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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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Palmyra Patong Resort
Palmyra Patong Resort
4 out of 5
91/3 Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong, Phuket
The price is SG$27 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Paradise Night Market, Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping ...
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)
"I liked this hotel for the price offered for the location but I didn’t like the bad tv cable reception. Hotel furniture is dated but clean."

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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 SG$99 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (463 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
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is SG$75 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
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 20 Jan,2021

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Ko? Yao? Noi, 1, Ko Yao, Phang Nga
Situated in Ko Yao, this holiday home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Loh Paret Beach and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from At Lamiya Mosque. Koh Sirey Temple and Fasai Beach are ...
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