Once a small community, recently Cherngtalay has created a buzz all its own. Known as the junction point connecting the popular beach destinations of Surin and Bang Tao, as well as the location of the Two Heroines Monument, in recent months Cherngtalay has blossomed into Phuket’s hottest new neighborhood.
There’s no doubt that Cherngtalay is charming. The neighbourhood is vibrant and eclectic. It’s the perfect mix of a traditional Thai village and an up-and-coming cosmopolitan city. Cherngtalay appeals to a wide range of locals, expats and travellers due to its diversity. Whether you are looking for something quaint and local or a five-star luxury experience, Cherngtalay is sure to deliver.
If you want engaging family-friendly activities, upscale shopping boutiques, excellent dining establishments and white sand beaches, head to Cherngtalay to discover for yourself why this once sleepy locale has become a beacon of all things cool and hip in Phuket.
Cherngtalay has no shortage of awesome dining establishments. Sample well-presented Royal Thai Cuisine at Ruen Thai Restaurant, located in Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Tre, nestled into the tropical settings of Banyan Tree Phuket, serves up contemporary Western dishes, while Belgian delights in an adorable bistro setting can be found at Infuse Restaurant by Diamond Resort.
La Trattoria in Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket serves regional Italian specialities accompanied by spectacular beach and sunset views. Great Italian food in a tropical setting.
Tree House Beach Club & Restaurant, the signature restaurant at Blue Tree Phuket, offers up a fantastic Boho Beach Brunch as well as light bites and surf & turf options in an eco-friendly setting.
XANA Beach Club has a menu loaded with delicious Thai fare and international cuisine with al fresco dining right on Bang Tao Beach. Located within Laguna Phuket at the Canal Village shopping centre, The Barrel is a great place to enjoy a robust coffee with homemade pastries.
If you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese cuisine, head to the elegant Taihei located in Banyan Tree Phuket. It’s a wonderful spot with an exceptional menu, and the best place on the island to satisfy your sushi and sashimi cravings. Little Roma, located in Porto de Phuket, is an authentic Italian restaurant serving traditional dishes from Sicilian family recipes.
Don’t forget to check out the abundance of local Thai restaurants, noodle stalls and delicious roti carts when exploring Cherngtalay. The local vendors take a lot of pride in preparing authentic Thai cuisine at very affordable prices.
The Friday Fun Market at Boat Avenue is well worth visiting when in Cherngtalay. The vibrant market is loaded with street food vendors and tasting stalls, live musicians, handmade souvenirs, and a large array of interesting little market stalls selling everything from clothing items to jewelry. The atmosphere of the Friday Fun Market is really lively, and it’s a fun weekly event for the entire family to enjoy.
Lemongrass House specialises in fresh handmade spa products. The shop smells absolutely divine, and displays a varied choice of wonderful self-care products, including farm fresh aromatherapies, body care products, and even a range of products for pampering your pet. All of the products available at Lemongrass House are sulphate and paraben free and have never been tested on animals.
Porto de Phuket is the island’s first open-air lifestyle retail destination. The latest shopping mall addition from the Central Group is an entirely new concept with trendy stores, acclaimed restaurants and a dedicated kids’ zone. Even more interesting, Porto de Phuket is entirely pet-friendly. While it is paramount to keep pets leashed, there is a green area for pets to frolic and enjoy. Stop by Phuket International Petcare Center for all of your pet supplies.
Cherngtalay is also splattered with unique art galleries and upscale boutique shops. There are many interesting places to find nice clothing items, stimulating art work, artisanal jewelry and more all around the neighbourhood. Spending a day here will certainly lead to some wonderful shopping finds and perhaps a creative souvenir or original piece of art to take home too.
Cherngtalay hosts a wonderful variety of accommodation options, and there is something for every budget here. Stay awhile at Cassia Phuket, a modern all-apartment property featuring an on-site cafe and bar as well as an infinity pool and gorgeous views over the lagoon.
Cassia Phuket is close to all the excitement of Cherngtalay, and within walking distance of Porto de Phuket and the Friday Fun Market at Boat Avenue.
For those who fall in love with Cherngtalay and hope to make their stay more permanent, consult Laguna Property. The reputable group offers properties ranging from sea-view apartments and contemporary town-homes, to luxurious pool villas with unbelievable views.
Cherngtalay is charming and ever expanding with a range of easily accessible facilities. Much like the rest of the island, traffic can get backed up during peak hours. Other than that, the laid-back vibe of the area makes it ripe for exploring. Check out Cherngtalay yourself to see why it’s the island’s hottest new neighbourhood.