Phuket Area Guide
Chalong Bay / Cape Panwa (อ่าวฉลอง / แหลมพันวา)
Cape Panwa
Cape Panwa
What to do in Chalong / Cape Panwa?
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Chalong Bay (อ่าวฉลอง)
Chalong bay is a very popular an safe mooring place for many yachts and tour boats because it is protected from strong winds. As well, many day trips to the nearby islands starting here so it is crowded between sunrise and 9am, when the boats leave, and between 4pm - 5pm when they return.

A vast parking area and a number of restaurants, shops, tourist information kiosks and open-air waiting areas have been built to serve the many visitors passing through. There's also a one-stop customs, immigration and harbor master service to assist visiting vessels, as well as a new marine rescue centre. In addition, the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, which organises regular sailing races, makes its base here, and its bar is a favorite spot for sailors to swap yarns and party.

In the evening the beach restaurants are a favorite place for tourists coming back from watching the sunset at Promthep Cape as well as all the day tourists. A number of quality restaurants, British pubs and bars have developed in the recent years offering a taste of both international as well as local fare.
Cape Panwa (แหลมพันวา)
The southernmost tip of this cape is home to a Marine Biological Research Center and Phuket's Aquarium where visitors may inspect several hundred exotic and flamboyantly colourful marine species found in the teeming waters of Phuket and elsewhere, comfortably and without risk of getting seasick on a snorkeling trip.

It is in principle more of a functional beach – due to both the Marine research center as well as a marine base with a large pier, mainly for commercial and military use. There are a few accommodations developing in the area in the recent years and some of the hotels also have an attractive beach, but often reserved for their guests only.
How to get there?
Chalong Bay (อ่าวฉลอง)
Chalong Bay is 20min drive from Patong Beach, main tourist area or just takes fifteen minutes by speedboat.
Cape Panwa (แหลมพันวา)
Cape Panwa is located about 17 kilometers from Phuket town. From Phuket town, take Sakdidet road and follow the signs to Makham Bay (Highway 4023), and then towards Cape Panwa (Highway 4129). The Marine Research station and Aquarium is located at the end of the road past the navy base and the bevy of hotels.
Chalong Bay
Big Buddha Temple Big Buddha
Phraphutthamingmongkhol-akenagakhiri Buddha, "Happiness on Top of Nagakerd Mountain" Contemporary art. Seated Buddha statue in Subduing Mara. Fundaments: 50 ferroconcrete piers as deep as 12 meters. Width: 25.45 m. Height: 45 m. Reinforced concrete structure adorned with white jade marble, Suriyakanta, from Myanmar (Burma). The weight of the white jade marble is approximately 135 tons per 2,500 sq.m. The statue was established on the top of Mount Nagakerd, Subdistrict Karon, Phuket Province.
Location: 42/14 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Rd., Rasada, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7623 9190 ; Website:
Chalong Temple Chalong Temple
Chalong Temple or Wat Chalong, this is where stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Por Chaung, and Luang Por Gluam. Other monks, who were abbots of the temple during later times, and who are the objects of respect and recipients of the offerings by Phuket people generally. The invention is a place of relics of the Buddha brought from Sri Lanka. Chalong Temple, this is a place of tourism in Phuket, many more. To come to Phuket, this must be measured.
Location: 70, Jaofa Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Ka Cape Ka Cape
Ka cape is a popular stop for Thai visitors to the island. Located at the extreme southwest of Chalong Bay. South of the point is Leam Ka Beach, a sandy strip dotted with rocks and boulders. The extensive coral reefs offshore make for interesting snorkeling mornings. Bungalows, Thai food, and boat charters to the islands are available. Ka Cape is 7 kilometre. West of Chalong Circle.
Location: At the extreme southwest of Chalong Bay.
Chalong Bay
KBA  Kitesurfing KBA Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing : KBA have 2 locations to answer different wind direction consist located November to March in the South-East part of the island at Chalong Bay and located April to November at Nai Yang Beach. Our spot is like a huge pool to learn Kite boarding with shallow and flat water. Kites can be set up on beach or on grass. Side to Side/on wind. Spot non-teachable at low tide. Chalong Bay is 20min drive from Patong, main tourist area.
Location: 47/52 Chalong Bay, Phuket town, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1591 4594; Website:
Kite Zone Kite Zone
Kitesurfing : Kite Zone is one of those amazing experiences that you will never forget. With only 2 students per teacher so it make a huge difference in your learning time and enables students to progress quicker and safer. We will only teach you in shallow water, this means the instructor can stand beside you at all times. We will teach you in a clear spot away from other kiters to ensure that nobody gets hurt if something goes wrong. We now use Radio helmets for real time coaching and advanced lessons.
Location: Chalong Bay at Friendship beach
Contact: Tel: 08 3395 2005; Website:
Phuket Fishing Charters Phuket Fishing Charters
Fishing Trip :Phuket Fishing Charters present the complete selection of Fishing in Phuket, Game fishing Phuket, bottom fishing, and reef fishing to Racha Yai Island, Rach Noi Island, The Drop Off, Similan Islands, Koh Rok, Surin Islands and Andaman Islands. Phuket Fishing Charters represents all leading Phuket fishing boats including Wahoo Charters Phuket, Phuket Luxury Charters, Dorado Charters, Phuket Fishing Tours (Surasak Fishing), Prasert Seri Fishing.
Location: 48/12 Soi Sunrise, Chalong Bay, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1370 3181; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Wahoo Big Game Fishing Wahoo Big Game Fishing
Game Fishing : Wahoo have over 15 years of experience offering game fishing throughout Phuket and also offer the great opportunity for a refreshing swim and snorkel for guests looking for a more relaxed experience. The Andaman Sea houses a variety of Game Fish, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and many different varieties of Tuna as well as grouper and snapper.

Destination : Racha Yai/ Racha Noi, The Drop Off, Koh Ha/ Koh Rok, Similan Islands
Location: The Sea Center, 48/20 Moo 9, Soi Ao Chalong, Chalong Bay, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 1510; Website:
Phuket Shooting Range Phuket Shooting Range
Shooting : The Phuket Shooting Range, the first shooting range in Phuket and remain the best, safest and most spacious range Phuket can offer.

Paintball : We have all the equipment you need for rent. We always have a safety briefing before playing, where we explain how to play and how to use the equipment.
Location:  Chalong Bay, Phuket
- Shooting: This is a walk-in facility, no reservations required
- Paintball: Tel: 0 7638 1667, 0 7638 1668
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Cape Panwa
Andaman Sea Club Andaman Sea Club Sailing Charters
Sailing : Andaman Sea Club Sailing Charters present sailing courses and competent crew courses, as well as race training and join-in regattas for who want to learn to sail. The boats we use are all catamarans, great platforms to learn to sail on, when you can sail a cat., you can sail a mono hull, not the other way round.
Location: Phuket Yacht Club, Ao Yon, Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 6045 4634; Website:
Phuket Yacth Club Phuket Yacth Club
Sailing : Come and sail with Phuket Yacht Club, in one of the safest and perfect bays on the island, Ao Yon. The aim of the club is to introduce more people to the sport of sailing and encourage others to participate in sailing, club racing and other water activities. The Club is open every other Sunday offering recreational sailing, club racing, supervised boat rental organized day sails and a monthly family day barbeque, not forgetting of course the sailing lessons that we do for the children.
Location: Phuket Yacht Club, Ao Yon, Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 5215 9185; Website:
Chalong Bay
VSET Restaurant VSET Restaurant
VSET Restaurant present an idyllic setting for an exceptional dining experience. Serving freshly caught and live seafood in any cooking style and local Thai specialties.
Location: Chalong Bay (Next to Kang@pier), Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7638 1159; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
180°  View & Grill Restaurant 180° View & Grill Restaurant
The restaurant, serves expertly prepared a wide array of international dishes. For those more romantically inclined, a dinner by candle light can be arranged. The setting at the restaurant makes it a romantic spot. During the day, as the sun rises beyond the hills, the open-air dining venue lights up with the sparkle of sunlight. At dusk, as the day ends, the mood changes into something far more serene. There is no better experience than dining beneath the stars, soaking in the unforgettable Phuket. atmosphere with only the sounds and feelings of nature to accompany you.
Location: The restaurant located at Villa Zolitude, 53/25 Moo 5 Soi Bann Nai Trok Chaofa Nok Road, Chalong, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Kan Eang@pier Kan Eang@pier
We offer an idyllic setting for an exceptional dining experience. Serving freshly caught and live seafood in any cooking style and local Thai specialties.
Location: 44/1 Viset Road, Moo 5, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7638 1212; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am. - 11.00 pm.
Cape Panwa
Baba Soul Food Baba Soul Food
Baba Soul Food serves up a delicious selection of home-cooked Thai food in a cozy, relaxed setting of intricate architectural detail and undisturbed, panoramic ocean views. Our dishes are meant for sharing and sampling, enjoying a meal the Thai way with friends and family. Using only fresh, wholesome ingredients, the Baba Soul Food experience caters to everyone who shares a common love for home-style Thai food.
Location: Sri panwa Phuket 88 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 1000; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. until late
The Grill The Grill
Serving the freshest seafood and the best meat cuts in a variety of local, international and fusion styles and featuring an exceptional wine list, The Grill is an informal fine dining establishment.
Location: Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, 84 Moo 8, Sakdedej Rd., Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7620 0800; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 10.30 pm.
Uncle Nan's Uncle Nan's
This inviting Italian restaurant, located at the Bay Hotel, is renowned for its classic Italian cuisine and warm and relaxing atmosphere. Sit back on the beautiful outdoor terrace and take in the panoramic views of the bay.
Location: The Restaurant located at Kantary Bay Hotel, 31/11 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Chalong Bay
Siam Organic Spa Siam Organic Spa
Siam Organic Spa presents a great place to spend an hour or the whole day for relaxation and rejuvenation. There are 4 treatment rooms set in the private garden of the resort, offering a full range of spa treatments.
Location: 42 Chalong pier Rd., Chalong, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7638 4477; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Aromatherapy Spa Aromatherapy Spa
The traditional style spa is located amongst jungle foliage in an open hut allowing guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in privacy. The trained therapists specialise in traditional Thai massage and oil massage using the finest quality oils and lotions such as almond oil, pure coconut oil and jojoba oil.
Location: Aochalong Villa & Spa, 5/26 Moo 9, East Chaofa Rd., Chalong, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Cape Panwa
Cape Spas at Cape Panwa hotel Cape Spas at Cape Panwa hotel
Welcome to Cape Spas, the newest and most exclusive range of luxury spas to open in Thailand. Dedicated to rejuvenating both your body and mind, we offer superlative service in sumptuous, modern surroundings.
Location: 27, Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 07 6391 1235; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Cool SpaCool Spa
Cool Spa services offer a five sense experience within four extremely spacious treatment rooms, a private salon and a floating yoga deck, all of which enjoy panoramic ocean views. Enjoy complimentary use of our nature inspired facilities including the infinity pool that creates the illusion of being afloat between sea and sky.
Location: 88 moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 1000, Website:
Opening Hours: Daily 
Talay Spa at Radisson Blu Plaza Resort PanwaTalay Spa at Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Panwa
Escape Your Worries at Our Phuket, Thailand Hotel Spa Reflecting Phuket Island's distinctive Southern Thai culture and comprising of a handful of contemporary bungalows, Talay Spa merges graceful, soft, flowing lines that echo the serene movements of nearby palm leaves and gentle breezes with the energy of flowing water. Nestled among the palms, our Phuket, Thailand hotel spa features six treatment rooms and offers a wide array of services that blend your birth year with the five Chinese elements.
Location: 44/5 Moo 8 Sakdidesh Rd., Vichit, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Chalong Bay
Home Pro VillageHome Pro Village
Home Pro Village Phuket (Chalong Branch) is located on West Princess Street and the style in The Village is simple to both foreigners and people of Phuket to shopping, dining and walking throughout the day but not congested and its also is a leading chain store catering to DIY enthusiasts and professional in Chalong. They sell goods, such as paint, tools and raw materials. They also offer their expertise to customers, who may need some help refurbishing their property.
Location: 61/10 Moo 10, Chalong, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7660 2399, 08 6281 4011
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 09.00 pm.
Villa Market @ Home Pro VillageVilla Market @ Home Pro Village
Villa Market, part of HomePro Village is located on the right hand side before the Chalong Circle. For those coming from the airport the southern part of Phuket wanting to stock up on some treats, is not just your average supermarket. Its products are mostly organic and cater to people who care about health issues and seem their customer-based consists largely of foreigners as all signs are in English.
Location: Inside Home Pro Village, 61/9 Moo 10, Chaofa West Rd., Chalong, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7638 1888
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Chalong Beach
Chalong Pier Beer Garden  (C-P-B-G)Chalong Pier Beer Garden (C-P-B-G)
Chalong Pier Beer Garden is a great place to relax, chill out on the upper deck roof garden, meet friends, watch big screen sport and more. Enjoy all your favourite beers and shorts, mixers and cocktails and there are two big screens and two 42" screens to watch sports. Staff are friendly and there is free and ample parking in the car park opposite.
Location: 42 Moo 5 Viset Rd., Chalong Bay, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 0517, 08 1831 4216
Type: Beer Bars
O2 Beach ClubO2 Beach Club
O2 Beach Club is the only beach club on Chalong Bay of Phuket. There is bars centered on a luxurious pool, all encircled by greenery and growth with a spectacular view of Chalong Bay. Behind the bar, there's a volleyball court and a play area for kids. Also beside the pool, there's an upstairs space consisting of a kitchen and bar with a balcony.
Location: 43/19 Chalong Bay, Moo5, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1894 8002; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 11.30 pm.
Type: Beach Clubs
Cape Panwa
Situated on the ground floor of our new entertainment building, Baba 88 will host international DJ's and is always open for stylish partying. Design will be a focus as well as comfort. Our entertainment team is experienced in hosting parties all over the globe including Italy, Switzerland, Budapest, Bangkok, Phuket, Boston, NYC, Miami and London. Baba 88 will not disappoint.
Location: Sri panwa Phuket, 88 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Vichit, Mueang, Phuket 83000
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 1000
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. until late
Type: Beer Bars and Lounge Bars
Otter's BarOtter's Bar
This charming piano and lounge bar offers daily live entertainment and is located adjacent to the Top of the Reef restaurant. Relax after a hard day at the beach with a wide range of expertly made cocktails and drinks.
Location: Cape Panwa Hotel. 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
Type: Restaurant & Bar
The Light HouseThe Light House
The place to meet and socialize after dinner. A unique pub with a genuine nautical feel and live music. Our in-house band will entertain you while you are sipping your favorite cocktail. Located near the main entrance, across the car park.
Location: Cape Panwa Hotel. 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Type: Restaurant & Bar