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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Crest Resort & Pool Villas
Crest Resort & Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95, Muen Ngern Road, Tri Trang, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is S$59 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (218 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 15 Mar,2020

Crest Resort & Pool Villas
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 S$62 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (998 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 19 Apr,2021

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
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 S$92 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Patong, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Tri Trang Beach and Merlin Beach. Freedom Beach and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (466 reviews)
"Fully parking during i stay on 12/04. I'm not sure you can add it"

Reviewed on 13 Apr,2021

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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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 S$20 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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 16 Dec,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 S$198 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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 22 Aug,2019

The Senses Pool Villas
Crest Pool Villas
Crest Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95 Meun-Ngern Road, Patong, Phuket
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 27 Oct,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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