Bang Tao Beach is a long, beautiful stretch of beach in Phuket. Owing to its lovely sands and tranquil waters, Bang Tao is home to several accommodation options. A tourist haven, there is much to engage in whilst in Phuket. There are also several dining establishments and a number of shopping avenues.
1. Visit famous restaurants in Bang Tao
All types of food, for a variety of budgets, are available in Bang Tao. Not only will you be able to find local Thai cuisine, you will also be able to enjoy other types of cuisine. One highly rated restaurant is Mamma Mia Grill & Restaurant Bang Tao. This restaurant has incorporated the use of new influences, alongside traditional Swedish methods of cooking. Food is cooked by Swedish chefs and operated by Swedish management. Patrons at Mamma Mia can expect varied cuisines from around the world. The restaurant is particularly known for its high-quality steaks.
Mamma Mia Grill & Restaurant Bang Tao
Address: 116/69, Bangtao Beach, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 15:00 - 22:00.
Contact: +66 87 882 1445
2. Visit Wat Cherng Talay
Wat Cherng Talay, otherwise known as Cherngtalay, is said to be the spiritual centre of Bang Tao. This has been the status of the temple for almost a century, ever since its relocation from its original site at Khao Noi. When you are at the temple, you will notice that it has been constructed in the typical Thai Buddhist design. Take note of the giant snake images that are present on your way up to the main hall. There are also paintings which depict all the good work of Buddha. If you happen to be at the temple at dusk, then you will be able to appreciate the lights along the pathways. These light poles are built in the form of kinnarees. Kinnarees are half-human and half-birdlike creatures, which frequently figure in traditional Thai tales.
Wat Cherng Talay
Address: Cherngtalay Village, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm
Duration: around 1.5 hours required.
Contact: +66 90 879 3379
Website: Wat Cherng Talay
3. Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Club
The Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Club is an 18-hole course on a well-manicured lawn. If you are looking to do something different from the usual beach outing, then this is one place to consider. The miniature golf course is equally challenging and entertaining, keeping everyone hooked on the game for hours. Golfers will get a chance to encounter a range of water hazards and bunkers dotted throughout the course. If you’re uncertain of your putting skills before you hit the course, you can always spend some time on the practice putting green. Feeling peckish after playing? Head to the on-site, open-air restaurant, known as the Off Course Restaurant and Bar.
Make your way to Phuket’s newest mini golf course, located at the southern end of Bangtao Beach.
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Club
Address: 72/44 Moo 3, Bangtao Beach Road, Soi 2, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 11am –11 pm
Website: Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Club
4. Shopping spree in Bang Tao
As we all know, Thailand is a shopper’s paradise. Like most of Phuket, Bang Tao Beach has its share of markets and regular ‘talat nat’, or 'meeting markets’, which spring up randomly in open spaces. A wide range of things can be found at these market spaces, including strange food products like fried insects. If you are looking for some shopping of a higher scale, go to Phuket town where you can find large malls and major supermarkets like Tesco, Central Festival and Big C Phuket. Within Bang Tao, you may want to pay a visit to Canal Village, which is located in Laguna. One iconic shopping venue that shouldn’t be missed is Boat Avenue. Boat Avenue is a large shopping mall, which stands at the entrance to Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. There are several dining establishments and boutiques housed in this mall.
Address: in Cherng Talay, at the traffic light marking the entrance to Laguna Phuket Resort Complex
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Contact: +66 092 014 9872
Facebook: Boat Avenue
5. Phuket International Riding Club
This is one popular activity that many people engage in whilst at Phuket. The Phuket International Riding Club is located within the tourist complex, Laguna. If you choose to ride a horse from this club, you will get to enjoy a 9km (5.5 miles) trip along the beach. Alternatively, you can choose to ride a horse through the natural woodland. As you do this, you will also come across well-manicured golf courses. Even if you are a beginner at riding, you will be well-guided by experienced instructors. Every level of experience is catered for at this club. Rides start from 30 minutes and you can enjoy longer rides if you are feeling up to it.
Phuket International Riding Club
Address: 47 Lagoon Road, Bangtao Beach, Tambol Cherng Talay, Thalang District, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Price: from 9 USD
Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm
Contact: +66 076 324 199 / +66 081 968 3187
Website: Phuket International Riding Club
6. Rejuvenate at Oasis Secret Garden Spa
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What is a visit to Bang Tao without a chance to indulge in some spa sessions? One such place is Oasis Secret Garden Spa. This spa is devoted to offering its customers a complete rejuvenation experience of the body, mind and soul. At Oasis Secret Garden Spa, you can choose from a range of treatments and even enjoy the private outdoor shower facility, which overlooks a lagoon. If you fancy, choose an aromatherapy oil massage or a herbal clay body treatment. Transport is usually provided from the hotels around Bang Tao. After days out in the sun and sea, your body might want some pampering in the form of a massage. Try out a full-body, aromatherapy hot oil massage and then pamper your face with a Thai facial - a highlight of Oasis Secret Garden Spa.
Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Address: 47 Moo 1 Srisuntorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Price: from 104 USD
Opening Hours: 10 am - 10 pm
Duration: around 4 hours required.
Contact: +66 76 337 777
Website: Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Explore Bang Tao for a fun-filled time
If you are planning to visit Phuket, then make Bang Tao your base and explore the various sights and sounds of the town. Blessed with gorgeous sand and weather, Bang Tao can provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience. Indulge in one of the many salons for some rejuvenation, or go on a shopping spree and bring home some local memorabilia.
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