Although not the capital town of Phuket, the town of Patong feels just like it – a busy, hot and hectic hub where travelers from all over the world congregate and have fun.
With some of the best beaches in Thailand at its finger tips, not to mention the myriad of bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from, Patong really is the place to come for an unforgettable holiday in the Land of Smiles.
The town situated on the west coast of the island of Phuket is also spoilt for choice for hotels, with a huge variety from backpackers’ youth hostels to five star resorts found within a short distance of Soi Bangla, Patong’s most vibrant street.
One of our favourites is Absolute Bangla Suites, an uber cool boutique hotel run by leading luxury resort operator Absolute World.
Situated bang in the middle of Soi Bangla yet only minutes from the beach, this hotel is hugely popular with Absolute’s Vacation club which they run across Thailand. One quick glance at this quirky set up and it is easy to see why.
Accommodation in this sophisticated hotel is second to none, with 29 studios, nine junior suites, seven executive suites, two grand Jacuzzi suites and seven penthouses, all designed to the highest taste with the latest state-of-the-art hi-fi equipment and enjoying stunning sea views.
But perhaps the best views of all available from this Club Absolute gem are those from the stylish Climax bar on the hotel roof. Renowned for being one of Phuket’s most fashionable hang outs, Climax is hugely popular with the hip crowd which congregates in Patong every evening who come here to drink sophisticated cocktails, listen to live music and chill.
The bar and lounge area with ridiculously comfy sofas to relax in are situated a pebble’s throw from the rooftop pool, meaning that you are never far away from a Sea Breeze whilst having a dip in the sparkling water.
The Absolute Bangla Suites also has a first-class restaurant attached to the bar, which enjoys the same mesmerizing bird’s eye view of the city that never sleeps. The restaurant offers those on Vacation Club in Thailand the chance to sample some excellent international cuisine.
For more information on one of Patong’s best, go to www.absoluteresorts.com/our-