THAILAND – Phuket – Chalong Bay Rum Stories and Cocktail Workshop

A highly recommended hands-on experience to learn about the Phuket run industry and add a different tropical touch to a classic island beach stay.


Art & Culture, Gastronomy

Country - City

Thailand - Phuket

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level


Max pax



All year

Arrival city


Departure city



After being welcomed by distillery staff, a ‘welcome mojito’ is served along with a friendly talk about what the experience comprises. During a half-hour guided visit, guests will learn how the rum culture began in Phuket, and the different steps of the rum distillery process.

Rich with this new knowledge, they will enjoy a ‘do it yourself’ experience, mixing their own cocktails under the supervision and advice of an expert bartender.

The tour will end sipping their own handmade drink in the relaxing atmosphere of the distillery garden.

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • An interesting hands-on experience ideal to learn another side of Phuket’s history
  • Ideal to break the typical beach stay routine
  • Learn by sipping a drink: an alternative to the regular outings in Phuket
  • A peaceful tropical setting for a fun and educational experience


  • 2 hours – Recommended in the afternoon

Min pax


Max pax


How to sell it

  • A way to change the routine of a regular beach day
  • A fun moment learning to make the perfect cocktail
  • An opportunity to learn a different side of Phuket’s history
  • Ideal for those who like rum
  • Not suitable for children – recommend only to families with grown-up teenagers
  • Maybe less recommended in the morning
  • Don’t sell it like a regular visit but more as a relaxing cultural experience combined with a fun workshop
  • Ideal for the end of afternoon
  • For a private workshop, a minimum of 3 persons is required to guarantee the activity
  • Private workshop must be booked at least 24 hours in advance
  • Tour language in English and Thai, and subject to availability in French, German and Russian
  • Visit can be made outside the regular schedule if advised and requested in advance

Why this activity

  • Being able to offer activities during a beach stay different to the mainstream boat or beach activities

Good to combine with

  • A dinner in the evening in Phuket
  • An evening in Catch Club in Bang Tao

Do not combine with

  • An activity beginning earlier than 19:00

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Competitor comparison

  • Competitors are able to propose this supplier activity. Not a signature


  • Easy to book
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • A very nice tropical garden to enjoy the cocktail tasting with tapas
  • In spite of the relaxing and drinking activity, still a cultural dimension


  • The guided tour is on join-in basis
  • Could be crowded for FITs joining on a group session
  • Even if guests require private version of the activity, there still may be other tours (private or join-in) around
  • Guest not paying attention could get drunk (if they are not used to drink alcohol), or even if not drunk, it might be difficult for guides to make them leave the place on time


  • English speaking guide might feel useless while escorting the already English-guided visit of the distillery


  • Allergies and food dietary restrictions must be advised upon booking
  • Not suitable and not allowed for underage children

Important information

  • Not recommended for people not drinking alcohol
  • Will be closed on alohol ban day (Buddhists days)

Price range

1 700 THB/pax on join-in basis - 5 100 THB / group (min 3 persons) for Private basis

Quotation guideline

Supplier activity : Provided by Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. Please refer to contract


  • Interactive distillery tour (with English speaking guide)
  • Interactive cocktail training (while guests make their cocktails)
  • Training about professional bartender equipment
  • Cocktail recipes
  • Cocktail making (3 recipes)
  • Cocktail sipping at the distillery and relaxing
  • Tapas


  • Any other cocktails (beyond the 3 included)
  • Any consumptions not mentioned in the inclusions

Possible Extra

  • Possibility to relocate the experience upon request (contact Chalong Bay Rum Distillery)

Important notes

  • Operates from Monday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 18:00 pm
  • The distillery visit tour starts every hour at 2 pm 3 pm, 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm if no prior booking
  • Standard join-in workshops are scheduled at 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Tour language are possible in English and Thai and are subject to availability in French, German and Russian
  • Private for more than 20 pax are required to be booked at least one week prior to event


Different Choicess

  • No similar tasting activities in Phuket


Chalong Bay Rum distillery
Craft Beverage. Co.LTD

Contact: Marine Aslanyan, Account Supervisor


Sales Manager Events & Activities
T: 66 (0) 86 3125294
F: 66 (0) 76 283 022



Chalong Bay Rum Stories and Cocktail Workshop

The perfect alternative island activity for those who yearn for a break from their paradise beach! This exotic experience takes you to the Phuket Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. During your tour of the peaceful and verdant setting, you will discover the process of making this award-winning rum with a traditional French still from local sugar cane, grown in a sustainable manner, to bottling.

After discovering the production process, your educational experience continues as you try your hand at mixing your own creations in the cocktail workshop. Unleash your creativity to design delicious fruity cocktails which you will then relax and savor with the little additional pleasure to knowing the story of the rum in your glass!

Duration of activity: 2 hours (excluding transfers)
Meals included for this activity only: Welcome mojito + 3 do it yourself cocktails made during the workshop + tapas
The distillery is closed on alcohol ban days such as Buddhists days.

Operated all year round


Chalong Bay : histoires de Rhum et atelier cocktails

Envie de changer du bleu et du sable de votre plage ? Partez pour une visite tout aussi agréable et dépaysante avec la visite de la distillerie de Rhum de Phuket. Dans le cadre paisible et verdoyant de la distillerie, vous découvrez le processus de fabrication de ce rhum primé, de la canne à sucre locale, cultivée de façon durable, à la mise en bouteille, en passant par l’alambic français en cuivre. Evidemment, parlez de rhum sans en goûter la saveur serait un peu cruel ! Pour conclure votre visite éducative, vous pourrez finir votre après-midi de la manière la plus agréable possible : Essayez-vous au mélange et à la dégustation dans l’atelier de cocktails. Laissez libre cours à votre créativité pour concocter de délicieux cocktails fruités. Avec, pour encore mieux savourer, le petit plaisir en plus de connaître l’histoire du rhum qui se trouve dans votre verre !

Durée de l’activité: 2 heures (temps de transfers non inclus)
Repas inclus pour cette activité uniquement: Mojito de bienvenue + 3 cocktails à faire soi-même lors de l’atelier + tapas
La distillerie est fermée le jour ou la consommation d’alcool est interdite tels que les fêtes bouddhistes

Opère tout l’année