Patong

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Patong
Enjoy wild nights and calm days in Phuket’s most vibrant town, as famous for its nightclubs as for its long stretch of pristine sand and sparkling water.

Patong Beach is Phuket's main tourist resort. There are plenty of great restaurant bars and clubs to make sure you’re kept constantly entertained, whether travelling as a family or just looking to party.

The beach stretches along three kilometres of idyllic golden sand, surrounded by green headlands and clear water, which by day is lined with rows of sun loungers and umbrellas. Grab one (for a small daily fee), lie back and be waited on hand and foot by vendors selling a variety of delicacies including cooling ice cream, cocktails, delicious Pad Thai and juicy burgers. For a self-indulgent treat, book yourself a beachside massage.

If you don’t like to sit around too much, hire a jet ski, windsurf or kayak and take to the water. Adrenaline junkies can sign up for a banana boat ride, or go water skiing, wakeboarding or parasailing. Equipment is available from vendors throughout the length of the beach and no level of experience is necessary. For fun beneath the waves, the rocks at the north end of Patong offer excellent snorkelling, while back on the beach, there are usually games of beach volleyball taking place in the afternoon, which anyone can join.

Literally hundreds of locals walk along the beach selling goods such as jewellery, silks, clothing and carved wooden ornaments, so it’s a great place to pick up souvenirs. Do as the locals do and try out your bartering skills, or politely refuse and they’ll move on. Away from the water, Patong’s bustling streets are filled with shops and restaurants. At sunset, market stalls line the pavements selling beachwear, leather goods and electronics. To get a taste for the local culture away from the beach, take a Thai cookery class, or ride an elephant to see views of the town from another perspective!

Bangla Road and the Paradise Complex are Patong’s main clubbing areas—you can’t miss them with their bright neon lights and colourful go-go dancers. If the party scene isn’t for you, it’s probably best to give them a wide berth. The Paradise Complex area is also home to many of the local gay clubs.

Patong Beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island. It is around 16 kilometres west of Phuket Town and 36 kilometres from the International Airport.

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Where to stay in Patong

Hotel Clover Patong Phuket
Hotel Clover Patong Phuket
4 out of 5
162/8-11 Taweewong Rd, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is S$69 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property condition in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (629 reviews)
Great stay in quiet comfotable modern hotel
"Great stay. Easy checkin room was great with very comfortable bed and pillows. Hotel was not full so it was quiet but you could hear other people in the spa at 5am from your balcony. Breakfast was good and the coffee machinean added bonus. Real fresh hot coffee. The only negative was there are no ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug,2022

Hotel Clover Patong 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$106 per night from 27 Aug to 28 Aug
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 their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (534 reviews)
Almost perfect experience
"It was excellent experience, me and my family loved the place the only two small issues 1- they refused my request for only 1 hour late check out 2- the last day we had breakfast out door in the second restaurant and it was very hot ( no air condition ) and some of the food was exposed ( no ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug,2022

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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 S$93 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
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 their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Would recommend. There's 2 pools, definitely a bonus. Really comfortable and breakfast menu was good."

Reviewed on 6 Aug,2022

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
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, 83150
The price is S$23 per night from 13 Aug to 14 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpfull staff.. everting perfect . thanks"

Reviewed on 16 Dec,2019

Green Harbor Hotel & Service Apartment
Ocean Rock Kalim
Ocean Rock Kalim
4 out of 5
94, soi Phrabaramee 7, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is S$227 per night from 13 Aug to 14 Aug
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 their ...
5/5 Exceptional! (20 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 19 Mar,2020

Ocean Rock Kalim
Patong Heights
Patong Heights
4.5 out of 5
9/2 Muen-Ngern Rd, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is S$90 per night from 13 Aug to 14 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
"The hotel itself it’s great. All new, beautiful, nice view. Room is amazing (pool view room). I just think the staff need to be more professional and get more training to run a 5*. There were people in reception that didn’t speak English and without uniform so I got confused if it was a staff family ..."

Reviewed on 25 Dec,2019

Patong Heights
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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