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

The Nature Phuket
The Nature Phuket
5 out of 5
322 Prabaramee Road, North Patong Beach, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is AU$86 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the property condition in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (271 reviews)
"Slow inefficient check in Despite calling itself The Nature (what attracted us), the surrounding itself lacks of it, just like any other concrete jungle. The sea view we upgraded to was obstructed by cables and power lines. A bit over ambitious with the naming. But being new, the facilities in the ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2022

The Nature Phuket
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, 83150
The price is AU$194 per night from 13 Jul. to 14 Jul.
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! (518 reviews)
"Best place for family with kids. Everything in house. love it."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2022

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
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
The price is AU$116 per night from 4 Aug. to 5 Aug.
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"Located about a 10 minutes from the noisy congested Walking Street. The beach in front of the hotel is quiet."

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach 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.
Ocean Rock Kalim
Ocean Rock Kalim
4 out of 5
94, soi Phrabaramee 7, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is AU$239 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in their ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Perfection! VIEW WOW 5 star plus
"Perfection! In every way from hospitality ,comfort ,view !!!!!! and location five star +++ Can’t say enough about the place is absolutely a dream and the manager Guy was exceptional. He makes you feel such at home . We celebrated our anniversary we had breakfast made to order every morning and we ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Ocean Rock Kalim
The Senses Pool Villas
The Senses Pool Villas
4.5 out of 5
111/7 Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150
The price is AU$367 per night from 19 Jul. to 20 Jul.
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! (36 reviews)
Yup
"Just book it."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

The Senses Pool Villas
The Deck Patong
The Deck Patong
4 out of 5
81 Rat-U-Thit Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket, 83150
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Patong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
Good for 1-2days, if its over.. Nope.
"the lamp was broken when i went in, in the living room and i found some hairs on a sofa.. there is no toilet papers so you'd have to go buy except the ones that are there for 1 use..other than that the area is good, everything is close by but i wouldnt recommend this place if you are staying more ..."

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019

The Deck Patong
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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