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The Best Beach Clubs in Phuket

Top Phuket Beach Clubs
by Jacob Martin,
8 July 2020

Phuket is no stranger to beach clubs. The island has a varied selection of outstanding beach clubs that range in size from grandiose to modest. All of Phuket’s beach clubs are in a prime location, and provide a fun-filled venue to enjoy a chilled out day.

Phuket’s beach clubs are stylish, often host live entertainment including international DJs, and cater to those looking to enjoy a tropical cocktail or creative tapas plate. The beach clubs are the perfect place to enjoy one of Phuket’s spectacular sunsets as well. 

Tanned skin, great music, sexy cocktails and breathtaking sunsets are the essential ingredients for a beach club vibe. Here are our top recommendations for some of the top Phuket beach clubs. 

1. Catch Beach Club

Catch Beach Club at sunset

Catch beach club phuket | Credit: Catch beach club on Phuketprivateparty

Located on Bangtao Beach, Catch Beach Club is Phuket’s original beach club. Catch Beach Club is known for a lively atmosphere and epic parties. It’s a favorite beach club amongst Phuket locals and expats. A sprawling contemporary bar and club that boasts a large, covered bar, sun loungers, a splash pool, a selection of spacious on-sand-salas, and an inside-outside restaurant. House and guest DJs play a euphoric collection of chillout, house and techno tunes.

A sophisticated a la carte menu has a tasty plethora of Italian, Japanese and Thai dishes to whet the palate. Dishes include their famed 'Catch Salad' which is packed full of tasty ingredients such as freshly-caught crab or their fragrant Thai rotisserie chicken. The twice-weekly barbeques are buffet style and divine. 

The bar has an intelligent collection of top-shelf spirits, Champagne, liquors and beers. Cleverly creative cocktails are served by the glass or by the jug.

Catch Beach Club is family friendly, and offers up Catch Junior for the little ones to enjoy. Spend the day relaxing in the beach club’s swimming pool, grazing on exceptional seafood delicacies, sampling tropical cocktails or partaking from their impressive wine list. 

Catch Beach Club is open daily from 9am until late. 

2. Paradise Beach Club

Revellers at the Full Moon Party

Phuket Full Moon Party 2020 on Paradise Beach, Patong | Credit: Paradise Beach Club on Phuket 101

Gracing the sands of Paradise Beach just southwest of Patong, Paradise Beach Club is a modern, well-developed party spot. It’s the only beach club in Phuket that hosts full moon parties on the beach.

Paradise Beach Club is surrounded by shops and restaurants, and also has an array of beach and water activities to choose from. It’s a popular spot for travelers to Phuket, with Paradise Beach being one of the prettiest, compact beaches in Phuket.

Paradise Beach Club is open daily from 9am until 7pm, with hours extending during the full moon parties.

3. Cafe Del Mar Phuket

The busy bar area at Cafe del Mar, Phuket

Best chill out spot on the Kamala beach | Credit: Café Del Mar Phuket on Islandhomesphuket

With a prime location on the sands of Kamala Beach, Cafe Del Mar Phuket is one of the island’s most iconic beach clubs. The atmosphere is sophisticated and classy, while the soundtrack from the live DJs is second to none. 

A firm and recognized favourite from heady nights in Ibiza. This world-class brand brings a chic ambience to Kamala Beach with its extraordinary chillout beats in rustic surroundings. Guests can choose from oversized and shaded sofas,  cabanas and waterside beds which envelop the notably large pool, the swim-up bar or the restaurant which boasts indoor and outdoor seating. 

Kamala Beach is located on the west side of Phuket and therefore displays some of the island's most beautiful sunsets. Café del Mar attracts a playful yet sophisticated crowd who enjoy the finer things in life. Smooth Balearic signature tunes are played soulfully by a live saxophonist, resident and guest DJs. The gentle daytime tempo seamlessly moves into livelier nighttime beats.

An impressive menu flaunts the freshest imported oysters and meats, wood-fired pizza and delicious local dishes selected from the finest Royal Thai cuisine. Mixologists create some serious cocktails, offer high-end vodka, Champagne and other spirits and draft beers.

Cafe Del Mar Phuket has a large swimming pool and fashionable day beds available to reserve. 

Cafe Del Mar Phuket is open daily from 11am until 2am. 

4. Dream Beach Club

Sunset over the pool area of Dream Beach Club

Highlights of Dream Beach Club Phuket | Credit: Dream Beach Club on Hotels.com

Dream Beach Club, located on Layan Beach, is stylish and laid-back. It’s a part of the famous Dream brand from New York City, and brings a bit of glitz and glamour to the island. Dream Beach Club is partnered with popular UK labels Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound. Resident and guest DJs spin cool sounds each weekend on the beach and in the after-bar. 

There are 2 swimming pools, great dining options, 4 bars and loads of comfortable sun loungers to take advantage of at the beach club. Each bar is stocked with high-end imported beers and spirits and a creative cocktail menu which is not for the faint-hearted.

The food menu has an eclectic menu of salads, favourite Italian dishes, sushi, seafood platters, Thai delicacies and imported meats. The beach club is family friendly, and caters to a variety of tourists as well as expats and locals.

Dream Beach Club is open daily from 11am until 10pm, with hours extending for special events. 

5. Xana Beach Club

Large inviting pool at Xana Beach Club

Credit: XANA Beach Club on Where to eat Phuket

Xana Beach Club is a trendy venue located on Bangtao Beach. During the day, the beach club is essentially a great beach restaurant with a swimming pool. As soon as the sun sets, it turns into a happening bar and favorite of the Bangtao social scene.

Perfect for families, couples, groups of friends or solo travelers, Xana Beach Club is known for its signature mojitos, classic and tropical cocktails, and delicious European, Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. Make sure to check out the Sunday Brunch during the high season if you’re visiting Phuket. 

Xana Beach Club is open daily from 11am until 10pm.

6. Iguana Beach Club Phuket

Large inviting pool at Xana Beach Club

Credit: Iguan Beach Club (Facebook)

Iguana is a small and perfectly formed club situated on a miniature and exclusive beach that is cocooned by towering granite boulders. It has impressive views across the Andaman Sea and Patong Bay. Iguana has a chilled vibe which enhances its tranquil location. Thai massage is available as is snorkelling equipment if guests want to explore the vibrant underwater world.

The food menu is small and tasty and offers local Thai nibbles and more substantial simple dishes. The drinks list combines local and international beers, wines, spirits, Champagne and a small cocktail menu.

Seating is comfortable and split over various terrace levels that are built into rocks or on giant beanbags. Iguana is a really relaxed, friendly and intimate and despite it being off-the-beaten-track is well worth a visit.