Chalong Bay is mainly used for yacht moorings. Being the islands largest bay, it is the most popular hub to catch boats for trips around the island on various day trips and diving ventures. The shoreline in Chalong is truly picturesque, although it is muddy and therefore not a place for swimming. The main landmark in Chalong is the 720 metre long jetty. Alongside the jetty you will find a range of restaurants and shops, as well as areas for boats to moor up alongside.
Restaurants in Chalong
There are many places to eat in Chalong and we’ve gathered a variety of restaurant options for your below, that serve a range of different cuisines you may want to try. The difference between the dishes served on this side of the island in comparison to the west, is in the true authentic Thai flavours that keep even the locals coming back for more. Here is a list of our favourite restaurants in Chalong, Phuket.
With a home from home feel and a great atmosphere for a casual dinner or lunch, you’ll struggle to find many places with more flavoursome food. The dishes are well presented and the owners are lovely, always making you feel welcome each and every time you visit!
The Lighthouse restaurant is set in a tall tower and although it has never been a lighthouse, it is nonetheless a major landmark in Chalong offering beautiful views across Chalong Bay to Lone Island. The Lighthouse is popular with expats and serves western style food. The restaurant is also a great place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.
Chalong Yacht Club
The Chalong Yacht Club is down a wobbly back road, but once there, the view of Chalong Bay makes the journey all the more worthwhile. It has a great reputation and the bar and restaurant is a sociable and fun place to go to. Whether you’re looking for a fresh fruit smoothie, Thai food or some tasty traditional British treats – you’ll find it here. Morning or evening, simply sit down and enjoy the view! The Yacht Club also organises regular sailing events.
Mor Mu Dong
Mor Mu Dong restaurant is found 100 metres inland, comprising of a network of bamboo huts looking out across the mangroves. It may not be the easiest restaurant to find, however it is definitely worth the trip once you get there. Imagine an authentic Thai restaurant with loads of character and real traditional Thai food served to a very high standard. The food is simple and rustic and the experience of sitting in a bamboo hut over the mangrove simply can’t be compared to many other places in Phuket! This is the real local Thai experience.
If you are planning to spend some time in or near Chalong, you should also take the time go to see Wat Chalong Phuket and Luang Pu Supa temple. The Big Buddha is also located in Chalong and is absolutely worth a visit.
Visit Chalong and enjoy some wonderful food and great views or just pass through on your way to a boat trip. Chalong Bay has a lot of character and is definitely worth the experience during your stay in Phuket!
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