Phuket has plenty of impressive sunset bars and restaurants, most of which are dotted along the island's west coast. While most of these venues open all day, they're obviously busiest at dusk. You can end the day with an excellent meal and drinks, as well as a dramatic scenery of the sun setting below the horizon.
From simple setups on the island's famous viewpoints to award-winning restaurants right on the beach, our list of the most popular sunset bars in Phuket caters to just about any budget level. The only unbreakable condition is that you have to get there on time to grab a table with the best view.
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- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
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Bars above Kata NoiAbove Kata Noi Beach
You’ll come across several adjacent hillside bars/restaurants just above Kata Noi in Phuket. These rather simple and open-air eateries are a lot more relaxing than the often crowded Kata Viewpoint. You can find wooden floors and benches lining their western, sunset-facing sides. The menus are predominantly popular Thai dishes and snacks, fresh fruit juices, as well as local and international beers. Read More...
Kata Rocks RestaurantKata Rocks Resort & Residences
Kata Rocks Restaurant specialises in Mediterranean and seafood dishes, with impressive views of the Andaman coast. It's part of the eponymous Kata Rocks, one of Phuket's premier beach resorts.
Just about everything about this property is modern and chic, with a white-on-white and minimalist design scheme. Located within a short walk of Kata Noi and Kata Yai beaches, Kata Rocks Restaurant is perched on a craggy headland, providing sweeping views of the ocean. Read More...
360° Bar & Lounge PhuketThe Pavilions Phuket
360° Bar occupies the highest point of The Pavilions Phuket Resort, located near Layan Beach. Its hilltop vista of Phuket's lush greenery and the Andaman Sea is quite unbeatable, making it a popular spot for romantic dinners and celebrations.
360° Bar serves western and Asian inspired tapas, including freshly shucked oysters, sundried Wagyu beef, and soft-shell crab dog. The Pavilions Phuket offers complimentary transfer services for those staying in the Layan and Laguna area. Available every day at 11am onwards, confirmation must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Read More...
Joe's DownstairsPatong Beach
Joe’s Downstairs enjoys a sunset-worthy location on a granite cape separating Patong from Kalim Beach. One of Phuket’s prominent restaurants, this all-white venue is a regular spot for affluent travellers and locals looking to enjoy an evening with excellent cocktails and views of the Andaman Sea.
If you're planning for dinner at Joe's Downstairs, must-tries include the foie gras dumplings with toasted pistachios and tamarind sauce, jumbo crab cakes, and 400-day aged Wagyu beef tenderloin. Read More...
Sunset GrillHyatt Regency Phuket Resort
Sunset Grill is an excellent hillside bar and restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. The open-sided eatery serves up high-quality grilled dishes, together with a backdrop of the sun descending into the Andaman Sea, all in a chic setting.
Sunset Grill is primarily an evening dining option, offering an extensive list of wines, beers, and cocktails. It's one of the most romantic bars and restaurants along Phuket’s west coast. Read More...
The Surface Restaurant & BarLa Flora Resort & Spa
The Surface Restaurant & Bar is part of the La Flora Resort & Spa in Phuket's famous Patong Beach. Offering excellent yet affordable dining under the stars, this rooftop venue overlooks the Andaman Sea and Patong City. It's a classy sundowner spot, with a soft and unobtrusive playlist of Top 40 hits and classics that pairs well with waves breaking on the beach.
There are around 30 mocktails and cocktails on the drinks list – a must-try is their signature cocktail, The Surface (vodka, Tia Maria, triple sec, lemon and pineapple juice). The wine list includes over 40 labels of champagnes, sparkling, whites and reds. Read More...
SALA Phuket Restaurant & Beach BarSALA Phuket Resort & Spa
SALA Phuket's signature restaurant is right next to a lap pool, which means you can choose to dine poolside, inside the open-sided restaurant, or even on its roof. Tapas and cocktails are available at the beach bar, where you can unwind on oversized daybeds with breathtaking sunset views of Mai Khao Beach.
Enjoy a rooftop dining in SALA Phuket at tables floating on a reflection pond right above the main restaurant. Must-tries from its grazing menu include the char-grilled lamb chops, a tasting platter of Thai tapas served with a glass of prosecco, and rock lobster with mango. Read More...
Diavolo RestaurantParesa Phuket Resort
Diavolo at Paresa Phuket Resort is centred around a red-and-gold colour scheme, with wooden parquet flooring and matching walls. The restaurant spills out onto a large terrace with spectacular views out over the Andaman Sea and a banyan tree domineering to the side.
The extensive wine list at Diavolo is displayed within a walk-in, glass-sided wine cellar. You'll find almost 70 labels from all over the world, with good selections from Chile, France, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. Read More...
BUKITO by Phromthep Cape RestaurantPromthep Cape
BUKITO by Phromthep Cape Restaurant straddles the hillside, overlooking Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches in Phuket. This open-air restaurant opens all day, though it's best to visit in the late afternoon or evening, when the sun is much more forgiving. You can also call ahead to reserve a table in a shaded spot. BUKITO specialises in seafood platters – enjoy fresh lobster, fish, squid and prawns while taking in impressive sunset views of southern Phuket. Read More...
Wassa Homemade BarPatong Beach
Wassa Homemade Bar is a modest sundowner spot just off Hasip-Pee Road in Patong Beach. Surrounded by trees, this rustic-looking bar has several wooden huts with thatched roofs, as well as an open-air platform overlooking the entire bay of Patong on Phuket’s west coast.
You can enjoy authentic local dishes such as papaya salad and massaman curry at very reasonable prices. Take in the impressive sunset views with your choice of cocktail, beer or smoothie. Read More...