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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.

Where to stay in Patong

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
5 out of 5
1 Soi Ratuthit 200 Pi 2 Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is NT$1,158 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
This family-friendly Patong resort is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Patong Beach, Bangla Road, and Jungceylon Shopping Center. Karon Beach ...
4.4/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Even during this tough time, the hotel has been looked after well. Excellent service. All staffs are super friendly, the hospitality and warmth of Thai people is always there. Thank you. Will definitely return again."

Reviewed on 2021/4/19

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is NT$1,266 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
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! (996 reviews)
"Great hotel to relax and beautiful sunset views from the pool."

Reviewed on 2021/1/20

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 NT$1,789 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
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 2021/4/13

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.
KG Private Pool Villas
KG Private Pool Villas
3.5 out of 5
940, 940/1, Soi 5, Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is NT$1,704 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ao Nang Beach, Nopparat Thara Beach, and Ao Phai Plong Beach. Ao Nam Mao is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Cool pool villa
"Our family of 5 loved our time at the villa. The pool was cool, as was the 3 bathrooms and the BBQ. Lala the landlord made himself available 24/7 and helped us find fresh fish for the BBQ and organise a boat trip to nearby islands. On the last day we also discovered a great cafe around the corner: ..."

Reviewed on 2019/1/6

KG Private Pool Villas
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
4 out of 5
478/1 Moo 1, T. Aonang, Krabi
The price is NT$1,809 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Situated in Krabi, this villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spirit Mountain, Ao Nang Beach, and Ao Phai Plong Beach. Pai Plong Bay is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Absolutely brilliant place to stay. Great value for money when compared to other options for accommodation and much more comfortable. Lots of space to relax and chill out. Definitely recommend this place to friends and family."

Reviewed on 2020/12/30

Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
4 out of 5
233 Soi Thanon Klong Hang, Moo 3, Aonang Sub-district, Muang District, Krabi, Krabi
The price is NT$2,744 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated in the mountains, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Walking Street and Krabi Pier are also within 12 mi (20 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (162 reviews)
"Great Villa, very spacious and very clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The room service was super quick. It was great that the hotel offered a shuttle that would take you to the pier several times a day, this was super convenient. The only thing I would mention is that if you want to ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/13

Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
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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