Phuket is a dream destination for someone who love beaches and has undying desire for party. It is the most popular island of Thailand that has sandy beaches, Instagram desirable landscapes, lip smacking Thai food and irresistible night life. To enjoy both beach and night life, we booked Charm Resort located just few steps away from Patong Beach; easy access to beach and Bangla road but located in the north so you can still sleep peacefully at night without the unstoppable noise of party and bikers!
The experience of beautiful Phuket begins when your plane is getting ready to descend – the view of the island from the window gives you goose bumps and sprinkle you with the dream that you would be living in real life for the next few days. The car ride from airport to our hotel at Patong beach was mesmerizing, it’s like you are in a different world with broad clean roads, lush green forest on both side and enticing backdrop. We came to Phuket in the first week of October so this is the month where monsoon is still around yet it’s not really posing threat to beach vacation. Also being an off season saves you from crowd of tourists and unwanted price hikes which is very common in Phuket. On reaching our resort, we had lunch and then retired for afternoon nap.
Fresh from the rest, we enjoyed missed sunset at surprisingly quiet Patong beach. The evening stroll through the sandy beach hearing the soft music created by waves hitting the shore was the most desirable welcome anyone could ever ask for.
While roaming around exploring Patong, we took a coffee break at The Coffee Club. I guess it’s one of the most popular café chains in Thailand and they have a very good reason for it: impeccable ambience, super courteous staff and delicious assortment of food and drinks.
We then got tuk tuk ride to Bangla road also known as Patong Walking road. Infamous as sin city for single men, loud music, naked/semi naked girls, Bangla road is pretty different from how it is projected!
The moment you step inside, there is so much energy, vibe and music thumping over that you could hardly stop yourself from grooving. It’s not just men, but girls, groups of friends, couples and families who are either enjoying themselves or are exploring to understand why Bangla road is in the list of to do’s. While making our way, we stopped by this group of street dancers who enticed the crowd with their killer moves, insane choreography and unbelievable stunts.
It was New York live music bar that caught our attention- the band that was playing at that night was truly gifted and talented; they played some amazing songs with a twist that hooked the crowd and made them dance! And their lead singer was super handsome who danced like there is no tomorrow! Needless to say I stayed there for quite a long time.
The next day as we call it was Beach Marathon day where we thought to explore, swim and enjoy various beaches in and around Phuket. Our first stop was Karon beach which is the longest and third most popular beach despite that it’s not crowded which is a good surprise. With vast stretch of white sand, it is perfect for swimming, water sports or casual beach day. I loved swimming here, the waves were welcoming and non-threatening that allows you to go deep without any struggle.