While not strictly a review of Phuket nightlife, the recently-launched Hype Luxury Boat Club is a must-do experience if you ever find yourself in town. Having started cruising back in Feb 2015, Hype has quickly become a popular choice for visitors looking for a unique and decadent experience in Phuket.
If you have a spare 6 hours then hopping on for a cruise is well worth you time, and actually quite reasonable value with packages starting from just THB1,900. The cruise starts just after lunchtime and will take you out for a scenic trip around Phuket’s outlying islands before returning at a civilized hour of 7pm to allow you to bounce to some other clubs. The sheer awesomeness of being able to check in on Facebook (don’t worry, there’s free WiFi!) with a photo of the bikini-clad models on board and the caption “I’m on a boat” is worth every last baht of the ticket price. And yes, I’ll admit that’s exactly what I posted on my last trip!
The other folks on the cruise are friendly and fun to party with, in my experience, but obviously it’s going to be a lot more fun if you gather up a bunch of your good friends to accompany you. Hype certainly lives up to the hype – don’t miss it!
113/1 Moo 6 Tambon Paklok, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110
Hype sets sail with luxury club cruises every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with departures at 1pm and a 7pm return.