18 May Watching Sunset at Promthep Cape, Phuket
I’m currently renting a place in Phuket for a month so I can get some work done, get fit, enjoy time to myself, and also visit the dentist. I decided to base myself in the south of the island since it is less touristy than areas like Patong and Karon, and so far I’m loving it. This is a really nice area and I love taking walks to Naiharn Beach.
As part of my latest efforts to keep fit while traveling, I decided to walk up to Promthep Cape, a popular sunset spot down in the most southwesterly point of the island. I have seen many sunsets around the world and each one is different, so I was keen to see what this particular lookout would be like.
Promthep Cape is a rocky headland that offers great views of the ocean and the neighbouring Naiharn Beach. There is a huge parking area which come sunset time us full with tour buses, cars, tuk tuks and scooters. Up here you’ll also find a bunch of souvenir shops and a restaurant where you can get a bite to eat.
As with most well-known sunset spots throughout the world, Promthep Cape was very very crowded with tourists. Everywhere I looked people were taking photos of the sunset with their iPads, smart phones and DSLR cameras. When it is this busy it is quite difficult to get a photo of yourself without anyone else in the picture!
Nevertheless it was a magical sunset and an incredible view. As soon as we saw the last little glimpse of the sun disappear below the horizon, everybody started clapping. Then there was a mass exit. I imagine Promthep Cape is pretty quiet outside of sunset hours!
I took a couple of Vine videos and a few photos to give you an idea of what the Promthep Cape sunset is like: