Patong’s beach proves very popular with most visitors as a result of its long stretch of sandy shore. It gets particularly busy in its centre, so if you’re after a quieter atmosphere head to its north end. There are literally loads of activities to get stuck into, such as taking a ride on a banana boat, going parasailing or simply sunbathing and hanging out, which seems to be one of the most favoured options.You could also book a dive trip with any number of dive shops that can be found around Patong if you fancy getting out on and under the waves. If you want to escape the chaos of the busy crowds, head over to Tri Trang or Freedom Beach both situated south of Patong and a short distance away either by road or longtail boat. You could always entertain yourself with a variety of air-conditioned activities within Jungceylon shopping mall where you’ll find a bowling alley, a cinema complex as well as a shooting range.