Patong is a Thai haven for those seeking sun, sea, relaxation,and lots of fun. A place where you’re never far from a Pad Thai, a mango smoothie or a beer bar.Read on to discover how one might choose to spend 24 hrs in and around Patong.
What better than an invigorating 6km hike up to The Big Buddha,which opens at 0800hrs. Be prepared for a few steep areas of the climb, but the route is mostly okay. Make sure you wear conservative clothes, as it is a religious site. After you’ve strolled back down from Nakkerd Hills, find a tuk-tuk and head over to Origami Café at The Saturdays Residence, where you’ll find a menu full of deliciously healthy, Asian food ranging from all-day breakfasts to waffles to acai bowls. There is something for everyone at this gorgeous café.
Next, why not venture over to the wild side at PatongBeach and engage in some adrenaline fuelled activities, such as kite surfing, paragliding or banana boating. Jet skiing is always popular, but make sure you have the correct documentation and license to operate one and ensure that the business is correctly licensed too.
After the excitement of the morning, lunch should be a relaxing affair. Check out Da Maurizio Beach Side Restaurant, an Italian establishment which prides itself on its fresh fish and handmade pasta. As the afternoon begins to draw to a close, indulge yourself and explore how a massage Patong can make you feel totally relaxed for the evening ahead.
At theLet’s Relaxspa, you can choose from a plethora of massage, facials, and reflexology, or even combine a few of the most tempting and opt for a package. It’s a great place to book a couples massage with your other half.
Begin your evening at Acqua Restaurant where you’ll be greeted by an array of beautiful dishes and fantastic views of The Andaman Sea. Try the sous vide octopus salad to start. After you have eaten your fill, move on to Malika Sky Bar, part of Kalima Resort, a stunning open-air venue where you can relax on the sofas whilst sipping a cocktail. If this type of evening doesn’t take your fancy, you can join a walking street food tour, usually commencing at 1900hrs. Stroll the bustling streets of Patong and allow your tour guide to tantalize your taste buds with a selection of the best and most delicious street food on offer. Look out for authentic Thai flavors, fresh seafood, and great prices.
With so many exciting options in Patong, you won’t be able to fit everything into just one day. There are plenty of gorgeous cafes, all with their own individual atmosphere, a huge number of bars and drinking establishments, such as Full Moon Brewworks where you can experience a taste of Thailand through their beers, and gorgeous, indulgent massages to ensure you get the holiday you need and deserve.