Patong Beach on the west coast of Phuket is definitely the most lively of all the beach towns on Phuket. There is a wide variety of shopping, activities and nightlife. This beach town may be overwhelming and crazy for some, but is definitely a must see. It is like a mini Bangkok with tons of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, discos and GoGo bars. We enjoyed our time in Patong, but we were happy to move to an area with a cleaner beach so that we could swim and lie out.