Layan exudes peace and serenity. As soon as you arrive, you will notice the hasteless pace of living and relaxed ambience surrounding the area. Much in common with the overall mood, bars in Layan offer laid-back and relaxed evenings, serving craft cocktails and stunning sunset views instead of crazy mosh pits and all-night benders. Here are our picks for the five best bars in Layan.
1. Dream Beach Club Phuket
While away your evening soaking up the sun, lazing on the comfy sunbeds fringing the large swimming pool at Dream Beach Club. You can also seek shelter in the cool shaded cabanas tucked away in the club’s manicured garden. Grab an ice cold beer or savour a signature cocktail, while admiring the natural surrounding and stunning sunset vistas.
2. Welcome Inn
A hidden gem boasting stellar service, an intimate setting and secluded atmosphere, Welcome Inn is a tiny bar tucked away in the splendid Sririnat National Park. Serving inexpensive cocktails, beers and wines, the bar is frequented by locals, expats, and occasional passers by. The establishment is well worth a visit, so take a short drive from your villa or hotel and enjoy a relaxed night out in paradise.
PRU is an outstanding fine-dining venue that follows the concept of “from farm to table”, serving gorgeous European and local fare made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Inviting guests to spend their evening surrounded by pure elegance, PRU also provides an attractive cocktails menu and wines, taking your relaxed evening out to a new level.
4. Peter’s Bar and Restaurant
An unpretentious, roadside establishment, Peter’s Bar and Restaurant is a simple, yet appealing venue, with pool tables, karaoke and a variety of beers at a great value. Chill out with a cold beer in hand on the upper deck of the venue, watching the stunning sunset and chatting with fellow travellers, or play pool while swapping holiday stories. One of the most friendly and relaxed bars in Layan.
5. The Beach Bar 2
The Beach Bar 2 is a simple seafront venue featuring a casual setting, a vast selection of cool drinks and decent snacks and Thai dishes to satisfy your hunger during the day. Relish in the dramatic sunset vistas, lay around on a sunbed and enjoy every single moment of your tropical holiday.
Though far from a party hub, there is still a good selection of bars in Layan for catching an epic sunset while holding a cold drink. Which one would you like to try first?