The perfect sport to get a glimpse of Andaman Sea’s stunning views and watch a spectacular sunset on the island.
What’s So Awesome About It
Head to the viewing platform at Phuket’s southern tip to gaze out over the Andaman Sea to the endless horizon. Sunset brings streaks of gold, pink, and dusky purple for one of the most magical photos of Phuket. No doubt, the sunset view here is fantastic.
The Cape’s lighthouse is home to a small collection of maritime artefacts. If you go to the top of the lighthouse, you will find some of the best view of Phuket, and as an added bonus, it’s air conditioned. The restaurant there pairs panoramic views with tasty Thai food and drink. Stalls in the carpark sell local products like batik, shells, and carvings for a spot of spontaneous souvenir shopping.
What’s The Catch
The Cape is swarming with tourists, especially in the evening. Everyone wants to catch the brilliant sunset and so, there will always be tourists buses lined up near the platform, with people vying for the best position to watch the sunset as early as 5 PM. Although there are tons of people, if you get your spot early you won’t feel so crowded. Not a lot of people make it down to the tip of the Cape, but this can be quite a challenging walk.
Things To Keep In Mind
If you make the trek to the tip of the Cape, make sure you take a bottle of water with you as there are no facilities at the end.
How To Reach There
It’s just a 10-minute drive from Nai Harn beach on the road to Rawai to the Promthep Cape View Point. From Kata and Karon, it’s 20-25 minutes drive to the south. Day trips covering the highlights of the south of Phuket will usually stop at Promthep Cape for photos and refreshments, or you can make your own way in a hired car or motorbike, or just take a taxi.
Visit the lighthouse maritime museum to discover a small collection of interesting artefacts and enjoy the view from the top, taking in the distinctive shapes of the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Racha Yai, and Koh Racha Noi.