5 things for an amazing holiday in Patong, Phuket
Phuket is the biggest island of Thailand, encompassed by the beautiful azure and turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Patong is the main tourist centre of Phuket Island, known for its party scenes and nightlife, its lively beach and activities. It is a beach resort town as it should be, loved by many holidayers across the world. If you are up for a fun holiday filled with beach activities, restaurants, shopping and partying, Patong is a great choice!
1. Rent a private villa
First things firsts. Find yourself a villa in Patong from where you can walk to the beach and dive into the nightlife of Patong. A private villa means undisturbed fun time and relaxation. It means having a private pool to yourself, a living room with a kitchen and private lounge and dining spots. You can wake up slowly at your own pace in your private air-conditioned bedroom, have your coffee in peace, jump into the pool and make plans for the rest of the day. A private villa makes your holiday easy and most enjoyable. There are villas for romantic couples, families and groups of friends – something to suit every travel party and all holiday budgets.
2. Explore the nightlife
You can’t stay in Patong without spending at least one night on the (in)famous Bangla Road. This buzzin’ party street features neon lights, loud music, ladyboys, Go-Go Bars, nightclubs and so much more. The street is 400 meters long, and it has the feel of a crazy festival. Drinks don’t come in glasses but in buckets and you may find yourself partying all night long. Groups of friends will love it, partying night after night until the early hours of the morning before crawling back home to their beds in the villa.
3. Go shop
Patong is one big shopping haven. If not strolling along the night bazaars and souvenir stalls, you can go shopping in style at Jungceylon Shopping Mall – the biggest mall on the island. This mall also features a bowling alley, cinema and much more entertainment. Still not enough? You can keep on shopping at Bangla Mall until 10 pm or even till 11 pm at the Banana Walk shopping mall.
4. Relax at the beach
Patong features 3,5 kilometres of white sandy beach. There are plenty of beachfront dining venues and cafes, there are beach chairs and parasols, the water is invitingly blue, and there are lots of things to do. In addition to swimming and sun-tanning, you can also try out the watersports such as water skiing and paragliding. Great fun for the whole family and all of your friends!
5. Thai Massage
The traditional Thai Massage is quite something to experience. In Patong, there are lots of spas to try out. You can enjoy a massage on the breeze to the salty sea breeze or sit down for a foot massage in one of the shopping malls in between your shopping. However, the best spa experiences visit the traditional Day Spas. A highly rated, affordable spa in Patong is Healthland Massage.
Written by Stephanie – Villa-Finder.com