Phuket’s pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear azure seas are the stuff of legend. And there’s no better way to enjoy them than with a stay at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. Indulgence is truly the name of the game here, with our beachfront villas featuring private whirlpools and stunning views across the water. Lounge in our unique Sand Box bar and enjoy a lunchtime barbecue and evening cocktails without having to move a muscle. If you’re not already feeling pampered enough, why not try a soothing treatment session at our Quan Spa? Beyond the resort, let our in-house Navigator guide you to the nearby beaches of Mai Khao, Patong, Kamala and others, each as picture perfect as the last.
Pick up a one-of-kind, hand-woven silk scarves in a chic tribal pattern of a local indigenous group.
Shop for finely woven clothing at Ban Boran Textiles, which is located on one of the many charming streets in Phuket Old Town.
Address: 51 Yaowarad Road, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 211 563Hotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 34.8 km
Named one of the best coffee places in Phuket. Serves unique drip coffee.
This bookstore and cafe is located on Thalang Road in truly old town Phuket. Bo(ok)hemian is known for selling rare books, DVDs and cool postcards. They also serve great coffee and drinks.
Address: 61, Thalang Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 258 254
Opening hours: 9am - 8.30pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 36.8 km
Surrounded by orchid blooms and mangroves, relish their signature Crab Cake, Pad Thai and Mango Salad in an equatorial setting.
This off-the-track, family-run eatery, has a tropical look that is very inviting. "Kin Dee" which means "eat well" in Thai, is a compact restaurant on a wooden terrace adorned with bamboo tables and chairs, and orchids blossoming on all sides. Specializing in the cuisine from north Phuket, the ingredients used are sourced from local farms and villages. Their menu includes dishes like Pepper Crab, Duck in Tamarind Sauce, Pineapple Fried Rice, Tom Yam Goong and Mango Sticky Rice. You can also hone your cooking skills at their classes held daily. Located near an estuary and mangroves, this place offers a memorable dining experience.
Address: 71/6 Mu 5 Mai Khao, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.kindeerestaurant.com/Hotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 4.3 km
Another side of Phuket, this small community on the east coast leads the simple life of a fishing village.
Here you start on a wooden walkway through the mangroves or rent a canoe to paddle around. The location is almost untouched by tourism. Have your lunch or dinner at the floating restaurant, and visit Bang Pae Waterfall and Gibbon Rehabilitation nearby.
Address: Bang Rong Pier, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: 9am-5pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 21.5 km
The old mansion of Phuket was built in 1903 and is open to the public.
Phra Pitak Chinpracha, the original owner inherited this elegant mansion to his eldest son. Discover antique items, vintage floor tiles and imported furniture from Europe and China a century ago.
Address: 98 Krabi Road, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0)76 211 167
Opening hours: 9am-4.30pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 37.2 km
Phuket Indy Market on Dibuk Road is a local hangout space.
This has quickly become a popular market among young local people for meeting up, shopping and entertainment, from street nail painting to live music performances.
Address: Limelight Avenue, Dibuk Road, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: Every Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-10pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 36.6 km
Rustic-drinking venue with live music that serves over 100 different types of beers and ciders.
Bar and restaurant that is located in Phuket's newest urban lifestyle mall. Home of beer lovers, great foods and upbeat live music.
Address: Dibuk Road, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 83 643 7974
Opening hours: 11am-11.45pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 36.7 km
Community kitchen where villagers cook freshly caught seafood.
Surrounded by a mangrove forest, this restaurant is known as a local favorite seafood place. Fresh seafood is cooked using authentic southern recipes.
Address: 2/2 Moo 3, Pa Klok, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Phone: (+66)89 8724394
Opening hours: 9am-7pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 21.2 km
Capture views of the Karon beaches and Chalong Bay from the hill. That is, if you can take your eyes off the mammoth marble Buddhist statue.
It's hard to miss this 45 meter tall marble statue peering down at you as you journey through the south of Phuket. Big Buddha sits serenely atop the hill at the end of Soi Yot Sane 1, which runs off the West Chao Fa Highway in Chalong. Though the statue itself is big enough to be taken in from afar, it's worth heading up to its base to both enjoy the view and learn more about it. Find out just how many tiles it's taken to construct the enormous statue, along with many other factoids about its upkeep. Donations to the project are welcomed and, as this is a holy site, conservative dress is strongly encouraged.
Address: Soi Yot Sane 1, Chalong, Phuket, 83100, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 211 036
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PMHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 49 km
Bring home the quirky teak wood Spirit House or beautifully designed bar cabinate as souvenir from this shop.
Located about 5 kilometers from Phuket Town, owner Chan Sim offers the largest collection of antiques and traditional object d'art on the island. He sources his antiques from across Asia and also has a great deal of teak wood carvings made by master craftsman in Chiang Mai City. The showroom is packed with everything from modern-crafted teak suites to Chinese medicine cabinets and intricate golden statues. Most of his customers come to the showroom and the items are then shipped abroad. Some buyers come to Thailand from Hong Kong to buy authentic antique Hong Kong furniture.
Address: 99/42, Moo 5, By Pass Road, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 261 416
Website: http://www.chans-antique.comHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 32.2 km
Wide selection of Thai cuisine in a modern and relaxing atmosphere.
This is one of the oldest Thai restaurants in Phuket and has been recently renovated. They offer the best home cooked dishes with the stories behind them such as Klui Pra Apai and Ho Mok Kanom Kok.
Address: Lime Light Avenue, Dibuk Road, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: (+66) 76 682 999
Opening hours: 11am-12amHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 36.7 km
Sunday walking street in old town Phuket away from tourist crowds.
Laad Yai is a evening market that showcases local food & drink, handmade products and live entertainment on Thalang Road. It is the heart of Phuket old town that also connected to other walking streets, where you can explore art galleries, herb shops, cafes and more.
Address: Thalang Road, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: Sunday 5pm-10pmHotel: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance: 36.7 km