Patong Vacations

Patong, the largest beach resort on the island of Phuket, is well-known as party central, with world famous nightlife and a great beach. Patong is composed of numerous hotels like Andatel Grandé Patong, nice restaurants, plenty of nightclubs and various tourist attractions. The party scene caters to both straight and gay clientele. While ... Read more
prostitution is illegal in Thailand, it seems to be tolerated in Patong. Year after year, the beach town attracts droves of sun-seekers and hedonists from around the globe. Prices are higher here than in Phuket Town, but there's more budget accommodation here than at the more southerly beaches.

Patong places to stay and top hotels

Patong things to do and experiences

  • Patong Beach
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    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
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  • Bangla Road
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  • Wat Suwan Khuha Wari Wong
    10.04 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple, Landmark
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  • Banzaan Fresh Market
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    Shopping, Farmers Market
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The best and most popular time to visit Phuket Island is during the dry season (November to February) when rainfall is at a minimum, humidity is lower, and temperatures are most pleasant. You’ll want to avoid ... Read more
traveling to Phuket Island from March to early May since the heat and humidity can become unbearable. By the end of May, the monsoons have begun, and generally last through October. It’s not impossible to travel here during the monsoons, especially since the downpours are usually limited to the afternoon and evening. Traveling during monsoon season also means big discounts on your hotel and vacation packages, along with fewer crowds.

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Patong reviews & trip reports

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Foster City, California, USA

Patong is the west coast of the island where there’s a local town, night life and beaches facing the Andaman sea.

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Foshan, China

Amazing beach at Phuket . The street food are delicious ... Try eat there to enjoy!!!

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Super clean, simple, well taken care of hotel for cheap. We got the deluxe and it was practically all new.

Christchurch, New Zealand

Awesome place to stay we stayed at sea sun sand great location far enough away from the hustle and bustle and close enough to walk places as well

Santa Monica, California, USA

Lots of sex tourists. Flying ping pongs balls And Ronald. The Biggest intl MAC of them all. His meat has served over a billion.

Cheltenham, UK

Patong Beach, up there with Patpong, Koh Phangan, Kuta, Angeles City and Chaweng as one of the main party towns of Asia, is an amazing place as it easily blends girlie-bars and transexual clubs with family friendly restaurants and street markets. Something that only Thailand could do!

Patong Beach, up there with Patpong, Koh Phangan, Kuta, Angeles City and Chaweng as one of the main party towns of Asia, is an amazing place as it easily blends exotic nightlife (girlie-bars and transexual clubs) with family friendly restaurants and interesting street markets. Something that only Thailand could do!

Most hotels are family friendly and are located in the streets back from the beach. Unusually there is only one beach-side hotel in Patong Beach and that is the excellent Impiana Phuket Cabana. However, it’s not for the beach that most tourists come to the area, it is more for the fun, shopping and nightlife. Popular hotels in town to stay in are the Patong Merlin, Holiday Inn and Hard Rock Hotel, but all hotels in Patong town are walking distance to the main beach strip (Beach Road) and the world famous Bangla Road.

If you are looking for a secluded, relaxing beach to swim, then Patong really isn’t the place, checkout Kalim Beach just a bit north of Patong, it’s a much more secluded spot to hang-out, but like most beaches in the area the sea has quite a lot of coral, so a paddle is more likely than a full-on swim.

But like everywhere in Thailand it’s the food that is the real standout, so I recommend you checkout the fresh seafood and duck curries at one of the hundreds of restaurants dotted around the town: on main streets and back alleys. And of course it’s always pretty cheap!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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alays stay at Deevana spa and resort rooms a plain but luv the pool bar and the staff

Tampines, Singapore

very good

Sydney, Australia

great place.great friendly people

Boursins, Switzerland

girls, girls, girls