Most people come to Phuket for a beach holiday and Patong has a really good beach. Apparently there are even better beaches a ferry ride away. The Phi Phi Islands are supposed to be great and I did consider going. However I decided not to bother on account of probably being a bit too old for the party scene over there. Patong seems perfectly adequate for my beach requirements.
Thai food is excellent, up there with my favourites. You can almost go into any place at random, order any meal from the menu and the chances are that it will be good. Whatever spices are used seem to taste great. After this evening’s meal I enjoyed a couple of beers while watching a bit of FA Cup football, in what was another relaxing day.