Holidays to Patong Beach promise action by day and adventure by night at one of Phuket's liveliest resort spots.

Aquatic adventures

Sparkling on the west coast of Thailand's largest island, Patong Beach is Phuket's most popular resort town – and for good reason. Its powdery stretch of sand's lined with palms, bars and food shacks, and there are plenty of watersports to keep adrenaline junkies happy. That said, there's also lots of space to relax.

Party in Patong Beach

The music rarely stops around these parts, so keep your dancing shoes handy. Bangla Road buzzes with bars and clubs, and there's something to suit every mood. Whether you're looking for an all-hours DJ set, a rowdy club, an open-air terrace or a laidback lounge bar, Patong Beach is sure to delight.

Bustling markets

It's a feast for the senses at Banzaan Fresh Market near Sawatdirak Street, where noodles sizzle on flat grills and vendors scoop coconut ice-cream out of rollaway barrels. Get a takeaway plate of spicy pad thai, or load up on juicy pink dragonfruit and mango slices for a fresh, fruity snack.

At a Glance

  • Make a wish at Thailand's Boon Kaw Kong Shrine
  • Dance the night away to live music on the beach
  • Sample the street food at the Banzaan Fresh Market