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

The Charm Resort Phuket
The Charm Resort Phuket
4 out of 5
212 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is S$119 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
S$119
per night
21 Dec - 22 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"The staff are so lovely. Nice and quiet but close to walk anywhere beach across the road"

Reviewed on 20 Nov,2022

The Charm Resort Phuket
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 S$133 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
S$133
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Karon Beach are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (249 reviews)
"I like that the property is within walking distance to Patong walking streets and that it's just across from Patong beach. The breakfast buffets were amazing. The food at the restaurant was really good. The hotel was a bit too big with many buildings that we were confused at first when we had to ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
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$154 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
S$154
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
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! (1,002 reviews)
"Front desk and staff were excellent. The view from our room was wonderful, thought the room itself was somewhat cramped and rather basic furnishings. It was a good room with and excellent view and convenient location. The breakfast buffet was superb."

Reviewed on 25 Nov,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.
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (206 reviews)
"This is a stunning property and the view from our balcony made it so that we didn't need or want to go anywhere else. Absolutely post card gorgeous. It's hard to tell how things are when you book online and I wasn't digent to read enough about each property. The access to Merlin beach here is the ..."

Reviewed on 16 Aug,2022

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
Ocean Rock Kalim
Ocean Rock Kalim
4 out of 5
94, soi Phrabaramee 7, Patong, Phuket, 83150
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! (21 reviews)
Graceful
"The hotel is located on highest ground, 3 mins from main road and around 5-7 mins to Patong. Very much suitable for people who seek a getaway from the traffic , also close to food and grocery shops. Room is stylish, modern, spacious, well equipped, teddy and clean. With an amazing view. The manager ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct,2022

Ocean Rock Kalim
Jirana Patong
Jirana Patong
3.5 out of 5
44/1-7 Muean Ngen Rd., Patong, 83150
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (78 reviews)
"Great place, very nice staff and beautiful view. Dean the manager really made our stay."

Reviewed on 1 Oct,2022

Jirana 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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