Patong Beach – A Beach Lover’s Point of View

Patong Beach, Phuket

Thailand is a favourite destination among beach lovers because it has so many beaches! Phuket alone has more than 30 beaches and one of them is Patong Beach. There are a lot of sights to explore, activities to do, and culture to experience in Patong Beach Phuket, so you better plan your trip well. To give you an overview of Patong Beach Thailand, read on.


What Patong Beach Looks Like:

Because it is a very popular beach, Patong is almost always crowded with so many tourists and local vendors who sell a variety of goods, especially food and drink. The shore is lined with many beach chairs and umbrellas. There are also boats that can take you to nearby islands.

But if you can withstand the crowd, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful bluish green seawater and white sand of Patong. Wait a little longer and you’ll get a pretty picture of the sunset.


What to Do:

You can do many things on a beach and Patong is no exception. With so many activities to choose from, all you need is enough time and the right budget!

The first obvious activity is doing beach and water sports. There is no shortage of water sports in Patong; you can go jet skiing, kite surfing, swimming, snorkelling, parasailing, windsurfing, etc.

Aside from beach and water sports, you can also do other kinds of sports. You can go bowling at the SF Strike Bowl inside the main mall of Jungceylon. For the fearless ones, you can go bungee jumping at the Jungle Bungy Jump or at World Bungy. If you have kids, you may want to experience go karting at the Patong Go-kart Speedway which has single and double karts so you can easily accompany your young ones if needed. Another family friendly activity you can do is to visit Zorbing at Rollerball which involves a flexible plastic ball. Shooting ranges are for those who are experienced in handling rifles and hand guns. You have three shooting ranges to choose from: the Kathu Shooting Range, Patong Shooting Range, and the Shooting Café.

For art lovers, you can try batik painting. You can enrol in a batik painting class at the Club Andaman Beach Resort which conducts classes every afternoon. Or, you can visit the Kathu Mining Museum which features various historical and cultural attractions. Cooking can also be considered an art and learning how to cook Thai food is a good way to experience Thai culture more. Pum’s Cooking School & Restaurant offers cooking classes that vary in length, ranging from 90 minutes to more than six hours.

Doing many activities can tire you out, but Patong can still make your exhaustion go away with spa services and massages! Some of the massage places you can check out are the Thai Thai Massage, Mein Schatz Massage, OP Thai Massage, and Happy Life Spa & Massage. High end spas include the Spa Clinique at the Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort and the Aspara Spa at the Holiday Inn Phuket.

Once you’ve had enough rest, it’s time to experience the nightlife of Patong Beach Thailand! The place becomes more alive at night as there are a lot of discos, bars, and restaurants, particularly around the Soi Bangla area. Neon lights, music, beer, and many more complete the nightlife experience.


Patong Beach Resorts and Hotels:

A good vacation means having a nice and comfortable place to stay in and Patong Beach Phuket has a wide range of accommodations you can choose from.

Luxury accommodations include the La Flora Resort, Mercure Phuket Deevana, Novotel Phuket, Sea Pearl Villas Resort, Amari Coral Beach, and Implana Resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Absolute Bangla Suites, and Patong Beach Hotel.

If you’re on a budget, there are also many budget accommodations that are still comfortable enough and have great sights and amenities to offer. Some of these include the Bodega, Kelly’s Hotel, Artha Guesthouse, Lemongrass Hotel, Anchalee Inn, Silver Resortel, and The Yorkshire Inn  Hotel, Bar, & Restaurant.

If you want a spa on the premises, you can always go for the following: Patong Paragon Resort & Spa, Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, Banthai Beach Resort & Spa, Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa, Destination Patong Hotel & Spa, Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, Citin Plaza Patong Hotel & Spa, and many followers free others.

Needless to say, Patong beach is a beach lover’s haven and experiencing the sights, sounds, and everything else that the place has to offer is something worthwhile.

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