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Review of Patong Beach

Patong Beach
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

it's not a beautiful sight, there are just wayyy too many people...literally the whole beach is filled with beach chairs...Kata beach which is about a 15-20 mins ride south or the nearby but secluded Paradise beach is much better

1  Thank tanwjMY
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you like the crowds and a dirty beach Patong Beach is the place to be. Much better beaches around Phuket to visit for the small cost of a Tuk Tuk ride.

1  Thank Kaytees1
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Ok so you have hit Phuket for the first time and you are itching to taste the sights and sounds of those magnificent beaches you hear about and see in those glossy brochures? Well Patong beach may be a bit of a let down for you. It is crowded and dirty, sometimes there is only standing room in the water and it often has the suntan oil slick on the water. Give it a try some like it guess it depends on what you are looking for. Less crowded and a 10 minute tuktuk ride away is Karon beach. Less crowded and clean. Need to be a little careful if you have little ones if you swim out a bit there can be rips. Katanoi is absolutely beautiful. Or make your way to Rawai (spelling?) and hire a long boat 1500 baht for the day go out to Coral Island and do some snorkelling at Banana Beach just magnificent. If you hire a motor bike to get around BE CAREFUL

1  Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Not very anyone intellectual that likes to have a nice quiet holiday. Only the south of Phuket after Kata beach is suitable for a proper beach holiday, Patong is the worst....

Thank Wouter G
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Patong Beach is easy-to-find, at the end of Bangla Rd. Tere are lots of food and drink vendors, as well as Parachute-Boat rides--I forget the term used for it! The swimming area is safely roped off from the boats. The waves are gentle, with the water gradually getting deeper-- very safe for the small ones!
Also, a short walk from the shopping center and market.

Thank LightSplash
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