Phuket Area Guide
Patong Beach (หาดป่าตอง)
Patong Beach
Patong Beach
Patong Beach (หาดป่าตอง) is the most famous of Phuket's beaches and it has the largest concentration of tourists. It is located on the West Coast of Phuket. Over the past ten years, Patong has turned from a quiet fishing village into one of the island's two cities. Mainly due to the development of tourism, the beach has seen a massive number of restaurants catering to any taste and cuisine, pubs and bars, tour and travel agencies. As well a lifestyle shopping complex, Jungceylon, opened recently offers more international goods and brands in air-conditioned space in addition to the usual endless night market popping up at sunset all along the side walk of beach road, turning the whole of Patong into one extensive market.

The famous bay and about 4 km long beach is more often referred to when tourists are aiming for Phuket to be their holiday destination. Accommodations range from budget to five-star. Live music can be found in most pubs and bars. Motorbike rentals as well as paragliding and jet ski rental are widely available on the beach.

Nightlife is centered around Soi Bangla (Bangla Road), but is virtually found all over, in either shape or form. Nevertheless both North and South end of the bay are however there are quieter and family friendly. Patong Beach is ideal for swimming as well aswater-sports.
How to get there?
Getting to Patong Beach can come up from the three main If traveling from the town by the "Sura Kun Stadium, Phuket, it takes only 25 minutes or more can go two directions at Karon Beach, will take about 20 minutes and a third path to travel. From Kamala Beach, will take about 20 minutes as well by the three can go to the beach, both cars and Motorcycle.
Boon Thao Kong Shrine Boon Thao Kong Shrine
Boon Thao Kong Shrine that straddles the hill. Built in 1980, is located at Baan Yod Sanae, Soi Bang Rae, Road to Nak Kerd Hill. It’s located in beautiful rubber trees. The left sides of the shrine have a small stream flowing through. It is well respected. When devotees' wishes are granted they usually come back to pay respect by setting off fire crackers.
Location: In Patong at the junction of Phrabarami and Phisit Karani Road. (at the bottom of Patong Hill)
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Suwan Khiri WongWat Suwan Khiri Wong
This temple is situated in Patong up on a hill and at the bottom of the road, which lead from Phuket Town to Patong. The temple is maybe the most silent and peaceful place of Patong, which is a place crowded with tourists from all backgrounds. Next to the temple you can see a large bell tower, housing for the monks and furthermore a small market nearby. This temple gives you an idea of what the area was like before the influence of different cultural styles of art.
Location: 3 Moo 1, Phisit Karani Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Shell World MuseumShell World
The most spectacular parts of this world's famous collection are here to show the most amazing varieties and biodiversity of mollusk learn how man and mollusks are connected from the beginning of humankind. From a sand grain sized micro shell up to more than 200 kg Giant Clams. The results of multi - million dollars collection passed through 3 generations!
Location: Jungceylon (floor 1, Sino Phuket Zone), Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: 08 1892 0947 ; Website: www.jungceylon.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Admission: 100 Baht
Sport & Activities
Jungle Bungy JumpJungle Bungy Jump
Jungle Bungy Jump offer thrilling experience with a 50-metre plunge above a jungle-surrounded lake. The only fully licensed Bungy Jump in Phuket, has been operating since 1992. The business operations are overseen by S.A.N.Z. (Standards Association of New Zealand) Registered Jump Master.
Location: 61/3 Wichitsongkram, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: 0 7632 1351; Website: www.phuketbungy.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Patong Go-Kart SpeedwayPatong Go-Kart Speedway
Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a world-renowned, well established business with connections throughout the entire Island of Phuket and far beyond Asia. Visiting or living in Patong and want to try some of the best karting or recreation activities at the Go-kart Speedway in Phuket, Thailand. Grand Prix go-kart, buggy racing, extreme sport, and leisure or team building corporate action and events on and off road. Come and visit our kart and buggy park and experience the fun for yourself.
Location: 118/5 Moo 7 Vichit Songkram Rd., Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 1949, 0 7620 2689; Website: www.gokartthailand.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Bangla Boxing Stadium PatongBangla Boxing Stadium Patong
Bangla BoxingStadium Patong is a sport that affect almost every part in the fighting and protect the customs, regulations and rules in a ring. Starting with the register. The pose is interesting. Pushing the music and rhythm. Melodies and agitated. From beginning to end a fight in a ring with it. Mae Mai Thai boxing at a boxing opponent Amgeded for war put an end to the fun and excitement, and the opponent.
Location: 198/4 Ratautit Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Thai Boxing training Gym. Tel: 08 9726 1112, 08 6954 2999; Website: www.banglaboxingstadiumpatong.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Fight Schedules: There are typically fights every Friday, Sunday and Big Match Wednesday night starting around 09.00 pm.
& carrying on close to midnight.
Patong Boxing StadiumPatong Boxing Stadium
Siam Muaythai is the center of Muaythai training gym in southern Thailand. And Siam Muaythai Gym is Certified by WPMF. Our trainers are expert trainer and Thailand champions from Lumpini and Rajadumnern Stadium. Every boxer who training with Siam Muaythai will learn an original of Muaythai style. Step by step, one on one or a small group. We are welcome for everyone. Man, woman or even children can learn muaythai. Even you want to learn Muaythai for exercise, self defense or want to be a professional boxer.
Location: 2/59 Sai Nam Yen Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Thai Boxing training Gym. Tel: 0 7634 5578, 08 9449 9022, 08 9032 4515; Website: http://www.boxingstadiumpatong.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Fight Schedules: Thai Boxing match every Monday & Thursday night. Start from 09.00 pm. until late.
All4Diving Retail PhuketAll 4 Diving Retail Phuket
PADI Dive Courses: Providing high quality education to our students. You are assured of a relaxing, safe and enjoyable diving experience As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, we are able to teach beginners to instructors, and many of our own instructors were trained here.

Day Trip: The best dive sites around Phuket with King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, Koh Doc Mai, Racha Yai and Noi and Koh Phi.
Location: 5/4 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: 0 7634 4611; Website: www.all4diving.com
Sea World PhuketAussie Divers Phuket
PADI Dive Courses: At Aussie Divers Phuket offer you a vast range of PADI scuba diving courses and the PADI Discover Scuba Diving for those that have no experience and offer private tuition if requested.

Day Trip: Aussie Divers Phuket offers the best choice of scuba diving and day trip adventures. We do not own our own boat, preferring to use charter boats which allows you to have a greater choice of destinations and greater flexibility for your scheduling.
Location: 171/23 Soi Sansabai, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: 0 7634 1595; Website: www.seaworld-phuket.com
Kantok RestaurantKantok Restaurant
Authentic Thai Restaurant offers an introduction to traditional Thai cuisine, cultural music and dance performances.
Location:The restaurant is located on Burasari Resort, 18/110 Ruamjai Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676196/
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 pm. - 10.30 pm.
Kaab Gluay RestaurantKaab Gluay Restaurant
Is a restaurant that is the entrance to Patong Beach. Phuket. All the comfortable atmosphere. Airy and cool. The active client can enjoy the delicious, spicy rich variety of Thai dishes.
Location: 58/3 Phrabaramee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 0562
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.30 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pum Thai RestaurantPum Thai Restaurant
Pum Restaurants emphasise simplicity, in fact, we have simplified simplicity. Our dishes are based on traditional Thai cuisine adapted for a modern, fast paced world; quick, simple and always delicious you can enjoy our dishes at any occasion.
Location: 204/32 Rajuthit 200 Pee Rd., Patong Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 6269; Website: www.th.pumthaifoodchain.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Savoey Seafood RestaurantSavoey Seafood Restaurant
Savoey seafood is a large, open-plan restaurant with a seating capacity of 400 plus, but you would never know. Despite its size, service was excellent - polite and considerate. And the food was served with Formula 1 speed - helped by having three separate operation kitchens. Although it can seat many, Savoey is very popular and getting there early is recommended. It would be a real shame if you missed the opportunity to dine at this first-class seafood restaurant during your stay on Phuket Island.
Location: 136 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 1171-4, Website: www.savoeyseafood.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 pm. - 12.00 am.
Sabai Beach RestaurantSabai Beach Restaurant
Fresh Seafood Every Day Great Prices, Wonderful Flavors & Wonderful View. Sabi Beach Restaurant is on beautiful Patong Beach. Come and enjoy the sun set while having a nice dinner.
Location: 45 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1892 6158, Website: www.sabaibeachrestaurant.com
Opening Hours: Daily
La Casa Pizzeria e RistoranteLa Casa Pizzeria e Ristorante
Long established and one of the best Italian restaurants on the island of Phuket, La Casa holds a well deserved reputation for presenting some of the finest food and service available. Our Italian master chef prides himself on his innovative interpretation of the classic Italian dishes which are so loved world wide and his long experience in Thailand means that he is expertly placed to select only the freshest and finest ingredients.
Location: The restaurant is located on Patong Bay Garden, 33/1 Thaweewongse Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676153/
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Concaved Beach RestaurantConcaved Beach Restaurant
Concaved Beach Restaurant is located at the center of Patong bay. We are provide the real tasted of French cuisine by an high experience French chef. We also served Seafood, Thai food and International food too. Concaved is the perfect place for a couple or family to enjoy the romantic sunset combination with the sound of the sea and the perfect food.
Location: 136 Thaweewongse Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 1171-4
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Spa & Massage Patong Spa & Massage >>>
Let's Relax PhuketLet's Relax Phuket
Let’s Relax provide a variation of treatments such as Hand and Foot Reflexology, Back and Shoulder Massage, Thai Massage, Aromatherapy Oil Massage, Facial Massage, Body Scrub, Body Wrap and amongst the range of spa experiences is Aromatic Hot Stone Massage, our signature treatment, where heated volcanic stones coupled with warm massage oils are being used to massage the whole body.
Location: Located at second street of Patong Beach, 209/22-24 Raj-U-Thid Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 6080; Website: www.letsrelaxspa.com
Opening Hours: Daily
Natural Thai Spa 3Natural Thai Spa 3
Spa team of health professionals. Spa concept, combined with the Thai way west. For the development of better health. With the focus. In health care on a daily basis. Spa with a wide range of programs to your satisfaction.
Location: 162/70-71 Pungmoung sai kor Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7632 2823-24; Website: www.phuketthaispa.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am.- 10.00 pm.
Sabai Jaiai Spa & MassageSabai Jaiai Spa & Massage
Sabai Jaiai Massage is an oasis of serenity in the heart of Patong Beach and has been designed to ensure that all customers enjoy the ultimate in relaxation massage and rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit, whether for minutes or a few hours.
Location: 4 Sawadirak Rd., Thanon Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 9972 2710; Website: www.patongbeachmassage.com
Vayo MassageVayo Massage
Vaya Massage is a professional massage all customers can enjoy the ultimate in relaxation massage and rejuvenation of body. Vaya provide a wide range of Beauty Treatments such as HairCut, Hair Extensions, Hair Braiding, Permanent MakeUp, Nail Art, Waxing, Facial, Manicure, 3D Tattoo, 6D Tattoo, Wedding Makeup, and much more.
Location: 100/14/15 Soi Post Office, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 5794 4959; Website: www.vayomassage.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - Midnight
5 Star Massage5 Star Massage
5 Star Massage offers a wide range of massage, relaxing aromatherapy from essential oils, the deep tissue or sport massage. After the relaxation, indulge yourself to our heavenly facials and our wide range of nail care options such as OPI, CND Shellac, gels or acrylic.
Location: 225 Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 09 8051 4939; Website: www.5-star-massage.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Jungceylon Shopping CenterJungceylon Shopping Center
Jungceylon in Patong, the largest mega mall in Phuket, is almost a city within a city. With a lot of souvenirs shops and foot massage in the lower floor, many restaurants a lot of attractions in the upper floors, it is a perfect hideaway for Patong tourists when it rains of when heat becomes unbearable. Located in the very center of Patong beach at the end of Soi Bangla. A centre for shopping, drinking, dining, entertainment and leisure that will impress all visitors and make them want to come back again and again.
Location: 175, 177, 181, 193, 195, 197, 201 Rat-u-thit, 200 Pee Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7660 0111; Website: www.jungceylon.com
Opening Hours:
Jungceylon Shopping Complex:
- May till October: 11.00 am. - 10.00 pm. Everyday
- November till April: 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm. Everyday
Big C Extra: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm. Everyday
SF Cinema City: 11.00 am. - 01.00 am. Everyday
SF Strike Bowl: 12.00 am. till 01.00 am. Everyday
Ocean Plaza PatongOcean Plaza Patong
On Bangla Road in Patong is Ocean Plaza. This small department store and shopping mall is an easy place to shop in Patong. The prices are reasonable and the goods in the department store are genuine. There are also some restaurants and a small ten-pin bowling alley.
Location: 48/1 Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 1297
Ocean Plaza Bangla PatongOcean Plaza Bangla Patong
Patong has Two Ocean department stores. Perhaps the most singular aspect of these shops is that they are in the form of a department store but really have the content of a bazaar. Three-storey Ocean on Bangla Road is a riot of colours and products ranging from costume jewelry to funny hats to name-brand shirts and trousers. The ground or 'first' floor is crammed with clothing and is surrounded by boutiques selling just about anything that tickles your fancy from camera tripods to iPods.
Location: Central Bangla Rd., Patong, Near UOB Bank
Contact: Tel: 0 7634 1163
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am. - 11.30 pm.
Chatuchak Weekend MarketBanzaan Fresh Market Patong
Banzaan Market (‘banzaan’ means 'fresh market' in Hokkien) is very clean and bright, it might lack a bit of the local feel you get in other fresh markets on the island, but foods on display is of very good quality and offers a wider variety as well. A good way to start on the first days and try to get to a real local one later.
Location: Sai Kor Rd., Patong beach (behind Jungceylon Shopping Mall), Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Type: Market
The Kee PlazaThe Kee Plaza
The Kee Plaza offers over 60 boutiques, shops, restaurants and services just steps from your room. For convenience, one may browse an electronic catalogue from the comfort of your room via the Entertainment Centre or you can stroll through the Plaza under the cooling shade of a large marquee. Exploring the shops or DINING at one of the many chain restaurants is the perfect way to spend a day without needing to venture far from the resort.
Location: The KEE Resort, 152/1 Thaveewong Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Located on excellent prime location, just a short walk to Patong beach, Phuket. Two foot-walk ways connected to The KEE Plaza and Sea Dragon Soi to Bangla road.
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 5888 ; Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676473/
Type: Shopping Areas
FamousFamous
Famous consists of two sexily designed sections – the main club downstairs with the spacious dance floor with room for 1,000 and stunning 30m LED screen behind the bar, and the "Beach Club" upstairs complete with its own DJ booth, glass bottomed swimming pool and VIP Sala area; you’re not on the beach but frankly, who cares.
Location: Jungceylon Shopping Center, 193 Rat-u-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Kathu, Phuket 83150
Contact: Tel: 0 7636 6717; Website: www.famousphuket.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 05.00 am.
Type: Discos and Dance Clubs
Seduction Beach Club and Disco Seduction Beach Club and Disco
Seduction Beach Club and Disco is the biggest and best night club in Patong, Phuket, Thailand. State of the art sound and lighting system with top international DJ's making sure you wanna get out on the dance floors.
Location: 70/1 Soi Bangla, Ratt U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Contact: Tel: 09 3581 8126; Website: www.seductiondiscotheque.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 04.00 am.
Type: Discos and Dance Clubs
Molly Malone's Irish PubMolly Malone's Irish Pub
Molly Malones Irish Pub Patong Beach is the best meeting place for travelers from around the world. Molly Malones Irish Pub is famous for our old fashioned home style cooking with all your favorites that mum used to cook and cater for everyone with our salad selection, freshly made baguettes & pies. So if your looking for some where to sit in the beer garden & watch the world go by, have a good meal & a cold beer, then Mollys is right on the beach front.
Location: 68 Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7629 2771
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 02.00 am.
Type: Bars and Clubs