Ad: Catch Beach Club, Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay. Tel: 076-316516. Email: [email protected] Web: www.catchbeachclub.com
Surin Beach has become something a hotspot when it comes to Phuket restaurants and nightlife. Along with new clubbing venue Stereo Lab, Catch Beach Club at the Twinpalms Phuket Hotel (one of the best Phuket hotels around) has suddenly been thrust into the limelight thanks to doubling in size and now having a new bar right on the beach.
Catch is a chic, trendy beach club where you can dine on fresh seafood, sink a few drinks at the bar or else simply take it easy in the Beach Lounge. On the food menu there is everything from tiger prawns to blue crab, so there’s no excuse for not sampling a few of the delights on the menu.
There are sun loungers on the beach to make a visit to Catch about as effortless as possible. Cold towels and magazines are also provided. Food is served from 11 am until about 11 pm with barbeques on Tuesdays and Fridays. Catch might not be cheap (1,500-baht BBQ dinners with freeflow wine during low season and 300-baht-plus cocktails), but it is definitely worth splashing a bit of cash on for a special occasion.
The terrace stays open until about 1 am with funky music providing the soundtrack. Every Saturday night, Catch hosts White Night with DJ Pong.
Phuket’s social scene is alive and kicking and it looks as if things are on the up, no matter how hard Bangkok might try to screw it up.