Guide to Patong Beach
Patong is the most sought after beach in Thailand. Its two kilometer stretch is never bare. It has an array of things to be done and sights to see. It teems with tourists even in the off seasons. Northeast monsoon is the best time for families as the sea would be calm and smooth. On the other hand, the slightly rough choppy sea of the south west monsoon is perfect for the adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. This makes this beach a tourist destination for the whole year round. Patong is a destination that caters to tourists of luxury to backpacker crowd.
Due to the development in the infrastructure, Patong is home to many restaurants, hotels and pubs. It can be safely said that one will never run out of things to do in this place. You can be from the luxury circle or from the common circle, Patong cares for you just the way you need it to. Catering to this wide range of tourists has let Patong grow phenomenally. For those who just want to lay down kick back and relax, there are activities like sun bathing and Thai Massage. Local masseurs will be occupying the shady parts of the beach.
These masseurs really help revive you from your stress and anxiety and let you cool down without burning a hole in your wallet. Jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, banana boat and Hobie Cats are some of the water sports that are available on the beach. All the equipment and safety gadgets such as life jackets are available on the beach itself for rent. All you have to do is strap in and have a blast. Volley ball and beach soccer are two other sports that are played on the beach. They are usually played by the home crowd and the locals don’t mind hanging with the tourists. This is also a good way to make some new friends as well. There are beach vendors who sell almost everything from souvenirs to eatables. Bargaining is an important part in doing business with these sellers, but the friendliness of it is enjoyed by both sides.