Destination guide

Patong – the pulsing heart of Phuket

Phuket is Thailand's biggest, brashest tropical island, and Patong is its hectic, hedonistic beating heart. This irrepressible resort town centres around a seductive stretch of soft golden sand, which throngs with happy holidaymakers and serious sun-worshippers from every corner of the globe. Meanwhile, Bangla Road is the ever-bustling epicentre of Patong's notorious nightlife, where raucous beer bars jostle for your attention alongside neon-clad clubs and live music venues. Throw into the mix colourful street markets and mind-blowing, flavoursome cuisine, and you've got all the right ingredients for an unforgettable tropical getaway. And with an eclectic range of Patong holiday rentals to choose from, you're sure to find your ideal home-away-from-home.

Things to do

Natural wonders and family fun in Patong

If you can bear to drag yourself away from the beach, you'll find all manner of enticing attractions within easy reach of your Patong holiday rental. Keen photographers should make a beeline for Phang Nga Bay, renowned for its surreal, gravity-defying rock formations, including James Bond Island, so-called because it featured in the hit Hollywood movie "The Man With the Golden Gun". For a fun-packed family day out, take the kids to Splash Jungle Water Park, where you can race down hair-raising slides and flumes, or float at a leisurely pace down a shimmering lazy river.

Activities

Aquatic adventures and beachside bliss

With a seemingly endless expanse of warm ocean to splash around in, Patong is a haven for water sports enthusiasts of all stripes. Thrill seekers can race across the waves on jet skis or wakeboards, while those hankering for a more laid-back experience can explore the captivating coastline in a kayak or on a stand-up paddle board. If sheer self-indulgence is more your bag, treat yourself to a heavenly beachfront massage, before relocating to a sea-view bar to toast the sunset with a chilled cocktail.

Weather

Year-round fun in the sun

Due to its enviable tropical climate, Patong holiday rentals are in high demand at most times of year. December to March constitutes the idyllic dry season, when skies are generally clear and humidity is low. Of course, this happens to coincide with the most miserable time of year in many northern hemisphere countries, so it's a good idea to book early if planning a trip at this time of year. September and October are by far the wettest months, and consequently the quietest. Rainfall is possible at other times of year, but tends to fall in short showers, so this shouldn't put you off visiting.

Natural features

Animal encounters around Patong

Patong isn't exactly synonymous with unspoilt nature, but Phuket as a whole has plenty to entice lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors. The island is a haven for scuba divers, with crystal-clear waters, and easily accessible coral reefs, which can usually be found teeming with multi-coloured tropical fish, stately sea turtles, harmless leopard sharks and countless other enthralling ocean dwellers. Intrepid explorers who'd rather stay dry should head for Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, around an hour by car from Patong. This captivating swathe of lush jungle is home to towering trees, fragrant orchids and tropical birds galore.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Patong

Fly into Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.3 mi (23.1 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Patong?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,570 holiday lettings near Patong. From 1,147 Villas to 303 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Patong for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Patong?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Patong. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Patong Beach: 2,607 holiday lettings
  • Bangla Road: 2,607 holiday lettings
  • Tri Trang Beach: 2,601 holiday lettings
  • Kalim Beach: 2,607 holiday lettings
  • Paradise Complex: 2,606 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Patong listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Patong?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,147 Villas in Patong. Our other popular types of Patong holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 303 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 834 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Patong?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,955 holiday homes with pool available in Patong. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.