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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.

Top Hotels in Patong

Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
4 out of 5
290/1 Prabaramee Rd., Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $29 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated on the beach, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kalim Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within ...

3.4/5 (273 reviews)

"Good and nice service. They upgrade my room for free too"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Patong Bay Hill Resort
Patong Bay Hill Resort
4.5 out of 5
79 Hasib Pee Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $30 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in the heart of Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Simon Cabaret and Patong Beach. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Bangla Road are also ...

4/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"Liked that it had a pool at every building, mini bar and kitchen. Disliked no dishes in kitchen, distance from Lobby to room and to beach from room."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Patong Bay Hill Resort
Crest Resort & Pool Villas
Crest Resort & Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95, Muen Ngern Road, Tri Trang, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $59 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Merlin Beach, Freedom Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Patong Beach and Bangla Road are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (215 reviews)

"Crest is absolutely amazing would suggest it to anyone close enough to town but not loud at night beautiful views great food"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Crest Resort & Pool Villas
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.

Vacation Rentals in Patong

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $35 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

This family-friendly Patong aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tri Trang Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Karon Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)

"Fantastic facilities. Well appointed but for me just a little to far from Patong. Courtesy shuttle however was great. Great breakfasts , quiet location. Rooms, spotless, modern & house keeping first class. Highly recommend this property"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2020

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
Crest Pool Villas
Crest Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95 Meun-Ngern Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $1,170 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Situated near the beach, this luxury villa is within a 15-minute walk of Freedom Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Patong Beach and Bangla Road are also within 2 miles ...

3.7/5Good! (18 reviews)

"Loved the privacy in your own villa and your own pool chill was great but you need to get the premier pool villa in my personal opinion."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2019

Crest Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket

Located in Nanai Road, this luxury villa is within a 15-minute walk of Banzaan Fresh Market, Jungceylon Shopping Center and Bangla Road. Patong Beach and Freedom ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)

"I love this resort, booked pool villa for our stay, friendly staff. My only suggestion is to add a makeup mirror in the room. That would be perfect!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2019

The Senses Pool Villas
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.

Reviews of Patong

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 32.59668508287293%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.85635359116022%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 16.574585635359117%
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2 - Disappointing 3.314917127071823%
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1 - Terrible 1.6574585635359116%

5/5 - Excellent

Dvan

Apr 17, 2020

love the food there

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 11, 2020

Amazing place, a lot of fun

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 5, 2020

Beach is nice but area around beach is very busy and feels extremely hectic. Lots of traffic, no good safe sidewalks, no safe crossings. Where there were sidewalks, they are full of shops and vendors and motorcycles/scooters drive down them.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2020

Patong is ok , if your going for the night life it won’t disappoint. I had tons of fun on bhangla road . Other then that it’s an over priced an found more dirty then the rest of Phuket

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2020

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket is very close by and was a highlight of our trip. They are reputable and take good care of the rescued elephants in their care. Patong beach is fine for a visit but not ideal for relaxation or time in the ocean.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 7, 2020

It has a busy vibe. If your looking for a party or to relax and chill you can find it here. Great spot.

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