For the first couple of nights in Nai Yang Beach, we ate in an open air restaurant on the beach. Last night, with a storm on the way, we chose a place with undercover options. The lightning show did not disappoint.
It’s been a relaxing day today. Breakfast on the beach with a lizard as companion, a ten-minute trip to Nai Thon beach for lunch and a change of scenery.
Tomorrow we will be on our way to the airport by 5.15 am to travel to Mandalay via Bangkok. This afternoon, we’ll take another beach swim in water so salty that it’s impossible not to float in it.
If Patong were a celeb, it’d be sprawled over the covers of trashy mags daily. It’s Charlie Sheen’s drug-induced meltdowns, Pammy’s boob job and Hugh Grant’s indiscretions. Its knack for turning the midlife crisis into a full-scale industry makes it rampant with unintentional comedy and the only thing pure is the white sand on the beach. If you wanna party, come to Patong.
Lonely Planet – Pocket Phuket
Here’s a selection of shots from today’s visit to Patong Beach.
There weren’t too many people on the beach before 8.00 am. Some working fishermen, and a few dogs.
More than ten years on, there are still reminders of the tsunami that devastated this small community of Nai Yang.