Phuket Area Guide
Bang Tao Beach (หาดบางเทา)
Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach (หาดบางเทา ), A large open bay that is the location of one of Phuket's longest beaches. It is a quiet beach along the hillside. There are pine-lined beach located in North Beach. Sand at the beach and not much more. But there is a very white. Previously a tin mining area the location has been transformed into an area where Phuket's luxurious resorts and golf courses, especially Laguna complex, are located.

There is, however, accommodation available outside Laguna at the bay’s south end. Dry season swimming is excellent, and at the bay’s north end is a smaller bay, almost completely enclosed, at the mouth of which is some fine coral. Plenty of places to eat, tour companies, and other tourist facilities are available either at Laguna or in the nearby town of Choeng Thale.
How to get there?
The route to the beach is not very obvious without a map as there is no parallel beach road, so you have to follow some small lanes quite a long way. When coming from Patong, continue past Surin Beach and just follow the signs to Laguna Phuket. Once you pass the Banyan Tree, you will shortly arrive at the beach.
Cherng Talay Temple Cherng Talay Temple
Cherng Talay Temple or Wat Cherng Talay features many large and colourful murals depicting Buddhist themes. Temple has been the spiritual centre of Bangtao and Cherngtalay for almost a century now after it relocated from its original site in Khao Noi. The temple is in typical Thai - Buddhist design, with images of giant snakes on the way up to the "ubosot" or main hall and paintings illustrating the Buddha’s good works.
Location: 306 Srisontorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Cherng Talay Shrine Cherng Talay Shrine
In 1991, Chinese and English came to Cherng Talay (Ban Thin-Lay) to mine for tin. In the time, Ban Tin-Lay is known as one of the large mine in Phuket. Therefore, most Chinese flow in the area to earn a living. Then, they gather to form village. They agree that they should take Chinese image to the village to worship for good luck. The 3 Chinese images were wooden sculpture. Its height was 7 inches. Since Pra Samong-Hu was invited to here, the Chinese people live together harmoniously. This shrine is interested by a lot of people. Most villagers come here to bless themselves.
Location: 345-347 Srisoonthron Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Sports & Activities
Laguna Phuket Golf Club Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Golf Course : Phuket's only resort-based 18-hole, par 71 golf course. Designed by Max Wexler and David Abell, measures 6,654 yards from the back tees and 5,464 yards from the forward tees. Award winning Laguna Phuket Golf Club features a wealth of tropical scenic lagoons.

Training Academy : Learn golf in a relaxed and enjoyable environment and take advantage of the wide range of instructional programmers on offer.
Location: 34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 3550 6683, 08 3550 6373; Website: www.lagunaphuketgolf.com
Phuket International Horse Club Phuket International Horse Club
Phuket International Horse Club is located at Laguna Phuket, there are 9 kms of beach to ride along, or you can choose to trek through the natural woodland, pass manicured golf courses and be lead along trails by the experienced instructors. Every level of experienced is catered for, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider. Rides take place on Bang Tao beach.
Location: 47 Lagoon Rd., Bangtao Beach, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 4199
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 06.30 pm.
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Phuket Adventure Mini Golf
A challenging 18 holes miniature classic championship golf course surrounded by palm trees, stones, water, bamboo and bushes. Designed & built together with Scandinavian Adventure Golf. We take pride in arranging your perfect day whether it's a company party, kick-off, celebrations, networking events, children party, school gathering, etc.
Location: 72/44 Moo 3, Bangtao Beach Rd., Soi 2, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7631 4345, 08 0147 2468; Website: www.phuketadventureminigolf.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. – 11.00 pm.
Bangtao Dive Center Bangtao Dive Center
Bangtao Dive Center offer the diving courses for the beginner, or to build on the skills you already Discover Scuba Diving have with our PADI certified instructors. The diving courses consist Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, EFR, Rescue Diver, Divemaster. In additional, there are Day Trip package for you interests in scuba diving or snorkeling around Phuket Island such as Koh Racha Yai, Phi Phi, Similan Island, etc.
Location: 69/58 Moo 3, Soi Bangtao 4, Ao Bangtao Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.bangtaodive.com
Saltwater Dreaming Saltwater Dreaming
Over 35 years experience surfing, the guys will have you up and surfing during your holiday in Phuket.  Saltwater Dreaming is the only surf school in Phuket with a full fleet of Soft Top Surfboards dedicated for learning to surf, The best surfing equipment for learning to surf, learn to surf with experienced and fully certified surfing instructors. Surfing Lessons are broken down step by step so anyone can follow and understand.
Location: 108/3 Moo 3, Cheongthalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7627 1050; Website: www.saltwater-dreaming.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 am. – 07.30 pm.
The Corner Restaurant The Corner Restaurant
The Corner Restaurant is a great place to visit with the family, or for a casual lunch with friends, business partners, or even romantic dates. Amazing service and variety in the menu of Thai and European, cooking using high quality and fresh ingredients including local organic seasonal produce prepared by people who are passionate about cooking.
Location: Located on the main road leading towards Laguna, opposite the new ZCape Condominium.
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 4023
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 10.30 pm. (closed on Wednesday)
Casuarina Beach Restaurant & PubCasuarina Beach Restaurant
Five metres from the waves, Casuarina Beach Restaurant & Pub's interior is unique in the Laguna complex as it provides an air-conditioned space right on the beach and a lounge where cocktails and cold drinks can be enjoyed while watching the famed Phuket sunset. Some would call it the perfect place to chill out.
Location: The restaurant located at Dusit Thani Laguna Resort Hotel, 390 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7636 2999
Opening Hours: Daily from 18.00 pm. - 22.30 pm.
Bliss Beach Club Bliss Beach Club
Bliss Beach Club is one of the peacefully and amazing to watch the beautyful sunset. With modern lines, wide open spaces, refreshing breezes and a good menu and drinks list, Bliss lives up to its name and offers an almost perfect haven for the senses for all ages.  
Location: The restaurant is located about 200 meters from the entrance of the Sunwing Resort & Spa
Contact: Tel: 0 7651 0150
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 02.00 am.
Chaba Restaurant Chaba Restaurant
Chaba Restaurant is one of the most famous Thai restaurants in the prestigious Laguna area of Phuket. The restaurant offers peaceful views over a tranquil lagoon with a stunning backdrop of mountain views that stretch for miles. The Restaurant offers International cuisine and extensive seafood specialties allowing guests to take their pick from the live seafood aquarium. Ranging from Phuket lobster, tiger prawns, seabass, snapper and squid, mussels and fresh oysters.
Location: Laguna Phuket Entrance 90/1 Cherngtalay 16, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7627 1580, 0 7630 4542 Website: www.chabathaifood.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am - midnight
The Bistro RestaurantThe Bistro Restaurant
Serving authentic Thai and International cuisine in a stunning location, this is a great spot to enjoy a casual meal for lunch or dinner. The Bistro Restaurant is relaxed and the service professional and friendly.
Location: Located in the centre of the Bang Tao beach area on the road that runs from the Best Western Hotel to the Arinara Hotel.
Contact: 0 7631 4311 Website: www.bistrobangtao.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. - 11.00 pm. (closed on Monday)
Babylon Beach Club Babylon Beach Club
The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine, as well as a fantastic selection of fresh seafood and traditional Thai dishes. Our exotic cocktail menu has something for everyone, whether it is a lunchtime aperitif or a long icy cold ‘Babylon special’ watching the magnificent sunset drop behind the ocean. Over dinner, wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with our global selection of whites, reds, rose and champagnes, ranging from new world to European classics.
Location: Situated between the Amora Hotel and the Laguna Beach Resort Hotel
Contact: Tel: 08 1894 8303, Website: www.babylon.co.th
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. - 10.00 pm. (closes early in low season from May - October)
Toto Italian Restaurant Toto Italian Restaurant
Toto is well known for serving gourmet Italian food in a fun but classy setting. If you prefer to dine outdoors from the same menu, try Toto's Garden situated just opposite the main restaurant.
Location: 24 26 28 30 Laguna Resort Entrance. Lagoon Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7627 1430, Website: www.totophuket.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am. - 11.00 pm.
La Trattoria La Trattoria
The soul of cucina Italian, with an entirely new spirit in its quest to offer a truly memorable authentic Italian dining experience - something decidedly contemporary yet comfortingly familiar. Chef Claudio's specially created menu is superb, offering a mouth-watering selection of authentic Italian cuisine. La Trattoria offers a selection of outstanding wines available by the bottle or by the glass.
Location: Dusit Thani Laguna Resort Hotel, 390 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7636 2999
Opening Hours: Daily: Breakfast 07.00 am. - 11.00 pm. / Lunch 12.00 am. - 18.00 pm. / Dinner 06.00 pm. - 11.30 pm.
Spa
Hattakarn Spa Hattakarn Spa
The Hattakarn Spa located at The Residence offers a wide range of spa and beauty treatments with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Our outdoor massage areas are set within a beautiful lilly pond to provide you with the most relaxing experience available. We also able provide services in the privacy of your own villa.
Location: 258/12 Moo 5 Bangtao Beach, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676344/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Type: Hotel & Resort Spa
The Sun Spa and Health Club The Sun Spa and Health Club
The Sun Spa and Health Club is located in Sunwing resort & Spa Bangtao.  Indulge in a massage with warm essential oils. Linger by the oversized European pool. Soft accent lighting, Stained-glass windows, Pastel murals and the sounds of soft music create a warm, peaceful, peaceful welcome as you arrive at the newest spa resort in Phuket.
Location: 22 Moo 2, Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676328/
Type: Hotel & Resort Spa
Banyan Tree Phuket Banyan Tree Phuket
Calm your soul, uplift your spirits and soothe your mind. Succumb to the workings of timeless techniques steeped in Asian traditions dating centuries back and let the subtle fragrance of Thai herbs and flowers coax you into deep reverie.
Location: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Website: www.banyantree.com
Type: Hotel & Resort Spa
Oasis Secret Garden Spa Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Located in the estuary of a tropical paradise is this hidden sanctuary devoted to your relaxation, peace, and rejuvenation of body and spirit. Many of the individual treatment villas have private outdoor showers overlooking a tranquil lagoon. You may never want to leave this garden of delight.
Location: 47 Moo1 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 7777, Website: www.oasisspa.net
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am.- 10.00 pm.
Type: Spas & Wellness
Massage
BW Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa Spa @ BW Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa
Bring your body back to well-being with a visit to our spa and wellness centre. We believe that pampering begins from within flowing through your mind, body and soul. Enter our spa and feel all the tension slowly melt away as you relax in this utterly peaceful sanctuary. Indulge in the soft touch of an essential warm oil massage delivered by one of our professional spa therapists, calm your mind with a tender touch facial or just take it easy and linger by the oversized hydro spa pool.
Location: BW Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa, 124/29 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Bangtao Beach ,Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676245/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am.- 07.00 pm.
Type: Oil Massage
Chadasai Spa Phuket Chadasai Spa Phuket
Travel is your time to get away, relax and recharge.Whether you want to fill your days with invigorating activities,Relaxing spa treatments or a perfect balance of both, Chadasai is customizean itinerary for you that features the most luxurious and unforgettable activities and experiences in the world's leading spa and active destinations.
Location: Located beside of Mc Donald at Tesco Lotus, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 5006, Website: www.chadasaispa.com
Type: Thai Massage
Bang Tao offers a different shopping experience to other areas on the island. Here there is a trend for stylish home decoration stores, antique and unique art and craft centres. This is the place to pick up some high quality Asian art which embellishes many of the luxury villas and hotels in the region. The interiors stores can be found throughout the Bang Tao and Cherngtalay area, lining the streets outside the Laguna complex and along the main Srisoonthorn Road from the Heroines Monument.

Cherng Talay Market Cherng Talay Market
Fresh foods, seafood, vegetables, local Thai seasonal fruits including durian, mangosteen, pineapples, rebuttals, coconuts, mango, custard apple, small bananas, longan and pomelos, cooked foods, clothes and more are on sale.
Location: Opposite the police station in Cherntalay close to the Laguna Complex in Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Type: Market
Canal Village Shopping Center Canal Village Shopping Center
Set around the village's pleasant courtyard are more than 30 shops offering a range of products and services from carefully crafted antiques to designer clothing; from film processing to currency exchange. One can easily while away a good part of an afternoon lounging in one of the cafes, or just strolling along the covered walkways to marvel at the fine window displays.
Location: Laguna Resorts & Hotels, 390/1 Moo1 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.lagunaphuket.com
Type: Shopping Area
Lemongrass House Lemongrass House
Lemongrass House is the bright green and yellow building near to the police station in Bang Tao that produces fresh handmade spa products that are supplied to hotels, salons and spas all over the world. The owners spent several years in remote areas of the globe harvesting herbs such as rosemary, orange blossoms, lemongrass and thyme to produce the essential oils needed for their aromatherapy products and spa treatments. All of the ingredients are natural and safe and everything is manufactured in Thailand.
Location: 10/2 Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7627 1233; Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Type: Shopping Area
Blue Siam Beach Club Blue Siam Beach Club
Blue Siam Beach Club is located toward the southern end of Bangtao Beach. It is original, comfortable, and contemporary, this gallery beach club is akin to relaxing in a friend’s living room. The diner included Western, Thai and Seafood and beautiful view of sunsets while the waves wash in.
Location: 99/1, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7638 6595, 08 7278 5995
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Type: Lounge Bars
Lobby Bar & Wine Rack Lobby Bar & Wine Rack
A perfect place to unwind after dinner, The Lobby Bar Terrace is the best spot for stargazing while you linger over a cup of coffee, cognac and cigar. What’s more - Wine Rack, our air-conditioned private area is available for exclusive parties with a range of 6 to 12 guests.
Location: Banyan Tree Phuket, 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 4374
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 pm. - 01.00 am. (last order 12.30 am.)
Type: Lounge Bars