While Phuket has a reputation for luxury, you may be surprised to learn that this luxury is often highly affordable. Phuket has a range of well-priced five-star and four-star accommodation, and resorts with all the amenities and atmosphere you need at an economical price. In fact, you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy the good life in Phuket (and you don’t need to stay in a hostel or budget guesthouse!) Find out where to stay in Phuket with our shortlist of affordable resort accommodation in Phuket.
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1) Avista Phuket Resort & Spa
Located on Kata Beach, this resort is not directly on the sand and consequently the rooms are a lot cheaper than at beachside places. The 143 rooms have a range of amenities including LCD TVs, and there are amenities like a kids club, lots of swimming pools, and a nice restaurant. The location is good and it’s easy to get anywhere on the island from this resort.
2) Serenity Resort & Residences
A small, 62-room resort that also has a selection of villas, the Serenity Resort is located in the east of Phuket and offers great value for families and travelers looking for a relaxing break. The smallest rooms are the cheapest but you won’t pay a lot more for a larger room. The range of additional extras like free Wi-Fi makes this place a good option if you are on a budget, although it is a little further away from the action and fairly secluded.
3) Karon Sea Sands Resort
Located in Karon Beach, there are 89 rooms with spacious interiors and large windows. Some of the rooms have access to the pool and there are family rooms available.
4) Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort
This is a large Phuket resort with 224 rooms and it is situated in the Panwa Cape district, close to Phuket Old Town and Makham Bay. You’ll find plenty to do nearby including windsurfing, snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking. There is plenty to do within the resort, too, with three swimming pools and a water activity center, plus a private beach.
5) Patong Premier Resort
Located in central Patong, this is a budget option if you are willing to sacrifice the five-star amenities. All the rooms have cable TV and ensuites, plus some have pools.
6) Metadee Resort and Villas
Located near to Kata Beach, the Metadee Resort offers a selection of 76 different types of rooms with plenty of space inside and LCD TVs, mini bars, and sofas. The amenities at the resort include a fitness center, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, and a restaurant. There is also a spa to enjoy that provides a wide range of treatments and massages.
7) Sea Pearl Villas Resort
Overlooking Patong Beach, this is a large resort set on a hillside. The rooms have private Jacuzzis and there is a shuttle bus into Patong so you can enjoy the nightlife there. There’s a swimming pool, a clubhouse with lots of activities, and a restaurant.
8) Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa
Located close to the airport, the Maikhao Resort has 56 rooms and is situated on the beach, albeit a little further away from the heart of the action. It is best if you are looking for a peaceful vacation in relaxed surroundings. There are plenty of restaurants and bars at the resort, plus outdoor swimming pools, a spa, and a babysitting service.
9) Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa
A luxury resort that is accessed by speedboat from Phuket, this gives extra privacy and offers a range of different rooms in different styles. Every room has a great view over the ocean plus a range of amenities like day beds, sun beds, and air conditioning. You don’t need to travel off the island to have fun, with a range of activities on offer including cooking lessons, snorkeling trips, swimming, and bike rentals.
10) Thavorn Beach Village & Spa
This well-equipped resort with 195 guest rooms on Kamala Beach offers some enticing prices for its accommodation. The family-friendly resort offers spacious rooms, a kids club, lagoon swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis courts as well as six restaurants and bars. The resort is in a quiet area but it is close to the main action at Patong.
11) Deevana Patong Resort
Many different room categories at the Deevana resort combine to create a welcoming place with a range of different amenities. You can choose from Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, rooms with a balcony Jacuzzi, and Junior Suites.
12) Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villa
This is a good choice for couples looking for some quiet time as there are no children under 12 allowed. Rooms are spacious with balconies overlooking the ocean and there are plenty of amenities including a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, spa, entertainment room, and bar.
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