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Promthep Cape

Phuket’s most southerly point is also one of its most popular attractions where hundreds of visitors flock each evening to catch a spectacular nightly sunset.

The name “Promthep Cape” translates to “God’s Cape” and, for many, this is a spiritual place. The rocky hill has spectacular views at any time of the day, but come sunset it’s transformed into one of the most magical vistas on the island. At 200 feet (60 meters) above sea level, the high cliffs provide uninterrupted views of Nai Harn Beach, Ko Kaew Island and the sun as it sinks behind the ocean. It won’t matter that there are hundreds of other spectators; there’s plenty of room to find a seat and the experience is best shared.

Arriving by road, the first thing to greet visitors is a rather unassuming parking lot, but a short walk soon reveals a lighthouse, shrine and huge lookout area. The lighthouse was built in 1996 to commemorate King Rama IX’s Golden Jubilee. Inside, explore a small museum, housing maritime artifacts. Head upstairs to a viewing platform and enjoy commanding vistas across a smattering of islands, including Koh Kaew with its Buddhist monastery.

Beneath the lighthouse, a dirt path winds down the hill to the water below. If you have some time, and energy, make the scramble down. It’s a steep hike back up, but worth it to get a different perspective of those views.

Locals come to pray at the small temple back at the top of the hill, with a shrine dedicated to elephants that includes hundreds of small, carved wooden depictions of the animal. There’s also a well-priced market, with shells, sarongs, beachwear and snacks for sale.

Close to sunset, buskers join the throng of tourists and add to the party atmosphere. Watch musicians and fire twirlers, before turning your attention to the sinking sun. Once the show’s over, head to the Promthep Cape Restaurant for a seafood basket and the cool ocean breeze as it rolls across the hill. 

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


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Villa Sealavie
Villa Sealavie

Villa Sealavie

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

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

    Naiya Beach Bungalow
    Naiya Beach Bungalow

    Naiya Beach Bungalow

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

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yanui Beach and Promthep Cape. Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Yanui Seaview Bungalow
      Yanui Seaview Bungalow

      Yanui Seaview Bungalow

      94/10 Moo.6, Yanui Beach, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang, Rawai
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Rawai hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        The Inspiration Residence
        The Inspiration Residence

        The Inspiration Residence

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

          Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Chalong Bay and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          The Windmill Phuket Hotel
          The Windmill Phuket Hotel

          The Windmill Phuket Hotel

          64/27 Moo 6, Yanui, Rawai, Phuket
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Nai Harn Beach and Chalong Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Baan Khunying
            Baan Khunying

            Baan Khunying

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

              Situated near the beach, this spa villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Chalong Bay and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Villa Warburton
              Villa Warburton

              Villa Warburton

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

                Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach and Promthep Cape. Chalong Bay and Nai Harn Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Baan Khunying Villa Secluded Phuket Beachfront
                Baan Khunying Villa Secluded Phuket Beachfront

                Baan Khunying Villa Secluded Phuket Beachfront

                Moo 6, 102/3 2 3, Rawai, Phuket (province)
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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