The 9 Best Things To Do In Phuket At Night
Phuket is the most popular island in Thailand with over 5 million visitors every year. It is also the party hotspot of Thailand. Apart from its countless pubs, go-go bars and beach side bars scattered around the city, Phuket has cabaret shows, cultural performances and bustling night markets.
Our compilation of the best things to do in Phuket at night will ensure that you make every night you spend in Phuket different and memorable.
1. Go on a bar hopping spree at Bangla road – the heart of the night time action in Phuket
Bangla road is the go to place for partying in Phuket. A typical busy road during the day, it transforms into a frenzied party place with beer bars spanning the entire length of the streets. Soi Bangla and all its side streets are brimming with lights and roaring with music as alcohol flows through the night. Apart from beer bars, the street is loaded with go-go bars, pubs, discos, restaurants and shops. The end of the street has a mega mall housing Phuket’s best and biggest nightclubs. It’s pretty much your one stop party shop.
2. Party in the nightclub on wheels while cruising along on the Phuket Party bus
This is no ordinary bus we are talking about, its a one decked up with leather sofas, a great stereo system, disco lighting, mini bar and poles. Drink and groove to some great tunes with playful showgirls – your dance partners for the night. You could also lounge about on a cozy sofa as the girls put on an exotic performance with themes like “All – Action Army girls “and “Bunny Babes”. So gulp down some cocktail shots and make merry all night with a fun group of Thai girls.
Cost: Starts at INR 1930/ USD 30
3. Enjoy the story of Thailand told in the form of an outlandish cultural show featuring over 30 elephants as performers
Phuket Fantasea is a one of a kind cultural spectacle which showcases the beauty of Thailand and the charm of its exotic culture through an extravagant cultural show. It’s an award winning show with all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas style production. It blends the beauty of Thai culture with magical illusions, 4-D effects, aerial ballet, acrobatics, fireworks, special effects, exciting stunts and an elephant circus featuring over 30 elephants. It combines all of this into one unforgettable show bound to delight anyone and everyone.
Cost: INR 3700(Including Pick up)/ USD 58
4. Enter the world of glamour as you watch ladyboys in dazzling costumes entertain you through music, dance and acting at the Simon Cabaret show
Want a break for a night from all the boozing and dancing? Suit up and get prepared to be dazzled at the Simon Cabaret show by staggeringly beautiful ladyboys – Thailand’s much respected transgenders. Get entertained as ladyboys in jazzy costumes put on an amusing show as they sing, dance and play parodies of famous personalities from different eras. Don’t forget to click photos with the performers after the show.
Cost: INR 1850(Including Pick up)/ USD 29
5. Enjoy some street shopping and gobble up lip smacking street food at the Phuket Weekend Market
Locally known as Naka market, the Phuket Weekend Market is an interesting place to spend an evening. Even if you don’t want to shop, it’s fun to just walk around the huge market and gape at the assortment of stuff that’s sold here, right from clothing, touristy souvenirs, carvings, fluffy toys and electronics to fashion accessories, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Foodies can sample the best street food in Phuket at these markets. You can gorge on buttered corn, spicy sausages, grilled chicken, fishcakes, exotic fruit and the adventurous can even try deep-fried insects.
6. Go for a romantic dinner with panoramic views of the beach and the sea at Mom Tri’s Kitchen
If you are looking for a place to take your sweetheart for a romantic dinner, look no further than Mom Tri’s kitchen. With stunning views of Kata Noi beach and a spectacular sunset over the sea, the setting cannot get better. Enjoy a sumptuous meal with only the sound of crashing waves to break the silence. The setting, the service and the food, all make for a memorable evening.
Cost: INR 1937 – INR 2906/ USD 30 – USD 45
7. Grab a drink at one of the laid back bars at Kata beach and watch the sun sink into sea
Want a place to grab a drink and just relax while gazing at beautiful views? Then head over to the beach bars around Kata beach. There are all kinds of bars here, right from trendy beach clubs to reggae bars playing Bob Marley to rooftop venues with fabulous views of the Andaman Sea. Pick one which catches your fancy, sip on some cocktails and take it easy while watching the sun sink into the sea.
8. Watch professional fighters exchange brutal blows at the Bangla boxing stadium
Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and there is no better way to experience the crazy hooting and betting than watching it live. Witness the drama unfold as professional boxers exchange deadly kicks, wild punches and crushing elbow strikes. It will be the most intense combat that you would have ever seen. As brutal as it can be, it’s worth going to watch the fight and the fanfare that accompanies it.
Cost: INR 3400/ USD 53
9. Learn the story of Thailand through spectacular performances by over 100 performers aided by dazzling special effects and stunning set pieces
Siam Niramit is a must-see show with over a 100 performers, outlandish set designs and jazzy costumes. It’s a 70 minute show which tells the epic saga of Thailand in the form of dance and musical performances. The stage design, the magnificent set pieces and the special effects make it a visual treat for everyone. If you reach early, you can take a stroll around traditional Thai-style houses, floating markets and souvenir shops.
Cost: INR 1930/ USD 30