Ringing in the New Year’s in Phuket!

Phuck it, we’re in Phuket! Say goodbye to this years apologies and make room for next year’s wishes (and promises) on Thailand’s hottest island. From wild beach parties to chic rooftop bars, snazzy restaurants to the infamous Bangla Road, we’re dialled in to the best places to ring in 2020 on this tropical piece of heaven. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be this New Year’s Eve!

Start the Evening Meaning Well

Romantic Restaurants for Two (or More)

Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant – New Year Gala Dinner

What: Fireworks and celebrations at Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant. Gather together with loved ones and delight in a Brazilian style menu served Churrasco style! You also get complimentary entry to the CATCH “Countdown Party” (standing only).

Where: Twinpalms Phuket, Surin Beach

When: 31st December 2019, 8 PM till late

Price: THB 6,750++ per person, THB 3,000++ for children up to 12

More info here.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

What: Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale Phuket in Kata Noi Beach is spearheaded by two top chefs – Chef Darren and Chef Sura. The restaurant is located on multi-level terraces surrounded by lush tropical garden, perched over the magnificent Andaman Sea and with the view of the white sand beach of Kata Noi.

Where: Villa Royale Phuket, Kata Noi Beach

When: 31st December 2019, dinner time

Make your reservations here.

Black Ginger

Black Ginger

What: Designed like a traditional mansion hovering over a luminescent lagoon with fusion flavours for you to savour. The restaurant is set on an island and the only access is by boat which takes you across flame-lit waters. Advance reservation is necessary.

Where: The Slate, Nai Yang Beach – The Slate is also home to the whimsical Tongkah Tin Sindicate, a chic bar with crafted cocktails and Rebar which is the perfect place to lounge under the tropical sunset sky.

When: 31st December 2019, from 6.30 PM

Make your reservations here.

Rooftop Bars to See and be Seen

Baba Nest

Baba Nest, Sri Panwa

What: The place for a cocktail or glass of champagne, and that spectacular sunset view over Panwa Bay. This place is so exclusive the waiting list can be up to two weeks in advance on a regular day.

Where: Sri Panwa Hotel, Cape Panwa

When: 31st December 2019, for sunset

Make your reservations here.

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky, Cape Sienna

What: Cocktails with unobstructed 180-degree panorama of Rayee Beach on the left and the main beach of Kamala on the right.

Where: Cape Sienna, Kamala Beach

When: 31st December 2019, from 5 PM

Make your reservations here.

KEE Sky Lounge

KEE Sky Lounge

What: Expect 360-degree views of Patong Beach and Bangla Road, and fireworks. Lots of fireworks. This chic rooftop bar almost feels like cruising on a luxury yacht.

Where: Kee Resort, Patong Beach

When: 31st December 2019, from 5.30 PM

More info here.

Kick it Up A Notch or Two

Beach Club Vibes

CATCH Beach Club – New Year Party

What: Celebrate and dance the night away at Phuket’s best New Year’s Eve beach party with CATCH’s resident DJs and live performances. The midnight count down and Bang Tao Bay fireworks are not to be missed!

Where: Twinpalms Phuket, Surin Beach

When: 31st December 2019, 9 PM till the early hours

Price: From THB 2,000 per guest including one glass of champagne on arrival (standing only), limited high cocktail tables, from THB 30,000 for up to 8 guests (standing only), and limited VIP sofa tables, from THB 60,000 for up to 6 guests (seating).

More info here. Make your reservations here.

Cafe Del Mar Phuket

Cafe Del Mar

What: Ibiza’s most iconic beach club, now in Phuket. Chill out with the classic beach grooves, and count the New Year in with the coolest crew.

Where: Cafe Del Mar, Kamala Beach

When: 31st December 2019, TBC

Make your reservation here.

Nightclub Revelry

Illuzion Discotheque

Illuzion Discotheque

What: The biggest, baddest nightclub in Phuket. If you like loud and want to bring in the New Year with a roar, then Illuzion’s massive sound system, great DJs, and fantastic stage performances are exactly where you need to be.

Where: Illuzion Discotheque, Patong Beach

When: 31st December 2019, late till even later

More info here.

White Room

White Room

What: With a trendy and exclusive atmosphere, this more intimate clubbing experience might be exactly your speed when it comes to ringing in the New Year.

Where: White Room, Patong Beach

When: 31st December 2019, late till even later

More info here.

Turn Down the Night

Light a Lantern, Make a Wish

Patong Beach

Patong Beach and Bangla Road are usually blocked off for festivities for New Years. There’ll probably a floating stage and music acts throughout the night. You will probably come across groups of bucketeers – if that’s your scene.

Surin Beach

Surin Beach turns in a gigantic party complete with barbecues, live entertainment, fireworks, and a copious amount of alcohol. Paris Hilton once spent New Years here… If that gets your juices going.

The other beaches

Most of the other beaches don’t have organised parties which could be exactly your style if you’re more in need of a chilled out New Year’s Eve. Kata, Kamala, Karon, Bangtao, etc. don’t typically have big, wild, gatherings of alcohol fuelled ravers but are more Bring-Your-Own-Party spots where you’ll find small pockets of people with their own fireworks, floating lanterns, drinks and more. Why not have New Year’s your way?

Safety Issue to Be Aware of

Fireworks are not difficult for the ordinary individual to get their hands on in Thailand. Be aware of where you are and those around you at all times. You should be ready to move to a safe distance should you notice anything a bit off.

We’ll be updating this list as parties are confirmed. Check back in as more details come through!

Shout from the rooftops

Chloe Pharamond

This nomad's natural habitat is napping under a shady tree on the beach with a book clutched in hand. She likes fresh coconuts with a healthy splash of rum, organic conversations that meander into the night and getting lost in new places.

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