People from all over the world are able to come here because of the reasonable prices and cheap hotels. Beach life here consists of a wide choice of things to do. Whether sitting in a beach chair and relaxing, or exploring the many different beaches on Phuket Island, it’s all here. Activities include parasailing, jet-skiing, kite-boarding, water-skiing, or diving and snorkeling. Other activities include Muay Thai boxing events and lessons, Thai cooking classes, and trekking through the jungles and forests on elephants.
Experience the Heart of Phuket
Patong Beach has both rebounded after the cataclysmic tsunami of 2004. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel is a fantastic way to spend a holiday vacation in Thailand. Guest rooms have interior decorating that combines delicate antiques with silks and teakwood furnishings. Each room is located right next to the beach, allowing quick access to the beach. The hotel offers a swimming pool, lounge, and mini bar. Beach life here consists of a wide choice of things to do.
One of the most interesting places to visit is Surin Island. Here, the Mogen people, also known as the Sea Gypsies live. During the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, these people were able to anticipate the coming disaster by the behavior of the fish in the waters off of their island. Many of them avoided the brunt of the wave’s impact by paddling to other areas of the island. It is possible to rent a long tail boat and visit their village. Monkey Hill is a shrine to Brahma surrounded by thousands of wooden elephants known as the Elephant Shrine. It is a little tricky to get there, but it is worth the visit. The area called Phuket Town, which is inland from the beach, is being revitalized in hopes of attracting more tourists. The Sino-Portuguese history here is attracting more tourists, and the government hopes that by preserving the architecture and other cultural aspects of this area, that it will gain status as a possible World Heritage candidate. Popular one day excursions include going to James Bond Island, Chalong Bay, or Tunnel Cave. Visitors who just want to relax can get a cup of java at the Andaman Coffee Co. after exploring the many second hand bookshops around Patong Beach area. Two of the best waterfalls on Phuket are Ton Sai and Bang Pae. They can be reached by jeep or motorcycle rentals. The Phuket Fantasea Show, Simon Cabaret, Promthep Cape Restaurant are other popular venues in the evening.
Many affordable tours are available, and make sure to bargain for the best price. There are so many things to do and see in Patong Beach, that it can be a bit overwhelming. Plan to spend several days to ensure that you don’t miss anything. The high season is during our winter months, so it is wise to book a hotel room early. Most likely, you will be coming back for more on your next holiday, as most travelers do. Don’t forget to visit The Tsunami Memorial Park, which is located just north of Patong Beach in Kamala.
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel is a first class luxury Phuket hotel with royal accommodation.
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