If you have an eclectic list of things to do on your next holiday, pack your bags for a trip to Patong, Thailand. In this beachfront town on the island of Phuket, you can visit real tigers, hike through waterfalls and go a little crazy with the world-famous nightlife before crashing in your cosy Patong hotel. Although small, Patong hosts many of the island’s annual festivals, from the Phuket Pride Parade to a colourful, city-wide Songkran party celebrating the Thai New Year. Book your flight to Patong and pack for easygoing days and fast-paced nights.
What to Do in Patong
We weren’t kidding about an eclectic itinerary, so stay in relaxation-ready Patong accommodation to recharge between activities. After a day of clear tides, cold drinks and swimming buddies of the elephant persuasion, you won’t forget a visit to nearby Tri Trang Beach—even with a few tropical cocktails. Dive a little deeper with snorkelling rentals, or swap sand between your toes for wind in your hair on a boat tour around the bay. You might not feel like ever changing out of your swimwear, but consider a little shopping spree, as you can score a custom suit for ladies or gents from many of Patong’s local tailors. You’ll arrive home looking so smart that your mates won’t even guess that you spent your last night on Patong Beach painting faces at a full-moon party.
Getting to & Around Patong
When you arrive at Phuket International Airport, pick up one of Wotif’s car hire options for the 35km drive south to your hotel in Patong. Bus services are available in other parts of the island, but if you want to skip driving and navigating, you’ll be happy to hear Patong is easily accessible on foot and from the seat of a taxi. When you’re ready to escape to parties and paradise, we’ll find you the best deals on a Patong holiday. Just think Wotif.