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Promthep Cape

Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from this famous coastal look-out.

The view from Promthep Cape is probably the most photographed scene in the whole of Phuket, and with good reason. Located on the most south-westerly tip of the island, this rocky headland offers the perfect viewpoint for admiring the spectacular sunsets over the Andaman Sea and nearby islands.

Every evening, crowds flock to this location to catch the moment the sun sinks below the horizon. The atmosphere is one of excitement and celebration, with buskers and performers adding to the party.

Although the view of the sunset is the most well-known of the attractions at this site, it is well worth arriving earlier in the day to explore the area. Promthep Cape means “God’s Cape” in Thai, and at the top of the hill you will find a small temple. This intricate, beautiful structure encloses a shrine dedicated to elephants and contains hundreds of small wooden carvings of this revered animal.

The headland also boasts a lighthouse that was built in 1996 to celebrate King Rama XI’s Golden Jubilee. Step inside to discover a small museum with many fascinating maritime artefacts, all held in refreshing air-conditioned rooms. Climb the stairs to the outdoor viewing platform for unparalleled views across the east and south east of the island. On a clear day you can even see the distinctive shapes of the Phi Phi Islands, as well as closer islands such as Koh Kaew, home to a Buddhist monastery.

For mementos of your visit, other than beautiful sunset photos, head to the market near the car park to pick up reasonably priced souvenirs such as batik fabric, sea shells and beachwear. Snacks and refreshments are also available.

Round your evening off at the Promthep Cape Restaurant. This open-air restaurant offers beautiful views of Nai Harn Beach. You can unwind and enjoy the peace once the crowds have dispersed, whilst dining on seafood, lulled by cooling evening breezes.

Promthep Cape is 30 minutes by car from Patong Beach. It is a short walk from the car park to the lighthouse, shrine and look-out area. As parking can be limited, travelling by bus or tuk-tuk is a good option if you plan to arrive late.


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    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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    Naiya Beach Bungalow

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      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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      Yanui Seaview Bungalow

      94/10 Moo.6, Yanui Beach, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang, Rawai
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Rawai hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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        Soi Laem Prompthep 89/24, Moo 6, Rawai, Phuket
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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          The Windmill Phuket Hotel

          64/27 Moo 6, Yanui, Rawai, Phuket
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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            Baan Khunying

            Baan Khunying

            102/3 Moo 6, Soi Baan Promthep, Wiset Road, Rawai
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this spa villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Villa Warburton
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              Villa Warburton

              3047 Tambon, Rawai, Phuket (province)
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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                Yanui Beach Hideaway

                19/3 Moo 6, Yanui Road, Rawai, Phuket
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yanui Beach and Rawai Beach. Promthep Cape and Chalong Bay are also within 2 miles (3 km).