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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.

Patong Resort
Patong Resort
4 out of 5
208 Rai-Uthit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $28 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
This family-friendly Patong hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Jungceylon Shopping Center, Bangla Road, and Patong Beach. Freedom ...
4/5Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Property was so clean and everyone was so friendly . Will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2020

Patong Resort
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $45 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated by the sea, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kalim Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)
"Great hotel to relax and beautiful sunset views from the pool."

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2021

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
5 out of 5
99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $83 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Patong, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Merlin Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Freedom Beach and Patong ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (466 reviews)
"Fully parking during i stay on 12/04. I'm not sure you can add it"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2021

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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.
Green Harbor Hotel & Service Apartment
Green Harbor Hotel & Service Apartment
3 out of 5
168/46-48 Soi Nanairuamjai 8, Phungmuangsai Gor Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $16 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in the heart of Patong, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Simon Cabaret and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (56 reviews)
"clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpfull staff.. everting perfect . thanks"

Reviewed on Dec. 16, 2019

Green Harbor Hotel & Service Apartment
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $249 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
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
Crest Pool Villas
Crest Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95 Meun-Ngern Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is CA $733 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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 mi ...
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
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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