Shopping your way through Phuket markets
A little retail therapy on Thailand's coast
Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, not only boasts stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife but also offers an unforgettable shopping experience for visitors. From bustling markets to upscale malls, the island caters to diverse tastes and preferences, making it a shopper’s paradise.
Porto de Phuket
Situated in the Cherngtalay district, just a short distance from Bangtao Beach, the recently opened Porto de Phuket stands as an open-air community mall adjacent to the immensely popular Boat Avenue Phuket, which is detailed below. Noteworthy for its location near the entrance to Laguna Phuket, Porto de Phuket differentiates itself from others mentioned here by having only a single storey – and features a location relatively close to Phuket luxury beach resorts like the well-known SAii Laguna Phuket.
Boat Avenue Phuket
This vibrant shopping and dining district has evolved organically over time, initially starting as a modest-sized location that gradually attracted a growing number of stylish shops, restaurants, and bars. Eventually, it solidified its status as a fashionable hub for shopping, dining, and leisure. Drawing inspiration from a similar initiative in Christchurch, New Zealand, Boat Avenue proudly stands as Thailand’s first shipping container mall.
Robinson Lifestyle Mall
This department store is situated near the Phuket heroines’ monument roundabout, leaning closer to the east coast than the west. If you’re in the Bangtao Beach area, reaching it is a convenient 20-minute drive, easily accessible by car or taxi. As you make your way, you’ll also pass by the Phuket Elephant Nature Reserve, offering the perfect opportunity to blend a morning of shopping with an afternoon spent visiting our beautiful rescued elephants.
Central Phuket Mall
Situated just beyond the borders of Old Phuket Town, this climate-controlled shopping complex has long held its reputation as one of the premier shopping destinations in Phuket. Boasting over 400 outlets offering a diverse array of products ranging from laptops and clothing to books and silk, the mall has consistently earned its esteemed status.