Pick a comfy daybed and dig in your toes at Sand Box. You can lounge with us from midday lunch to afternoon barbeque through to late night cocktails.
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.
- Plush Bedding
- Personal Navigator
- JOYA NYC Fragrance
- Fitness Center
- Flat-Screen HDTVs
- Quan Spa Services
- Indoor & Outdoor Pool
- Multi-Cultural Cuisine
Ban Boran Textiles
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, Phuket
phone:+66 76 211 563
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Modern cocktail bar that spoil you with creative drinks and friendly bartenders.
Every drink here is crafted and is so wonderfully unique you probably find one like it nowhere else. Visiting this place once is never enough. Club No.43 invites famous bartenders to present their masterpiece cocktails, so check with the bar for next event.
Address:43 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Old Town, Phuket, 83000
phone:(+66) 81 476 7440
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
phone:+66 (0)76 211 167
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
phone:(+66) 76 682 999
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
phone:+66 76 211 036
Mee Ton Pho
Taste the Thai tradition at Mee Ton Pho, one of Phuket's oldest restaurants known for its local ingredients and community consciousness.
Mee Ton Pho has been a staple of Phuket dining for decades. This restaurant utilizes ingredients from local farms and cultivates a supportive community atmosphere by serving traditional Phuket cuisine made by local chefs. Diners often indulge in the hokkien mee, frequently touted as the best dish that the restaurant offers, comprised of egg noodles cooked in a fish sauce and covered with pork cracklings and shallots. The seafood offerings are also popular at this long-standing establishment.
Address:214/7-8 Phuket Road, Mueang District, Phuket
phone:+66 76 216 293
Phuket Indy Market
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
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
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
phone:+66 76 258 254
As host and professional sommelier Gianni serves amazing homemade Italian food. Start off with carpaccio.
Gianni and Chonchita are the friendly and hospitable owners of this delightful small restaurant. The creative and artistic flair is reflected in the décor, including crockery and food presentation. The main dining area has a red floor, dark wooden ceiling and bright yellow-wash walls. The cooking area is Chinese in-style and guests may choose to eat in the cooking area or at the counter. There is also a small indoor Japanese garden. A small menu includes omelets, salads, pasta, meat and fish dishes.
Address:352 Phuket Road, T. Talad Yai, A. Muang, Phuket, 83000
phone:+66 76 250 523
Kin Dee Restaurant
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
Ka Jok See
More than its inventive food, it is the friendly ambiance that attracts the crowd at this great restaurant.
Every now and again one finds a “hidden gem,” where all the ingredients for a memorable evening are in place. That is why Ka Jok See, arguably Phuket Town's most popular restaurant, has been drawing the locals, and a few lucky tourists, over the years. The building is an 18th Century Sino-Portuguese gem with simple décor, but a charming sense of style. Elegant, but warm and welcoming, the fare served here is exceptionally good. Dishes such as the succulent prawns in vermicelli and jurassic salad are prepared in a traditional Bangkok style and cooked with a flair that raises even the simplest of dishes to new heights.
Address:26 Takuapa Road, A. Muang, Phuket, 83000
phone:+66 76 217 903
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Cheap Charlie's Rooftop Beach Bar
Overlooking the beach, mingle with tourists and locals against the backdrop of exciting live events at this backpackers bar.
For those looking for quirky hangout places in Patong, head to the Cheap Charlie's Rooftop Beach Bar. As the name suggest, the bar offers a cheap hangout place with an happening rooftop ambiance that overlooks the beach. Weekly events such as karaoke, BBQ nights, live music and beach parties attracts a large number of tourists and locals alike. Located close to the happening Patong beach, you can also book a room at the downstairs lodging facility of this bar.
Address:54 Nanai Road, Patong Beach, Patong, 83150
phone:+66 82 221 2922
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Hike to this beachside treehouse, drink an ice-cold beer and spend sunset paddling on the water.
Address:North End, Kamala Beach, Kamala, 83100
phone:+66 82 519 3282
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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
phone:+66 76 261 416
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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