Patong is the party capital of Phuket – the perfect destination for a girls’ trip to Thailand. Beaches, parties, nightclubs, markets, shops, restaurants, spas, it is all good in Patong for weeks of entertainment and leisure. Here’s inspiration for your girls trip to Phuket with 5 things to do in Patong:
1. Private Patong villa? Check!
First things first – a great holiday needs an amazing stay such as a gorgeous private pool luxury villa where you girls can relax, swim, sip cocktails, dress-up, laugh, chill and sleep comfortably after another memorable night out in this buzzing beach resort town. Patong has plenty of villas for big and small traveling groups on big and smaller budgets. Nothing beats the comfort and privacy you will get in a private villa and prices are much lower than in western holiday destinations.
2. Bangla Road adventures
Girls, Bangla Road is awaiting you! This legendary party strip welcomes you with bright colourful neon lights, liveliness and a bit more than a lot of craziness! There are the famous ‘bucket’ cocktails sold on the street, there are endless gaudy nightclubs; there are Go-Go bars, there are glamorous ladyboys, cabaret shows and nonstop fun for a memorable girls’ night out.
3. Spa time
After a wild night out, nothing better than waking up slowly at your own pace, diving in the pool of your private villa, having some breakfast and heading towards the spa for some girls’ time spa pampering. Massages are deeply entwined with the Thai culture and it has true healing qualities. This means your time at the spa is not only about relaxation, you’ll be stretched, squeezed and bended in position you didn’t know was possible but once finished, you will feel reborn again and not to worry, there are plenty of treatments available to help you relax on the side. You can make it a full girls’ time spa day, complete with facials, flower baths, cream baths, manicures & pedicures. There are plenty of luxurious spas around with wonderful tranquil settings to make you forget about everything for a while.
4. Hit the Beach
If not chilling out at the spa, you girls will be hanging out at the beautiful palm-fringed tropical beaches in and around Patong at daytime. Patong Beach is always busy and colourful, featuring a long and wide powdery white sandy coastline, azure blue water and fun activities such as watersports. Want to move away from the crowds and loudness a bit? Go explore other nearby beaches such as Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach. On a side note, Paradise Beach is also the place to be for those tropical beach parties so definitely check it out at some point!
5. Shop ‘til you drop
No girl holidaying in faraway places like Thailand can resist shopping. If you are not into sophisticated fashion malls where you can splurge out shopping at branded stores and boutique shops, you will definitely want to wander around the colourful markets to find souvenirs and handicrafts. It is fun and exciting, bargaining for the right price, having a laugh with the locals and buying almost more than you can bring home to spoil yourselves and bring back gifts for your loved ones. You can’t get away from shopping – it is a girl’ trip after all. Don’t feel guilty and allow yourselves to shop ‘til you drop, ladies! Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Royal Paradise Night Market and Malin Plaza Patong are places to check out. Happy shopping!
Written by Stephanie of Villa-Finder.com