Patong Beach is Phuket’s most famous beach resort where tourists end up staying when they visit Phuket. Indeed, Patong is bustling, very touristy and people either love it or hate it.
I was on the neutral side – could it be because I went during the rainy season (where there was no rain during our weeklong stay?) and crowds were nonexistent in Patong? Who knows, but I made some interesting observations that most people who have never been to Patong might find interesting during my year of travelling.
If you are visiting Patong for the first time and you want to get an idea of what to expect on this beach, read more for ideas on what to expect for your vacation.