Bangtao Beach Attractions
What to See in Bangtao Beach
Bangtao Beach is dominated by the six-hotel Laguna complex and has many satellite businesses, upmarket restaurants and bars.
What is notable about the area however, is that it has retained its own unique character and because of this you can still find colourful and interesting local markets, cheap food outlets and typical Thai temples, all mostly within strolling distance of each other.
The six-kilometre beach remains the main attraction here and if you want avoid the busy central part of the beach, head north and you'll find more tranquil areas such as - Layan Beach, and a Robinson Crusoe-like feel to the area.Read More
- Elephant Trekking at Siam Safari with Meal
- Elephant Trekking Adventure at Siam Safari
- Simon Cabaret Show Admission
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Introduction to City Tour
- Phuket Thai Cookery School Session with Market Tour
- Half-Day Jungle Safari with Elephant Trekking & Performance
- 3-Day Bike Adventure to Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake
- Half-Day Jungle Safari with Thai Cooking & Boxing Demonstration
All Attractions in Bangtao Beach
Anthem Wake Park is the perfect place to try out or practice wakeboarding in a superb natural environment, supervised by a friendly professional team. Set on a 50,000sqm freshwater lake, this wakeboarding park is environmentally friendly with electric cables pulling boarders around the lake. There are three tracks to choose from according to participants’ skill: a 60m-long cable without obstacle for beginners, a 60m-long cable with obstacles for advanced riders, and a 647m long cable with obstacles.
The park is run by a passionate team who share their passion with anyone interested in learning or improving their technique, and, in fact, European and Israeli pro wakeboarding teams already come at Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:30
- Location: 194/6 Srisoonthorn Road, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 662 0034
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/anthemwakepark
Following the latest trends, Blue Siam provides a breezy escape from the cares of life with seaside lounging, cocktails and all-day dining/snacking. With extremely attractive al fresco and inside air-conditioned dining/partying, Blue Siam also caters for private parties and weddings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Southern part of Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 638 6595, +66 (0)87 263 0474
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 is 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, quality and class are absolutely assured. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 02:00
- Location: 202/88 Moo 2, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)65 348 2017
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/catchbeachclub
It’s hard to believe that the rich Cherng Thalay neighborhood, known for its many five-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. At one point they were looking for something to unite them and protect them from bad luck and evil spirits so they thought about bringing Taoist deities (from China) to the village.
Around the year 1901, Mr Ju Pai Tuk, a hairdresser in the village, went back to China to visit his family and also to bring back three wooden images of Taoist deities Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: Sri Soonthorn Road, Thalang District
Cherng Thalay Temple
Wat Cherng Thalay or Cherng Thalay Temple has been the spiritual centre of Bangtao and Cherngtalay for almost a century now after it relocated from its original site in Khao Noi. The temple is in typical Thai-Buddhist design, with images of giant snakes on the way up to the 'ubosot' or main hall and paintings illustrating the Buddha’s good works (or ‘nitan chadok’ in Thai).
Every evening, the lights along the pathways inside the temple come on with light poles fashioned in the form of kinnarees (half-human, half-birdlike creatures that figure in ancient Thai tales) which look quite charming, especially at dusk.
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: About 300-400 metres before the police station intersection if coming from the Heroine's Monument. Easy to spot from the main road (Srisoontorn Road).
Dream Beach Club is a stylish, laid-back place to relax and party right on Layan Beach. Part of the world-renowned Dream brand from New York City, it is one of very few clubs in Phuket which is right by the sand and is one of the largest clubs of its kind in the whole of Thailand, featuring two swimming pools, four bars and over 100 comfortable sun loungers.
Replacing the once famous Nikki Beach Club at the very northern extreme of Bangtao Beach, Dream opened in December 2015 after the site had undergone quite significant renovations. While it still targets the party crowd, the atmosphere is much more relaxed. The Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
- Location: Layan Beach Soi 2, Bang Tao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 9888
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/dreambeachphuket
Horseback Riding in Bangtao
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 at Bangtao Beach that offers a good choice of riding lessons and rides for the whole family. The riding instructors’ professionalism and experience make them select the right horse or pony according to the skill and personality of each rider. Everyday four hours are dedicated to private or group (of maximum four riders) lessons; all day long rides of different length (1, 1.5 or 2 hours) are organised within the Laguna Phuket Complex and along Bangtao up to Layan Beach.
The area toward Layan being very tranquil and secluded, it is the perfect field to slightly speed up horses to trot and gallop. The best times for riding are early morning (08:00 - 10:00) and late afternoon (16:00-18:30) giving the possibility of romantic horse rides along a peaceful beach while the sun slowly sets into the sea.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:30
- Location: 300m on the left-hand side after Tinlay Place
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 4199
Laguna Phuket Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 course located inside the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex along Bangtao Beach on Phuket’s west coast. The course has been designed by Max Wexler and measures 6,850 yards. Set on what used to be a coconut grove, and featuring small lakes on undulating fairways, this course is agreeable for beginners and experienced golfers alike.
Before and after the game, players can enjoy the excellent clubhouse facilities at their disposal and that include Men's and Ladies’ locker rooms, billiard and pool tables, three tennis courts, pro shop selling an impressive choice of golfing equipment and accessories, and a great bar and restaurant – Read More...
Layan Beach is the name of the northern end of Bangtao Beach on the west coast of Phuket. Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is still a very tranquil area, where you can lie and relax under the shade of the tall pine trees bordering the beach. Read More...
- Location: Northern end of Bangtao Beach
- How to get there: The easiest way to get there is to pass through Laguna Complex and follow the small road along the coast heading north.
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 will find a range of seating options as well as a comprehensive drinks menu. For an extra 100 baht, you can rent a sun lounger on the sand on Bangtao Beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00
- Location: Next to Catch Beach Club, Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)65 037 7385
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/LUXBEACHPHUKET
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf is a classic 18-hole miniature golf course set in a beautifully landscaped garden located diagonally opposite Bangtao Village Resort near the southern end of Bangtao Beach. It is the perfect activity for the whole family after a long day at the beach, as the best time to play is after 17:00, when things cool down a bit.
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf also hosts a restaurant named Off Course, a cool venue at which mini-golfers can sample Thai and international favourites (there’s even a children’s menu), enjoy a game of pool, check their emails and surf the internet (free Wi-Fi available) or simply relax, sipping a cocktail Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Bangtao Beach Road, Soi 2
- Tel: +66 (0)7 631 4345
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/phuketadventureminigolf
Quest Laguna Phuket
Quest is a company organizing excellent adventure-based team building programs for corporate groups staying within the Laguna Phuket resorts complex. Offering half and full-day programs including a great range of activities and games on 30,000sqm of tropical woodland and meadow, Quest is very professional and their long experience (operating since 1995) in organising such exercises proves 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.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:30
- Location: Next to the entrance of Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 4199
XANA’s expansive, open setting offers views across the sea. 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, Asia’s longest swim-up bar and extensive gardens are perfect for weddings or events. Xana is an inspiring place to be at any time of day but it especially comes to life at sunset, when you can watch the sinking sun paint the sky and sea in fiery shades while sipping a delicious cocktail. As day turns into night, XANA’s festive spirit prevails with DJ music and dancing on the sand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Location: on the beach in front of Angsana Laguna Resort, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 635 8555
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/XanaBeachClub