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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.

Patong Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Patong

Nanai Road, Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Nanai Road

4/5Very Good!(26 area reviews)

Seaside views and bars are some things travellers note about Nanai Road. Check out Jungceylon Shopping Center or Bangla Road while you're familiarising yourself with the larger area.

Nanai Road

Top hotels in Patong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
4 out of 5
290/1 Prabaramee Rd., Patong, Phuket
The price is £13 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep

Situated on the beach, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kalim Beach and Patong Beach. Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center are also within ...

3.4/5 (271 reviews)
Positive experience

"Good experience. Good value for the money. Only negative was the hotel is on a hillside, so going from room to streetside was tiring. Could use free hotel provided transport, but hated to constantly bother them."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
Patong Bay Hill Resort
Patong Bay Hill Resort
4.5 out of 5
79 Hasib Pee Road, Patong, Phuket
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £24 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

Located in the heart of Patong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Simon Cabaret and Patong Beach. Jungceylon Shopping Center and Bangla Road are also ...

4/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"Liked that it had a pool at every building, mini bar and kitchen. Disliked no dishes in kitchen, distance from Lobby to room and to beach from room."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Patong Bay Hill Resort
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 £54 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

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

Popular places to visit in Patong

Patong Beach
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Patong Beach

4/5(306 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Patong Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Bangla Road
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Bangla Road

4/5(264 reviews)

Head to this street when the sun goes down to experience the buzzing atmosphere created by busy bars, nightclubs with music pumping and crowds of people looking to party. 

Jungceylon Shopping Center
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Jungceylon Shopping Center

4/5(221 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Jungceylon Shopping Center, a popular shopping spot in Patong. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunsets in this quaint area.

Tri Trang Beach
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Tri Trang Beach

5/5(1 review)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Tri Trang Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Wander the seaside or discover the beautiful sunsets in this family-friendly area.

Kalim Beach
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Kalim Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Kalim Beach, a popular beach in Patong. Visit the shops and lively bars in this family-friendly area.

Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Paradise Beach during your trip to Patong? Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this romantic area.

Top things to do in Patong

Phi Phi Islands Premium Speedboat Tour with Khai Nok & Lunch
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Phi Phi Islands Premium Speedboat Tour with Khai Nok & Lunch

£62
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
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James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat

£47
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Coral Island with Thai Lunch
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Day Trip to Coral Island with Thai Lunch

£26
Per adult
James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat with Lunch & Canoe
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James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat with Lunch & Canoe

£90
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Phi Phi Island Full Day Tour by Big Boat from Phuket
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Phi Phi Island Full Day Tour by Big Boat from Phuket

£33
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Phi Phi Islands by Ferry with Snorkeling, Lunch & Transfers
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Phi Phi Islands by Ferry with Snorkeling, Lunch & Transfers

£43
Per adult

Reviews of Patong

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
136
5 - Excellent 41.21212121212121%
4 - Good
128
4 - Good 38.78787878787879%
3 - Okay
45
3 - Okay 13.636363636363637%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 4.242424242424242%
1 - Terrible
7
1 - Terrible 2.121212121212121%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Mar 2020

Really great atmosphere.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Mar 2020

Seeing is believing . Fantastic beach .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

The night life is crazy in Patong.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Interesting place . Good beaches and views

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

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

3/5 - Okay

S

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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