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Clear blue water and white sand of Patong Beach, Thailand

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Thailand's stunning holiday island of Phuket has been a tourist magnet for decades and you don't have to look too far to appreciate why. Patong holidays are a great way to experience the delights of Phuket.

Why go?

Book Patong Beach holidays to enjoy the best of Thailand's beaches and sunshine, while revelling in the lively nightlife...

Patong Beach is the main resort on the holiday island of Phuket, on the west coast of Thailand, and is the ideal destination for days spent on gently shelving white sands with dips in the Andaman Sea and evenings enjoying clubs, bars and shows.

If you enjoy beach holidays, you are truly spoiled in Patong Beach as there are more than two of sugary soft sands on which to lay your towel. Soaking up the sun's rays while your cares drift away on the breeze is the most popular activity here, but for those looking for a bit more action, diving, sailing and other water sports are on offer.

You can reach the island of Phuket direct from the UK, with flights into Phuket International Airport (HKT). You'll be greeted by some of the warmest welcomes in the world: Thailand isn't called the Land of Smiles for nothing.

After reaching your accommodation, of which there is a wide range - from budget options to high-end luxury hotels - you'll find a busy resort that bustles with locals and fellow holidaymakers.

The well-developed resort front is lined with restaurants, shops, bars and cafés but it's by night that this happening place truly bounds into neon-lit life. From karaoke bars, to shows featuring Thailand's famous lady boys, the entertainment on offer here is wide ranging and at times outlandish, but most visitors will agree that it's always fun.

Night markets also jostle for attention with the drinking establishments and you can haggle to negotiate a deal if you fancy taking home local crafts or cheap clothes. The markets that line the streets of Phuket Town are also worth exploring if you want to bag some holiday bargains.

There are plenty of options for fun in the areas surrounding Patong Beach, too. Opportunities to ride elephants can be found nearby, and there are some spectacular dive sites.

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When to go?

Even a minor monsoon season won't stop you from enjoying holidays in Patong Beach at any time of the year...

Heat and humidity are present throughout the year at Patong Beach. Daily average temperatures rarely drop below 27C, though the humidity eases from December until April. The monsoon season runs between May and October.

What's on?

Heritage and tradition blend seamlessly with the fun happenings of the modern world to ensure a varied list of events in Patong...

Songkran; April: Prepare for a thorough soaking at this annual ritual when locals throw water at each other - and visitors - in a time-honoured tradition that's meant to bring luck.

Patong Carnival; November: This is the start of the high season, when the weather is at its finest, so locals celebrate with a fun mix of competitions, parades, shows and markets.

Loy Krathong; November: This is a beautiful tradition involving small boats decorated with flowers being floated on the sea and other bodies of water. It's a magical sight, providing for wonderful photos.

What to do?

Phuket is one of the liveliest, yet most relaxing places in the world. You're close to the best of both worlds in Patong Beach...

Romance: Pack a picnic, grab a lantern and head for the beach with your loved one to witness the last drops of daylight trickle over the horizon.

Relaxing: Ferries operate to the nearby Phi Phi Islands, for a more relaxed slice of beach life in Thailand, or you could find peace on a kayak in the stunning Phang Nga Bay.

Shopping: The night markets are as famous as Phuket's outlandish entertainment, and they're also a great place to land a bargain. Practice your haggling skills before you get there!