Patong

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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

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus
4 out of 5
198 8-9 TAWEEWONG ROAD PATONG, Patong, 83150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$474 per night from 9 Jun to 10 Jun
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (102 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach - SHA Extra Plus
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is HK$619 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (504 reviews)
"Great!"

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach - SHA Extra Plus
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Extra Plus
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
284 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$490 per night from 9 Jun to 10 Jun
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! (974 reviews)
"I found the staff to be very friendly and really wanted me to enjoy the time spent there. On Monday and Thursday night they had fire dancers show . Two of the restaurants were closed , but I'm sure they will reopen soon . The staff was very kind with my special needs. I had a seaview room and the ..."

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2022

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa - SHA Extra 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 - SHA Extra Plus
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa - SHA Extra Plus
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is HK$274 per night from 10 Jun to 11 Jun
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 in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (204 reviews)
"Great views from the hill top"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa - SHA Extra Plus
The Baycliff Residence
The Baycliff Residence
4 out of 5
324/73 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
3.6/5 Good! (60 reviews)
"The three rooms and toilets were clean and tidy. The furniture was complimentary of the room, and made it feel homely."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

The Baycliff Residence
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is HK$1,713 per night from 9 Jun to 10 Jun
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! (35 reviews)
"This was pure paradise. We never wanted to leave. The beds are comfy and firm, bathrooms have the most incredible shower heads of all time. Kitchen was slightly lacking in terms of cutlery but we didn’t use it very much so that was fine. The pool was wonderful and the view overlooking the beach was ..."

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

The Senses 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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