One of the great features of the west coast of the island is the breathtaking sunset views. We would like to share with you our experienced wisdom on the best places to enjoy that famous Phuket sunset. Below we have listed our favourite sunset hotspots in no particular order.
Laem Phromthep Cape Viewpoint ? Rawai/Nai Harn
Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is the undisputed king for sunset chasers. This purposely-built viewpoint is situated on the southernmost tip of the island on the winding coastline roads between Rawai and Nai Harn. From 5pm until sunset, the viewpoint is a hive of activity with visitors. If you are looking for tranquillity, this probably is not the place for you however, the views are amazing.
Kata Viewpoint ? Above Kata Noi
Perched on a mountainside above Kata Noi on the road to Nai Harn, the Kata Viewpoint provides breathtaking elevated views of the ocean. This is a great place to catch the sunset.
Mom Tri?s Boathouse Restaurant ? Kata
If you like to mix sunset views with fine dining, Mom Tri?s Boathouse Restaurant is the place for you. The Boathouse is one of Phuket?s longest established top-quality restaurants. Sit just metres from the ocean on their terrace with a glass of fine wine and enjoy the sunset views at Kata with style and elegance.
Small Viewpoint Reggae Bar ? Above Kata Noi
One of the most elevated sunset hotspots in Phuket is the Small Viewpoint Reggae Bar, positioned on a mountainside above Kata Noi. Not only are the views overlooking the ocean one of the best in Phuket, the atmosphere is friendly and the food and drink are great value for money. The bar snuggles the jungle treetops in dramatic fashion and we recommend it for unparalleled sunset views.
Layan Beach ? Layan
If you prefer to experience the Phuket sunset in more peaceful surroundings, then venturing to Layan Beach is ideal. This beautiful stretch of sand is the proverbial ?untapped? beach that defines Phuket?s subtropical reputation. The beach is situated on the Northwest coast of the island and is a romantic spot to enjoy the sunset.
The Big Buddha Temple ? Chalong
The panoramic views from the Big Buddha Temple at Chalong literally astound you. The viewpoint is situated upon one of the highest mountains in Phuket. To the east, you can overlook Chalong Bay and Cape Panwa, and to the west, you can enjoy the picturesque sunsets over Karon beach. This is a must see attraction.