Bowling, Mini Golf, Cabaret Shows and Cinemas
'Entertainment' and 'Phuket' are words that go hand-in-hand. The rule of the thumb is that if you look for it on Phuket, you'll find it, no matter what it is. There is a lot to see and do out there, no matter where your tastes lie. Much of what is on offer is family-friendly while some options are definitely just for the grown-ups, but all promise to create fun-filled memorable experiences.
Shows? Sure - there are several. Cinemas? Take your pick. Bowling? Lots of options. Sports? Try a round or two of Thai boxing or golf. Cuisine? Learn to cook a Thai meal or two at one of the many cooking schools on the island. The options are there and there are even variations of each to meet whatever budget you have; now it's up to you to choose what you wish to pursue.
All Entertainment in Phuket
Bowling in Phuket
Bowling is a popular pastime in Phuket, and there are no less than six bowling alleys on the island, with more planned to open soon.
SF Strike: 3rd Floor Jungceylon (Tel: 076-600333)
CS Bowl, 2nd floor, Big C Supercenter, 72 Moo 5 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 (Bypass Rd) (Tel: 076-249260);
Captivating ladyboy performers attract throngs of people every night at the hugely popular Phuket Simon Cabaret. Not as well known, but well worth seeing, is the new 'Aphrodite' in Phuket Town, which runs three cabaret shows every evening. Many more of the same can be seen at some of the Soi Paradise bars and at the Moulin Rose at the end of the famous Soi Katoey. ("Katoey" literally translated means 'Ladyboy'). See also where to party if you are into Ladyboy shows and more at the Paradise Complex. Read More...
Phuket’s long been a popular destination for those seeking sun, sand, sea and… companionship but not all men coming here seek female company. Many male visitors look for male companionship, sometimes for the duration of their holidays, sometimes for much longer.
At the Royal Paradise Complex in Patong, an estimated half of the businesses there are run by or cater to gay people. Many are small bars with a selection of young men who sit, talk and share drinks with their guests. There is no obligation to spend more than the price of a drink. Read More...
The Coliseum Paradise multiplex cinema (Tel: 076-220174/5) is found near Robinsons department store in Phuket City. The SFX Coliseum Cinema (Tel: 076-209000) is on the third floor of Central Festival Phuket. Both theatres play a mix of Thai and Hollywood movies throughout the day.
Each offers advance booking of seats - just call ahead at least a few hours before showtime. Be sure to bring a sweater - the air conditioning is set at arctic temperatures.
- Price Range: 100 to 200 Baht per person, 500 for reclining seats in VIP rooms.
Phuket FantaSea is the island's biggest show. With trapeze artists, a cast of hundreds, performing elephants and other animals and an exotic storyline that blends tradition with fantasy you'll have a wonderful evening out here.
But the extravaganza doesn't stop there as FantaSea also hosts one of the biggest buffets in Asia and is set in a theme park that offers carnival-like games, lots of shopping opportunities, a Palace of the Elephants, a Similan Adventure Centre and several other food outlets. It's spectacular, it's extravagent, it's impressive and great entertainment value for all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:30 every day except Thursday - Show starts at 20.30
- Location: Kamala Beach
Siam Niramit Phuket is a tastefully done cultural extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to the island’s entertainment scene. Perfectly located just off the By-Pass Road in the outskirts of Phuket Town, it is set in prime lakeside land. The show features songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts.
Just like its sister theatre in Siam Niramit Bangkok, the Phuket show is very well put together by a professional and inspiring team; just sit back, relax and enjoy the historical perspectives of Thai arts and culture throughout this fantastic 70-minute performance. Read More...
- Opening Hours: The show runs once a day, six days a week, and is closed on Tuesdays
Show Time: 20:30. Theatre gates open at 20:00. Its attractions and facilities open at 17:30
- Location: Just off the By-Pass Road between Tesco-Lotus Supermarket and the Airport Road junction, Phuket Town.