Whether you’re visiting Patong to spend your time relaxing on the beach or enjoy the exciting nightlife, you would most find yourself wanting to squeeze a little bit of retail therapy.
With many shops within a short distance away from each other, Patong is the best place on the island to shop with various knick-knacks, clothes and souvenirs up for grabs to commemorate your time here.
So, here are five places to shop in Patong Beach that are worth a visit in between the visits to the beach.
Considered one of the most popular shopping spots in Patong, Jungceylon is home to many shops selling clothes, electronics, toys and more. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s branded goods to souvenirs to take home from your trip, Jungceylon is bound to have it. This air-conditioned shopping mall also offers many activities for your little ones including a cinema. a bowling alley and Kidzoona’s large indoor playground. There are also various local and international options to indulge during your shopping breaks.
If you are planning on going to Jungceylon, you should visit Banzaan Market on the same day as it is conveniently behind the shopping mall. Instead of shopping in the sweltering heat underneath tarps or low roofs, as is the case with most fresh markets on the island, Banzaan offers a modern twist with fresh produce at reasonable prices.
Also a short distance away from Jungceylon Shopping Mall, SB Plaza is a place to browse for souvenirs and household items at reasonable prices. If you find yourself buying more than you bargained for, you can find a wide selection of luggage bags for sale to throw your extra shopping stash in. As the vendors here are not pushy in their sales tactics, you can browse the stalls in peace and most prices can be haggled down, especially when you buy items in bulk.
OTOP, which is short for One Tambon, One Product, is a scheme that was started by a past government administration in Thailand, where one Tambon (village) would produce one product. Many of these villagers excel at the products they produce, which includes food, cloth, silk, handicrafts and more. OTOP shops showcase these village products, while tourists can find traditional and unique souvenirs to bring home from their trip to Patong. You can also find several restaurants and mobile food carts for you to indulge in!
Well known for selling beachwear, Thai spa products as well as traditional Thai handicrafts and souvenirs, Malin Plaza is a pleasant place to wander around and shop for uniquely designed items with good quality. Although not as busy as other markets in Patong, this night market is still a popular shopping spot and allows you to shop in a cooler environment. They are also home to a great array of street vendors and you can enjoy Thai local favourites, fried chicken, fresh fruit, cocktails and more whilst searching for your next purchase.
Most of these popular shopping spots are within walking distance of Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. If you’re looking to be strategically located during your trip, stay in the heart of Patong and book your room at Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong today.