Patong Travel Guide of Beach Activities

Patong Beach in Phuket is the island’s most famous beach and a must-visit for its beach activities and lively atmosphere. Patong Beach has long been a top tourist destination in Phuket, and one of the most developed to accommodate the tourists that flock to the 2.85-kilometer stretch of white sand and turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

The area has many establishments lined up to offer tourists everything they need, from hotels to spas, restaurants, stores, rental shops, and bars - it’s no wonder it’s one of Phuket’s busiest areas.

Patong Beach Activities

Here are some activity ideas to do while you’re in Patong Beach:

Water Sports

If you love fun and adventure, Patong Beach is right up your alley. Various water sports are available here, the most popular being parasailing and jet skiing. You can also ride the banana boat or go kayaking or windsurfing. There’s a wake park where you can go wakeboarding and cable skiing.


Phuket is heaven for beach lovers because it has a multitude of beaches to enjoy. If you want to avoid crowds, one of the best places to visit is Nakalay Beach, a private beach near Patong, or go to Freedom Beach, Tri Trang Beach, and Paradise Beach, which has public access. You can also head to Merlin Beach for some snorkeling and check out the surf spots at Kalim Beach.

Party Scene

The famed Bangla Walking Street has not lost its luster as Phuket’s party spot. If you’re up for a fun night out, there are a variety of pubs, bars, nightclubs, and establishments that offer different types of entertainment.


There are many shows available within the area Patong Beach. For instance, you can watch a thrilling Thai boxing match at a muay Thai stadium, or see a cabaret show filled with spectacular musical numbers and fantastic costumes.


Patong Beach has several places to do some retail therapy. There’s a Central mall where you can find a department store and various high-end and local brands. You can also visit the night markets in Bangla and Malin to enjoy local street food and delicacies and go to Patong Otop center for snacks, handmade goods, and souvenirs.


Take in the spectacular views of Phuket at Doi Thepnimit and marvel at traditional Thai architecture and Buddhist relics at Wat Suwan Kiriwong (Phuket Temple).


Getting to Patong Beach

Prior to your trip, be sure to read Patong Beach travel guides to have an idea about how to get around. Tourists arriving at Phuket International Airport have several transportation options to go to Patong Beach. You can take the public bus, airport bus, and minibus shuttles which take approximately an hour and a half from the airport to Patong. You can also opt to take a taxi or an airport limousine which offers faster travel time at a higher cost.

Where to Stay

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet after your Patong Beach activities, let Thavorn Beach Village Resort be your oasis of calm. It’s located in Nakalay Beach, one of the last remaining private beaches in Phuket, hence it isn’t accessible to the general public. Tranquil Nakalay Beach is only a 10-minute drive away from busy Patong Beach.

Experience true relaxation in our 5-star luxury resort accommodations with world-class amenities and excellent service. With our own private beach and pier, hidden coral reef, award-winning spa, and tropical lagoon pool, Thavorn Beach Village offers the ultimate resort experience. 

Our lavishly furnished rooms are havens of comfort and relaxation, with Thai-style decor and premium amenities. Each room has a lovely view of the seaside, hillside, poolside, or garden - whichever room you stay in, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings.

You can bask on the beach or unwind in the lagoon swimming pool. If you want more time in nature, walk around the lush botanical gardens and visit the beachfront petting zoo. You can also pamper yourself with a massage and treatment at our award-winning Chann Wellness Spa. There are lots of other fun activities in store for our resort guests, such as yoga, muay Thai, pilates, beach sports, water sports, diving, snorkeling, Thai cooking, fruit carving, and batik painting.

Treat yourself to many great meals at any of the dining options throughout the resort, whether you prefer to get a quick bite at the Crocodile poolside bar, sip a cup of coffee at Thai Sala cafe, have a full meal at Marisa Terrace all-day resto, enjoy traditional Royal cuisine at Old Siam beachfront restaurant, or have a romantic dinner on the beach.

Experience Phuket to the fullest, from the vibrant and lively Patong Beach to the tranquil and serene Nakalay Bay. Premium rooms are available with a best-price guarantee when you book on our website, which includes free airport transfer, VIP lounge access with refreshments, and spa discounts. 

Inquire about the packages and beach activities available at Thavorn Beach Village Resort near Patong Beach. Contact us now.