Café del Mar Phuket is a classy beach club from the world-famous brand originating out of Ibiza. It brings the sophisticated party atmosphere of its namesake to the northern end of Kamala Beach, with a high-quality setting and a great soundtrack of chill-out beats.
Situated right next to the modern and stylish HQ Beach Lounge, Café del Mar has a more rustic beach-hut-esque look, with a thatch-roofed main bar at its heart. To one side of it is shaded seating on comfortable sofas, while cabanas and large beds occupy a patch of sand to the other side. Behind the bar is an impressively large swimming pool, with single sun loungers and more beds and cabanas around it, as well as a poolside swim-up bar.
All seating options at Café del Mar Phuket can be booked with a minimum spend requirement – 1,000 baht for a single lounger, 3,000 baht for a double bed and 40,000 baht for the big cabanas. These kinds of prices are not that difficult to reach, thanks to a drinks menu of high-end tipples, including craft beers from 250++ baht, gins from 4,200++ baht per bottle, luxury vodkas from 5,000++ baht per bottle and great choices of whiskeys, tequilas, liqueurs, champagnes and more. For reference, the price for a local beer is 130++ baht.
Being situated right on Kamala Beach, Café del Mar Phuket is a great place to enjoy a few sundowner cocktails from the selection of classic and signature sips. There’s also a modest choice of Thai and international snacks available. The higher-than-average price range attracts a sophisticated but fun-loving crowd, who enjoy smooth house music played by resident and guest DJs, accompanied by a live saxophonist.
After your sundowners, there is a distinct shift in tone, from an easy-going lounge venue during the day to a quite sophisticated party place at night. The Café del Mar brand is well-known for its long-running series of chill-out compilations, especially focussing on Balearic beats, and this kind of music is naturally what you’ll find here. As a result, the party never gets particularly extreme or hardcore.
At the time of writing, the club is only partially open. The finished product – part of a luxury condo/villa development – is expected to be among the biggest and best venues in the Café del Mar brand. For now, this means that there will be some construction work ongoing immediately behind the beach club and entrance is from the beach side only, along paths down either side of the site.
Café del Mar Phuket
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: 118/119 Moo 3, Kamala
- Tel: +66 (0)81 188 1230