Patong Beach is a popular and popular tourist beach in on the west coast of Phuket. Historically, it turned out that It was here that the mass tourist was brought in packs, under which infrastructure was created and improved the beach, which ultimately resulted in a full-fledged island town.
Patong is hardly a beach for relaxation and solitude – it’s Noisy, energetic, youth district with a lot of entertainment establishments that serve thousands of Thais and foreigners. If you need a move, drive and no problems with shopping, nightlife and currency exchanges – boldly choose Patong.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Photos of Patong Beach
- 4.1 The most northern (right) part
- 4.2 Central part
- 4.3 Most southern (left) part
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Patong is one of the longest beaches in Phuket; its length makes about 4 kilometers of a thirty-meter strip of sand, facing west, the sunsets here are stunning. On Patong much tourists – as a consequence of popularity.
People do not like to just lie on the sand, so the beach is thick lined with sun beds and umbrellas that looks not fun at all and almost completely eliminates the possibility of a carefree walk the beach. Prepare yourself morally for what you have to constantly jostling with tourists anywhere in Patong.
In addition to tourists, the beach has a large number of street merchants, tattooists, masseurs and manicurists. If desired you can use their services, but I would not recommend doing Thai massage and any other massage above the knees. Mash your feet – please, but the spine should not be trusted by a stray masseurs.
The beach is released only in the evening – at nightfall people run away from the beach towards the village where they start work nightlife in Patong, most of which is focused on famous street Bangla Road (Bangla Road). And the beach goes to supporters of solitude and walks along the sea, although walking among garbage is no longer so pleasant, and Thais simply do not get out have time.
In addition to the post about Patong, I have a brief overview of all the beaches. Phuket, which will help you decide in choosing the beach before holiday Look, maybe something will help.
Entry, depth and waves
The ebb and flow of Patong is not as pronounced as in the same Krabi provinces, so the beaches remain always and cannot be covered limit you on beach visit times. Of course at low tide will have to move a little further from the shore, but in any case it is better than wandering under the sun on the wet seabed along half a kilometer and more.
The coast on Patong is flat, even, without sudden drops, under Water begins dense sandy bottom. Sometimes under the foot stones or shells are tucked up – favorite toys of children the beach.
Calm season, when there is no monsoon rain and storms, here is considered the period from November to April (in contrast to Samui, where November and December – the rainiest months of the year).
On ordinary days when the weather does not predispose to the appearance of waves, on Patong a calm sea, which makes it universal and for lovers of swimming in the depths, and for family people who flew to Phuket with the kids. But I repeat – the area itself is behind the beach. Patong is hardly a family corner.
Sun beds and shade
Paradoxically, the fact is greenery in which the whole district is buried Patong, fading away as it gets closer to the water, and on the beach itself no longer remains sources of natural shade. So you want whether or not – budget the cost of renting a beach inventory. A set of sun loungers and an umbrella will cost you 100 baht daily/
If you are in the family of three or four, and you are going to seal all 10-12 days of vacation, then on the basis of running it is quite a tangible amount of. Keep in mind that on certain beach sections you need will not be allowed to lie down with your towel, will interfere, touch your things provoke aggression and force to rent a sunbed.
Photo of Patong Beach
The most northern (right) part
Patong Beach, right edge
Patong Beach, the central part
The most southern (left) part
Immediately after the strip of the beach there is a highway with a very heavy traffic. Here you can catch public transport and taxi, but this is Patong, which means that prices will be higher than other beaches of the island. The infrastructure as a whole has all the possible offers of goods and services. There are a number of outlets, the mass of cafes and restaurants, massage parlors, ATMs and chain stores like “Seven-Eleven”.
In general, Patong has everything necessary for life, and – in walking distance. If you chose Patong as a place to living and don’t really strive to explore new places – you even no need to rent a vehicle or ride a tuk-tuk and songteo
From the area of beach entertainment in Patong there are water scooters, parasailing boats, bananas, volleyball courts and kayak rental with SUP boards. From passive types of recreation, except bars and restaurants you can arrange yourself quite chic shopping on the shopkeeper “Junqceylon” where you can buy almost everything.
On its territory there is also a “Robinson” and “Big “This shopping center is located a few steps from Bangla Road, 1 km from Patong Beach and, in fact, is one of the local attractions. These include: Loma Park (Park Loma), Chinese temple Pun Tuao Kong, boxing stadium Patong Boxing Stadium, a transvestite cabaret show Simon Cabaret and the Temple of Souvan Khiri Wong (Wat Suwan Kriri Wong).
At nightfall, the area near Patong Beach turns into one big party where the island is pulled lovers of nightlife and club life. The epicenter of the building is street Bangla Road and adjacent jays (lanes), which after 18 hours is closed to traffic and becomes completely pedestrian
Blinds of countless bars, night clubs and the so-called “go-go-show”. Restaurants overwhelm each other loud music, girls in frank outfits invite me to go it is in their institution, and this whole celebration of life continues until morning itself
Houses and hotels on the beach
One of the advantages of Patong Beach can be called a wide selection of awls, from expensive hotels to cheap guesthouses. Looking for housing is not there are problems even in the hot season, because the proposals really – lots of. It is worth noting that the entire array of residential buildings (hotels, hotels or guesthouses) are not on the first line.
What is interesting – the farther away from the beach, the prices for it above. You can rent an inexpensive room in the guesthouse, 5 minutes walk from the beach from 450-500 baht per day or rent a house for 11-13 thousand baht per month, 10 minutes on a motorbike from the beach.
As examples of excellent hotels in Patong you can lead:
- B-Lay Tong Phuket — хорошо расположенный большой отель,designed in modern architectural style
- a little more classic, with huge pools Phuket Graceland Resort
- весьма вместительный Impiana Resort Patong с национальными элементами в декоре иarchitecture
- light and comfortable La Flora Resort Patong
- stylized Thai architecture large resort Seaview Patong Hotel Phuket
Hotels with the highest ratings are:
- Patong Terrace Boutique Hotel
- огромный Holiday Inn Resort Phuket , уютный, зеленый, с зонами для детей, иspacious pools
- Seven Seas Hotel Phuket
Since Patong is traditionally a party place, there are very budget options, for example, classic hostels. One of них, с хорошим рейтингом — Patong Backpacker Hostel .
Patong hotels →
Be sure to check for discounts or special offers. excellent roomguru service. He will quickly and simply show you discounts in all existing reservation systems. In the same Asia, for example, There are lots of offers on Agoda.com, which are much cheaper than in the same hotels in the Booking.com system.
For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- B-Lay Tong Phuket
- Phuket Graceland Resort
- Impiana Resort Patong
- La Flora Resort Patong
- Seaview Patong Hotel Phuket
- Patong Terrace Boutique Hotel
- Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
- Seven Seas Hotel Phuket
- Patong Backpacker Hostel .
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Phuket with good rating and reviews.
How to find the beach
Getting to Patong from Phuket Airport is possible by minivan. Ticket price from 150 to 180 baht, or choose air-conditioned a bus called Phuket Airport Bus Express, cost passage is 120 baht, sent from the same stop, from where There are buses to Phuket Town.
From the city of Phuket Town to Patong ply the state buses, fare is 25 baht. Main stop Bus is located on Ranong Road. Buses leave every 30 minutes In addition, there are also buses departing to Patong from the old bus station on Phang Nga Road.
You can catch a taxi or get to the beach on your own, renting a motorbike or car. It is recommended to start with the southern part of the island and drive along the coastal road. At the beginning of you Kata and Karon beaches will be met, and after them, beyond the pass, there will already be Patong himself.
Well, if your path starts from the airport, then choose the southern road and go straight on it, about 15 km to the monument Heroines. After the monument will be only 4 km on the way to traffic light on which you need to turn right. Next leg stretches for 6 km to the huge store Tesco Lotus. Here again need to turn right. In a few minutes, the road will stop straight to Patong beach.
To move freely around the island, you can rent Motobike, the rental price is about 250 baht per day, or car – from 1000 baht per day. Parking is difficult, but without places will not stay. In a pinch, you can leave the car or bike a little further away.
Life hacking 1 – how to buy a good insurance
Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.
Life hacking 2 – how to find a hotel 20% cheaper
First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.