Patong Beach – vibrant – people watcher paradise

Patong Beach is one of Phuket’s busiest beaches. A perfect People watching paradise. Some even find it’s the most beautiful beach in Thailand, that, of course, is a matter of opinion.

Most famous and popular seaside resort in Phuket

Patong’s lively beach is home to numerous activities during the day. Patong Beach is around the west coast of Thailand and is the island’s main tourist centre. It became popular with western tourists in the late 1980’s, and many hotels have been built in Patong since then. The former fishing village of Patong has evolved over the years to become Phuket’s most famous and popular seaside resort.

Beautiful and lively beach

Patong beach has a beautiful 3 km long crescent sand beach that is lined with palm trees. It is a combination of a beautiful, beautiful white beach and the beautiful Andaman sea that make Patong beach a picture. Patong beach has a lovely beach where plenty of beach activities take place throughout the day.

A wide and relatively safe Beach where you can sunbathe, swim and try to relax all day long. Around you are many commercial activities, Jet Ski’s, Paragliding and Banana Boat rides.

Beach vendors abound trying to sell you all sorts of things and all this surrounded by what waving palm trees are left and the sea which is normally reasonably clear with a wonderful water temperature. At the centre of the beach, you will find Bangla Road which at night turns into a  Walking Street. Plenty Going on here and full of clubs and bars where you can have a drink and where it is very loud in the evening. 

Tourists party at Patong Beach.

Young people often choose a party vacation or youth holiday to Patong Beach. 

Tourists will normally stay here for some days and visit the clubs and pubs to party and have some fun out on the beach, perhaps moving on to somewhere quieter after or before arriving here.

In short, Patong Beach on Phuket Island should not be missed during your vacation to Thailand either as a short stay or longer or just as a day/night trip.

Activities & Excursions at Patong Beach

Patong Beach has a lot to offer regarding activities and excursions. You can take a lot of (water) activities. We put some activities for you here, but do take care, do some research and if the RED flags are flying STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

  • Dinner in one of the premium restaurants overlooking Patong.
  • Parasailing (at your own risk)
  • Kathu Waterfall a short taxi drive.
  • Jet ski for hire (again at your own risk)
  • Climb and zip line through the jungle.
  • Top Nights clubs like Illuzion 
  • Visit a Thai wat or Temple

In addition to resorts and hotels, there are also many restaurants, bars, and shops on the seafront beach road. If you want to go for a walk or enjoy the beautiful sunset, then you can certainly enjoy this busy street.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Going out on Bangla Road

Bangla Road is the entertainment street of Patong Beach. Here you will find some clubs, pubs, nightclubs, and bars in a row. This street is normally very busy, visited by young and old who come to the party and other tourists who want a drink and dance. Travel tip. In advance, Bangla Road is sometimes misused by tourists. Do not trust all dancing boys and girls or their beautiful Asian eyes.

Hotels & Resorts

Numerous hotels and resorts are located on the beach of Patong Beach. You will find sleeping accommodation in all price categories. Patong has Luxury, expensive resorts of all conveniences, but in Patong, it is possible to find budget accommodation. 

Hilton Hotel, Karon Beach, Phuket Hotels

You should make sure you book your hotel in advance. 

Certainly, during high season, it can be very busy here and on the beach, leaving many rooms already full. Keep this in mind when planning your vacation at Patong Beach. 

Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach is one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches. South of Patong Beach is the peaceful Freedom Beach. This is a great beach in Phuket with incredibly soft white sand and dazzling clear blue waters. Freedom Beach is only accessible by a longtail boat. The shortest route is from the southern end of Patong Beach. You can also ask for a boat trip from Kata, Karon or even Kamala Beach.

Weather & Climate

The weather on Patong Beach is tropical. The weather is characterized by a rainy season and a dry season. During the rainy season, a lot of rain falls in a short period. This rainy season takes place between May and October. The temperatures are delightful throughout the year. On average it’s about 31 ° C.

You can check out the latest Phuket weather HERE and if you want Phuket Tide Tables then check them out one month at a time.

And for some fun here’s the Kathu light railway.

Patong has something for everyone

Jungceylon Shoppingat Patong Beach
Ship at Jungceylon Shopping Patong

Patong has a lot of shopping and shopping facilities. Due to the presence of many tourist facilities, Patong is alive and somewhat animated centre of Phuket. It has many amenities in the area of shopping and entertainment centres and offers a wide variety of sports facilities such as golf, tennis and many water sports activities. 

Nightlife in Patong with its many pubs, disco karaoke bars, and gogo bars is famous. Whether you come alone or with the whole family, Patong has something for everyone.

Of course whilst this is one of the busiest Phuket Beaches, to the North you will find Kamala Beach and travelling to the South first Karon with miles of soft sand and then the busier Kata beach and Kata Noi. All are awesome and worth travelling to enjoy.