Top 5 Shopping in Bangtao
Best Places to Shop in Bangtao Beach
Although Bangtao isn’t exactly a frantic shopping hub, especially when compared to the huge megamalls and department stores of Patong Beach and Phuket Town, it does host plenty of quality shops and boutiques to satisfy the more compulsive shoppers, as well as providing plenty of stores for holiday-goers to pick all their basic necessities.
Our list of Top 5 Shopping destinations in Bangtao presents the most interesting and original stores located around Laguna Phuket Resort Complex, most of them being dedicated to quality handcrafted products from Thailand and Southeast Asia.
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Lemongrass House is an original shop run and created by an American expat, Bobby Duchowny, who used to surf in Malibu and worked in the Hollywood movie industry before coming to Thailand in 1996. It was then when he started his business by producing neem oil which is used in many products (mosquito repellent, cosmetics, soaps, and more). Today, his success is quite evident, as this is just one of his 14 Lemongrass Houses across Asia.
Lemongrass House Bangtao is made of converted shipping containers brightly painted in yellow and green set along Srisoontorn Road at the entrance of Cherng Talay Village (when coming from the Phuket Heroines Monument). Inside, all the fragrances of the products on display make the atmosphere very pleasant; here, you’ll find only natural products – soaps, massage oils, candles, essential oils, baby powder, and more – perfect quality souvenirs or presents to bring back home. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 20:00
- Location: Srisoonthorn Road (the road from Heroines Monument to Surin Beach) and 106/14 Surin Beach
- Tel: 076-271233 or 076-325501
The aptly named Canal Village is the shopping and dining hub of the luxurious Laguna Phuket Resorts Complex. The village is set on the shore of one of the complex’s lagoons and hosts about 40 units from jewellery boutiques to clothing fashion stores, to sport equipment shops to restaurants and bars, including some famous brand-names such as Jim Thompson which has two outlets in the village.
Canal Village is a pleasant place to hang around and shop as it is laid-out like a walking street. The few restaurants and bars open here offer a cool way to spend the end of the afternoon around a drink while watching people passing by.
- Opening Hours: Hours vary per store (usually 10:00 – 22:00)
- Location: Inside Laguna Phuket resort complex
Heritage Collection is a stylish outlet located near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resorts Complex. Opened in 1988, Heritage Collection is specialises in oriental fine art objects and classical Chinese furniture. Here, you’ll find only genuine antique items: Buddha images from Thailand, Burma, Laos and Cambodia, terracotta sculptures of the Han Tang, Northern Wei and Ming dynasties, imperial Chinese clothing, and a lot more.
The quality and beauty of the items for sale at Heritage Collection is simply outstanding; visiting the shop is like walking in a museum. Please note that the store can arrange the delivery of even the most voluminous items all around the world.
4Banyan Tree Galleries0
- Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: Entrance of Laguna Phuket resort complex
The Banyan Tree Galleries are a series of classy outlets available in each resort of the Laguna Phuket complex as well as at Canal Village. The types of items available in the galleries range from spa products (aromatic essential oils) to leisure clothing to accessories to Asian textiles (Indonesian batik) to handcrafted souvenirs to furnishing to accessories (envelope and pencil holders for instance).
All these products are sold under the Banyan Tree brand which has a strong commitment in supporting eco-friendly local handcrafters throughout Asia; this commitment has been rewarded in 2003 and 2004 by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
5Lagoon Traditional Thai Crafts0
- Opening Hours: Hours vary from shop to shop (usually 9.00 - 19.00)
- Location: Inside each resort within the Laguna Phuket resort complex and Canal Village
Lagoon Traditional Thai Crafts is a large open-sided store located near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. This unpretentious shop has an impressive collection of handcrafted souvenirs on display, most of which come from northern Thailand’s wood-carving capital Chiang Mai.
Although the objects for sale at Lagoon Traditional Thai Crafts may only be antique replicas, they are very-well executed and offer quality souvenirs to bring back from a holiday in Phuket; you will find wall hanging objects, hand-carved elephants and Thai phoenixes, and artisanal wooden furnishing of excellent quality.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat from 09:00 - 19:00
- Location: Near Laguna Phuket Resort Complex entrance, next to Chaba Restaurant
- Tel: 076-271584
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