Patnam Beach is a small beach, the little brother of Palolem. Many people prefer the laid back atmosphere over that of Palolem's loud bluster.
Really it is much the same beach with only about 1 km separating from Palolem.
Less bars some nice restaurants and little bit of night life. Perfect for a couple or with family. More or less this is just an extension of Palolem. There is an area of black rock head land between Patnam and Palolem, known as Colem.
Further down, at the end of Patnam is a 5-Star resort that offer jet sky and windsurf rental @ $29 per hour.