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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Where to stay in Patong

Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
4.5 out of 5
12 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is $80 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
$80
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (820 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel very helpful staff"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
Amari Phuket
Amari Phuket
5 out of 5
2 Meun-ngern Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is $201 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
$201
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,019 reviews)
"The people and service is what makes the Amari great, friendly, helpful and accommodating."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Amari 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 $170 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$170
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Kamala Beach are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (310 reviews)
"Everything was great. Super clean hotel. Check in/out were both time consuming. CJ at the concierge desk was excellent!"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (210 reviews)
"Location is a bit far from stores and restaurants. You have to take a taxi or shuttle to town. On the flip side, it is nice and quiet. The proximity to Merlin beach is a big plus. Staff are very friendly. There was a problem with my booking but staff did their utmost to resolve and I was upgraded. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury villa in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"The staff at The Senses Resort were just excellent. Friendly and welcoming and very happy to help in any way they can. Golf carts are an excellent way to get around as it is quite steep to get to the villas but well worth the expense. Although only one restaurant, the variety and quality were both ..."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

The Senses Pool Villas
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (82 reviews)
"The views where out standing and Dean was very helpful. Would go back again."

Reviewed on Dec 19, 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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