Laem Promthep or Cape Promthep the southern most point of Phuket is Phuket's first and most famous place to watch the sunset, and it is is said by the Thais that "if you haven't seen the sunset at Laem Promthep then you haven't been to Phuket"! But what many people don't realise is that there is a restaurant at the top of the hill with great views that make it a perfect place to get away from all the tourists and watch the sun slip into the sea. However if you don't want to spend so much time there then there are plenty of snacks for sale on the street next to the car park.
Most people will watch the sunset in the area in front of the Lighthouse with the palm trees making perfect silhouettes against the sunset, but then just before the sun finally sinks into the sea you can walk along to the restaurant to catch the final moments over a cold beer. The restaurant has two entrances one from the coastal road and the other from either the main car park or the smaller car park on the way down the hill to Ya Nui Beach.
As darkness falls the view changes and all that remains to be see are the lights of the far off squid boats and of the hotel and restaurants at Nai Harn Beach.