Phuket Lifestyle: A breath of contemporary O2

PHUKET: Jackpot of Phuket’s seaside clubs throng the sands of the west coast, however O2 Beach Club is bucking the trend and bringing great food, music and beach-side enjoyable to the southeast coast at its fashionable venue close to Chalong Pier.
Walking through the imposing ancient-style entrance gates, you enter a hidden oasis, the centerpiece of which is a large jade-green swimming pool tempting you to dive right in earlier than you even order your first cocktail.
Once you’ve cooled off in the pool, it’s time to grab a desk or a seashore chair and take within the serene view of Chalong Bay as you peruse the menu and order some appetizers and drinks to get you started. The share plate of crispy spring rolls, hen satay skewers, krathong thong and larb gai will maintain everyone joyful, however if you’d like something a little different, I counsel you strive the marinated duck breast salad with raspberry dressing, mixed leaves, avocado, snow peas, cherry tomatoes and papaya this eclectic salad is bursting with taste and goes particularly well with a fresh fruit cocktail.
There’s no have to rush to the primary course although, you possibly can work up an appetite with a recreation of beach volleyball on the dedicated sand courtroom, have another swim, or just laze on the sand and listen to the chilled-out beats when you work in your tan.
As evening falls, O2 really begins to return to life, as resident DJs Ace NYC and DJ MGA spin the latest and greatest hip-hop, soul and party tracks. Bring your digital camera for some great pictures of professional fire twirler Sompot’s dazzling act, performed right on the seashore.
By now, you’ll have surely labored up an appetite, so it’s time to get caught into one thing extra substantial from the menu, and if burgers are your thing, then O2 has you coated. There’s beef, hen, tuna, lamb and even veggie burgers to choose 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.
Some beach golf equipment tend to get a bit expensive food-wise but the staff at O2 have saved their meals prices at wise ranges and you can get perennial favorites like fundamental pastas, caesar salad, green curry and pad Thai all for round 200 baht, while the burgers are throughout 250 baht.
If you wish to knock it up a notch, strive the succulent “Mandalong Valley” lamb cutlets with cous cous vegetable caponata, melted haloumi and roast bell pepper infused lamb inventory discount. Or, this being a beach membership in any case, 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 do-it-yourself squid ink pasta.
So if you want to kick off your high season with a bang, make certain 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 fantastic get together environment. But if you miss out, don’t fear, every week all through the high-season there are totally different themed parties, all assured to be unbelievable enjoyable.
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