it a great and easy to reach spot for a relaxing sunset. The best places on the edge of the balconies are the most demanded so you should call in the morning to book a good table. Read more

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


6. The Kee Sky Lounge

Patong Beach

KEE Sky Lounge

The amazing Kee Sky Lounge rooftop located on the 7th floor is a vast terrace built on two levels. The first one with a circular bar and great sofas to enjoy the music played by the DJ. Key Sky Lounge is an absolute must at the end of the day when the sun sets go up there, order a drink with some food from the menu and get a unique viewpoint of the bay of Patong on one side, and the city on the other. It might just be seven floors but the sunsets photos you get from the top are amazing! Read more

Location: Patong Beach
Address: The Kee Resort, 152/1 Thaveewong Rd., Patong Beach
Open: 5 pm – 12 am
Phone: 076 335 888
Floor: 6th and 7th
Price: A little high – Happy Hour available


7. Andaman Sky Lounge

Patong Beach

Andaman Sky Lounge in Phuket

Andaman Sky Lounge is one of the least known rooftop bars and restaurants in Phuket. It’s quite easy to find this place in Patong, but it took us a while to review it. The bar is on the 19th floor of the Andaman Beach Suite and can accommodate between 30 to 50 people. The tower itself is 21 floors high and is just a couple of blocks from the beach, making it a great place to enjoy the sunset. Read more

Location: Patong Beach
Address: 60/12 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 341 879
Altitude: 19th floor


8. Sunset Grill at Hyatt Regency

Kamala Beach

Hyatt Regency Rooftop Bar

The Hyatt Regency Resort highlight is the Sunset Grill and the rooftop bar next to it. Phuket now starts to have rooftop bars too, and Phuket views can beat Bangkok rooftop bars anytime! I spent a good hour on large comfy bean bags with an excellent Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc, treating myself to a spectacular sunset above Kamala Cove, the greatest reward after a long travelling day. Read more

Location: Kamala Beach
Address: 16/12 Moo 6 Tambon Kamala, Amphur Kathu Phuket Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Open: 6 pm – 10 pm
Phone: 076 231 234


9. The Surface at La Flora Resort

Patong Beach

The Surface Rooftop Bar

The Surface Rooftop Bar at La Flora hotel in Patong is one of the few rooftops of Phuket, but as beach-clubs did, the number seems to be growing. Just like in Bangkok, people seem to be irresistibly attracted to rooftops as everything looks so much better from up there, and photos are so beautiful. Read more

Location: Patong Beach
Address: 39 Taweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Open: 5.30 pm – 12 am
Phone: 076 344 241
Price: Moderate


10. After Beach Bar

Kata Noi Beach

After Beach Bar Kata Noi Beach

After Beach Bar is a modest-looking place with a strong reggae identity found just passed Kata Noi Beach on the way to Nai Harn Beach. It’s a simple-looking bar with thatched roofs, but After Beach Bar is known to have one of the most amazing panoramas on the island, a superb bird’s eye view on the pristine blue bay of Kata Noi Beach. Read more

Location: Kata Noi Beach
Address: 44 Thanon Kata, Tambon Karon, Phuket 83100
Open: 9 am – 10 pm
Phone: 084 745 9365
Price: Affordable


11. 360 at Phuket Pavilions

Layan Beach

360 rooftop bar at Phuket Pavilions

With so many restaurants in Phuket, picking a new romantic dining venue, we haven’t yet tried was going to be challenging. But once again, Phuket hides little gems you need to take the time to discover, and Phuket Pavilions is one of them. Of course, we heard of it before, but it is so ‘out of the way’, you almost have to deserve it. Read more

Location: Layan
: 31/, 232/1 Moo 6 Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
: 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tel: 076 317 600
Price: High


12. Estrella Sky Lounge at Novotel Phokeethra

Phuket Town

Estrela Sky Lounge at Novotel Phokeethra Phuket Town

Estrela is one of the least known rooftop bars in Phuket but an excellent place to enjoy panoramic views of Phuket Town. Estrela rooftop lounge is on the 18th floor of the Novotel Phokeethra. Estrela interior is a surprisingly cosy wine and whisky bar in this modest part of town, with a small terrace on each side. The place creates an intimate atmosphere with dark woods and artificial candle lights. Read more

Location: Phuket Town
Address: 40/5 Chanacharoen Rd, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Open: 10 am – 00:30 am, Happy Hour: 5 pm to 8 pm
Phone: 076 397 777


13. Quip Rooftop Bar

Phuket Town

Quip Sky Bar Rooftop

Quip Sky Bar is a lovely rooftop bar and restaurant at the top of the Quip hotel in Phuket town. The hotel itself is original and fun to visit, with an old Austin car used as a reception counter. Since it is close to the historical streets of Phuket Town (Thalang Road, Dibuk Road and Phang Nga road), it makes it an excellent way to cool down with a drink in an unexpected location. Don’t picture a sophisticated Bangkok rooftop bar here; it is a large wooden platform with incandescent lights hanging from wooden poles and comfy bean bags to crash in and look at the sky above. While the view from up there (and it’s not high either) is not particularly impressive, the result works well. Read more

Location: Phuket Town
Address: 54 Phuket Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Phuket Town 83000
Open: 4 pm – 12 am
Phone: 076 355 052
Price: Affordable


14. Wassa Homemade Bar

Patong Beach

Wassa Homemade Bar, located high on the hills in the back of Patong, is a modest little bar worth mentioning. You can go there at the end of the day to watch a sunset over Patong. This small hut all made of wood and surrounded by dense greenery has one of the most stunning views on Patong Bay, but it’s not always a friendly place. Read more

Location: Patong Beach
Address: 50 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Open: 4 pm – 12 am
Phone: 091 882 9322
Price: Affordable


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