Where to stay in Phuket : Patong

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Where to Stay in Phuket

PatongPatong is the tourism centre of Phuket.
It boasts a clean soft white sand beach, indigo waters and unparalleled beauty.
Patong also offers a full range of facilities, including hotels, restaurants,
banks, parks, entertainment venues and department stores ready to cater to tourists,
and has therefore become a favourite
destination for tourists from all over the world.

Visitors know well that the beach is also a centre for nightlife. In the evening,
after the beach, Soi Bang La becomes alive with lights and music. This is another
feature of Patong beach, dubbed the ‘Patpong’ of Phuket. All sorts of services
are on offer, such as haunted houses, Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), cabaret shows
and so on. The beach roads are lined with stalls selling imitation goods of
almost all the famous brands, such as watches, clothing and leather products.
There are also a variety of restaurants serving both eastern and western fare.

Patong Travel from Patong to Phuket Town
is possible by bus, or more convenient by tuk-tuk. However, visitors who prefer
to rent a car at Patong beach should be skilled at driving up steep inclines,
as it is necessary to drive up a hill before you reach the beach, and the route
is quite steep and winding, so caution should be exercised,
especially during rainfall as the road may be quite slippery.

Accommodation and Facilities

The Patong beach area offers an abundance of hotels and resorts,
but there are few next to the beach, as most are situated on the road
behind the beach. However, there is a wide range of hotels for all
types of visitor. The accommodation in this area is more expensive
than in Phuket Town, but during the rainy season (November to October)
hotels are very cheap and there are many special promotions on offer for
visitors. Renowned hotels in this area include the Diamond Cliff Resort,
Le Meridien Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort, Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resortand many others.

Recommended Restaurants

Baan Rim Pa

One of the most celebrated Thai restaurants in Thailand, Baan Rim Pa is popular
with tourists from all over the world. Recommended dishes include the
lobster with black pepper and baked herb rice in pineapple.

Address : 223 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Tel.: (667) 634-0789

Website :

Da Maurizio

An Italian restaurant with a seaside atmosphere. The bacon-wrapped goat’s cheese
and Ahi tuna
carpaccio come recommended.

Address : 223/2 Prabaramee, Kalim Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-4079 (667) 634-4276

website : www.baanrimpa.com/damaurizio/index.html

Sala Bau

An international restaurant in the Impiana Cabana Hotel. The layers of scallop
between wanton sheets is recommended.

Address : Impiana Cabana, 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-0138

Website : www.impiana.com

Three Spices

This Thai and international restaurant in the Impiana Phuket Cabana Hotel serves
delicious cuisine prepared by Chef Ronnie Macuja.
The smoked salmon salad is recommended.

Address : Impiana Cabana, 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-0138

Website : www.thailandsbestrestaurants.com/restaurants/threespices.html