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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.

Patong Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Patong

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Nanai Road

4/5Very Good!(25 area reviews)

Uncover some of the top draws of Nanai Road like its seaside views and bars. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, make a stop by Jungceylon Shopping Center or Bangla Road.

Nanai Road

Top Hotels in Patong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
4 out of 5
290/1 Prabaramee Rd., Patong, Phuket
The price is $15 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated on the beach, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kalim Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within ...

3.4/5 (271 reviews)
Positive experience

"Good experience. Good value for the money. Only negative was the hotel is on a hillside, so going from room to streetside was tiring. Could use free hotel provided transport, but hated to constantly bother them."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Patong Bay Hill Resort
Patong Bay Hill Resort
4.5 out of 5
79 Hasib Pee Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is $27 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in the heart of Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Simon Cabaret and Patong Beach. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Bangla Road are also ...

4/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"Liked that it had a pool at every building, mini bar and kitchen. Disliked no dishes in kitchen, distance from Lobby to room and to beach from room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Patong Bay Hill Resort
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 $59 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Situated in Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Merlin Beach, Freedom Beach, and Tri Trang Beach. Patong Beach and Bangla Road are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (215 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 Mar 15, 2020

Crest Resort & Pool Villas

Vacation Rentals in Patong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
The price is $34 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (201 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
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 mi ...

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 Oct 27, 2019

Crest Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is $213 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

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 Aug 22, 2019

The Senses Pool Villas

Popular places to visit in Patong

Patong Beach
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Patong Beach

4/5(1,226 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Patong Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Bangla Road
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Bangla Road

4/5(655 reviews)

Head to this street when the sun goes down to experience the buzzing atmosphere created by busy bars, nightclubs with music pumping and crowds of people looking to party. 

Jungceylon Shopping Center
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Jungceylon Shopping Center

4/5(423 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Jungceylon Shopping Center, a popular shopping spot in Patong. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunsets in this quaint area.

Tri Trang Beach
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Tri Trang Beach

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Tri Trang Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Wander the seaside or discover the beautiful sunsets in this family-friendly area.

Kalim Beach
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Kalim Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Kalim Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Check out the shops and lively bars in this family-friendly area.

Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Paradise Beach during your trip to Patong? Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this romantic area.

Top things to do in Patong

Phi Phi Islands Premium Speedboat Tour with Khai Nok & Lunch
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Phi Phi Islands Premium Speedboat Tour with Khai Nok & Lunch

$77
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Phuket Island Introduction Tour Half Day
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Phuket Island Introduction Tour Half Day

$13
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
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James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat

$60
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat with Lunch & Canoe
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James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat with Lunch & Canoe

$113
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Coral Island with Thai Lunch
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Day Trip to Coral Island with Thai Lunch

$33
Per adult
Siam Niramit Dinner Show
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Siam Niramit Dinner Show

$48
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Patong

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
459
5 - Excellent 48.26498422712934%
4 - Good
358
4 - Good 37.64458464773922%
3 - Okay
97
3 - Okay 10.199789695057834%
2 - Disappointing
21
2 - Disappointing 2.2082018927444795%
1 - Terrible
16
1 - Terrible 1.6824395373291272%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 31, 2020

Patong was fine nice beach’s really dirty in the city itself would recommend staying away from Phuket in general. Recommend Chiang Mai and some of the other islands like Krabi instead.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

We enjoyed our trip but unfortunately , we couldnt continue our vacation because of Corona

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

Area felt safe and was clean with a wide variety of experiences all within easy walking distance.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

Thank You  Expedia. Com for deal on hotel 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

I loved Patong. Will absolutely be back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

So many friendly people. Seems like they want you to feel at home and would love you to make you happy. With whatever you want or need.

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