Watching the sun go down on another glorious vacation day in Phuket is one of those sweet-spot moments where everything feels right with the world. Here is a list of some gorgeous spots in Phuket to enjoy the perfect sunset view.
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Surin Beach, north of Kamala is possibly one of the loveliest beaches in Phuket and boasts 800-meters of white sands. It also lacks the beachfront tourist trappings of many of the busier beach resorts making it a perfectly tranquil place. Watch as the sun seems to dip down and fall into the clear-blue waters of the Andaman on a peaceful beach so close and yet so far, from the bustling town of Patong. Another popular spot would be the Surin Phuket which is an upscale bar and restaurant that serves up sundowners nearby Pansea Beach. Stay at: Villa Yang Som
Cape Yamu is on the eastern side of the island and offers the best of both worlds with inspirational sunrises and splendid sunset views. Cape Yamu exudes an air of tranquility and exclusivity and is renowned for its upscale, luxurious atmosphere. It is home to one of the most famous bars, and restaurants in Phuket, Breeze at Cape Yamu is a perfect sunset spot, this is the place to come to if you truly want to relax without too many distractions. Stay at: Villa Padma, Villa Kalipay, Villa Sawarin
Kamala Beach is sunsets aside, breathtaking and known as the heart of Phuket’s luxurious Millionaires’ Mile. To celebrate the evening in style, spend the day at Café del Mar for some Ibiza-style fun in the sun and watch the sun go down as the beach-chic vibe continues into the night. Another perfect spot to enjoy the sunset would be HQ Beach Lounge which is all poolside nests and white cabanas adding a laid-back beach-club style that complements the pure luxury of an evening. Stay at: Villa Analaya
Promthep Cape in the south is perhaps the most admired sunset location and views from here make for envy-inducing paradise shots for social media. Yes, it does get busy at sunset but is definitely worth the visit. The vistas out to sea, as the sun dips down, are nothing short of breathtaking; with views out to the island of Racha Yai and Racha Noi. Stay at: Sunsuri Villas
Bangtao Beach is north of Surin Beach and is home to some of the hippest beach-club hangouts on the island, with fantastic sunset views. XANA Beach Club promises a Miami Beach, carnival style vibe with a rooftop terrace and DJs hitting the decks after dark. Catch Beach Club adds a glamorous touch with luxurious al fresco dining and attractive outdoor bar. Stay at: Villa E98, Anantara Layan
Naithon Beach is situated in the quieter northern part of Phuket, yet still promises the same fantastic sunset views like more well-known west-coast beach-resort destinations. Peaceful with a beautifully long beach, the standout feature of this destination is its uninterrupted panoramic views of the horizon from the sands. There are just a few bars and restaurants here which adds to the chilled-out vibe and laid-back ambiance. Stay at: Villa Paradiso, Pullman Arcadia
Kata Beach is renowned for promising the best sunsets on the island. Located on Phuket’s western shore, Kata beach combines beauty with bars that are perfect for sundowners. Kata Rocks is ideal for sipping a signature cocktail while looking out over the infinity pool, whereas the Foto Hotel takes you to a rooftop bar with bean bags. If you want to sample creative cocktails, gourmet dining, and sunset views, visit The Boathouse Phuket, or head to the rooftop terrace at Heaven Restaurant & Bar. Karon viewpoint is also a popular place. Stay at: Kata Rocks
Apart from stunning beaches, some of the most magnificent sunsets are best appreciated from across an infinity pool at your very own luxury vacation villa. Here, you can relax on your outdoor lounge seating and sip a sundowner as well as dine al fresco. With vistas that are often so high that you can have an impressive view of the blue waters of the Andaman Sea as the brilliant yellow of the sun creates pinks and reds across the cobalt-blue sky.