To be able to enjoy a busy exotic location with all of the amenities, attractions and activities to make your trip unforgettable, then look no further than the Patong Beach area on the Thai island of Phuket. Patong Beach is a long stretch of beautiful sand which is situated adjacent to the busy city of Patong on the western coast of the island. A Patong Beach holiday is very popular with all sorts of travellers; indeed, the beach and the resort area is the most popular to be found on the whole of Phuket.
The advantage of a Patong Beach holiday is that it can be as chilled-out or as busy as you want it to be. You can simply choose to relax on the immaculate sand and soak up the sun in relative tranquillity; or you can get your teeth stuck into a variety of great activities including sailing, water skiing, swimming, windsurfing, diving, fishing, walking and paragliding.
One area that is often overlooked by travellers on a Patong Beach holiday is Sirey Island. Connected to the mainland by way of a bridge at Phuket Town, it is one of the best ways to see local people carrying out everyday tasks and exhibiting their local traditions. A visit to Sirey Island will take you on a tour of shrimp farms, rubber plantations and small farms. There is also a hilltop which is home to a wonderful reclining Buddha statue (the hill also offers spectacular views of the surrounding area). If you visit Sirey Island in the early evening, you will be able to witness the locals feeding wild monkeys who inhabit the mangrove.
If the weather plays a big role in whether you book a Patong Beach holiday rental house or not then you will be delighted to hear that you will be able to experience a fantastic Tropical climate. This means that the island as a whole enjoys hot temperatures throughout the year reaching as high as 32 degrees Celsius during the middle months of the year. There is also a rainy season on the island which usually lasts from May until October, during which up to 61 inches of rainfall can occur.