If you're looking for bright lights, crowds and pounding music on all sides, then head for Patong Beach. During the last 20 years, this former fishing village has evolved into a rollicking resort town with a wide range of entertainment. Patong is best known for its beer bars, go-go bars and discotheques, but where do you go if your idea of nocturnal entertainment extends beyond drink and loud music?
Thailand is well-known for its transvestite cabaret shows, of which Phuket has its fair share. It is also renowned for its ancient martial art – Muay Thai – and there are stadiums and shows where you can enjoy watching the sport at its finest. If you want a more laid-back night, take advantage of the wonderful sunsets and calm seas with an evening cruise.