Patong Beach is the most popular and famous beach on Phuket Island in Thailand. Translated from Thai, “Patong” means “banana forest”, although now this resort is almost entirely built up with hotels, and banana palms are no longer found here. The resort is located on the west coast of the island, Patong is surrounded by mountains and jungle. The airport is 40 km away.
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The distance from the airport to Patong city is 30 kilometers. If the tour includes a transfer, you will be picked up for free. You can also get there by taxi, paying 500-800 baht. A minibus will get you cheaper – for 180 baht. The ticket can be purchased directly at the airport, where there are sales counters. The cheapest way to travel is by shuttle bus, which costs about 30 baht.
Tourists often prefer to rent scooters and motorcycles, it is inexpensive and convenient, you can see the beautiful places of the island and get to different beaches. The rental price varies within 300 baht per day.
In Thailand, not only the Grab Taxi car taxi service is popular, but also motorcycle taxis, and the price tag is at least 5 times different. If you are traveling alone, you can save money by riding a motorcycle on your own or with a driver. This service is provided at a price of 40 baht.
Patong is an ideal holiday destination from November to March inclusive. At this time, the air temperature during the day is about +30 … + 33 ° C, at night – +23 … + 25 ° C, there is practically no rain. The sea is calm and always warm. In other months, rest in Patong is also possible, but at this time there is a high probability of rain and large waves in the sea.
Patong is ready to offer a huge selection of hotels for every taste and budget. There are both chic five-star hotels and modest hostels. As a rule, hotels of 2-4 stars are located on the narrow streets of the resort, practically touching each other. If your sleep is very sensitive, choose a hotel located away from noisy streets.
Some rooftop hotels have set up an extra seating area with sea views. There is often a rooftop restaurant, bar, or pool. Many hotel rooms are equipped with a shower only. If it is important for you to have a bathroom in the room, you should pay attention to this when booking a tour.