When most people think of Phuket’s vibrant Patong district, they think of beaches, parties and little else. In reality, the area has so much more to offer for your Bachelor Party.
Here are the best things to see and do during your Buck Party or even Bachelorette in Phuket.
Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way; the main draw of Patong for many who come here is Bangla Walking Street in Phuket, and for good reason. A pedestrianised road, full to the brim with beer bars, go-go bars and nightclubs, Bangla is the top spot on the island for letting loose and having a great bachelor party in the town. Whether it’s enjoying a beer in the infamous Tiger Disco or enjoying a famous DJ performing in Illuzion nightclub, Bangla caters to all tastes, and you’re sure to have a night to remember your Buck Party here in Phuket.
Patong is a great place to indulge in retail therapy. Located towards the top of Bangla Walking Street is Jungceylon, a shopping complex with a number of international and local stores, offering the latest fashions and trends. Shops such as Swarovski, Levis and Coach are present, alongside local crafts and boutiques in the That’s Siam zone.
In addition to Jungceylon, there are a number of shops along the beach, with people peddling all kinds of things, from knock-off makeup and clothes to authentic Thai souvenirs. It might not be the shopping paradise that Bangkok is, but it has more than enough to help you to remember your good memory from Bachelor Party in Phuket.
I’m Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, and if you haven’t seen a fight yet, that’s something that needs to change. Muay Thai is a violent sport, where the legs, knees and elbows are used in strikes as much as the fists; the sport certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. Along with being entertaining as a sport, it’s also entertaining as a cultural spectacle.
Before the fight starts, fighters perform the wai khru, a dance that pays respect to their teachers, parents and ancestors. Set to traditional Thai music, it’s an art form that precedes the violence, making for an interesting juxtaposition. Muay Thai bouts occur regularly at Bangla Stadium, right in the heart of Phuket, and are well worth checking out. This will entertain a good part of your night with Bachelor Party in Phuket.
While many of the beaches in the south of Thailand don’t allow water sports, Patong Beach is one of the best places to go if that’s what you’re looking for. From jet skis and parasailing to windsurfing, there’s a host of water-based activitiesto get up to on this side of the island, with plenty of vendors on and just off the beach, ready to make your dreams come true with Bachelor Party.
A fan of water sports, but not of sand? Then head to the Surf House. Located on Beach Road, Surf House is a flow-riding destination where surfers of all ages and abilities can surf on artificial sea waves that feel just like the real thing. Who is the best things with Bachelor Party in Phuket.
One thing Phuket isn’t short on is beaches, and some of the best can be found right in Patong. While Patong Beach itself isn’t the best looking, it’s still a long strip of soft sand and blue seas that’s popular throughout the day because of its range of activities, from daytime water sports to the nightly beach parties for a Stag Party or Bachelorette one. The area still ticks the boxes for many people.
For a gorgeous beach, look no further than Freedom Beach in Phuket. Despite being close to Patong Beach, it’s much quieter and more scenic, thanks in part to the difficulty in getting there. For an easier to access beach, Paradise Beach to the southwest of Patong is also a good option for your Bachelor Party. Somewhere between Freedom and Patong Beaches in terms of quietness and beauty, Paradise Beach’s white sands, imposing rocks and dense green backdrop help explain how it got its name.