Boat Avenue is a large shopping complex in Bangtao, located right before Tinlay Place and the entrance to the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. Covering an area of 30,000 square metres, the complex contains dozens of fashion boutiques and restaurants, as well as a large Villa Supermarket and a weekly night market. With a contemporary style and plenty of car parking space, it's one of the more popular shopping areas in Phuket.

    The shops in Boat Avenue are spread around several areas. When facing the entrance from the main road, you’ll see a long line of shops along the left and a smaller alley to the right. In between is the quirky Container Mall, which is built from old shipping containers. Neighbouring the Villa Supermarket is Boat Avenue Mall, where you can find a small selection of shops lining a covered walkway. Several more shops and restaurants leads off to the right of the supermarket, with a small lake over the road from them. The following are the highlights from this broad selection of venues.

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    Chandra

    Chandra is one of relatively few fashion boutiques in Boat Avenue to stock both men’s and women’s clothing. Specialising in trendy resort wear, the selection includes colourful bikinis, elegant dresses, fitted shirts, light trousers, and more. Designs lean more towards stylish simplicity, with relatively few busy patterns. There’s another Chandra store in Phuket, in Surin Beach, as well as 2 more in Koh Samui.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 79/10 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 530 446

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    Dalaya Boutique

    Dalaya has grown from a simple men's and women’s fashion boutique into a first-class lifestyle brand spread across southern Thailand. With outlets in Koh Samui and Phuket, the brand includes home décor and different styles of fashion. There are 2 or 3 stores under the Dalaya brand in Boat Avenue alone, but the main store is close to the footbridge. The menswear selection is fairly limited, but women will find exotic light summer dresses and bold swimwear designs.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/24 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 324 301

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    Fe2 Decor

    Fe2 has a selection of beautiful crystals and geodes that can add a distinctive talking point to your room. You can also find unique jewellery made with smaller crystals, as well as handwoven silks and antiques.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/33 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)81 838 8749

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    Fun Friday Avenue Weekly Market

    Boat Avenue's carpark turns into a night market on Friday evenings. That means that parking space becomes rather limited during that time, but it’s worth it for the range of clothes, accessories, jewellery and food available.

    The choice of street food is especially impressive, which includes bread, fruit smoothies, desserts, fresh seafood and snacks. There are a few tables available where you can sit and eat your purchases, too. The market generally starts to get busy from around 6pm.

    Location: Boat Avenue, Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 677 9851

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    Kaanda Beach Life

    A Phuket-based beachwear label with stores right across Thailand, Kaanda Beach Life stocks a wide range of designs, from the colourful to the classic. Their catalogue – and the flagship store near Villa Supermarket – features 1-piece swimsuits, bikinis, beach dresses, kaftans and accessories. There’s no menswear to be found, but women will find some interesting unique designs to help you look at your best on the beach.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 21/10 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)76 608 699

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    Marie France Van Damme

    Inspired by a lifetime of travelling, fashion designer Marie France Van Damme has brought her remarkable collection of resort wear to Boat Avenue. The store is as chic and stylish as the items on sale, which include swimsuits, dresses and casual clothes – mostly for women – with a neutral palette of metallic colours and natural prints in silk, chiffon and satin.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/46 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 8 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 324 022

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    Wings by hejselbjerg

    Wings is a large womenswear boutique, selling high-end designer fashion brands. The main supplier is hejselbjerg from Denmark, which specialises in graphic prints with natural elements, primarily using greys and earthy tones. The store stocks mostly cool summer dresses, all made of fine silk and all carefully chosen for their eye-catching look and exclusive designs. There are also accessories like hats and purses to complete the look.

    Location: Boat Avenue, Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 324 112

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    Brewbridge Craft Beer

    Brewbridge Craft Beer specialises in craft beers, with some of their top beers include the 8% pale ale La Chouffe and the 5% golden ale Boonville. You can also enjoy a small selection of high-quality bar snacks and gourmet pub grub, including pork ribs and Thai-style seafood spaghetti. 

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/22 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 606 650

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    CUT Grill & Lounge

    CUT Grill & Lounge Phuket is a high-quality steak restaurant on the lake at the back of Boat Avenue. You can enjoy fine cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken, served in a beautiful setting. It's also one of the classiest lounge bars in Bangtao. 

    Location: Boat Avenue, Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)93 638 8921

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    Little Paris

    Little Paris specialises in homemade classic French dishes, such as Burgundy snails, foie gras and crème brûlée. There's also an onsite bakery, with an impressive choice of sandwiches available.

    As you would expect of a French restaurant, the wine and coffee selections are both quite comprehensive. You can also enjoy pizzas, pasta and Thai dishes at Little Paris. 

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/47 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)63 050 8322

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    The Mexican

    The Mexican is kind of like a pop-up restaurant right in the middle of Boat Avenue. The star dish is the low-cost taco, available in fish, chicken, pulled pork, minced Australian beef and vegetarian varieties.

    Despite their budget-friendly price tag, the food is very tasty and moreish, especially when you add the signature sauce. Several other popular Mexican dishes are available, including nachos, burritos and quesadillas.

    Location: Boat Avenue, Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)94 589 4277

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    Uoteru Suisan Sushi Phuket – Boat Avenue

    Uoteru sells high-quality Japanese cuisine, particularly sushi and sashimi, at pretty reasonable prices. An impressive array of Japanese main dishes are also available, including chicken teriyaki. The restaurant is quite simple, with indoor and outdoor dining areas available, but the food is reliably good. There are 2 branches of this bright, modern restaurant in Phuket, the other being in Rawai.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/36 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 325 005

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    Villa Market – Boat Avenue Phuket

    Villa Market is a Thai chain of international supermarkets, providing imported foods mostly for expatriates and overseas visitors. For those who miss their little taste of home, most essentials and treats can be found on their shelves. The prices tend to be a little higher than what you would expect to pay for the same product at home.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 49/13 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)7 630 4630

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    23 Restaurant & Club

    The spacious 23 Restaurant & Club is right by the lake at the back of Boat Avenue. It has a classical design, with a waterfront garden and indoor lounge area. Live acoustic music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays accompanies tasty fusion cuisine, combining Thai, Mediterranean and Japanese influences. Dishes include the likes aioli pasta and green curry. It’s quite a stylish and elegant place so, while smart attire isn’t required, it is recommended.

    Location: Boat Avenue, 21/17 Lagoon Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)83 234 6264

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