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Patong
Travel Guide

Patong

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

Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
18/110 Ruamjai Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is Rs1,439 per night from 26 Apr to 26 Apr
Situated by the sea, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Kalim Beach are also within 2 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Great staff and a short walk to the beach. Many fun things to do in the area!!"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort
4 out of 5
94 Thaveewong Rd, Patong, Phuket
The price is Rs2,794 per night from 26 Apr to 26 Apr
Located in Patong, this beachfront resort is connected to a shopping centre and within a 10-minute walk of Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Banzaan Fresh Market ...
4.1/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
I don't recommend during the epidemic season
"I couldn't order food room-service after 8pm. Although I ordered via a delivery app from outer restaurant and had it conveyed, the Manager lookalike person in the reception was saying they don't serve pick-up at the lobby and convey to my room(more than 30m away from the reception to lobby and my ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort
Palmyra Patong Resort
Palmyra Patong Resort
4 out of 5
91/3 Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong, Phuket
The price is Rs1,299 per night from 24 Apr to 24 Apr
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Paradise Night Market, Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping ...
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Within walking distance to the Patong beach. Breakfast was good and dinner was quite affordable with the restaurant coupon they provided upon check-in."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Palmyra Patong 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.
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is Rs11,970 per night from 24 Apr to 24 Apr
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 22 Aug 2019

The Senses Pool Villas
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
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! (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 2 Apr 2020

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
Emerald Terrace by Lofty
Emerald Terrace by Lofty
3 out of 5
122/84 Phrabarami Road, Patong, Patong, Phuket
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Royal Paradise Night Market, Patong Beach and Kalim Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon ...
3.5/5Good! (8 reviews)
"The property is beautiful! It is exactly as advertised in pictures. We really enjoyed our stay here, we walked to patong beach and the markets most days. The pool and gym are clean and in good condition. The room itself is very clean and well maintained. There is security badges to get into the building ..."

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Emerald Terrace by Lofty
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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Reviews of Patong

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23 Mar 2020

Really great atmosphere.

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19 Mar 2020

Seeing is believing . Fantastic beach .

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17 Mar 2020

The night life is crazy in Patong.

4/5 - Good

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3 Mar 2020

Interesting place . Good beaches and views

5/5 - Excellent

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2 Mar 2020

Naught Nuri’s was close to the hotel and had the best barbecue I’ve ever had!

3/5 - Okay

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26 Feb 2020

We don't aim to spend our time in Patong, we did rent a yacht for a day to Maiton island, and it's a very relaxing, wonderful day.

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