There is no better view on the island than the one you’ll glimpse from the deck at this superlative pub. From here you can see all the way to Patong in one direction, and an endless horizon of wide rippling blue ocean as it unfurls west and wraps around Phuket in the other. Sunsets just don’t get any better.
Yet it’s rare that a location like this gets the restaurant it deserves. That’s why this Thai-Swiss-American owned indoor-outdoor patio restaurant is such a stellar find. Here is a soaring thatched roof, an island bar, and wide deck to take in the sun and stars. There’s also a pool table, a flat screen for the ball games of the moment and the best service staff in town. The menu isn’t innovative – wandering from grilled and fried fish to searing Thai curries to salads, pastas and some damn good pizza – but it satisfies. It’s no wonder they lure such a consistent local expat scene. You’ll find it downhill and around a bend from the Karon Lookout, a little over halfway between Rawai and Kata.