Banana Walk is Patong’s newest shopping centre and is located just 100 metres south of Soi Bangla on the Beach Road, right next to Banana Disco. With over 4,000sqm of retail space, the mall is multilevel (three floors) and its overall design leans toward minimal and modernistic: the buffed concrete walls, the metal structure of the tall Plexiglas roof above a large open space, at night the lighting ranging from blue to red all gives Banana Walk the feeling of entering a spaceship dock in a science fiction movie.
Shopping, dining and cosmetics are the three main thrusts of this large three-storey complex in which you can find almost anything to eat, drink, or buy. You even can improve your well-being at a spa or make yourself even more pretty/handsome at an aesthetic centre or at the onsite hairdresser.
Banana Walk hosts seven food and beverage outlets (as of Aug 2013), all of them belonging to some of the most well-known chains in Thailand or around the world. Sizzler restaurant (steakhouse and salad bar), The Coffee Club, Swensen’s ice-creams, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Segafredo Zannatti Espresso are situated on the ground floor. To one side of the floor’s large open area stand a row of ATMs and right in the middle is a covered beer ‘garden’ which features nightly live music.
On the second floor you find Wine Connection (a very popular chain in Thailand selling affordable wines and serving international and Thai food) with great views out over Patong Bay, and Yoshinoya (a very famous Japanese fast food chain serving gyūdon - beef). The respected Thai supermarket chain Villa Market also has an outlet on the second floor. In there you can get all manner of imported and local food as well as toiletry goods – toothbrushes and paste, soap – that you may have forgotten at home.
Boots the Chemist is on the ground floor (behind Sizzler) and you find the following shops on the second storey: Banana Spa (facial, deluxe cleansing and relaxing massages), Nail Club (professional nail design), iBeat – a chic-looking Apple Computer store featuring the latest in electronic wizardry, Dotlife (electronic gadgets), and Siam Pearl (pearl and jewelry shop).
On the third floor, you will find fashion and sportswear shops such as Coco (hats, earrings and gifts), or Quiksilver (swim and beach wear). If you need a haircut go to Paul Mitchell (a Korean hairdressing chain), and if you want to fix ‘the ravages of time’, the Momento Aesthetic Centre has a wide range of plastic surgery services including Botox, filler, thread lift and laser.
Summing up; Banana Walk is a great addition to Patong’s shopping and dining scene and its beachfront location makes it a pleasant place to shop, dine, and relax.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Beach Road, near Banana Disco, Phuket 83150
- Tel: +66 (0)86 997 8055