Surin Beach, Phuket Surin Beach, Phuket – Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Where to stay in Phuket

Phuket is renowned for its choice of luxurious 5-star resorts located on stunning beachfronts or hidden away in secluded coves overlooking private beaches and the Andaman Sea, including the following…


Where to stay in Bang Tao Beach…

Banyan Tree SPA SanctuaryBanyan Tree SPA Sanctuary
Location: Bang Tao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD825 per room
Description: Home to flowering plants and migratory birds, the luxurious Banyan Tree SPA Sanctuary offers Thai-style villas with a private pool and in-villa spa facilities. Free high tea is provided. Surrounded by peaceful lily ponds, the spacious villas are decorated with pure Thai silks and have free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV and DVD player come with the large living room. Attached bathrooms have spa toiletries and a sunken bathtub. Banyan Tree SPA Sanctuary is located on scenic Bang Tao Bay. It is a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, Patong Beach and Phuket Town. The world-class Banyan Tree Spa provides pampering massage and beauty treatments. Guests can also take part in yoga classes, play golf at the nearby Laguna Phuket Golf Club or enjoy a game of tennis. The Cha, located in the spa, offers organic meals, flower teas and freshly made fruit juice. Tre serves French Vietnamese cuisine in a stylish setting. Alternatively, the villa host can help to arrange private dining and themed parties. Facilities incl.: 6 restaurants, 3 bars, outdoor pool, fitness centre, golf course, 3 tennis courts, 24-hour room service, wifi internet access, spa and watersports.


Where to stay in Kamala Beach…

Centara Grand Beach ResortCentara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Location: Karon Beach, Phuket
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD277 per person
Description: This beachfront luxury hotel is located on a secluded area of Karon Beach, with direct access to the beach and with lush green hills behind the property. All of the 262 spacious rooms, suites and villas face the bay and feature a private balcony and terrace with views of the beach and the Andaman Sea. In addition to 7 restaurants, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket features a waterpark and full-service spa. Guestrooms open to furnished balconies with ocean views and feature deep soaking bathtubs. Facilities incl.: 7 restaurants, 3 bars, 4 outdoor pools, fitness facility, full-service spa, room service, WiFi internet access and watersports.


Where to stay in Kata Beach…

The Shore At Katathani The Shore At Katathani
Location: Kata Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD541 per room
Description: Beautiful sea views and 5-star beachfront living with private pools are offered at The Shore At Katathani, a luxurious resort along Kata Noi Beach. This adult-only hotel has a main infinity pool, pampering spa and free Wi-Fi. Fitted with stylish wooden flooring, air-conditioned villas feature large clear glass doors which open up to a private sundeck. A flat-screen TV, minibar and bathroom with bathtub are available in all villas. The resort conducts lessons such as fruit-picking, yoga and aqua aerobics. Serenity Spa features relaxing body massage, while the tour desk can help to arrange day trips. Offering delightful sunset views, The Harbour serves a variety of international cuisine and American breakfast. Cocktails and fresh fruit juice can be enjoyed at The Lighthouse. The Shore At Katathani is a 20-minute drive from Patong Beach and a 50-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Airport transfers are provided at an extra charge.


Where to stay in Kamala Beach…

Andara Resort VillasAndara Resort Villas
Location: Kamala Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD611 per room
Description: Located on Phuket's West Coast overlooking Kamala Bay, Andara Resort Villas offers luxurious accommodation with views of the Andaman Sea. The resort features a spa and an outdoor pool. Andara Resort Villas provides villas and suites with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and spacious living and dining areas. Each villa features a pavilion for outdoor dining and a private chef. Extra guests stay for free. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage and various treatments at the Andara Spa or workout at the fitness centre. The resort provides a free shuttle service to the Kamala Beach. Traditional Thai and international cuisines are served at the Andara’s Silk Restaurant, which offers indoor and outdoor dining. Drinks including cocktails are served at the bar. Andara Resort Villas is a 20-minute drive away from Phuket International Airport. Facilities incl.: restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, room service, spa, wireless Internet, fitness facility, tennis courts and watersports including Andara Resort's two private yachts that are available for charter.


Where to stay in Mai Khao Beach…

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket VillasAnantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD578 per room
Description: Located on Mai Khao Beach and partially bordered by Sirinath National Park, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas boasts a beachfront infinity pool, 5 dining options, and villas with private pools and sundecks. Each villa features an espresso machine and a personal wine cellar. A flat-screen TV, DVD player, and BOSE sound system are provided for guests’ entertainment. The bathroom provides a terrazzo bathtub big enough for two. Guests can relax on the private beach, or enjoy a massage in the spa’s private treatment suites. Resort activities include yoga, aerobics and Thai cooking classes. Water sports facilities are also provided. A breakfast buffet with live cooking stations is offered at La Sala restaurant, which also serves international buffets. The beachside Sea.Fire.Salt. specialises in grilled seafood, while cocktails are available at the Tree House. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is a 15-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Patong Beach and Phuket Town are both 30 minutes’ drive away.


JW Marriott Phuket Resort and SpaJW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD825 per room
Description: Providing a secluded getaway, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa offers direct access to Mai Khao Beach. It features 3 outdoor pools and 11 dining options. Free parking is provided. Soundproofed rooms at Marriott Resort have private balconies/terraces with views of the garden, pool or ocean. Each is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and DVD player. A minibar and tea/coffee maker are also provided. Guests can choose from a wide variety of activities, such as yoga and tai chi classes, sunset bike tours and elephant treks. Ginja Cooking School holds Thai cooking classes. Phuket Marriott Resort also houses a on-site turtle shelter, an award-winning spa as well as a 24-hour gym and games room. Buffet breakfast is served at Marriott Café, which also has an all-day international menu. Gourmet sandwiches and pastries can be enjoyed at Siam Deli. Other restaurants include Thai, Japanese, Italian and a steakhouse. Bars at each of the resort pools provide refreshments. Marriott Phuket Resort is 15 km from Phuket International Airport. Shuttle services to Patong Beach and Phuket Town can be arranged at an extra charge.


SALA Phuket Resort & SpaSALA Phuket Resort & Spa
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD286 per room
Description: Situated along quiet Mai Khao Beach, SALA Phuket Resort features 3 beachfront pools and villas with private pools and sundecks. A spa with sauna and steam bath facilities is offered. SALA’s rooms and villas offer flat-screen cable TVs and DVD players. Its villas offer outdoor bathrooms with free-standing tubs overlooking the pool. Free Wi-Fi is provided. SALA Spa features 3 beachfront massage terraces which provide respite for tired bodies. A gym is available for fitness-conscious guests. SALA Phuket offers rooftop dining featuring panoramic beach views. Seafood, international and Thai cuisine is served. Guests can sip cocktails and wines at the beachbar and lobby bar while soaking in the calming atmosphere. SALA Phuket Resort & Spa is a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. The scenic Phang Nga Bay is a 25-minute ride away.


Marriott's Mai Khao Beach - PhuketMarriott's Mai Khao Beach - Phuket
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD262 per room
Description: Marriott Mai Khao Beach Club is a 10-minute walk to Mai Khao Beach. The resort provides modern air-conditioned apartments with a luxurious bathroom and a fully functional kitchen. Guests can stay fit at the fitness centre or relax by the pool. Elegantly furnished with contemporary décor, stylish rooms at Marriott Mai Khao Beach Club are completed with free WiFi, a private balcony and a satellite cable TV with a DVD player. A washing machine, a dryer and ironing facilities are included in the rooms. An en suite bathroom features a bathtub, a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Sightseeing trips, car rentals and shuttle service can be arranged at the concierge counter. For convenience, the resort offers currency exchange, laundry and babysitting services. Guests can inquire about luggage storage with the staff at the 24-hour front desk. Zest offers an all-day-dining international menu while Delights serves baked goods and refreshments. Creative cocktails and other alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed at Aqua Pool Bar. Room service is available upon request. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Jungle Splash Water Park. Phuket International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.


Renaissance Phuket Resort & SpaRenaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD195 per room
Description: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, a Marriott Luxury and Lifestyle Hotel, offers luxurious accommodation on the white sands of Mai Khao Beach. It features a large outdoor pool, jogging and biking trails, and 5 restaurants. Featuring a fresh and colourful décor, rooms offer private balconies and lovely tropical views. Each is equipped with a cable/satellite TV, a minibar and ironing facilities. Some rooms have a private swimming pool. Guests can visit Quan Spa for a massage or body treatment and relax in the whirlpool, or work out at the fitness centre. Other facilities include a children’s playground where young guests will find books, board games and a PlayStation. Loca Vore Restaurant lets guests make their own selection of fresh, local ingredients, which the chef turns into a personalised dish. Sand Box Restaurant and Bar serves light afternoon meals, then becomes a barbecue grill and bar in the evenings. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is 16 km from Phuket International Airport.


Where to stay in Patong Beach…

B-Lay Tong PhuketB-Lay Tong Phuket
Location: Patong Beach, Phuket
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD213 per room
Description: This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Modern tropical luxury can be enjoyed at B-Lay Tong Phuket, with its unique see-through infinity pool and beautiful views of the Andaman Sea. On the quiet north end of Patong Beach, it offers rooms with free WiFi. Spacious and sleek, the air-conditioned rooms feature a day bed, flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Contemporary glass-walled bathrooms come with hot-water showers or a bathtub. Some rooms have private hot tubs with sea views. Guests can enjoy a massage at B-Spa, or exercise at the well-equipped fitness centre. The library features 2 computers, 2 flat-screen TVs and ample seating area. Room service is available 24 hours. B-Hive Restaurant serves international fusion cuisine and fresh seafood, as well as premium wines. Drinks can be enjoyed at the beachfront 198 Bar, Drop Pool Bar and private nightclub, The Cell. B-Lay Tong Phuket is less than 2 km from Jungceylon Shopping Centre and nightlife options at Bangla Road. It is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.


Amari PhuketAmari Phuket
Location:Patong Beach, Phuket
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD183 per room
Description: A stone’s throw from Patong Beach, the luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It boasts 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. Bright and airy, rooms come with private balconies and beautiful views. Amenities include a satellite TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Breeze Spa features a wide range of beauty treatments. Relaxing massages and therapies can be enjoyed from seafacing pavilions. The hotel also provides an outdoor spa pool and a fitness centre. La Gritta serves Italian dishes, while Voyager Lounge serves Thai cuisine. Seaside international dining is available at Rim Talay and The spectacular Jetty Restaurant. Drinks are served at Samutr Bar. Located in southern Phuket, 1.5 km from Bangla Road and Jungceylon Mall, Amari Phuket provides free shuttle services to Kata Beach. It is a 55-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.


Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
Location: Patong Beach, Phuket
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD148 per room
Description: Located a 1 minute walk from the beach in the heart of Patong Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket offers stylish accommodation with 24-hour room service. Facilities include 6 swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness centre and 4 dining options. Each modern and contemporary design room at Phuket Holiday Inn Resort features a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and en suite bathroom with rain shower. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment at the Tea Tree Spa. Other facilities include a business centre, minimart and a beauty salon. Charm Thai serves Thai cuisines while Sam's offers steak specialities. A variety of Italian dishes is available at Terrazzo. For international cuisine, guests can head to The Sea Breeze Café. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is located in the middle of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Patong. It is a 15-minute taxi ride to Phuket Town.


The Charm Resort Phuket The Charm Resort Phuket
Location: Patong, Phuket
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD89 per room
Description: Located in Patong Beach area, the Charm Resort Phuket offers free WiFi access in all areas. The resort also has an outdoor pool and fitness centre. A 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport, the resort is 60 metres away from the famous Patong Beach in Phuket. Guests can also enjoy shopping at the Jungceylon Mall, which is just a 5-minute drive from the resort. The air-conditioned room is equipped with flat-screen TV with international channels, minibar and kitchenette. Each guest room has en suite bathroom, featured a shower, separate bathtub and free toiletries. Guest can find other services such as tour desk, luggage storage and a laundry. Free parking is available. The Charm Restaurant serves Thai and International dishes all day.


Where to stay in Surin Beach…

The Surin PhuketThe Surin Phuket
Location: Surin Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD555 per room
Description: The Surin Phuket offers a tropical getaway on Pansea Beach’s white sands. This beachfront property offers cottage-style accommodation surrounded by coconut trees. It features an outdoor pool and a spa. Guests enjoy free welcome drink and complimentary use of non-motorized sport facilities. Children aged 1-10 years enjoy free gifts as well. Rooms come with spacious outdoor lounge areas with garden and beach views. Amenities include a satellite TV. Guests can play a game of tennis, or try various water sports. The sundeck on the beach offers a beautiful view of the Andaman Sea, especially at sunset. The hotel’s dining outlets offer Thai, Western and Asian menus. Barbecue and seafood specialities are also available. Patong’s vibrant nightlife is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Phuket Town is a 40-minute drive away.


Twin Palms PhuketTwin Palms Phuket
Location: Surin Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD219 per room
Description: Located 175 metres from Surin Beach, Twinpalms features spacious accommodation offering private terraces with lagoon pool views. It has a salt water pool and restaurants. Parking and Wi-Fi are free. Rooms and suites at Twinpalms Phuket feature cable TV and home entertainment system. Bathrooms come with rain showers. A fridge with a fully-stocked minibar and daily butler service are available. The resort’s Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar features both indoor and outdoor dining areas. It serves local and Western favourites and a variety of drinks. Facilities at Twinpalms include a fitness centre, library and a tour desk. Sun Spa offers a range of relaxing spa services. A 24-hour concierge service is available. Surrounded by tropical gardens, Twinpalms Phuket is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and about 22 km from Phuket Town. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, room service, WiFi internet access and watersports.


Surin Beach Resort Surin Beach Resort
Location: Surin Beach
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD169 per room
Description: Boasting a beachfront property with an outdoor pool and sun terrace that overlooks the beach, Surin Beach Resort is located in Surin Beach in the Phuket province. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Decorated in soft tones, the rooms all come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom includes shower facilities and free toiletries. At Surin Beach Resort, guests can pamper themselves with a relaxing massage and treatment at the Spa and wellness centre. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre for those who want to stay fit during their holiday. The helpful staff at the tour desk can arrange day-trips to the nearby must-see destinations. Airport shuttle is also available for an additional charge. Thai dishes and international favorites can be enjoyed at the restaurant. Refreshing drinks and light snacks are also available at the bar that overlooks the sea. Other dining options and bars can be found within a walking distance from the property. The resort is only 1 km from The Plaza Surin. Exciting cultural shows awaits at Phuket FantaSea, 3 km away. Phuket International Airport is approximately a 40-minute drive away.


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Latest update: Where to stay in Phuket: 15 January, 2019


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