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

The Nature Phuket
The Nature Phuket
5 out of 5
322 Prabaramee Road, North Patong Beach, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is ¥6,716 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the property condition in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (271 reviews)
"Slow inefficient check in Despite calling itself The Nature (what attracted us), the surrounding itself lacks of it, just like any other concrete jungle. The sea view we upgraded to was obstructed by cables and power lines. A bit over ambitious with the naming. But being new, the facilities in the ..."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

The Nature Phuket
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, 83150
The price is ¥15,200 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 17
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (519 reviews)
"We were impressed by the staff and all the facilities provided. Dining options are great."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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
The price is ¥9,126 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 5
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Kamala Beach are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"Located about a 10 minutes from the noisy congested Walking Street. The beach in front of the hotel is quiet."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
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.
Ocean Rock Kalim
Ocean Rock Kalim
4 out of 5
94, soi Phrabaramee 7, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is ¥17,630 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 6
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 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Perfection! VIEW WOW 5 star plus
"Perfection! In every way from hospitality ,comfort ,view !!!!!! and location five star +++ Can’t say enough about the place is absolutely a dream and the manager Guy was exceptional. He makes you feel such at home . We celebrated our anniversary we had breakfast made to order every morning and we ..."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Ocean Rock Kalim
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is ¥28,812 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
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! (36 reviews)
Yup
"Just book it."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

The Senses Pool Villas
The Deck Patong
The Deck Patong
4 out of 5
81 Rat-U-Thit Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
Good for 1-2days, if its over.. Nope.
"the lamp was broken when i went in, in the living room and i found some hairs on a sofa.. there is no toilet papers so you'd have to go buy except the ones that are there for 1 use..other than that the area is good, everything is close by but i wouldnt recommend this place if you are staying more ..."

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

The Deck Patong
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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