Boat Avenue Phuket

There are endless places to visit as well as things to do in Phuket – no matter if it’s popular beaches, scenic viewpoints or historical neighbourhoods.

Boat Avenue is a spot that you don’t want to miss out on during your next trip to Phuket. It’s a container mall with a long list of offerings: from cafes and restaurants to boutiques and even a Thai-style night market to stroll in every week.

Here’s what you can expect at the venue.

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Thailand’s first container mall with local and international eateries and boutiques

Boat Avenue Phuket is located in Cherng Talay, which is just a five-minute car ride away from Laguna Resort Complex. It’s famous for being the first container mall in Thailand, its eateries, boutiques and weekly night market Here, visitors will find an abundance of both local and international flair.

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The container mall opened in 2012. Within just a few years, Boat Avenue has become one of the most recognisable places in Phuket, with visitors coming through every day to enjoy the variety of lifestyle offerings.

the mexican

Here, guests can find some of the island’s best Thai and seafood restaurants, as well as an eclectic mix of international joints. Among the popular eateries are The Mexican and Mrs. B Bar & Table – the latter serves specialty dishes curated by the world-famous Chef Jamie himself.

The mall offers a wide range of shops

Aside from the assortment of dining options, Boat Avenue is also bustling with crafty vendors and venues dedicated to your personal care, including massage parlours to rejuvenate in after a long day.

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A massage shop at Boat Avenue

Shoppers will also be happy to hear that the container mall is home to a bunch of well-loved stores such as Paul Ropp and Quiksilver, which are perfect places to grab some ‘fits for your #OOTD shots on the beach.

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One of the highlights at Boat Avenue is the Villa Market, which is a high-end supermarket with fresh produce, local go-to products, as well as several imported goods. It’s definitely one of the top choices for grocery shopping, especially for long stay visitors who may want to recreate their favourite dishes at home. 

Waya Cafe at Boat Avenue is a brunch spot to bookmark for your next visit

If you’re looking for the best brunch stop, we’d recommend Waya Cafe.

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The Waya Breakfast comes with two eggs, bacon strips, grilled tomato, and white or brown toast.

It sits at the top of the list of eateries to visit at Boat Avenue. They have an all-day breakfast menu; along with salads, soups, sandwiches, pastas, as well as Thai food and child-friendly dishes. Popular plates include the Waya Breakfast at ฿180 (~USD5.50) and house specialty, Grilled Chicken Quesadilla at ฿240 (~USD7.40).

grilled chicken quesadilla

What you’ll love about the quesadilla dishes at Waya Cafe is that they all come with fresh guacamole and salsa, without any additional costs.

almond latte

While good coffee is the hallmark of a must-visit cafe, Waya Cafe goes above and beyond. It offers unique drinks, like the Tumeric Honey Almond Latte at only ฿120 (~USD3.70) per glass. It’s the perfect digestif with a spicy kick.

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At Waya Cafe, visitors can enjoy the impressive menu in the spacious and aesthetic joint. 

Fun Friday Avenue Market

It’s best to visit Boat Avenue on a Friday since that’s when the weekly Thai-style night bazaar, Fun Friday Avenue Market, occurs. It goes from 5PM-10PM.

food offerings
Khanom Bueang and Pla Pao Glua
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Here, visitors get to go on a food adventure and have their first go at trying Thai local dishes like Khanom Bueang – Thai crepes – and Pla Pao Glua – grilled salt-crusted sea bass.

food stall
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For those who fancy Western flavours, the market has got you covered with offerings such as burgers and hotdogs to satisfy your cravings.

crafted goods
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It’s also a paradise for shoppers, boasting several stalls with items ranging from vintage clothes to handcrafted accessories.

night market activites
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What’s special about the Fun Friday Avenue Market is that visitors can also jump into different sorts of activities such as getting a henna tattoo, having your face painted onto a canvas, or even painting little figurines.

live music
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Guests get to enjoy all this while being entertained by live music, dance and acrobatics performances by the local street artists.

dance performance
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All-in-one spot for fun

Phuket is def a place with more than sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. There are various hotspots scattered in different neighbourhoods around the island, including the Shrine of The Serene Light in Phuket Old Town where you can delve into an atmosphere full of spirituality.

But, for those who want to go back home with a stuffed tummy and a handful of goodies, Boat Avenue is just the place for you.

Have you ever been to Boat Avenue? If so, share with us in the comments below.

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Cover images adapted from: @Funfriday2014 (Top Left & Bottom Right)

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