Attraction Patong Beach Patong, Kathu District Phuket 83150 Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why Patong Beach is special ?
Patong beach became popular with Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Numerous hotels are located there and the area has expanded into a tourist Mecca.
Patong Beach is the pulsating heart of Phuket Island and what makes it popular to some, is often what other people complain about. It's big, it's bold, crowded, bright and loud, yet people flock there like flies on honey. If Bangkok is the Big Mango, then Patong is the Big Durian: you'll love it or you'll hate it... The original success and popularity of Patong beach only rotates around two things: its amazing beach, and its worry-free wild nightlife. The rest? shopping, dining, and foot massage is just the cream on the cake.
What to explore at Patong Beach?
Patong is the most famous beach resort on Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, Patong is an ideal place to party and play. By night the town has a bustling nightlife which includes literally hundreds of restaurants, beer bars, GoGo Bars and of course discos. The nightlife is centred around Soi Bangla (Bangla Road) however there are quiet parts of town.
Visitors hoping for a glimpse into the exotic East might not find it here, though the steaming hot streets, neon lights and chaotic atmosphere of Patong can be overwhelming for the new arrival. The key to full enjoyment of the place is to pace yourself, drink lots of water and learn the meaning of 'mai pen rai' - which translates roughly to 'It doesn't matter' or 'Don't worry, be happy'.
- The most active beach in Phuket
- Lots of club, shop and people
- Nice beach with Jet ski's
- Nice beach, easily accessible, lots of watersports
- White sandy beach with clear blue waters
Patong Beach Patong, Kathu District Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tips for you
So calming by the beach.. nice atmosphere and lots of drinks around. Fancy a massage? you can get one there too but you can always make a deal with the ladies :) I managed to get one for 250 baht! If you don't want anyone disturbing you.. make out your sleeping otherwise everyone will want to try and sell you something! - otherwise its a beautiful spot!
The most liveliest beachfront in Phuket. With hundreds of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Bar hopping in Bangla Street. The price can be a bit steep compared to other places in Phuket.