Arguably, no one goes to Patong Beach in Phuket for a quiet time. Phuket may have its calm and secluded spots, but Patong is not one of them – Patong Beach is the vibrant, super-fun heart of Phuket and the place to go to a party. The famous resort town is wedged between quieter Karon Beach and Kamala Beach, and it is the center of attention for anyone looking to have a great time. And depending on where you stay, you can enjoy an even wilder vacation.
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The best place to go in Patong for nightlife is Bangla Road, a walking street that links Patong Beach with the town’s interior and is packed with all manner of nightspots from cocktail bars to go-go bars, classy nightclubs to all-you-can-drink establishments.
You can enjoy rock music, house music, exclusive clubs, or down-to-earth traveler hang-outs. And you can also stay as close to the action as possible, so it doesn’t take you long to get home at the end of the night – and so you enjoy the best amenities a Patong hotel has to offer. Here are some of our Patong Resort recommendations:
1. Absolute Bangla Suites Patong
The Absolute Bangla Suites is the pinnacle of luxury in Patong Beach. Located off Bangla Road, the Absolute Bangla Suites is a five-star place with a small collection of rooms that offer all the glitz and glamour you could want from Patong. The rooftop terrace has an excellent bar and restaurant, and there’s a lovely swimming pool where you can take a dip and enjoy cocktails in style. And when you’re ready, you’re just a stone’s throw away from the best nightlife Patong offers.
2. The Kee Resort & Spa Patong
If you want to stay close to all the action but look for something more healthful and more exclusive, the Kee Resort & Spa is one great option. Set just off the famous Bangla Road, the Kee is close to all of the liveliest bars in the town, but inside, it’s a different matter – a haven of tranquility and style.
This four-star hotel has all you need for an excellent stay in Patong, with unique rooms, a range of amenities, and a great rooftop bar where you can start the night with class. This bar offers excellent cocktails and also a great range of food. The Kee Resort is a good choice if you want to be able to visit the bars and clubs of Patong easily, but you care about your surroundings.
3. Millennium Resort Patong
When you stay in the Millennium Resort Patong, you are close to the action – the Millennium Resort Patong is located within the second-biggest mall in Phuket, and it offers direct access to all the mall provides, including shops, leisure, cafes, restaurants, and bars. You’ve also got easy access to the movie theaters, bowling, gaming, and a fitness center, making this a good place for young families to stay.
Plus, the Millennium Resort Patong is located bang in the heart of Patong Beach, so you also have easy access to the late-night fun in the form of nightclubs and bars. The Millennium Resort is a good choice for those who like their luxuries and want to take a walk on the wild side.
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4. Safari Beach Hotel Patong
What makes the Safari Beach Hotel special? It is located on both sides of the beach road and is only 50 meters from Bangla Road. So you are close to both the beach and the nightlife – it takes care of all times of the day.
The Safari Beach Hotel is a small place, but it offers a good level of services and care. You can choose from pricier beach suites or garden rooms that suit a lower budget. The Savoey Seafood restaurant is also an excellent place to start a night of partying.
5. Tropica Bungalow Resort Patong Beach
Tropica Bungalow is a slightly different accommodation choice, set close to Bangla Road but retaining a country-style charm with its Thai bungalows and elegant garden setting. It’s hard to believe that you’ll find all you need for a loud and crazy night just a few steps away from this quiet hotel.