No visit to Phuket is complete without seeing Patong's liveliest party zone. Famous for its raunchy nightlife, Soi Bangla offers an incredible entertainment area filled with girls, drinks and music that increases in volume as the moon rises. Jammed most nights throughout the year, it's an unthreatening and lively place to walk around as bars compete for customers. With beer bars, go-gos, live music, dining, market stalls, street performances and international-standard nightclubs.
Freedom Beach is an exclusive gem on Phuket’s west coast; the 300m-long strip of white sand is set in a superb bay dotted with granite rocks and surrounded by hills covered by thick and luxuriant jungle. Essentially, Freedom Beach’s exclusivity comes from its rather difficult accessibility, although things are getting a bit better nowadays. Apart from sunbathing, popular activities that can be enjoyed at Freedom Beach are beach soccer (two mini-goals are available), beach volleyball, and snorkelling. There are no jet skis or other noisy marine leisure activities at Freedom Beach; the only audible engines are those of the long-tail boats bringing and taking away visitors.
An important part of any stay in Thailand is at least one Thai massage. The unique techniques and skilled practitioners of the country makes this a truly amazing and relaxing experience. Patong has a wealth of such places, ranging from simple cheap establishments offering a fairly basic selection of massages where you can ease your aching feet for an hour up to lavish spas offering signature treatments which can last the whole day, including body scrubs and steam rooms.
Surf House Patong Beach which is a vibrant surf centre on Patong’s Beach Road, just over the road from the Immigration office and the famous sandy Patong Beach beyond. It’s a fun flow ride facility where you can learn to surf in a safe and controlled environment. The second outlet of the famous Surf House in Kata Beach, the Patong Beach branch has a similar size of flow- rider. It can be divided up into a range of lanes that provide you with ‘sheet waves’ that you can surf on as if they were waves in the ocean. Due to the water speed around you, this is a wild ride that can be enjoyed by all different levels of experience. Surf sessions here start from 1,000 baht for a one-hour session.
Paradise Beach will surprise you. For a start, it's stunningly beautiful; one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches Phuket has to offer. It also features safe swimming all year round. It's compact and has great views right across Patong Bay. The beach itself is barely 150 metres long and there is another small beach next to it, reached by a path through the rocks. It is also the home of Phuket's only Koh Phangan-style beach party venue