BILLABONG SURF CLUB IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED
For a cheerful, friendly bar in downtown Bophut it’s hard to beat Billabong Surf Club. Opened in 2002 and located just above the beach along Bohput’s shopping street, Billabong has outstanding views out over to Koh Phangan and sea breezes that pretty much render useless the bar’s wall fans.
Billabong also has daily faxed-in Australian newspapers, lots of (local) beers on tap and a very reasonably priced South African house wine. This is a good place to meet local expats and enjoy regular live music and live sports as it happens.
You can also order food here (the English breakfast has a great reputation) so this welcoming place pretty much has it all. Try a full-English breakfast and see if it doesn't last you the rest of the day or simply snack your way through the evening/afternoon.
With Tiger and Chang Beer on draught you won't be getting thirsty in a hurry at Billabong, either.
If you enjoy fresh air and views out over the Gulf of Thailand to Koh Phangan, try the bar's intimate and compact terrace with its wooden bar seating and brisk breezes.
Also, check out the nights when Billabong has live music - it's a great show with a singer so good you'll want him to go on all night long.
Billabong Surf Club
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
- Location: Central location in Fisherman's Village's main street
- Remarks: Free Wi-Fi