The best hotels in Phuket all have several things in common: good location, a large range of quality facilities and impeccable service. Many Phuket visitors have highly personal tastes and once they’ve found their holiday niche they will return time after time, on each visit discovering something new and pleasing about their choice of destination and accommodation.
Whether it is value for money, a sense of satisfation or a dependable brand name you’re looking for – or indeed a combination of the above – all play important roles in singling out the best in their field. Our Phuket Best Hotels list caters for many tastes and preferences – whether for singles, groups, or families – and covers a wide swathe of accommodation with both beachside and city locations.
1, The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Katathani is a collection of beachside villas at the southernmost end of beautiful Kata Noi Beach.It is an idyllic location seemingly tailor-made for peace lovers and those who appreciate the heady mixture of beach, luxury and tranquility.Children under 12 years old are not allowed to stay at this resort.Accommodation at The Shore at Katathani comprises Seaview Pool Villas which are 130sqm, Two-Bedroom Pool Villas (260sqm), and 130sqm Pool Villas.Villa amenities are generous and include individually controlled air conditioning, safety deposit box, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV with an entertainment system, a stocked mini-bar, en-suite bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer and bathrobe with slippers, and of course a great infinity pool with beach and mountain views.
2, Kalima Resort and Spa
Kalima Resort and Spa is located just outside Patong but this definitely works to its advantage as the 220-degree views this resort enjoys across Patong Bay are simply in a class of their own.Besides, the resort offers a regular shuttle service to the centre of nightlife, dining, and shopping on the island.Modern, sleek, chic, and above all welcoming, this is hillside luxury with all accommodation types featuring air conditioning free coffee and tea-making facilities, large-screen TVs with satellite channels, mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, attractive and state-of-the-art in-room facilities and decor, and much more.
3, The NAKA Phuket
The NAKA Phuket is a collection of beachside Villas at Kamala Beach on Phukets lush and verdant west coast.Kamala is approximately a 40-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and some 15 minutes north of Patong – Phukets party centre, shopping hub, and fine-dining venue.Accommodation categories at The Naka Phuket comprise One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, and Three-Bedroom Villas: One-Bedroom Villas enjoy fantastic views of the seascape, and are mere steps away from the shoreline.The Villas are approximately 182sqm including their patio and balcony.This Villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, a fully-stocked mini-bar, dining and living room.
4, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Marriott has all the bases covered for an active holiday, regardless of weather conditions.Just how Marriott has managed to keep the personal touch in such large grounds is a mystery, yet also a welcome surprise.The Marriott is directly adjacent to Mai Khao Beach in northwest Phuket next to the Sirinath Marine National Park and protected sea turtle area.Some 15 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, it also has easy access to neighbouring Phang Nga Province.The well-appointed rooms are spacious with a minimum area of 47sqm and each room features a balcony and an indoor sala – a Thai-style raised area.
5, Banyan Tree Phuket
Banyan Tree Phuket is a five star resort, part of the famous Laguna Group located in a repossessed tin mine on Phukets Bangtao Beach along the islands lush west coast.Accommodation at Banyan Tree Phuket comprises Deluxe Villas; Pool Villas; Sanctuary Villas; Two-Bedroom Pool Villas, and Deluxe Two-Bedroom Pool Villas.Villa amenities include en-suite bathrooms with full complimentary toiletries plus his and hers private dressing area, bathrobes and slippers, a safety deposit box, complimentary drinking water, flat-screen TV with international channels and DVD player, sunken bath, complete privacy, a garden gazebo, coffee machine and tea-making facilities, Wi-Fi access and so much more.
6, Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort
Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort has 77 guestrooms, all based on lower levels and all sumptuously fitted out with rich textiles.Room categories include nine Deluxe Beachfront Rooms, 40 Deluxe Garden View Rooms, and 28 Deluxe Sea View Rooms overlooking tranquil Chalong Bay – perfect for sunset views.Rooms offer individually controlled air conditioning, in-room safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with toiletries, private balcony/terrace with table and chairs, good storage space, quality bedding, bathrobes, natural furniture and soft lighting arrangements.The resort is beach facing and enjoys a good location facing south towards the natural yacht haven of Chalong Bay.
7, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa describes itself as an eco luxury beach resort.Located on the west coast of the unspoiled Koh Yao Yai, a rather large island situated at the mouth of the world-famous Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, Santhiya is a stylish resort offering its guests a relaxing stay far away from the vicissitude of our modern world.Koh Yao Yai is the perfect place to get a revitalising rest.The island is still an undeveloped natural haven only inhabited by a few fishermen and farmers.The beachfront resort hosts 90 rooms and villas categorised in five types included Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite (256sqm), Ocean View Pool Villa Suite (150sqm), Supreme Deluxe Sea View (60sqm), Supreme Deluxe Garden View (60sqm), and Grand Deluxe Ocean View (72sqm).
8, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort holds a special place in many return visitors hearts and it has constantly proved popular year after year.The resort comprises 479 low-rise guest rooms and suites – all with private balconies and terraces facing the ocean, pools or tropical gardens.Katathani has a tangible family atmosphere yet with two separate wings, six swimming pools and huge grounds as well as an adjacent 850-metre long beach, things never get too crowded.The resort has six restaurants and five bars.Upstairs from the main dining room Chom Talay, La Scala offers excellent contemporary Italian fare in a classic setting with live piano music.
9, Amatara Resort & Wellness
Regent Phuket Cape Panwa is a five-star gem of a hotel located near scenic Cape Panwa in the tranquil east of Phuket.The first impression one gets of this hotel is its classically designed lobby, sweeping high ceilings, colonial features, and unforgettable views out over the swimming pool and bay, with yachts moored in the middle distance.The further one explores this property the better the impression one gets.The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa overlooks fantastic seascapes and island dotted in the middle distance.One gets the feeling that the views were made for the hotels 55-metre infinity pool here instead of the other way round.
10, Nook Dee Kata Beach Resort
Nook Dee Kata Beach Resort puts you 6.2 mi (10 km) from Promthep Cape.Guests indulge in Thai massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.There’s an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer balconies and 24-hour room service.