Although the demographics in the Phuket tourism market have changed over the past few years from groups of single men seeking hedonistic adventures, to a more wholesome family-based environment, Phuket still benefits from some of the best nightlife in the whole of Thailand. The nightlife is quite diverse, appealing to a wide range of people, from the young and trendy beautiful folks and live music enthusiasts to the older holidaymakers and families.
Nightlife is not only about discotheques and the bar scene, as family-based night time attractions are aplenty in Phuket. Establishments such as the Hard Rock Caf? in Patong are the ideal spots for family fun. Enjoy checking out the fascinating selection of music history memorabilia and the tasty cuisine that makes Hard Rock such an essential place for families to visit. The quintessential family night time entertainment spot is Phuket Fantasea at Kamala. This purpose built site is a realistic theme park which harks back to Thailand?s rich cultural heritage. With the vast array of amusements and souvenir stalls, alongside the majestic theater, which was built to replicate one of Thailand?s oldest temples, the fabulous theatrical shows with elephants, pyrotechnics and bone crushing sound effects promises a night the family will never forget.
Patong and Discotheques
Patong is, and always was the spiritual home of nightlife entertainment on the island. Whether it?s the Simon Cabaret ladyboy show, live music at Taipan, trawling the girlie bars of Bangla Road, downing a Guinness or two at one of the numerous Irish Bars, or dancing the night away in one of the European style discotheques, you have it all at your fingertips in Patong. The town might well be the Mecca of nightlife entertainment in Phuket, but by no means does it end there.
Areas such as Karon and Kata more than hold their own in the nightlife stakes. The main strips of Karon and Kata have more than enough beer bars to keep the barfly happy.
The south of the island is also a great place for a more relaxed evening out. Rawai and Nai Harn are home to more than enough nightlife options for families and singles. Places such as Friendship Beach between Chalong and Rawai, and Nakitas Bar on Rawai Beach Road provide families with that laidback ocean-view experience you dreamed about before visiting the country. Clusters of bars in Nai Harn Village and on the Beach Road at Rawai will quench the thirst of single guys looking for that unique Thailand entertainment.
Wherever you are situated on the island, you are never too far away from friendly bars and restaurants, which will provide you with that special Phuket experience, where hospitality and friendliness come first.