Phuket’s famous – some would say infamous – Patong Beach is a 2km-long stretch of golden sand that combines a variety of daytime activities with a bustling nightlife.
Patong Beach offers a good range of activities from sailing, kayaking and windsurfing to jet-skiing and parasailing. Banana boats and water-skiing are also available.
Or join a volleyball game: everyone's welcome to play and games usually start around 4.30pm as the temperature drops.
For good snorkelling, head to the rocks at the northern end of the beach; equipment can be hired on the beach. Surfing is also best at the north end, with waves up to a metre and a half with a beach break.
Unwind on the beach with a massage or enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters during November to April.
Facilities include sunbeds available from vendors and three sets of public toilets spaced out along the beach, which cost 5 Baht to use.
Beach vendors also sell a wide variety of food, drinks and snacks, while the beachside road is lined with restaurants and cafes offering a wide range of food choices.
Nightlife in Patong revolves around the hundreds of GoGo Bars, beer halls, discos and restaurants mainly centred around Bangla Road.
Patong Beach offers a good selection of hotel and resort options to suit most budgets, including the following…
B-Lay Tong Phuket
Location: Patong Beach, Phuket
Prices: from AUD213 per room
Description: This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Modern tropical luxury can be enjoyed at B-Lay Tong Phuket, with its unique see-through infinity pool and beautiful views of the Andaman Sea. On the quiet north end of Patong Beach, it offers rooms with free WiFi. Spacious and sleek, the air-conditioned rooms feature a day bed, flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Contemporary glass-walled bathrooms come with hot-water showers or a bathtub. Some rooms have private hot tubs with sea views. Guests can enjoy a massage at B-Spa, or exercise at the well-equipped fitness centre. The library features 2 computers, 2 flat-screen TVs and ample seating area. Room service is available 24 hours. B-Hive Restaurant serves international fusion cuisine and fresh seafood, as well as premium wines. Drinks can be enjoyed at the beachfront 198 Bar, Drop Pool Bar and private nightclub, The Cell. B-Lay Tong Phuket is less than 2 km from Jungceylon Shopping Centre and nightlife options at Bangla Road. It is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.
Location:Patong Beach, Phuket
Prices: from AUD183 per room
Description: A stone’s throw from Patong Beach, the luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It boasts 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. Bright and airy, rooms come with private balconies and beautiful views. Amenities include a satellite TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Breeze Spa features a wide range of beauty treatments. Relaxing massages and therapies can be enjoyed from seafacing pavilions. The hotel also provides an outdoor spa pool and a fitness centre. La Gritta serves Italian dishes, while Voyager Lounge serves Thai cuisine. Seaside international dining is available at Rim Talay and The spectacular Jetty Restaurant. Drinks are served at Samutr Bar. Located in southern Phuket, 1.5 km from Bangla Road and Jungceylon Mall, Amari Phuket provides free shuttle services to Kata Beach. It is a 55-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
Location: Patong Beach, Phuket
Prices: from AUD148 per room
Description: Located a 1 minute walk from the beach in the heart of Patong Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket offers stylish accommodation with 24-hour room service. Facilities include 6 swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness centre and 4 dining options. Each modern and contemporary design room at Phuket Holiday Inn Resort features a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and en suite bathroom with rain shower. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment at the Tea Tree Spa. Other facilities include a business centre, minimart and a beauty salon. Charm Thai serves Thai cuisines while Sam's offers steak specialities. A variety of Italian dishes is available at Terrazzo. For international cuisine, guests can head to The Sea Breeze Café. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is located in the middle of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Patong. It is a 15-minute taxi ride to Phuket Town.
The Charm Resort Phuket
Location: Patong, Phuket
Prices: from AUD89 per room
Description: Located in Patong Beach area, the Charm Resort Phuket offers free WiFi access in all areas. The resort also has an outdoor pool and fitness centre. A 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport, the resort is 60 metres away from the famous Patong Beach in Phuket. Guests can also enjoy shopping at the Jungceylon Mall, which is just a 5-minute drive from the resort. The air-conditioned room is equipped with flat-screen TV with international channels, minibar and kitchenette. Each guest room has en suite bathroom, featured a shower, separate bathtub and free toiletries. Guest can find other services such as tour desk, luggage storage and a laundry. Free parking is available. The Charm Restaurant serves Thai and International dishes all day.
Latest update: Patong Beach, Phuket: 22 April, 2022