Patong has been a Tourist Hub since the late 1970’s when it was just bamboo huts and hippy backpackers. It has grown up substantially since those days and now boasts luxury malls, cruise ships & a world renown 24/hr nightlife. Yet Patong somehow still retains its charm.
If you plan on visiting Patong, be sure to enjoy the things that only Patong can offer. Here is Lofty’s top 10 List:
- Central Festival
- Banzaan Market
- Bangla Raod
There is also many great beaches in and around Patong which often get overlooked:
- Freedom Beach
- Merlin Beach
- Tri-Trang Beach
- Paradise Beach
- Sunset View Restaurant
- Da Moreno Pizza
Other Areas to Explore
Phuket Old Town – 20 minute drive from Patong. Best to go after the sun sets.
Cafe Del Mar – 15 mins from Patong. World Class beach club & restaurant
Maximum Fitness & Hero Gym – For the fitness junkies, Hero is clean and new, maximum is a little more basic but with more equipment and activities.
Lofty Recommended places to stay: