They are the second soi from the action in Paradise, so are a little quieter than some other places.
The rooms are good and clean and offer all the facilities you’d expect. They list: Free American breakfast: Free entrance to all their facilities: No extra tax or charge: No joiner fee: Lots of free extras included: Monthly prices available all year long
We tried their massage and noted they have correct massage tables with facewells (although there was a pillow over it). The rooms were spotlessly clean and there was a really efficient shower after. It was a nice set up.
For all the information check out their website – www.aquarius-guesthouse.com
Boat bar opens at 9 when you can sit at their terrace bar and enjoy a drink, then the fun really starts at midnight. Particularly check out their Ladyboy/Katoey shows at 12.00 midnight and 01.30. The shows are good, but short. That’s not why most people go here. It’s one of the very late night disco clubs in the area and it certainly lives up to this reputation
For more information check out their NEW website here – http://www.boatbarpatong.com/
Single unit bar at the road end of the main Paradise Complex soi. It’s nice and the waiters are friendly. Run by the Tangmo group and should do well. Needs a little “jazzing up”, but when we were there (March 2012) was just starting. So we wish them well and see what happens!
UPDATE June 2012 This is what the place looks like now (see photo). There are no chairs outside and as far as we could see it was not being used as a bar.
CC Bloom’s Hotel has been transformed into CC’s Hideaway, a 42 room luxury full service hotel nestled in the lush hills overlooking the Andaman Sea. Under the same management and ownership, CC’s Hideaway, completely recreated and transformed with improved facilities to offer more amenities and services.
CC’s Hideaway offers a unique combination of breathtaking views and modern accommodations infused with traditional and modern Thai furnishings. Completely hip and cool, CC’s is an oasis for guests seeking a respite from the crowds, heat, noise and chaos from the concrete jungles below. Our natural setting combined with CC’s amenities, friendly customer service, and beautifully designed facilities makes it easy to relax. Enjoy the expansive views from CC’s Hideaway with two new roof top terraces. Also featuring our signature Thai and Western Restaurant ‘Refuge’ and our new and improved ‘Sanctuary Bar’ serving signature cocktails whilst enjoying the sun sets over Kata bay. CC’s Hideaway has been redesigned to reduce its ecological impact while also improving its look and feel. In summary, SAME SAME but BETTER, but this time MUCH MUCH BETTER!
With convenient free shuttle service to 3 of Phuket’s finest beaches: Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon, it’s easy to enjoy the best of Phuket.
For all their information see their website here – www.ccshideaway.com
It’s a good place (as are most of the Paradise Bars) to sit and watch the world. Gets noisy from its neighbours and they have impromptu shows from the ladyboys at the Boat Bar and My Way up the soi. The only thing is that lip synching to a song, when the speakers are in another bar …
Drinks the same price as anywhere else and service friendly and efficient.
The karaoke itself is under-used. At least it’s only half the bar. If it’s not raining (which it was when this picture was taken), then there are a lot of seats out in the soi where you can watch the world go by.
Good place. Well worth popping into. And if you’ve got a Thai boy who can sing …
They opened in 1998 and are still here as a popular hotel and hang-out in Paradise Complex.
The rooms are clean and reasonably priced. The facilities are all that you’d expect from a better guesthouse. The bar is welcoming and the staff are by and large, quick and efficient. They’re certainly friendly.
The restaurant does a good range of food, well cooked and very tasty. Look out on Thursdays for the Thai buffet – at 200B it’s great value.
They also do amazing “Private Island Gay Day Tours” on Saturdays. More information on the events page here.
I’ve stayed here, and would definitely come back.
Small disadvantage, the main building is right on the main club soi, so the music goes on till late. However, they do have other buildings, just a stone’s throw away, and if a quiet early night is what you’re looking for, then just ask for the quiet building.
You can read all about it here – www.connectguesthouse.com
Their website has links to all sorts of interesting places on Phuket. Do check it out.
It opened on the 25th February and has been doing good trade since. It’s a little tucked away, being in Rawai, but it’s not hard to find. The food is good, the drinks are cheap and the service is wonderful. The lads are helpful and smart – what more could you want?
They have a facebook page with lots of photos here – http://www.facebook.com/pages/GOOD-TIME-BAR-RESTAURANT/230581867014371
UPDATE 31/01/13 Heaven Bar is back to its old location but with the bar -side now on main walkway ( former Temptasian respective pooltable Heaven) New photo to follow ASAP
Small bar which has been very popular and has had a long history in Patong. It is not on the main soi (although it’s only 25 m away) and this affects its trade. But the bar advertises the cheapest drinks around and who are we to argue with that? They are certainly cheap. The boys are friendly, although they sometimes seem more interested in playing pool than serving the customers!
Kai bar is one of the smaller bars on the entry road to the complex. Being away from the main area, it suffers, but the boys are friendly and the prices are OK. If you want a quiet drink with a nice lad, then this is the place to go.
They also do massage upstairs. They have one room with a double size mattress on the floor. At least they cover it with a clean (silk?) sheet and make it look inviting. The room itself is a bit scruffy, but it does have air-conditioning and they do a good massage (if you get the right boy).
It was a little expensive, but I “think they saw me coming”. The shower is nice and spacious, but there was no hot water. Worth trying once.
You can follow them on Facebook here – www.facebook.com
It is a great late night disco playing all the right music (house, trance etc) for those of you who like this sort of thing. Just about perfect!
The atmosphere is good and there are some nice touches – such as coming round with free tequila shots just before the show.
Kiss Club/bar has a show on the soi from time to time, which is indeed one number, but each time there is a show on the soi it is just to advertise that the a show lasting about 35-40mins is about to start inside the club. The shows are possibly the best such shows in the soi, a mixture of ladyboys, males and transvestite cabaret lip syncing, comedy and professional dance routines.
If you’re in to late night bars with great music, this place will suit you down to the ground.
They have a facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/kissclubpatong
Come and enjoy a late afternoon/early evening drink prior to dinner and watch the street come to life.They sell the cheapest draught Chang beer in Soi Paradise.
The bar consists of two floors:
The ground floor has a Terrace Bar, Pool Table and an air conditioned complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet Cafe.
The second floor has an air conditioned Sports Bar with live sports coverage from UBC and a Terrace Bar looking down onto the Soi. The Sports Bar is available for private functions.
The bar drinks menu offers a selection of cocktails, draught and bottled beer, wine, champagne, fresh fruit drinks and soft drinks.
Bar snacks are available through our Restaurant.
The Sundowners Guesthouse has bright, comfortable, fresh and nicely furnished rooms (4 King size/4 Queen size).
Become a Sundowners Frequent Flyer, (THB 600 for Life Membership) and receive a 10% discount on all your food and drinks throughout the Sundowners Group.
A hassle free place to meet, a hassle free place to socialize. The bar is welcoming and friendly. It’s in the thick of things and run by efficient Thai Boys and does really well. Nice place just to sit.
For all the details see their website – www.sundownersinparadise.com
It’s a fun bar that has a relaxed atmosphere amid the hustle and bustle of the soi. It’s a good place to sit and watch the action take place around you, yet still feel able to breathe.
It’s run by Dan and Jessica, a Thai couple who are very popular with the Western gay tourists as they offer traditional Thai hospitality in a relaxing, informal setting.