Situated in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a mountainous island covered in rainforests, home to some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches. Being a popular tourist destination, the island is home to many luxurious seaside resorts and spas, such as the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, as well as many busy markets, nightclubs and bars. Being a coastal town, several Mai Khao restaurants specialise in seafood. One of the many attractions happens to be the beachside barbecues with fresh catches of the day as well as other seafood.


Unlike the regular meats and sausages at summertime barbecues, seafood brings variety to the table with the numerous kinds of fish and seafood available. Taking a closer look at the possibilities, oysters and clams tend to be the easiest to prep, yet one of the most delicious dishes. As ocean water naturally gets trapped inside these shells, the meat inside automatically gets seasoned and the trick is to just rest the oysters on the grill so as to let the meat cook in its own juices.


Fish skewers are a popular choice at barbecues as it gets the whole crowd involved. Fish used for these purposes usually include variants like tuna and swordfish as they don’t fall apart unlike flaky fish such as tilapia.


An impressive feat at a seafood barbecue is the whole fish. Generally, about a one to two pound fish is used, which can be devoured by about two people. The reason behind this happens to be the fact that if anything larger is used, there’s a high risk of the outsides getting burnt before the insides even begin to cook. A popular choice of fish for this task is usually a nice and firm white fish such as sea bass.


Shrimp, lobster and crabs are also favourites for a delicious grilling experience by the sea. Grab yourself a chilled beer to sip at one of the many beachside restaurants that serve up delectable Thai seafood on a grill and enjoy a relaxing dinner by the pristine waters surrounding Phuket.


Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.