Originally a fishing village, currently Patong is Phuket’s most developed beach offering virtually every kind of entertainment imaginable. Exuberant nightlife and numerous leisure, sporting, shopping, and recreational options flourish along its three kms of beach.
More than nightlife
The beer bars cater to every interest and nationality with charming hostesses to entertain, and all play video movies and music so loud that when several are clustered together it can be deafening. There are also massage parlors, travel agencies, car and motorcycle rental agencies, coffee shops, discos, nightclubs, cocktail bars, and virtually every other form of enterprise designed to separate tourists from their baht.