Heading to the land of delicious fresh food, tropical warm water and luxury on island time? Phuket is the ultimate in holiday paradise. A visit wouldn't be complete without living in luxury of course, so here are 10 hotels we recommend.
Centara Grand Beach Resort, 5-Star
Views of the rolling Andaman Sea and lush green hills await guests from private balconies at this beachfront resort on Karon Beach. A spa, games room and tennis courts provide daytime activity options, along with four outdoor pools and a landscaped water park. International, Asian and Western cuisines are served in Centara Grand’s 7 restaurants. An all-day highlight is The Cove, while fans of Italian food will love the specialities at Mare.
Merlin Beach Resort, 4.5-Star
Cookery classes add a real taste of Thailand to guest’s experiences here at Merlin Beach Resort. Set amongst tropical gardens by Tri Trang Beach, this peaceful retreat is still less than a 10-minute taxi ride to Patong’s nightlife. Three outdoor pools mean sunbathing is as tempting as soaking in the one with hydro-massage jets. A packed activities programme mean couples, kids and families are all well catered for.
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, 4.5-Star
Guests are a shuttle bus ride from both Phuket Town and Patong Beach at the award-winning Katathani Phuket. All rooms here have private balconies with views of stunning landscaped grounds, and six swimming pools ensure there’s room for relaxation. A spa and tennis courts, plus two fitness centres mean guests can work up an appetite for six dining options including beachside barbecues and fine dining.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, 5-Star
This luxurious hotel is located in South-West Phuket, just a 15 minute drive from the retail options at Jungceylon Shopping Centre, as well as Patong Beach. Four outdoor pools encourage relaxation in serene surroundings, while 5 dining options include Brazilian and Asian. Guests can burn off the calories in an on-site gym, or indulge in a game of table tennis or snooker in the Game Lounge.
Centara Karon Resort, 4-Star
Just a 4-minute walk from the beach, this modern Thai-style resort boasts four different residential zones, three outdoor swimming pools and six eating options. Lotus Restaurant makes a great breakfast buffet, while Azure Restaurant is great for poolside snacks. For cocktails, guests will love The Mix Lounge, plus the Tropix, Lagoon and Terraces pool bars. Ask concierge about arrange activities, such as bungy jumping and go-kart racing.
Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, 4-Star
A bowling alley adds extra excitement to this Patong Beach property looking out over the Andaman Sea. Two outdoor pools provide loungers and sunbathing opportunities, while four dining options include a coffee shop and the all-day option of Bua Luang Restaurant, serving up Thai and International dishes. All rooms boast wooden flooring and modern Thai décor and services include laundry, car rental and luggage storage.
Patong Merlin Hotel, 4-Star
A minute’s walk from the beach, the 5* Merlin Hotel is as good for shoppers as it is for sun worshippers, being located 1km from busy Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Centre. Guests will find four outdoor pools, a rejuvenating spa with a multitude of treatments, and for the food connoisseurs, Thai cooking classes spice things up. Coconut Coffee Shop offers vegetarian food and Asian dishes.
The Kee Resort & Spa, 4-Star
Right next Bangla Road, the spacious Kee Resort & Spa boasts stunning views of the Patong Bay skyline, plus private balconies. With an outdoor pool, plus a rooftop bar, sunset cocktails are a must. Kee Kitchen serves guests an assortment of local and international meals, while Kee lounge offers daytime snacks, hot drinks and an Internet corner. All rooms feature warm lighting, tiled floors and flat-screen TVs.
Banthai Beach Resort & Spa, 4-Star
Located along the popular Patong Beach, Banthai Beach Resort & Spa awaits guests with three outdoor pools and a deluxe spa for the ultimate in pampering. All rooms are designed in a Thai-style, equipped with interactive entertainment systems and private balconies. Just
500 m away from the Jungceylon Mall and the bustling nightlife district Bangla Road, plus a free shuttle to Phuket town, everything you’d need is on your doorstep.
Kata Beach Resort & Spa, 4-Star
Seafood dinners are served with panache at this beautiful beach hotel just 2 minutes on foot from Kata Beach and the glistening Andaman Sea. Kata Beach Resort and Spa has three restaurants, a wine cellar and free WiFi in the lobby area for sending photos of it all to friends. Lounge away the afternoon beside two swimming pools, or book a private spa treatment at Kanda Spa.
For the latest deals in travel, browse our great range of offers online, visit your local Escape Travel or call 1300 273 482.