Royal Phuket Marina (RPM) is strategically located along the centre of Phuket's eastern seaboard, on the doorstep of famous Phang Nga Bay. The marina is Thailand's first world-class luxury lifestyle marina and stands on over 30 hectares (190 rai) of prime land, right next to Phuket Boat Lagoon in Koh Kaew right by the road from Phuket Town to the airport.
With 350 berths for yachts of up to 35 metres long and 400 luxury waterfront villas, penthouses and condominiums, the marina ranks among Asia's premier boating hubs.
It is Asia's most sophisticated and high-tech yachting infrastructure and the island's only marina with a boat lock, non-tidal deepwater basin and private moorings on the doorstep of residences. More than half of the Royal Phuket Marina is devoted to leisure and shopping facilities set amidst landscaped parks and gardens. The most prominent resort facilities include Skippers Sportsbar, Les Anges boutique bakery, Paul Ropp boutique, a holistic beauty centre and a fitness centre.
This classy boutique patisserie bakes bread, cakes, pies and pastries. Les Anges also serves soups, made-to-order sandwiches, cold cuts and cheeses and salads. For the indulgent or those looking for gifts, there is also a chocolate counter, an ice-cream parlour and a selection of fine wines and Champagne. All these delicacies are also available for home-delivery - or packed in a picnic basket for your cruise or outing.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 07:00 – 22:00
- Tel: +66 (0)7636 0802
Skippers is a popular place to hang out and enjoy good Thai and western cuisine at reasonable prices. It features sports shown on a 120" screen as well as pool tables and dart games. Skippers is famous for its live music outside overlooking the marina. Don’t miss the great drinks deals during happy hour from 17:00 – 20:00 daily, except on Friday when they extend it by an hour. Friendly service.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00 - 20:00
- Tel: +66 (0)7636 0890
Paul Ropp is a Bali-based New Yorker; a fashion designer who once said "My inspiration is based on sun and fun. My clothes are for people who want sensual freedom and movement or prefer to be naked." He started making clothes in the 1960s for rock icons like Jimi Hendrix. Ropp opened his first shop in Thailand at the Royal Phuket Marina in 2008. His designs are quite impressive and offer fashion choices for both men and women. Accessories for women include bags, belts, bras, jewelry, hats, sandals, shoes and scarves.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – 21:00
Surfer Paradise Shop
Surfer Paradise Shop is a multi-brand store selling beachwear and surf-style clothing including Volcom, Reef, Rip Curl, and Paul Frank. Here, you can get all your surfing and water sports equipment and accessories in a fashionable and chic environment.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Located right next door to Surfer Paradise Shop and looking out onto RPM’s colourful fountain, Starblu Shop has great collections of luxury resort wear for ladies, men and youngsters. This is a good place to wander around in if you’re looking for fashionable clothes in which to dress to impress. Not cheap, but nevertheless Starblu majors in quality and made-to-last wear.
Dr. Orawan Holistic Beauty
Thailand’s leading holistic anti-aging guru Dr. Orawan Kitchawengkul has been open at the Marina since 2011. This is a specialist clinic dealing in every ailment from ear reflexology to tailor-made programs that deal with anti-aging and erectile dysfunction. Not exactly your average walk-in chemist, Dr. Orawan is a highly specialised medical centre.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00, closed on Sundays
- Tel: +66 (0)7636 0845
Cashmere Collection, a compact corner boutique next to Skippers, sells quality carpets, embroidered jewel ‘carpets’, silk bed sheets, cashmere stoles, Thai silk, sarongs, beach wear and evening wear. The boutique has unusual opening hours in that it caters to people leaving for and returning from day trips.
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 12:00, 16:00 – onwards
Madame Saigon is a chic and modern Vietnamese restaurant located on the luxurious boardwalk of the Royal Phuket Marina, northeast of Phuket Town. The décor of this rather small venue – eight tables indoor and two tables outdoor – is well thought out and uses classic Asian elements in a very elegant contemporary style.
Regarding food, Madame Saigon is a temple of healthy Vietnamese cuisine with an abundant use of fresh herbs and steamed vegetables; you will find here classics of Vietnamese cuisine – pho soup, fresh and cooked rolls, chao po (minced prawn and pork on lemongrass skewers), and more. Prices stand around the medium-range; expect to pay something like 600 baht per person for a two-course meal with drink.
- Opening Hours: Tue-Fri Lunch 12:00 – 15:00 Dinner 17:30 – 22:00. Sat-Sun 12:00 – 21:00
- Location: Royal Phuket Marina, right next to the fountains’ plaza
- Tel: 081-9792080
Pasta Basta is a modern, fresh home-made pasta restaurant designed in an industrial style with buffed-concrete flooring, white bricks wall, and workbench-like tables. Located between Madame Saigon and The Speakeasy on the boardwalk of the Royal Phuket marina, Pasta Basta is a trendy place to lunch or dine.
The menu features all the classic Italian pasta recipes – carbonara, bolognese, and the likes – as well as a special opportunity for punters to create their own style by choosing their pasta accompaniment from a list of ingredients. Isn’t it fancy? A good choice of salads, starters and desserts also figure in the menu. Prices stand in the medium range.
- Opening Hours: Mon 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-22:00, Wed-Fri 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-22:00
- Location: Royal Phuket Marina, between Madame Saigon and The Speakeasy
- Tel: 076-360811-4
Royal Phuket Marina Health Club
Located in the ‘village square’ adjacent to the fountain is the Royal Phuket Marina Health Club. This first-floor, air-conditioned fitness centre doubles as a social club for like-minded health enthusiasts and has very high levels of equipment and training along with personal trainers who are more than willing to get you in shape. Complete with a private underground parking facility, two artificial-grass tennis courts, a health bar and great design and décor, this is one of the island’s premium workout locations.
- Tel: +66 (0)7636 0885-6
The Speakeasy Lounge Bar
The Speakeasy is a trendy lounge bar featuring a superb colonial-style décor, located between Pasta Basta and Les Anges on the boardwalk of the Royal Phuket marina. With leather sofa and club chairs, vintage travel trunks, dark crimson curtains, end of nineteenth century furnishing and decorative articles, The Speakeasy could be the kind of places frequented by Somerset Maugham a century ago.
The drink-list features all the classic beverages from beer (Singha at 120 baht) to mocktails (140 baht) to fresh fruit juices (120 baht) to spirits (Glenfiddich 12yrs at 380 baht), as well as a long list of cocktails mixed by a skilful barman; an amusing note is that the most famous cocktails have their year of creation mentioned on the menu; the oldest one being the ‘gin fizz’ created by the English Navy in 1750. Occasional events with live music and new cocktail creations are held in partnership with Chalong Bay Rum, a local rum producer on the way up due to the quality of their product.
- Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 15:00-22:00, Fri 15:00-00:00, Sat 12:00-00:00, Sun 12:00-22:00
- Location: Royal Phuket Marina, between Pasta Basta and Les Anges
- Tel: 081- 8058933