Patong

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Patong
Phuket’s most vibrant town is famous as much for its wild nightlife as for its long stretch of pristine sand and sparkling water.

Patong Beach is Phuket's main tourist resort. There’s no shortage of daytime activities to entertain families, and a host of restaurants, bars and clubs keep revelers going well into the night.

During the day, the beach’s two miles (three kilometers) of golden sand, surrounded by green headlands and clear water, are lined with rows of sun loungers and umbrellas. Take your pick (for a small daily fee) and be waited on hand-and-foot by vendors selling all sorts of delicacies. Enjoy everything from ice cream and cocktails to Pad Thai and burgers. For a true indulgence, book a beachside massage.

If you are not content to merely sit and watch the world go by, rent a jet ski, windsurfer or kayak. Adrenalin junkies can sign up for a banana boat ride, or go waterskiing, wakeboarding or parasailing. Vendors renting out equipment are dotted every 300 feet (90 meters) along the beach and no level of experience is necessary. There’s excellent snorkeling amongst the rocks at the north end of Patong. In the afternoon, there are usually games of beach volleyball for anyone who’s interested.

Literally hundreds of locals walk the beach selling goods such as jewelry, silks, clothing and carved wooden ornaments. It’s a good chance to pick up a souvenir. Try your hand at bartering for a decent price, or politely refuse and they’ll move on. Away from the water, Patong’s bustling streets are filled with shops and restaurants. After sunset, market stalls line the pavements selling beachwear, leather goods and electronics. Sign up for Thai cooking classes or take an elephant ride to soak up the local culture.

The two main clubbing strips – thoroughfares characterized by neon lights and go-go dancers – are Bangla Road and the Paradise Complex. These are best avoided if you’re not into the party scene. The Paradise Complex area is home to many of the gay clubs in the area.

Patong Beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island. It is around 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Phuket Town or 22 miles (36 kilometers) from the International Airport on the north of the island.

Where to stay in Patong

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is CA $72 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Beautiful"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2022

Phuket Graceland Resort And Spa
Phuket Graceland Resort And Spa
4.5 out of 5
190 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $79 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"Spacious and good value"

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
4 out of 5
198 8-9 TAWEEWONG ROAD PATONG, Patong, 83150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $94 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Karon Beach are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (213 reviews)
Cheaper and better options in the area
"Pool not that great very noisy. Breakfast busy sometimes hard to find suitable seat for family location good"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Unity Patong
The Unity Patong
3.5 out of 5
206/1 Phrabaramee Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free parking, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Karon Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
"Excellent plaice everybody frendly great accommodation"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury villa in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (38 reviews)
"Everyone is so kind"

Reviewed on Jul. 5, 2022

Ocean Rock Kalim
Ocean Rock Kalim
4 out of 5
94, soi Phrabaramee 7, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in our ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"Guy really made my stay enjoyable. He went above and beyond my expectations. The property location is perfect. Its close to the main road but far enough as not to hear the traffic. My room as well as the rest of the property was really nice. Room had a large patio with a view of Patong beach. Sunrise ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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