You’ve probably seen pictures of Bang Tao Beach even if you didn’t know its name until now. Located along Phuket’s western-edge, the picturesque Bang Tao Beach is a five-kilometre stretch of unspoilt white sands and turquoise waters. Also known as Laguna Beach, the area is popular for its low-key lifestyle and central location.
You could spend all day at the beach, but there is a lot more to do in around Bang Tao. Here are just a few worth checking out on your next visit to Phuket.
1) Dream Beach Club
The party never stops at Dream Beach Club where world-class performers, artists and international DJs turn up throughout the year. You will also find a selection of sunbeds, beach chairs and a number of swimming pools alongside bars and a restaurant. While Bang Tao Beach is home to a number of venues, Dream Beach Club remains the gold standard.
2) Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Just about every golfer who has visited Phuket has played Laguna Phuket Golf Club at least once. It’s regularly voted as one of Thailand’s best courses thanks to a challenging layout and pristine surroundings. The club has a full range of facilities including a driving range, putting green, clubhouse and more.
3) Boat Avenue
If you ever plan on meeting someone in the Bang Tao Beach area, chances are you’ll select Boat Avenue as the rendezvous point. The centrally located shopping complex is easy to reach and is home a number of trendy restaurants, cafes and retail outlets. Boat Avenue also has a Villa Supermarket which specialises in international food stuffs.
4) Palm Seaside
Palm Seaside has become the place to go for romantic dinners. The restaurant is part of the Twinpalms Phuket Resort along Bang Tao Beach and is best known for serving freshly caught seafood. You can choose to either sit in front of the sea and watch the sunset or relax at a table by the eatery’s central reflecting pond. Both options are great.
5) Canal Village
Canal Village has been a destination for as long as tourists have been coming to Bang Tao Beach. It’s part of the Laguna Phuket resort complex and was one of the first shopping centres to open in this part of the island. It hosts a wide range of shops and dining options for you to choose from.
6) Anthem Wake Park
If you’re looking for a little action and excitement, Anthem Wake Park is the place to go. Situated on a freshwater lake, it offers cable wakeboarding where you are pulled via a mechanism from the shore as opposed to a boat. This is done to reduce emissions and the impact on the environment. There are a few different courses so everyone from beginners to seasoned pros will be happy.
7) Siam Supper Club
If you want a restaurant that is totally different from everything else around, Siam Supper Club is that place. Thanks to its unique, jazz-inspired decor and throwback bar, there aren’t many places like it in all of Phuket. Perhaps this is why it is so busy. Siam Supper Club boasts a comprehensive selection of drinks to go alongside a menu inspired by Western favourites.
8) Bluesiam Beach Club
We open and close with a beach club, but these two are quite different. Bluesiam Beach Club is a relaxing spot where you can chill and listen to the waves all day. The decor and menu are a little more Thai-inspired than other places giving you an authentic feeling. Bluesiam Beach Club is arguably the spot for a chill day on Bang Tao Beach.