Bangtao has plenty to offer when it comes to down-time around training. From beach bars to recovery centres, there is something for everyone and many activities can be found nearby the gym. We have chosen our top 10 favourite places to share with you, so you can get a taste of how our members and locals spend their time outside of training and see what this beautiful area has to offer.
Here’s our list of 10 fun ways to spend your down-time in Bangtao…
Kick back on Bangtao Beach
One of the most famous spots in the area is Bangtao Beach. This beautiful 8km beach is a must-visit spot and a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. Whether you want to soak up the sun, take part in water sports, try out the many bars and restaurants or enjoy a relaxing stroll along the white sand shores, Bangtao Beach has it all.
Treat your body to a massage
Massage therapy can be an excellent way to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. Some of the popular massage practices you can experience in the area include Thai, oil, foot, hot stone, herbal ball and aromatherapy massages.
Thai massages are the most popular type of massage in Bangtao as they are deeply rooted in Thai culture and tradition. But with so many massage places available in Bangtao, you can choose the one which best meets your preferences and needs at an affordable price and convenient location
Explore Boat Avenue
Boat Avenue is a vibrant, open-air shopping centre that offers a wide range of retail stores, restaurants and cafes. It is located just a few minutes away from the beach and offers a unique blend of modernity and local charm. Its handy location and diverse offerings have made it a must-visit destination whilst you’re in the area.
Watch a Muay Thai show at Bangla Stadium
Of course a Muay Thai show is on our top 10 fun ways to spend your down-time in Bangtao. Located in the heart of Patong, just a short drive away, Bangla Boxing Stadium is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the adrenaline rush of watching fighters in action.
The stadium hosts regular fights, featuring an array of skilled and talented fighters in Thailand, including many from our gym. You are welcome to join us in supporting them on fight nights, so be sure to pick up a ticket from one of our Muay Thai trainers and catch the free taxi from the gym with the team.
Whether you’re a seasoned fight fan or a newcomer to the sport, the stadium provides an unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you in awe.
Catch the sunset from Easy Bar
Nestled amongst the many bars and restaurants on Bangtao Beach, Easy Bar is one of our favourite places to relax and unwind. Enjoy a refreshing drink or tasty meal in the quiet and calm setting of the bamboo beach shack, whilst watching the day draw in with a stunning sunset. You can always count that you’ll see familiar faces from the gym here!
Feast at the Fun Friday Night Market
The Fun Friday night market in Bangtao is a weekly event that takes place every Friday evening from 4 pm to 10 pm. It has a lively atmosphere and offers a wide range of products including food, drinks, clothing, jewellery, souvenirs, and handcrafted items.
This market is a unique cultural experience and a fun opportunity to sample local cuisine as well as international dishes, whilst listening to live music performances or watching the street entertainment.
Chill at the Lazy Coconut
The Lazy Coconut Bar is a cozy bar located on Bangtao Beach, known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff.
The location offers panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, and paired with its delicious cocktails and tasty snacks, it is another perfect place to chill out and enjoy the beauty of Thailand’s beaches.
Try your hand at Adventure Mini Golf
If you enjoy some friendly competition, this is a great place to visit with others. Phuket Adventure Mini Golf is a 1 minute walk from the gym and offers a challenging and fun game. You can also enjoy food and drinks here to refuel after the tricky 18 hole course!
Recover at KEDR Spa
After a hard week of training, recovery is key. Visited by many of our members, KEDR is one of finest spa and wellness experiences in Bangtao and has everything you need for the ultimate recovery session. Spend an afternoon enjoying the sauna, steam room and hot and cold tubs.
Unwind in luxury at Cafe Del Mar
Finally to conclude our top 10 fun ways to spend your downtime in Bangtao, we have Cafe Del Mar. Cafe del Mar brings a sense of luxury to the beach scene, offering a high-end and unique beach club experience which is sure to impress. A combination of laid back music during the day, to upbeat dance music at night, alongside great food and exceptional service in a stunning location, Cafe Del Mar offers a one-of-a-kind experience and is only a 10 minute drive away from Bangtao.
So whether you like to chill out or stay active in your down-time, Bangtao has something for everyone. You can find many things to do and places to see just a stones throw away from the gym, so be sure to check out our recommendations and enjoy the wonderful area and all it has to offer.