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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.

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Top hotels in Patong

The Marina Phuket Hotel
The Marina Phuket Hotel
4 out of 5
240/9 Phangmuang Sai Kor Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is AU$28 per night from 21 Dec. to 22 Dec.

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Kalim Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (448 reviews)

"Spotless accomodation, lovely rooftop pool altjough a little difficult to get a sunbed on many occasions. Had evening meal in hotel on 2 occsions, food was excellent. Ask for room away from roadside as these rooms are extremely noisy, road is very busy & load all night long. Swapped after 1 night ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

The Marina Phuket Hotel
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
5 out of 5
99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket
The price is AU$96 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.

Located in Patong, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Merlin Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Freedom Beach and Patong ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (456 reviews)
Amazing

"Amazing location away from all the noise. Variety of pools, food was amazing and staff very friendly. Beach at rear of hotel a bit rocky but great bar on sand with a beautiful view"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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 AU$92 per night from 21 Dec. to 22 Dec.

Situated in Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (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 15 Mar. 2020

Crest Resort & 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.

Holiday Rentals in Patong

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
97 Muen Ngoen Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
The price is AU$45 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.

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 2 Apr. 2020

LetsPhuket Twin Sands Resort & Spa
Crest Pool Villas
Crest Pool Villas
5 out of 5
95 Meun-Ngern Road, Patong, Phuket
The price is AU$1,761 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

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 miles ...

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 27 Oct. 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 AU$384 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

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
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

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
215
5 - Excellent 31.478770131771597%
4 - Good
358
4 - Good 52.41581259150805%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.88433382137628%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.4890190336749636%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7320644216691069%

5/5 - Excellent

Wayne

15 Mar. 2020

Centred around Bangla road great vibe and spent a lot of time there great weather and friendly locals.

5/5 - Excellent

Narelle

15 Mar. 2020

This was my third visit to Patong and have always stayed at Patong Merlin Hotel and will definitely come back and stay again

2/5 - Disappointing

Tom

15 Feb. 2020

It's a mixed bag, some parts are nice, others not, snd Russians absolutely everywhere!

3/5 - Okay

Michelle

14 Feb. 2020

I was last in Patong 11 yrs ago, it is even seedier than it was back then. If I ever go back to Thailand it will be somewhere different

4/5 - Good

Joanne

23 Jan. 2020

Despite all the negative perceptions that Patong has been given, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while we were there. Found a tour agent who made sure everything went well with the tours that we booked and her rates were one of the best!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Jan. 2020

Many amazing places to eat out, massages on tap. Beach was nice

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