PATONG / KALIM VILLAS
The bright lights of Patong shine on a busy, bustling, and vibrant beach resort destination that is a mesmerizing hub of clubs, bars, restaurants, and nightlife that line the beachfront and the surrounding streets. There is nothing subtle about Patong with its high-energy, tourist-centric entertainment vibe. However, for those who want the best of both worlds, luxury properties just outside the party-zone can promise tranquillity close to the action . With a pretty crescent-shaped beach, Patong, on the island’s popular west coast, reaches up to the quieter beaches of Kalim with their rocky shores. Here, upscale stays and a few quality restaurants are found on the hillside overlooking the coastline with fantastic views. Back in Patong, Bangla Road is a main area for retail therapy, with the town boasting markets and air-conditioned shopping mall Jungceylon. From the show-stopping Simon’s Phuket Cabaret to jungle ziplines at Flying Hanuman, this part of Phuket may not be for all but it is certainly action-packed and entertaining to drop by.