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Three days at Patong Town, Phuket Thailand

Beach: Best Escape Anyone Can Have – is what it stands for. Yes, and this is true for me too. I love beaches, not only for their vivid colors, views or waves but they help me get back to “me”. I can sit for hours, admiring and getting lost in the waves. Each coming wave tells me to come out of my comfort shell, expand the horizon and not to get tied away. They tell me that let the worries drift away and think deep. Beaches make me feel heaven is much closer. Ya Ya! A lot of philosophies. Let’s come straight to Patong town & the beaches in Phuket Thailand.


Patong town is the center of attraction of Phuket and is famous for tourist nightlife and shopping. In fact, people often describe Patong town as a quiet relaxing place during the day which becomes a huge party town during nights. So, here in this post, I have listed the activities to do during day and night, which I explored recently.

Activities during Daytime at Patong Town

  1. Hop over to Beaches

I explored that in and around Patong Village there are many beaches. In fact, the whole of the Patong village is built around beaches. So you can spend days relaxing, sunbathing, taking views and enjoying water sports at beaches. The nearby ones are Patong beach, Freedom Beach, Kalim Beach etc.

The Patong beach is widest of all the beaches here. It spreads over 3 km with a wide strip of golden sand around it.  At the beach, one can explore parasailing, speed boating, cable skiing, target shooting etc and on the other side of the road, there are lots of vibrant shops which lure you to shop and restaurants to chill out.

Patong town, Phuket, Thailand
Patong Beach

Just next, to the Patong beach is the Kalim beach. It is an extension of the Patong beach and is rockier and surrounded by hills. No water sports or activities happen on Kalim beach. You can just take awesome views from here.

Freedom Beach at Patong Town , Phuket Thailand
Source – www.phuket101.net; Freedom beach

The freedom beach lies on Phuket’s west coast. It is difficult to access and is very quiet as compared to other beaches. There is hardly any noise except that of long tail boats. One can enjoy beach soccer, beach volleyball, and snorkeling here.

Also read: A complete guide to diving in Thailand

  1. Ride till Kathu Waterfall

Phuket is rich in waterfalls too. Few of them are Bang Pae, Tonsai, Layan Bay and Kathu Waterfall. I suggest you ride to Kathu Waterfall as it is near to Patong town. From Patong head towards Phuket town, then turn left at the traffic lights next to the Caltex gas station, pass the local Kathu market and you will reach the road following Kathu waterfall. There is a climb before you get to see the magnificent views. But I am sure, once you reach and see the view you will forget everything and will say it is worth climbing.

Kathu waterfall at Patong Town, Phuket, Thailand

  1. Explore Historic Old Phuket Town

Explore the 18th century old Phuket town on foot to take an authentic feel. Here, click pictures and admire lots of colorful buildings influenced by Sino- Portuguese architecture. Many of the old buildings have now been converted to hotels, restaurants, coffee shops etc. Besides this, you can explore nearby Chinese temple. The vegetarian festival  happens in September – October. During this festival, people refrain themselves from meat and other stimulants to obtain good health and peace of mind. Meat dishes are replaced by soya and protein substitutes.

Old Phuket Town; Patong Town, Phuket, Thailand

Also Check: The detailed post on Phuket Old town

  1. Get yourself massaged with Thai massage

Thailand trip is incomplete without Thai massage and Patong is a hub for the same. There are many small and large establishments offering various types of massage package which eases your aching foot and relax the body, mind, and soul. If you get a chance, also try an ancient massage at Temples such as at Wat Pho in Bangkok. (You can read my post on Bangkok here – 10 places not to miss during Bangkok trip).

 Activities during Night time at Patong Town

  1. Bangla Road/ Walking Street

The Bangla Road is the lifeline of Patong and it gets a life when the sun goes down. I mean it’s quiet and just like a normal road during the daytime and the actual activities come into action only during the evening. The road on both sides gets packed with bars, restaurants, clubs, and shops. The walking street gets colorful and flashy. Late night bars pump out music at full volumes and many places host live music. The touts are seen everywhere selling services of ping pong and strip shows. Strip poles are placed on the club edge and many pole dancers are seen dancing on the road itself. The best part of this place is – it is safe and you can hop to a party any time at night.

Bangla Road, Patong town; Phuket, Thailand

Also Read: The best areas to stay in Phuket Thailand

  1. Muay Thai Boxing

Boxing is a famous sport of Thailand. You will find many small and big fight rings in the town. But for a real experience, see Muay Thai Boxing at Bangla Boxing Stadium. There is a huge advertisement for the fight through loudspeakers and sometimes fighters themselves promote the event. The fight happens thrice a week from 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Ticket for the boxing is priced between 1700 THB – 2500 THB.

Phuket Muay Thai Boxing, Patong Town, Phuket, Thailand
Source: www.phuketstag.com
  1. Simon Cabaret Show

The Simon Cabaret located around the Patong beach hosts most respected and famous Lady Boy cabaret show in Phuket. The show hosts spectacular musical floor with impressive sets and ladyboys dressed in beautiful costumes. All the performances are well choreographed and songs are in Thai, Japanese, and Korean. The show has fixed timings and it happens for 70 minutes. The ticket costs for Simon Cabaret costs around 800 THB – 1000 THB. After the show members of cabaret pose outside for a photograph with the audience for a fee.

Phuket Simon Cabaret; Patong Town; Phuket; Thailand
Source: www.phuket-simoncabaret.com/
  1. Opt between Phuket Fantasea and Siam Niramit

Opt between Phuket Fantasea and Siam Niramit if you are on a family trip. The two are almost similar.

Phuket Fantasea is a night theme park complex which features circus performers and a large number of animals to depict the traditional Thai story. Space encompasses games, shopping village, bird cave and floating village. The dinner buffet is served before the show. The show happens for 1 -1:30 hrs and costs around 188 THB.

Phuket Fantasea Show; Patong town, Phuket, Thailand
Source: www.phuketthailandtrip.com

Siam Niramit also hosts another spectacular show on the world’s highest stage. The whole show is a delightful picture of Thai culture and beliefs mixed with humor, dazzling costumes, and spirituality. There are lots of incredible dancers giving their best.  Here also enjoy Thai buffet dinner is served before the show.  The show timings are from 5 pm – 10 pm and ticket costs between 1500- 2350 THB.

Siam Niramit, Patong town, Phuket, Thailand
Source: www.phuket.com

So, let us know which one of these you included in your Patong town, Phuket trip.

Apart from these options, there are many beautiful Islands around Phuket Town which can be explored taking a day trip. Do read the day trip to Khao phing kan James bond island here.

Phi Phi Tour Bucket list

You are off to one of the most beautiful Island Phi Phi of Krabi province for 2 days and confused what to do. So, here is a bucket list for Phi Phi tour.

Things to do at Phi Phi Tour

1. Boat trip to Maya Bay

A beautiful white sand bay surrounded by 100 meter high cliffs on three sides is a hidden treasure in the middle of the blue sea. The sheer beauty of this place attracts more than a hundred tourists every day, so it’s highly crowded. But if you want to have an adventure then go for Maya Bay Sleep Aboard tour.

Maya Beach - Phi Phi Tour
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Maya Bay Sleep aboard Tour

The boat departs in the late afternoon and takes you around for swimming, snorkeling before reaching shore. In the evening they arrange for Barbeque and mini-camp sites. At night swimming in the perfect temperature water with bioluminescent planktons and gazing at bright stars, makes your life perfect.  Tripper too gets the chance to sleep in the boat or if lucky enough then at the beach.

Maya Bay Sleep aboard tour - Phi Phi tour
Source -www.destination-adventure.com

All this gives you a chance to see the different version of this tourist trapped island, in the evening when people are departing as well as during early mornings when it is empty.

2. Trek to Koh Phi Phi View Point

The best time to trek is early morning when the sun is not too hot. From the point, one can see the complete view of Koh Phi Phi and two major bays. I should say it is the hell of the view, I had never imagined.

Phi Phi View Point - Phi Phi Tour

3. Island Hoping at Phi Phi Tour

Hire a long-tailed boat for 6hrs, for 2500-3000 THB. It is an excursion designed to hop Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, Monkey Bay, Maya Bay and Tonsai Village with few hours of shopping and swimming. Sail back around sunset as you will get to see the spectacular view of the shaded sky and sunset in the ocean.

Island Hoping - Phi Phi Tour

4. Enjoy Nightlife 

Even if you are not a party material head towards the beach, during late evening to experience the beach madness. Buy yourself a drink and chill. In no time, the whole beach will turn alive with music, fire shows, and parties. These parties continue till sunrise.

Beach Party - Phi Phi Tour
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Apart from this enjoy Thai boxing matches at the beach bars (Reggae Bar). You can also fight in the ring and win yourself a bucket of booze.

5. Snorkelling

Go for snorkeling in the crystal clear bluish green water at Hat Yao. In Idyllic temperature, you will get to see various colorful and exotic marine lives. Sometimes you will also get a chance to see shark and clownfishes too.

Snorkeling - Phi Phi tour
Source -www.phuket.com

 6. Party on boat while at Phi Phi Tour

If you are looking to party on the beach with an unlimited beer, vodka, and rum, then hop on to Captain Bobs Booze Cruise. It’s a 6 hrs sailing trip from 1 pm – 6 pm. Admission to cruise happens only with snorkeling gear, Kayaks, and fishing. The charges for a trip vary from 2400 -3000 Thailand Bhat (THB).

Captain Bob's Booze cruise - Phi phi tour
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 7. Rock Climbing

For adventure, hop on to the Tonsai beach. There is a huge 200- meter limestone tower famous for rock climbing. The tower has been bolted to reach the top for beginners to advanced climbers. There are many companies at the beach who assists and provide training for a half or full day tours.

Rock Climbing - phi phi tour
Source – www.railay.com

8.  Dive at Highest Vertical Wall

The largest underwater formation at Hing Daeng protrudes 3 meters above the waterline. Above the waterline, there are barren rocks but as you descend down red corals attract you to dive deeper. The diving depth goes up to 70 meters, so be careful where to stop. Also, watch sharks and manta rays.

Diving - Phi Phi Tour
Source – www.divetheworldthailand.com

9. Sail to Viking Caves

Viking cave located at the north-western tip of Phi Phi Leh is not open for tourism. Boatman stops boat near the cave to see the tangles of platforms and altars set by Thai people to honor the spirits of the cave. There are paintings of boats and elephants on the walls of cave probably made by sea gypsies or pirates.

Viking Cave - phi phi tour
Source -www.siamadventureworld.com

10. Shark Watching  at Phi Phi Tour

Leave early around 6:00 am, at the eastern end of the long beach, Hin Phae. Here you can swim with black tip reef sharks at a depth of 1-2 meter. These sharks are not dangerous. If you are not afraid and remain calm, they will gather around you exquisitely.

Sharks - Phi Phi Tours
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From Thailand, just don’t hop back without exploring the border country Cambodia, especially when crossing the Thailand – Cambodia border is just like a piece of cake. Read the complete guide here.

Place which calls me again & again – Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

The turquoise blue water, limestone cliffs, bleached golden beaches and coral reefs beautify this island no less than a paradise. Yes, I am talking about the Island Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, which is at number one in every traveler’s list. Moreover “The Beach” movie and star Leonardo Di Caprio brought this beautiful, bluish green water island to the limelight and fame.

Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Island Koh Phi Phi archipelago consists of two islands –Phi Phi Lee/Leh/Ley an uninhabited island 1.5 km away from Phi Phi Don. Phi Phi Don is a permanently habituated island made of limestones.

Recent History of Koh Phi Phi Island

The Koh Phi Phi islands were completely devastated by the Indian Ocean 2004 tsunami. Ton Sai village on Koh Phi Phi Don was nearly wiped out. With new building codes to preserve views, Koh Phi Phi’s infrastructure has been rebuilt.

How to reach?

The Phi Phi Island lies around 45 kilometers from the mainland coast of Krabi and 48 kilometers from the island of Phuket. They are accessible by ferry and speedboat on daily basis. From both Krabi and Phuket province, there are fixed timetables for ferry take off and it usually takes around 90 minutes whereas speedboat takes around 30 -45 minutes.

Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Where to Stay in Koh Phi Phi?

Ton Sai Village is the place to stay if you want fun, party, nightlife and more action. Most of the hotels, budgeted accommodation, party places and restaurants are located here. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with much fewer crowds, then Long Beach is the ideal location with picturesque beaches, tall island cliffs, and good food. The proper signage will lead you to the long beach through uphill- downhill and forest paths. There are no night parties at the long beach. You can walk down or go by boat to Ton Sai Village for the same.

What to do?

  • Relax and get mesmerized by the beauty of this secluded place
  • Give yourself a treat with sunbath
  • Munch over seafood and Thai food
  • Go for day trip to the nearby islands
  • Do swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear water
  • Dip in the beauty of coral reefs
  • Party whole night on the beach with the bucket of drinks
  • Dance on sand without shoes
  • Watch enchanting crazy fire shows and observe people who jump and walk on fire
  • Get lost in the neon colors of beach at night
  • Watch sunset before and sunrise after party
  • Stroll around the local market
  • Color yourself with the pretty prints of beach dresses
  • Get yourself inked if you have been thinking about it for a long time
  • At the end of the day, go for Thai massage and fish spas. They are actually relaxing

Do also read the complete Phi Phi Tour Guide, before heading to Island.Activities at Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Must Carry Essentials

  • Swim Suit, Beachwear & Towel
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunshades
  • Hat
  • Comfortable flip flops
  • Underwater Camera
  • Anti-mosquito lotion or cream
  • Water bottle and some handy eatables

Don’t forget to check detailed post on Beach Packing list.