Phuket Island is one of the most popular destinations among vacationers in Thailand.
There is a wide variety of accommodation facilities on the island (hotels, resort hotel complexes, villas, holiday homes, apartments, etc.) located both near beaches and more remotely from those.
When choosing a hotel in Phuket, first of all you need to decide on the beach. It is from the beach, as well as the chosen hotel, that the whole vacation will depend.
The best and most sought-after beaches of Phuket are located on the west coast of the island, many of which are included in the list of the most popular beaches in Thailand.
For holidays with children, such beaches as Kata, Kamala and Bang Tao are most suitable, you can consider Karon, Kata Noi, Nai Harn and Knighton.
The most developed - having a developed tourist infrastructure and services, by the standards of Phuket island, are the beaches of Karon, Kata, Kamala and Patong.
Patong is the most crowded, energetic and often noisy beach, where people who love an active evening life, as well as young people, prefer to relax. It is not for nothing that Patong is called the capital of the party tourist life of Phuket.
For a more relaxed atmosphere and unity with nature, but not without the availability of infrastructure within walking distance, such beaches as Kata Noi, Bang Tao, Karon, Kata and Kamala are suitable, you can also consider Knighton and Nai Yang.
The most picturesque (in this matter everything is very subjective, so opinions often differ) are Kata Noi, Nai Harn, Knighton, Banana and Nai Yang.
For complete privacy and relaxation, not hotels near large and famous beaches are suitable, but hotels and villas located on hilly green areas between the beaches. For example, between the beaches of Kamala and Patong there is an area known as the "Millionaires' Mile", and between the beaches of Kata and Kata Noi there is a hill, with villas and resort complexes offering stunning views of the sea waters and a full range of high-quality services. From these villas and suites, you can drive/ walk to nearby beaches; also, some hotels and villa complexes offer free transfers to the beaches. Premium hotels and villas in secluded coves can also be found in the area of Knighton and Banana Beaches.
Making a generalizing conclusion, in choosing a beach and a hotel in Phuket, everything depends on your personal preferences, because there are accommodation facilities for every taste on the island
All beaches of Phuket are public and free.
There are only two ways not to get to the beach:
1. If the beach is difficult to access, because it is located in a small bay and the approach to it is impossible due to the hills and dense vegetation,
2. The beach is located in a small bay between the hills and the approach to it is blocked by the territory of the hotel, which should be allowed to go to the beach if you say that you are going to the beach and you are not going to use the services of the hotel; but here everything depends on the security of the hotel. These are such beaches-coves as, for example, Karon Noi and Yae.
Based on the above - there is no such thing as a hotel with a private fenced beach in Phuket. However, there are hotels and resort complexes located near beaches with direct access to the beach, sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach strip, as well as territories with gardens, outdoor pools, restaurants, bars and other infrastructure. That is, if you book a room at a hotel located in a bay with a beach, or a hotel located in a "corner" of a large public beach, then the probability of crowding is significantly reduced. There are also hotels with water slides (water parks) in Phuket.
Hotels on Karon Beach
Karon (Karon Beach) is a residential area with one of the most visited and longest beaches in Phuket (3 kilometers).
The beach has fine and pleasant to the touch sand of light golden color; there is all the necessary infrastructure.
The approach to the sea is gentle and smooth, the depth comes quite quickly. The bottom is sandy.
There are markets, shops, currency exchangers, tour desks, Thai massage parlors, bars, cafes and restaurants on Karon, ranging from local cuisine to pan-European and Russian.
From hotels near Karon Beach
5-star Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket - SHA Extra Plus with waterslides, outdoor pools, landscaped gardens, fitness center, restaurants, bar and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Beyond Resort Karon - SHA Extra Plus is a 4-star resort with direct access to the beach, outdoor pools, spa, restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is a 5-star hotel with direct access to the beach, swimming pools, a water slide, a lazy river, a garden, restaurants, a fitness center, a spa and a games room. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Phuket Emerald Beach Resort is a 5-star resort with a view of the beach, a swimming pool, a children's pool with slides, a garden, a fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
All accommodation facilities on Karon (hotels, apartments, etc.), both directly near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Karon Noi Beach
Karon Noi or Little Karon (Karon Noi) is located just north of Karon and is a small secluded bay hidden between two low green hills overlooking the sea waters.
There is fine and light sand on the beach. The sea water is clean and transparent.
Right next to Karon Noi Beach is the 5-star beach hotel Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus Resort with a green area, outdoor pools, outdoor recreation areas, spa, restaurants, barbecue on the beach, bar. The room rate includes breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel
Hotels on Kata Beach
Kata (Kata Beach) - combines everything you need for a comfortable stay.
There is a wide sandy beach stretching for a distance of more than one and a half kilometers, as well as all the necessary tourist infrastructure that provides an opportunity for an active day and evening life.
There is fine light sand on the beach.
The entrance to the sea is gentle, the depth comes gradually, the bottom is sandy, which is well suited for holidays with children, and not only.
Accommodation facilities near Kata Beach
All accommodation facilities on Katya, both near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Hotels on Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi Beach is a small but very picturesque and cozy beach located just south of Kata Beach. This beach is considered by many to be the best in Phuket.
The length of Kata Noi beach is only 600-700 meters, but the beach is quite wide.
There is fine, pleasant and soft to the touch light sand on the beach.
The approach to the sea is quite gentle, the depth comes quite quickly, which is good for swimmers. The bottom is sandy, without stones.
This beach is perfect for a respectable measured rest.
The best hotels of Kata Noi beach are located on the first line and have exits to the beach.
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus is a 5-star resort with a green area, outdoor pools, restaurants, bar, spa, fitness centers, tennis courts, free Wi-Fi and parking. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
The Shore At Katathani is a 5-star Adult-Only - SHA Extra Plus resort designed for adults only. The hotel has detached villas with private pools located on the mountainside, which gives a stunning view of the sea and the beach. The complex has a main infinity pool, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and a spa where you can relax. Breakfast is included in the price of each villa. Link to the hotel
Hotels between Kata and Kata Noi beaches
Some of the best accommodation facilities for relaxation and a secluded holiday in Phuket are located on a hill between Kata and Kata Noi beaches.
Here the complexes of luxury hotels and villas are surrounded by greenery, have territories, panoramic outdoor pools and magnificent views of the sea waters, and the absence of a busy tourist life nearby creates peace and quiet. You can also walk to both Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach in a few minutes.
Hotels on Patong Beach
Patong Beach is a tourist residential area and the beach of the same name in Phuket, which is one of the most visited, and is also considered a hangout and youth.
In Patong there is the legendary Bangla Road street, where life boils almost around the clock.
Currently, Patong - the largest resort in Phuket - is a city. It is called the capital of the island's tourist life. There is a beach here, as well as a lot of various cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Patong Beach is quite long and wide. The length of the beach is 4 kilometers, where you can relax, walk and do sports.
The coastline is sandy, the sand is a pleasant white color, shimmering under the rays of the sun.
There is accommodation for every taste and budget in Patong. There are both budget accommodation and more expensive hotels here.
From hotels near the beach
5-star Amari Phuket Resort with outdoor pools, restaurant, bar, spa, free shuttle service to Kata Beach and meals included in the room rate
Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa - SHA Extra Plus 5-star Resort & Spa with 2 outdoor pools, restaurants, bar, spa, bowling alley and meals included in the room rate
5 Star Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa - SHA Extra Plus with a garden, outdoor pools, sundeck, restaurants, bars, spa and fitness centers, tennis courts, rooms, suites and pool villas
BYD Lofts 4-star Boutique Hotel - Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments with an outdoor rooftop pool, apartments, fitness center and bar
4-star tropical hotel Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Extra Plus with outdoor pools, sun loungers by the pool, restaurant and spa
Patong Signature Boutique Hotel is a 3-star boutique hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar and a fitness center
All accommodation facilities in Patong, both near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Hotels on Kamala Beach
Kamala (Kamala Beach) is a residential provincial town and a beach, which many call a source of harmony, beauty of nature and a relaxing atmosphere.
Kamala beach is sandy. Fine and light sand is framed by pleasant-colored sea waters and lush vegetation, which makes the beach very picturesque.
The beach has a length of 2 kilometers and a width reaching up to 40 meters.
The sea water is clean and transparent. The depth comes pretty quickly.
Kamala, both a beach and a residential area, has a developed infrastructure with cafes and restaurants, a market, shops and supermarkets, the famous theme parks "Phuket FantaSea" and "Carnival Magic", Thai massage parlors, currency exchangers and tour desks.
The choice of accommodation facilities on and near Kamala is very large and diverse, ranging from hotels and resort complexes to villas and apartments.
Several resort hotels are located directly near the beach. These hotels have areas with gardens, direct access to the beach, sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach, outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, fitness centers and meals included in the room rate.
All accommodation facilities in Kamala, both near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Hotels between Kamala and Patong beaches
Between the beaches of Kamala and Patong is a hilly green area known as the "Millionaires' Mile".
Here, among the hills with rocky slopes, there are small secluded coves and elite accommodation facilities offering a full range of services.
Among the coves, the sandy beach of Yae (Yae Beach) with boulders stands out. Some guests compare this bay with the beaches of the Seychelles.
On Yae Beach, 5-star The Naka Phuket, a Member of Design Hotels - SHA Extra Plus resort features green grounds, rooms and villas with private balconies, an outdoor pool, lounge, restaurant, bar and spa -salon. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Also located in this place are
5-star Andara Resort Villas - SHA Extra Plus Resort with panoramic views of Kamala Bay, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers suites and villas with gazebos, where you can eat outdoors and use the services of a chef. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Villa Varya with 5 bedrooms, sun terrace, panoramic pool and sea view
Ayara Villa 3 - Unique Gem with Four Private Pools and Majestic Sea Views with 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, garden, Terrace and outdoor infinity Pool
Villa Yang, Private Oceanfront Villa, Kamala Beach with 5 bedrooms, lounge, sun terrace and outdoor pool
Hotels on Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach is the longest and one of the best beaches in Phuket.
The Bangtao beach strip stretches for 7 kilometers. The beach has a wide sandy coast, on which, even in peak season, it is not as crowded as on other, more "tourist" beaches of the island. Due to its length, the beach is great for both recreation and sports.
There is light fine sand on the beach. The entry into the water is quite gentle and smooth, the depth comes gradually, the bottom is sandy.
The southern part of the beach is more developed. There is inexpensive accommodation here, and on the beach itself there are cafes, tents with soft drinks and snacks, as well as massage parlors.
In the central part of the beach there are mainly respectable hotels, villas and apartments, which are among the best in Phuket and are large resort complexes with territories with direct access to the beach, gardens, swimming pools, recreation areas with sun loungers, water slides, restaurants, bars, shops, spa and fitness centers.centers, playgrounds and meals included in the room rate.
All accommodation facilities in Bang Tao, both near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Hotels on Surin Beach
Surin Beach is separated on both sides by green hills (capes), near which there are stones in the water, sometimes even large boulders, near which you can go snorkeling.
The beach itself is small, about 1 kilometer long, but quite wide and sandy. The sand on the beach is fine, white-yellow in color.
The approach to the sea is gentle, the bottom is sandy, the depth comes gradually, but rather quickly.
Surin is not a very popular Phuket beach. Mostly guests, vacationers in neighboring hotels and local residents come here.
Of the hotels and villas among the guests of Surin, those that are located near the beach, offer picturesque views, have territories, outdoor pools, sun terraces, restaurants, bars, as well as suites and meals included in the room rate are particularly popular.
All accommodation facilities in Surin, both near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Hotels on Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn Beach is the southernmost beach on the west coast of Phuket.
According to the sea water - its color, salinity and purity, as well as the white sand and abundant greenery surrounding it, Nai Harn Beach is comparable to Kata Noi Beach.
For many vacationers, this beach becomes a dream beach that has absorbed all the attributes of a serene beach holiday.
The coastline of the beach is quite flat and sandy. The sand is a pleasant light color.
The approach to the sea is gentle, the depth comes gradually. The sea water is an attractive azure color.
There is no abundance of tourist infrastructure near Nai Harn beach (restaurants, bars, shops, etc.). That is why some guests of Nai Harn may lack an active evening life.
There are few accommodation facilities near Nai Harn Beach, the best are concentrated on the north side of the beach.
On a green hill, right by Nai Harn Beach, there is a 5-star resort The Nai Harn - SHA Extra Plus with panoramic views of the sea, the beach and the green hills of Phuket Island, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa and fitness room. Breakfast is included in the price of rooms and suites. Link to the hotel
Villa at Nai Harn Cape / Ocean Point features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a terrace, an outdoor pool, a garden, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, billiards, table tennis and private parking on site. The windows overlook the sea, and breakfast is served in the morning. Link to the villa
All accommodation facilities on Nai Harn, both directly near the beach and more remotely from it, can be viewed and booked here
Ao Sein Beach
Ao Sane Beach is adjacent almost directly to Nai Harn Beach, on its northern side.
Ao Sein is a small bay beach located in the lagoon and hidden from prying eyes in the jungle forest.
The Ao Sein beach strip is quite narrow, here the sand is mixed with stones, ranging from small to large boulders, which are randomly scattered around the perimeter of the beach.
There are not so many accommodation facilities near Ao Sein Beach, of which there are few bungalows and several hotels.
Baan Krating Phuket Resort -SHA Plus is a 3-star resort with direct access to Ao San Beach, green area, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, billiards, free parking and rooms with a terrace overlooking the sea or forest. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Hotels on the beaches of Knighton and Banana
Naithon Beach and, located at a distance of less than 2 kilometers south of it, Banana Beach can be considered together as a whole.
Between the beaches there are capes and hills, abundantly covered with greenery, as well as a couple of sandy beaches-coves. The area is also suitable for snorkeling and diving.
The beaches have fine light sand, there are stones and boulders. On the one hand, the beaches are washed by sea waters, and on the other they are surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. All this makes the beaches picturesque.
This is a very quiet and peaceful place in Phuket, so some vacationers consider it one of the best on the island.
Knighton Beach is the most developed of all the neighboring bays. It has an infrastructure. The length of the beach is just over 1 kilometer.
Accommodation facilities in this area of Phuket are located both directly near Knighton Beach and further away from it, along the way to Banana Beach.
The 5-star Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort has direct access to Naithon Beach, a spa, 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, a gym, bars, a bakery and restaurants. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Sealord Naithon Beachfront Villa Resort Complex with sea view and near Naithon Beach
Andaman White Beach Resort - SHA Plus is a 4-star resort located by the sandy bay beach, south of Knighton.
Here the beach is completely at the disposal of the hotel guests, and the hotel has a sea view, which makes the rest at the hotel calm and relaxed.
The hotel has direct access to the beach, an outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness centers, a restaurant and a bar.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Near Banana Beach there are
5-star premium resort Trisara - SHA Plus with suites and villas with pools and sea views, spa, outdoor pool, tennis court, restaurant and bar. Windsurfing, snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed at the hotel. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Villa Praison with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, terrace and patio overlooking the pool
All accommodation facilities on Knighton Beach and near neighboring beaches can be viewed and booked here
Hotels on Nai Yang Beach
Nai Yang Beach is a calm and quite cozy beach located near Phuket Airport and adjacent to Sirinath National Park.
The beach is a semicircular bay with abundant vegetation nearby.
The beach is sandy and has a length of about 3 kilometers. The approach to the sea is gentle.
There is a small infrastructure on and near the beach.
Near the beach you can stop
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach 5-star Resort & Spa with lagoon-style pool, spa and bar
5-star tropical resort Dewa Phuket Resort & Villas with villas and suites, swimming pool, restaurant, bar and Turkish club
Kokotel Phuket Nai Yang Beach - SHA Extra Plus is a 4-star hotel with an outdoor pool, a sun terrace and a restaurant
The 4-star Naiyang Park - SHA Extra Plus Resort features a garden, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and a children's playground
All accommodation facilities near Nai Yang Beach can be viewed and booked here
Hotels in Phuket Town
Phuket Town is the capital and largest city of Phuket Province, located in the southeastern part of the island - not near good beaches.
Many tourists come to Phuket Town, first of all, for the purpose of transplanting, traveling around Phuket by public transport, as well as many go for the purpose of shopping.
The choice of budget housing in Phuket Town is large and diverse, first of all, these are inexpensive hotels and apartments, but you will have to go to the beaches by public transport and (or) a rented car / bike.
All accommodation facilities in Phuket Town can be viewed and booked here
Hotels near Phuket Airport
On the island of Phuket there is an international airport (Phuket International Airport, Thai name: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติภูเก็ต).
Phuket Airport has two terminals - one for international, the second for domestic flights. A shuttle runs between the terminals. Flights to Phuket →
If your departure from Phuket airport falls at night, as well as late evening or early morning, as well as arrival, then you can spend the night near the airport
All accommodation facilities in Phuket (hotels, villas, houses, apartments, etc.), both near beaches and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here