We are going to Phuket in march next year and taking our friends who have never been.
The last time we went was 5 years ago (In August) and we loved Patong. We stayed in Kata but were catching a Tuk Tuk in each night as Kata was dead and the bars in Patong we more lively. We had our kids with us so Im not refering to bangla bars but just the area in general.
My problem is my parents (60yrs) were there 2 months ago and said Patong is not like is used to be and was so congested and busy that the cars didnt move and you struggles to walk down the streets with the crowds. Is this the case and it is busier then it was 5 years ago or would it just be their opinion of it. Im not worried about us but dont want to take my friends (who loved Bali) and have them hate it because of all the crowds as I believe March is high season.
I am thinking maybe we should stay in Kata and can always taxi in but seems a waste of money if doing it everyday.
We all love shopping, nightlife, bar hopping, people watching, etc
So confused!!!! Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.