Phuket has a bountiful surplus of gorgeous hotels and resorts. When it comes to choosing accommodation for your Phuket vacation, you are certainly spoiled for choice. And the great thing about Phuket is the range of different types of accommodation in different budget ranges – luxury resorts, beachfront villas, sea view cabins, backpacker hostels, guesthouses, cabañas, and more. You can stay in a quiet, private area or close to all the action the island has to offer. And there are many different beaches to stay next to.
All this choice comes at a price – it’s hard to decide! We looked at the top-ranking hotels on website searches in 2016 and came up with this list of the Phuket hotels that are worth checking into every time.
1) The Chava Resort
Located on Surin Beach, the Chava in Phuket, this resort is actually an apartment complex so the rooms are really spacious and you get tons of amenities within the suites. The complex is set on a hill overlooking the beach so you benefit from great views as well as easy access to the sands. This is a good choice when you want to get away from it all in style.
2) Trisara Phuket Villas & Residences
Trisara is certainly not cheap, but if you are looking for a luxurious place to stay for a special vacation then this is the one to beat. It has been popular for years and in 2016 there are many revamped features and new additions that keep it at the top. The Trisara model is the private pool villa, private beach set-up and you can’t go wrong with that when you want a special getaway with a loved one. There are also larger residences that have their own pools and are ideal for families or groups of friends. As the location is secluded, this is a resort where you will spend most of your time by the pool or on the private beach. The restaurants are great, too.
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3) BYD Lofts
BYD Lofts is right in the heart of the action on Phuket in Patong Beach. This is another apartment complex so you benefit from slightly larger rooms and there is a rooftop pool in this city choice. This is a good option if you really want to be where the bars, restaurants and nightlife are. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic honeymoon it may not tick all the boxes.
4) Andara Resort and Villas
Andara is set on the hillside overlooking Kamala Beach and it has a range of private villas to suit all tastes. Because this resort is not exactly on the sand you get the views and also a slightly lower price tag than beachfront five-star hotels. This resort suits families as well as couples and there are a number of different room and villa configurations to choose from.
5) The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Kata Noi Beach is a pool villa resort in Phuket with great views from those private pools. This choice is perfect for the honeymooning couple. Lots of space, privacy, and romantic extras to make the vacation perfect. It’s not cheap but it’s worth splurging on a special occasion.
Navatara is a smaller, less touristy option that is developed in the Thai style and is a short distance from Rawai Beach. Rooms are a little smaller than in the pool villa options of other hotels but there is plenty to recommend this place, particularly with its secluded but not inaccessible location and its nice pool.
7) Point Yamu by Como Resort
Point Yamu Resort is located on the tip of the cape in the east of Phuket and it’s pretty remote. But it’s therefore ideal when you want to get away from it all and spend some quality time with loved ones. The set-up is super-luxurious and there are villas and rooms to choose from, with some amazing views.
8) Amari Phuket
Another Patong beach favorite, although this one is located slightly further away from the main strip providing a little extra peace and quiet. This is an established resort with some stunning amenities including a great pool, and it is ideal for families and couples.
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9) Pen Villa
A small, compact resort on Surin Beach, Pen Villa is simple and popular with a lower price tag to match. A great choice for families visiting Phuket, and the beach is very close to the resort.