Patong, Phuket at night with a baby
Patong with a baby? Just doesn’t sound right, does it? But, it doesn’t have to be like that! You can still explore Patong at night with a baby, it is just a different experience to what you’ve probably seen or heard before.
We’ve travelled to Phuket a few times before going with Henry. It was definitely a different sort of holiday to what we are used to. In saying that, you can still see and do most things on the island.
Here is a video of us walking through Bangla Road and around Patong with Henry!
When to visit Patong?
We made the mistake of heading in mid afternoon – BIG MISTAKE! It was far too hot for not just us for for Henry too. So I went and spent time in Jungceylon Shopping Complex in the air conditioning for a couple of hours until the sun went down. Steven went and enjoyed a massage.
Once the sun went down, it was still hot but much more bearable.
Is Patong Pram Friendly?
The short answer is no, not really. Unless you have two people and a travel size pram, I wouldn’t bother – use a baby carrier instead.
We had a bugaboo Bee with us on this trip and the footpaths are bumpy with little cracks and steps throughout and there are steps leading down to the roads at most intersections.
It’s not impossible but I wouldn’t recommend trying to do it on your own.
Bangla Road with a baby
It’s different! When they see you’re with a baby, you get treated differently by everyone! You aren’t pounced on for a ping pong show or entry to bars, instead they are googoogaagaa over the baby! The Thai love babies! It’s so sweet, they absolutely loved Henry and it made travelling here so lovely.
So, you can get the gist of what Bangla road has to offer with a baby, you may not be able to go in to the pubs or other establishments that are on offer.
Enjoy the markets! These are absolutely baby friendly, whether it be food markets or clothing and souvenir markets. Easy to walk through even with a pram and you will get plenty of attention.
Is it worth the trip at night with a baby?
I would say yes! It’s do-able – just be prepared. We have been to Thailand before so have had the experience without children. If you’re after clubs, bars and experiences then I would suggest you get a baby sitter for the night or your partner stays at home while you go and enjoy a few hours and then swap over.
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