Patong

Travel Guide
Patong featuring a beach and general coastal views as well as a large group of people
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.

Where to stay in Patong

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$422 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
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! (1,001 reviews)
"A perfect place for both couples and families."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$564 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
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! (203 reviews)
Cheaper and better options in the area
"Pool not that great very noisy. Breakfast busy sometimes hard to find suitable seat for family location good"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Amari Phuket
Amari Phuket
5 out of 5
2 Meun-ngern Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is HK$722 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Amari is a great hotel with great amenities. We loved our stay here"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

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.
The Unity Patong
The Unity Patong
3.5 out of 5
206/1 Phrabaramee Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free parking, a rooftop terrace and WiFi. Popular attractions Patong Beach and Karon Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
"Excellent plaice everybody frendly great accommodation"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

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 their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (38 reviews)
"Everyone is so kind"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2022

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)
"very nice and spacious property set in Tri-Trang area, which is a bit out of the way from Patong Central. a bit dated in terms of the hardware, such as the deep cold pool and the old styled power points. Best part of the stay experience is the awesome service, particularly by manager Dean."

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

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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