Lots to Do on the Beach
Admittedly, one of the most awesome things about Patong Beach, isn’t the beach itself, though it is gorgeous, with white sand and crystalline waters. It’s not the fact that there are enough beach activities and things to do on the beach, and in the water, to make your head spin. It’s the fact that you can shop right where you’re sitting, because all day, every day, people are combing the beach looking for customers; Patong Beach is like a mall, where all the employees bring everything to you, and you don’t even have to move! Hungry?
There’s a vendor selling lunch! Thirsty? A vendor selling drinks! Bored? Vendors selling games, toys, clothes, jewelry, silks, knick-knacks, and anything else you can possibly imagine. And if you don’t want something, all you have to do is politely say, ‘no thank you’ and they’re on their way again.
Of course, there are a million other things to do, the most sedentary of which involves having the closest attractive guy or girl rub sun tan lotion on your back — or your front, — and just lay their and enjoy the atmosphere. Or you could go snorkeling, swimming, and enjoy the warm shining waters of Patong Beach.
Then there are the water sparts, such as jet skis, or boating further out. Parasailing and surfing are also very popular, and when it starts to cool off, some of the beach-goers get together, throll up a volleyball net, and start a game that anybody can join. If you want to relax and have a massage in the shade, they can be found every few hundred feet, waiting for customers. Whether you’re fighting the waves in a kayak, or licking ice cream under an umbrella, Patong Beach is more than just swimming and sunbathing!