Patong Beach

  • Thailand News

    Israeli girl dies in tuk tuk accident on Patong Beach Road

    A tragic accident claimed the life of a young Israeli girl on Patong Beach Road last night. Patong police received a report at 10.40pm that a five year old girl, Nbaa Bahnasi from Jerusalem, had fallen from a tuk tuk while travelling with her family on Thaweewong Road. The tuk tuk driver, 51 year old Bunyang Kaewaksorn, explained to the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police crack down on illegal fireworks trade at Patong Beach

    Patong Beach in Phuket has seen a boost in police activity in recent days, aiming to put an end to the unlawful trade and use of fireworks. The initiative, which began on May 1, has already led to the arrest of three individuals, including a citizen of New Zealand. Patong Police have been systematically carrying out inspections along the beach…

  • Phuket News

    Surfs up as Patong Beach launches safety sandbox for tourists

    Phuket’s esteemed Patong Beach hosted a riveting safety demonstration for the Minister of Health, yesterday. The demonstration, which included surf life-saving techniques and appropriate medical responses to common injuries, was part of the grand launch of the Phuket Island Safety Sandbox scheme. This initiative is designed to reaffirm the island’s commitment to safety, thus reassuring tourists of a secure vacation…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign couple condemned for sex antics on Phuket beach (video)

    An allegedly outraged Thai voyeur shared a video capturing a foreign couple having sex on Patong Beach in Phuket on social media platforms. Locals condemned their act and demanded authorities to take action on the matter. The video of the foreign couple was shared on social media by a Thai motorist-cum-voyeur who rode a motorcycle past the scene. The incident…

  • Phuket News

    Unexpected algae bloom hits Patong beach due to premature seaweed growth

    Yesterday, employees from the Public Health and Environment Division of Patong Municipality were hard at work on Patong Beach, clearing off algae that washed ashore. This unexpected event came as a result of an algae bloom and has yet to be formally addressed by Patong Municipality. The purpose of this timely response was primarily to retain the aesthetic appeal of Patong…

  • Phuket News

    Tourists evicted from makeshift camp on Patong Beach, Phuket

    An unexpected event unfolded on the sandy shores of Patong Beach when a group of international tourists found themselves in a bit of a pickle with the local authorities. Having set up a makeshift camp, complete with a tent on the beach, they were informed by the Phuket Tourist Police that such arrangements were simply not allowed. The incident came…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Baywatch resumes night patrols, enhancing safety at popular Thai beach

    Patong Surf Life Saving has re-initiated the nighttime beach patrols to boost the safety measures at Patong Beach. Despite the details of the resumption of nighttime patrols still being under wraps by Patong Municipality and the Patong Development Fund, the initiative named Patong Baywatch has been put back into action. The precise number of night watchmen designated for the beach…

  • Phuket News

    Close call at Patong Beach: Tourist’s life saved by vigilant lifeguards

    A hazardous rip current at Patong Beach, Phuket, nearly claimed the life of a foreign tourist on Monday. Thanks to the swift and skilled response from Patong Beach’s lifeguards, the individual was safely brought back to shore and revived. The beach was already under lifeguard surveillance due to the rip current threat when the victim was found unconscious in the…

  • Phuket News

    Endangered hawksbill turtle saved at Patong Beach now rehabilitating

    An endangered hawksbill turtle, found stranded at Patong Beach earlier this week, has been taken into the care of the Siritharn Rare Marine Life Rescue Centre, at Ao Makham on the eastern coast of Phuket. Responding to an alert by the beach lifeguards, officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) quickly arrived on the scene. Marine biologists…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Beach ceremony marks World Oceans Day, urges marine protection

    In honour of World Oceans Day (yesterday), a ceremony took place at Patong Beach, Phuket, with officials urging increased efforts to protect the marine environment. The event was presided over by Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan and attended by Wissanu Jaengjai, Director of the Region 10 Office of Marine and Coastal Resources, Sanakorn Kisin, Deputy Mayor of Patong, and representatives…

  • Phuket News

    Drunk Saudi tourist steals jet ski on Patong Beach

    A drunk foreign tourist caused a commotion on Patong Beach in Phuket yesterday after he was caught trying to steal a jet ski. The tourist, who was described as anxious and intoxicated, also attacked a jet-ski caretaker and tried to escape. The incident was reported to the Patong Police at noon yesterday, and when they arrived at the scene, they…

  • Phuket News

    Fireworks and sky lanterns still illegal in Phuket

    Officials in Phuket have issued another reminder to the public that releasing fireworks and sky lanterns in public areas is illegal. The warning put out yesterday is a reminder of a rule passed earlier this year on May 6 that called for a crackdown on all illegal fireworks. Phuket Vice Governor Anupap Rodkwan Yodrambam made that original proclamation on behalf of…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Overstaying former pro footballer arrested for hawking lottery tickets

      American and Chinese nationals have made the most applications for Thailand’s 10-year Long Term Resident (LTR) visa since its launch in September, according to the secretary-general of the Board of Investment (BOI). Thailand introduced the LTR visa on September 1, 2022, to lure ‘high potential,’ talented foreigners and investors from around the world into the kingdom to boost Thailand’s…

  • Phuket News

    Patong deckchair touts must double capacity to survive

    Patong’s deckchair touts – the legal ones – want local authorities to double the number of chairs and umbrellas, claiming that the existing quantity is insufficient to meet demand on Phuket’s Patong Beach. Only 10% of Patong Beach has been allocated to about 60 small-time operators, as part of a new attempt to limit their operations along the entire beach.…

  • Phuket News

    Christmas present to Phuket motorists: Patong Hill road to reopen

    Good news for motorists in Phuket, Patong Hill road is expected to fully reopen to all traffic on Christmas Day. The road between Kathu and Patong was closed after it was hit by a landslide during a deluge of heavy rain in October. The road is only partially open at the moment but the Mayor of Kathu, Chai-anan Sutthikul, reported…

  • Phuket News

    Missing Russian’s body found at sea near Patong Beach

    All hope is now lost for the safe return of the Russian woman who disappeared after a swim on a Phuket beach last week. The dead body of the missing woman, Elena Rusradchenko, washed ashore near Patong Beach earlier this morning. She disappeared from Sakoo in Thalang. Police and volunteers had been sweeping the island and the surrounding seas for the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket ‘ready’ to open nightclubs until 4am

    The Phuket Tourism Association is pushing for later closing times in nightclubs. Entertainment venues in Phuket, southern Thailand, are “ready” to open until 4am, according to the Chairman of the Phuket Tourism Association Thanet Tanipirayakit. The association hopes to extend the closing times of entertainment venues on Patong beach’s Bangla Road from 2am to 4am in a Phuket Sandbox-style pilot…

  • Travel

    Hostels to book in Phuket for an affordable holiday in 2022

    For those who want to have a delightful, tropical vacation, Phuket is an excellent destination. The island is a popular destination for tourists because of its breathtaking natural beauty, golden beaches, exciting nightlife, delectable cuisine, and intriguing culture. A perfect trip requires the perfect place to stay, but Phuket is well-known as one of the most expensive places to visit…

  • Crime News

    Man believed to have died of a drug overdose on Patong Beach

    Just off Bangla Road, a man was found unresponsive on Patong Beach and died of what authorities believe to be a drug overdose. The man was found unconscious on the beach last night at around 10.15pm, only 200 metres south of the police box at the end of the popular party street, with a small bag of red pills laying…

  • Press Room

    Chao Leh Kitchen serves up a myriad of delectable cuisine on Patong Beach

    Press Release A bright all-day dining destination located in Four Points by Sheraton Patong Beach Resort, Chao Leh Kitchen features a relaxed yet energetic vibe while serving up a myriad of delectable cuisine. Diners can view chefs working their culinary magic in open kitchens while sampling authentic local Phuket flavors, along with pan-Asian and Western favorites. Known for Phuket’s best…

  • Phuket News

    After drownings, Phuket governor calls to step up safety

    In the aftermath of a drowning incident this week, Phuket’s Governor Narong is pushing to increase safety measures. Narong visited Patong Beach for an inspection yesterday (Friday), saying he wished to support the lifeguards working there. Red flags have been posted at the beach, and lifeguards are stationed to closely monitor tourists’ safety, according to the National News Bureau of…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Weather warning in Patong urges people not to go swimming

    With storms and high winds around Thailand, lifeguards at the popular Patong Beach in Phuket are warning people of the dangerous surf on the shores of the storm-blown ocean. They urge all swimmers at the beach to only use the safe swimming zones where yellow-red flags are posted and warned that swimming outside the safe areas can be very perilous…

  • Things To Do

    Best spot for surfing holiday at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket

    Press Release This green season is the perfect time to catch your wave and enjoy surfing in Phuket. Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is a stunning beachfront resort situated in the North of Patong beach. Only a few steps from its crescent-shaped bay of white sand, one of the best spots for surfing. Ideal beach activity for…

  • Phuket News

    As weather clears, tourists head back to Patong Beach

    After storms ripped through areas of Phuket earlier this week, tourists made their way back to Patong Beach yesterday as the weather cleared. The island province’s storm warnings have still not been lifted, though. Last week, the warnings had said that waves were 2-3 metres high in the Andaman Sea, and more than 3 metres high during thundershowers. This news…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Academic says Omicron may have already peaked

    Last week, as some Thai doctors were having fun predicting a ‘doomsday’ scenario with up to 100,000 new Covid infections per day post-Songkran, one academic just had to kill the party by citing..whoops… “real data”, that indicates Omicron may have already peaked in Thailand. In a Facebook post over the weekend, a science lecturer from Chulalongkorn University Jessada referred to…

  • Phuket News

    Hotel and bar staff protest on Phuket’s Bangla Road after viral video prompts crackdown

    The disgruntled staff of a Phuket hotel that was being used for late night parties have staged a protest on Phuket’s Bangla Road Walking Street, after their hotel was ‘outed’ for violating Thailand’s alcohol sales laws under current Covid-19 restrictions. The hotel had been operating as a defacto nightlife venue, assumedly away from the hustle bustle and attention of Bangla…

  • Thailand Travel

    Get the most out of your family holiday in Phuket

    Sponsored If you are looking for the ultimate family vacation, you have come to the perfect place. Treat your children to a unique holiday experience by booking your next family vacation at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort. This beachfront resort invites all families seeking a relaxed and fun-filled escape by offering fun activities for all ages. Parents…

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    Family and fun Sunday brunch with the live jazz at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket returning to Sears & Co

    Press Release Phuket, Thailand, February 17, 2022 – A favoured afternoon activity for family and friends, Sunday brunch at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is back on March 6, 2022. Bringing the taste of the world’s weekend brunch scene to Patong beach with live saxophone and cool DJ vibes. Enjoy contemporary and classic cuisine combining the freshest…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket’s Patong Tunnel to be complete by 2027

    The Patong Tunnel will drill under the infamous hill that just about every tourist has to go over at some stage to get to Patong Beach. The windy road, up and down the hill, has been the scene of hundreds of fatal incidents with motorcycles, cars, trucks, vans and fully-loaded tour buses using the same patch of dangerous road. Efforts…

  • Thailand video newsThailand Tourist Sandbox and Test & Go Experiences | Vox Pop Ep. 4 | Thaiger

    Thailand Tourist Sandbox and Test & Go Experiences | Vox Pop Ep. 4

    We go around Patong in Phuket to ask the tourists what their experience has been with the Test and Go entry scheme into Thailand. We let the people tell us about the moods and vibes of the place and what the situation is really like on the island as well as details of the quarantine experience in the hotels. Watch…