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.

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Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Plus
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Plus
4 out of 5
198 8-9 TAWEEWONG ROAD PATONG, Patong
The price is $66 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Located in Patong, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Patong ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (23 reviews)
"Excellent hotel on the quieter end of Patong Beachl! Wonderful buffet breakfast at two different dining locations! Comfortable rooms. Great pools and easy access to the ocean and shops and restaurants. Highly recommend this hotel!!!"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Plus
Amari Phuket - SHA Plus
Amari Phuket - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
2 Meun-ngern Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is $95 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Patong, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Patong, Patong Beach, and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (984 reviews)
"One of highest quality resort. Location overlooking Patong bay, resort services amazing. Food is A grade."

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Amari Phuket - SHA Plus
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Plus
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is $91 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Situated by the sea, this luxury resort is steps from Kalim Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
4.4/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"loved"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Plus
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
The price is $37 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
This family-friendly Patong aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tri Trang Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Karon Beach are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (199 reviews)
"Fantastic facilities. Well appointed but for me just a little to far from Patong. Courtesy shuttle however was great. Great breakfasts , quiet location. Rooms, spotless, modern & house keeping first class. Highly recommend this property"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
The Senses Pool Villas - SHA Plus
The Senses Pool Villas - SHA Plus
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is $153 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This luxury villa is located in Patong (Nanai Road), close to the beach, Bangla Boxing Stadium, Patong Beach, and Bangla Road. Also nearby are Jungceylon Shopping ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (33 reviews)
"Loved every bit of our stay at the place, special mention for the extra friendly and welcoming staff which made out stay at the Villa extra special"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

The Senses Pool Villas - SHA Plus
Bukit Pool Villas
Bukit Pool Villas
4 out of 5
9/11-16 Soi Maneesri, Petchkud Road, Sirirat Road, Amphoe Kathu, Patong
Situated in the mountains, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Simon Cabaret and Patong Beach. Karon Beach and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within 2 mi ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
This Place Was Alright...
"Looked fantastic in pictures! However, the upkeep in this place is not so great. This property is only 4 years old but has aged way faster because of lack of up keep. The back of the building looks like an unfinished construction site with trash and building materials everywhere. Cracks on the walls, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Bukit 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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