Patong Beach on Phuket Island, the largest of Thailand's islands, has been included in the top 10 diving destinations in the world. Phuket Island is Thailand's most popular tourist and holiday destination, welcoming travellers from all over the world all year long. Patong Beach is two kilometres of white sand and azure seas. As well as the beauty of its beach, Patong is also famous for its lively nightlife. Phuket Island is connected to mainland Thailand by way of the Sarasin Bridge. Accommodation in Patong Beach is diverse and within range of all budgets.
Top Things to do in Patong Beach
Visit the Thalang National Museum and learn about the history and lives of the citizens of Phuket and south Thailand.
Take time to visit all 17 of the white, sandy beaches Phuket has to offer. Enjoy excellent diving and appreciate a whole host of indigenous marine life of the area.
Patong Beach is the main resort in Phuket and has a lively and fun nightlife, as well as cheap shopping and plentiful restaurants and cafes.
Patong Beach Accommodation
Visitors to Phuket have a wide selection of Patong Beach accommodation to choose from. The resort supports various chain hotels and regular four and five-star accommodation. Cheap hotels in Patong Beach are plentiful, and the bed-and-breakfast style guest houses and traditional self-catering Thai beach villas are well within the range of the budget traveller's pocket. Patong Beach also offers backpacking visitors good quality hostel accommodation in either a dorm setting or a single room.
Nightlife Pubs and Clubs
Patong Beach has been catering to the western traveller since the late 1980's and its reputation as Thailand's liveliest beach resort is certainly deserved. Most of the buzz centres on Bangla Road, which has pubs, clubs and restaurants catering predominantly to holiday visitors and groups. The other famous nightlife centre is Paradise Complex, which is an area that celebrates gay lifestyles.