The World’s First Floating Beach Club Opens Off Phuket’s East Coast

By Felicity Carter

10 months ago

Yona Beach Club sets sail


YONA, the world’s first floating beach club, has just launched, and it’s a decadent oasis that can be found just off the east coast of Phuket. A one-of-a-kind, multi-level boat, it’s a place to lounge, party, and dine, all whilst taking in the beautiful backdrop of the Thai coastline, floating in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.

YONA: The World’s First Floating Beach Club

Created to be a haven in the middle of the sea, YONA has been specially designed to be luxurious social space, and as such, the aboard the 1200sqm, 22m long state-of-the-art boat, guests can experience an infinity pool and lounge on the private cabanas and daybeds. There’s also a restaurant on board with food that is inspired by coastal cuisine, offering a range of Mediterranean, Thai, and Japanese dishes, characterized by fresh, seasonal flavours. This accompanies a drinks menu that features cocktails, champagnes, wines, and spirits.

A beach bed at YONA, a floating beach club in Thailand

‘YONA Beach Club invites you to indulge in an extraordinary journey; a multi-sensory voyage into a paradisiacal setting with the ever-moving backdrop of the Andaman and its mesmerizing cerulean waters,’ we’re told. ‘YONA offers the idyllic haven to refresh the soul, whether at the infinity pool, basking in the sun on a luxurious comfortable bed, or saluting the sunset with a choice of world-class cocktails.’

YONA caters to both international and domestic travellers who want an experience unlike any other, and there’s a focus on a consistent guest experience. For convenience, there is a regular shuttle service for guests, directly from Royal Phuket Marina (Eastern Phuket) to YONA. Before departure, expect check-in procedures and safety briefings (there is also a trained crew on board).

YONA, an aerial view of a floating beach club in Thailand

‘Driven by an eco-conscious vision, YONA prioritizes responsibility and sustainability in its daily operations. The beach club implements diligent waste management, recycling, and water treatment policies. Ecology and the protection of nature and wildlife in Thailand are subjects that are particularly close to YONA’s heart; we are passionately committed to preserving this beautiful heritage.’

BOOK IT: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 7pm daily. Closed on Mondays. Age Policy: 14 years and above. yonabeach.com