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Promthep Cape

Phuket’s southernmost point attracts hundreds of visitors that flock here each evening to watch a spectacular sunset.

“Promthep Cape”, which literally means “God’s Cape” is considered a spiritual haven by many. The rocky hill offers spectacular views during the day but it’s the sunset that turns it into one of the most spectacular events on the island – one not to be missed! The cape sits 60 metres above sea level, with its high cliffs providing uninterrupted views of Nai Harn Beach, Ko Kaew Island and is the perfect spot to watch the sun as it slowly descends into the ocean. At night, the cliffs are lined with visitors all waiting for the show to the start. There are plenty of places to sit and witness the magic of the glorious sunset and it’s an experience best shared.

When you arrive by road, the first thing you’ll see is a rather unassuming car park. But a short walk away, you’ll come across a lighthouse, a shrine and huge lookout area. The lighthouse was built in 1996 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King Rama IX. Inside it, there’s small museum containing maritime artefacts. Head upstairs to a viewing platform and enjoy a bird’s eye view across the smattering of islands, including Koh Kaew with its Buddhist monastery.

Beneath the lighthouse, there’s a winding dirt track down the hill to the water below. It’s a bit loose under foot and you’ll have to scramble down and the hike back up is pretty steep, but it’s worth the effort to see the views from a different view point.

There’s a small temple at the top of the hill, where locals come to pray. It contains a shrine dedicated to elephants and it includes hundreds of small carved depictions of this magnificent animal. If you want to hunt for souvenirs of your visit, there’s also a market that sells shells, sarongs, beachwear and snacks.

At dusk, before the sun starts to set, buskers start to arrive to join the hordes of visitors coming to witness the spectacle and add to the party atmosphere. Enjoy the music, the fire twirlers and other entertainers before turning your attention to the setting sun. Once the show’s over for another day, head to the Promthep Cape Restaurant for a seafood basket and enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze as it rolls across the hill.

Promthep Cape is a 30-minute drive from Patong Beach. Consider catching a bus or hiring a tuk-tuk to avoid the stress of finding a parking space, especially if you plan to arrive late.


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Villa Sealavie

Villa Sealavie

5/29 Soi Promthep, Moo 6, Rawai
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Rawai, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Naiya Beach Bungalow

    Naiya Beach Bungalow

    99 Moo.6 Visate Rd, Rawai, Phuket
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Rawai Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      The Windmill Phuket Hotel

      The Windmill Phuket Hotel

      64/27 Moo 6, Yanui, Rawai, Phuket
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Nai Harn Beach, and Rawai Beach. Promthep Cape and Chalong Bay are also within 3 mi ...

        The Windmill Phuket HotelAU$94

        25 Jun - 26 Jun

        The Windmill Phuket HotelAU$94
        Yanui Seaview Bungalow

        Yanui Seaview Bungalow

        94/10 Moo.6, Yanui Beach, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang, Rawai
          2.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

          With direct access to the beach, this Rawai hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Promthep Cape, and Rawai Beach. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also ...

          Fairy Meadows

          Fairy Meadows

          96/5 Moo 6, Rawai, Phuket
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Rawai, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Promthep Cape, and Rawai Beach. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 mi (5 ...

            Fairy MeadowsAU$37

            25 Jun - 26 Jun

            Fairy MeadowsAU$37
            The Inspiration Residence

            The Inspiration Residence

            Soi Laem Prompthep 89/24, Moo 6, Rawai, Phuket
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Rawai, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Ko Bon and Rawai Beach. Promthep Cape and Nai Harn Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...

              Baan Khunying

              Baan Khunying

              102/3 Moo 6, Soi Baan Promthep, Wiset Road, Rawai
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach, and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 mi ...

                Villa Warburton

                Villa Warburton

                3047 Tambon, Rawai, Phuket (province)
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Situated in Rawai, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Ko Bon and Rawai Beach. Promthep Cape and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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