Café del Mar Phuket is a classy beach club belonging to the world-famous brand from Ibiza. It brings the sophisticated party atmosphere of its namesake to the northern end of Kamala Beach, with a high-quality setting and a great soundtrack of chillout beats.

    The club has a rustic beach-hut-esque look, with a thatch-roofed main bar at its heart. To one side of it is shaded seating on comfortable sofas, while cabanas and large beds occupy a patch of sand to the other side. Behind the bar is an impressively large swimming pool, with single sun loungers and more beds and cabanas around it, as well as a poolside swim-up bar. There's also a restaurant nearby with indoor and outdoor seating.

    Food and drinks at Café del Mar Phuket

    All seating options at Café del Mar Phuket can be booked with a minimum spend requirement – from about 1,000 baht for a single lounger up to around 40,000 baht for the big cabanas. These kinds of prices are not that difficult to reach, thanks to a drinks menu of high-end tipples including craft beers, luxury vodkas and great choices of whiskeys, tequilas, liqueurs, champagnes and more.

    The restaurant displays the same focus on high quality as the bar menu, with imported meats, oysters and recipes alongside classic Royal Thai cuisine. There's also a wood-fired pizza oven serving up a good selection of classic and signature toppings.

    Café del Mar Phuket's Sunset Sessions

    Being situated right on Kamala Beach, Café del Mar Phuket is a great place to enjoy a few sundowner cocktails from the selection of classic and signature sips. There’s also a choice of Thai and international snacks available. The higher-than-average price range attracts a sophisticated but fun-loving crowd who enjoy smooth house music played by resident and guest DJs, accompanied by a live saxophonist.

    After your sundowners, there's a distinct shift in tone from an easy-going lounge venue during the day to a sophisticated party place at night. The Café del Mar brand is well-known for its long-running series of chillout compilations, especially focussing on Balearic beats, and this kind of music is naturally what you’ll find here. As a result, the party never gets particularly extreme or hardcore.

    Café del Mar Phuket

    Location: 118/19 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 2am

    Phone: +66 (0)61 359 5500

    Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveler

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