14 Best Things to Do in Bangtao Beach

What is Bangtao Most Famous For?

The tree-lined shore of Bangtao Beach is an attraction in itself. Measuring 6 km, it's the second-longest beach on Phuket’s west coast after Mai Khao Beach. This multi-faceted strip has a luxurious central area, a popular southern side and a secluded and tranquil northern end.

Bangtao hosts some of the most magnificent hotels and resorts in the Laguna Phuket Complex, and apart from the beach itself, most of the attractions available in the area are actually activities intended to entertain the many vacationers coming to Bangtao.

What are the best things to do in Bangtao Beach?

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Layan Beach

Layan Beach

Layan Beach is the name of the northern end of Bangtao Beach. Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is Read More...

Dream Beach Club Phuket

A chic, stylish, laid-back beach club right by the sand of Layan Beach, Dream Beach is connected to the famous New York Read More...

Anthem Wakepark

Anthem Wakepark is the perfect place to try out or practice wakeboarding in a superb natural environment, supervised by a friendly, professional team. Set on a 50,000-sq-m freshwater lake, this wakeboarding park is environmentally friendly with electric cables pulling boarders around the lake.

There are 3 tracks to choose from according to your skill: a 60-metre-long Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9am to 6.30pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 194/6 Moo 7, Sri-Sunthorn Road, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 620 034
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Bluesiam Beach Club

Following the latest trends, Bluesiam Beach Club provides a breezy escape from the cares of life with seaside lounging, cocktails and all-day dining/snacking. With extremely attractive alfresco and inside air-conditioned dining/partying, Bluesiam also caters for private parties and weddings.

You'll find shaded cabanas, sun loungers and sofas to lay on, with the soft sand just a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
  • Location: 99/1 Bangtao Beach Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 386 595
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Catch Beach Club Phuket

Catch Beach Club is a high-quality bar, restaurant and lounge spot right on the beautiful Bangtao Beach. With a superb beachfront location, excellent food and drinks and great music, it's one of the top chill-out spots throughout the day and a popular party venue at night. Belonging to the same brand as Palm Seaside, HQ Beach Lounge and Twinpalms Phuket, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to late
  • Location: 202/88 Moo 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)65 348 2017
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Cherngtalay Shrine

It’s hard to believe that the rich Cherngtalay neighbourhood, known for its many 5-star resorts and hotels, was once nothing but a quiet little community. Back then, it was full of Chinese immigrants seeking a new life, many of them in the tin mining industry.

Around the year 1901, Mr Ju Pai Tuk, a hairdresser in Read More...

  • Location: 27/4 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Wat Cherngtalay

Wat Cherngtalay has been the spiritual centre of the village for over 100 years (though it was relocated to its current location in the '70s). The temple consists of 5 large buildings – 3 of them dedicated to religious services, while the other 2 are the monks’ dormitory and their refectory.

Featuring traditional Thai temple architecture and decoration, Wat Cherngtalay also blends Buddhism and Hinduism. Inside the ordination hall, you can see a fresco depicting the life of Siddharta Gautama (Buddha). Meanwhile, outside the temple, a large painting represents Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of success and one of the most important deities in the Indian pantheon known as Phra Phikanet in Thailand. Mantras are all written in Sanskrit. Tranquil and beautiful, Wat Cherngtalay is a fine temple to visit in the Bangtao area.

  • Location: 2 Soi Cherngtalay 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Dream Beach Club Phuket

Dream Beach Club is a stylish, laidback place to relax and party right on Layan Beach. Part of the world-renowned Dream brand from New York City, it's one of the largest clubs of its kind in the whole of Thailand, featuring 2 swimming pools, 4 bars and over 100 comfortable sun loungers.

Replacing the once-famous Nikki

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm (hours vary depending on event)
  • Location: Layan Beach Soi 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)98 048 3500
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Phuket International Horse Club

Horseback riding on a tropical beach is a great leisure activity. The Phuket International Riding Club is a long-established equestrian centre located near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao Beach that offers a good choice of riding lessons and rides for the whole family. The instructors are highly experienced and professional. They can pick the right horse or pony according to the skill and personality of each rider.

The choice of rides available includes private or group lessons, and rides from 1 to 2 hours in length. They all take place within the Laguna Phuket Complex and along Bangtao Beach, up towards Layan Beach. Consider a late afternoon ride if you want to make it a romantic trip.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6.30pm
  • Location: Lagoon Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 324 199
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Laguna Golf Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket is an 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Max Wexler inside the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao Beach. Set on what used to be a coconut grove and featuring small lakes on undulating fairways, this course is good for beginners and experienced golfers alike.

Before and after the game, players can enjoy

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm
  • Location: Banyan Tree Phuket, 34 Moo 4, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 324 350
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Layan Beach

Layan is one of the few beaches on Phuket’s west coast that has retained an authentic feeling of tropical paradise. Apart from Dream Beach Club and a few long-established local restaurants, there's nothing aimed at attracting more tourists here apart from a few sun loungers set in front of the restaurants. The beach is pristine and Read More...

  • Location: Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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LUX Beach Club Phuket

LUX Beach Club Phuket is located on Bangtao Beach and is actually part of the wider Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort. As the name suggests, this is an upscale club that serves cocktails and food as you relax next to the azure sea. The club is designed with elegance and luxury in mind, and you'll find a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 11pm
  • Location: Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort, 72/9 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)65 037 7385
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Phuket Adventure Mini Golf

Phuket Adventure Mini Golf is a classic 18-hole miniature golf course set in a beautifully landscaped garden near the southern end of Bangtao Beach. It's a great activity for the whole family after a long day at the beach, as the best time to play is after 5pm, when things cool down a bit.

Phuket Adventure

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 11pm
  • Location: 72/44 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 314 345
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Quest Laguna Phuket

Quest is a company organising excellent adventure-based team-building programmes for corporate groups or kids staying within the Laguna Phuket resorts complex. Offering half- and full-day programmes including a great range of activities and games on 30,000 sq m of tropical woodland and meadow, Quest is very professional and the fact that they've been organising such exercises since 1995 proves their experience and the quality of their work.

Apart from its team-building activities, Quest hosts a family fun zone at which children from 5 to 15 years old can enjoy various activities, from eco-friendly adventures to jungle exploration to wacky games to sports lessons and more.

  • Location: Canal Village Laguna Shopping, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 362 330
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XANA Beach Club Phuket

XANA’s expansive, open setting offers views across the sea from a luxurious beach club. The menu focuses on light meals, healthy food and tapas, with creative combinations of Mediterranean and Thai tastes in eye-catching presentations. XANA has lounge seating and private cabanas along the beachfront, one of Asia’s longest swim-up bars and extensive gardens – perfect Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm
  • Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket, 10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 358 500
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Spas in Bangtao Beach

The health benefits of rubbing and kneading muscles and joints of the body have been known for millennia and the techniques of diverse provenances – Thailand, Sweden, China, India, and Japan – are all performed in Phuket’s spas and massage parlours.

Of course, it's the most renowned spas hosted in high-end resorts where you can enjoy the most refined treatments: from Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary to Angsana Spa Laguna Phuket to Sunwing Resort and Spa, most hotels in Bangtao have a spa nowadays. Massages of various qualities are also performed in smaller stand-alone parlours on Tinlay Plaza and in the small village at the southern end of Bangtao. Beach massages are also a good alternative at affordable rates.

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