Phuket Lifestyle: A breath of contemporary O2

PHUKET: Most of Phuket’s beach golf equipment throng the sands of the west coast, but O2 Beach Club is bucking the development and bringing great food, music and beach-side enjoyable to the southeast coast at its trendy venue close to Chalong Pier.
Walking by way of the imposing ancient-style entrance gates, you enter a hidden oasis, the centerpiece of which is a big jade-green swimming pool tempting you to dive right in before you even order your first cocktail.
Once you’ve cooled off within the pool, it’s time to grab a desk or a beach chair and take in the serene view of Chalong Bay as you peruse the menu and order some appetizers and drinks to get you began. The share plate of crispy spring rolls, hen satay skewers, krathong thong and larb gai will keep everyone happy, but if you want something slightly totally different, I counsel you try the marinated duck breast salad with raspberry dressing, combined leaves, avocado, snow peas, cherry tomatoes and papaya this eclectic salad is bursting with taste and goes particularly properly with a recent fruit cocktail.
There’s no have to rush to the principle course though, you possibly can work up an urge for food with a recreation of seashore volleyball on the devoted sand court, have another swim, or just laze on the sand and take heed to the chilled-out beats when you work on your tan.
As night time falls, O2 actually begins to come to life, as resident DJs Ace NYC and DJ MGA spin the most recent and best hip-hop, soul and party tracks. Bring your camera for some nice shots of expert fireplace twirler Sompot’s dazzling act, performed proper on the beach.
By now, you’ll have absolutely worked up an appetite, so it’s time to get stuck into one thing more substantial from the menu, and if burgers are your thing, then O2 has you lined. There’s beef, chicken, tuna, lamb and even veggie burgers to select from. But for my money, it’s obtained to be the meat tenderloin steak sandwich – simplicity itself – a juicy steak with lettuce, tomato and grilled onions, topped with barbecue sauce inside a crunchy baguette.
Comprehensive tend to get a bit pricey food-wise however the staff at O2 have saved their food prices at smart ranges and you will get perennial favorites like fundamental pastas, caesar salad, green curry and pad Thai all for round 200 baht, whereas the burgers are all around 250 baht.
If you want to knock it up a notch, try the succulent “Mandalong Valley” lamb cutlets with cous cous vegetable caponata, melted haloumi and roast bell pepper infused lamb inventory reduction. Or, this being a seaside club after all, indulge in some seafood with the king scallop and streaky bacon brochette, that’s a skewer to you and me, with crisp calamari, spicy tomato salsa and roasted garlic aioli, all served over homemade squid ink pasta.
So if you need to kick off your high season with a bang, make positive you get down to O2’s “Hot Day’s, Cool Nights” season opening get together on Saturday, November 30. Where there will free foods and drinks from 7-9pm and a great celebration ambiance. But when you miss out, don’t worry, each week throughout the high-season there are different themed parties, all assured to be unbelievable enjoyable.
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