Thailand is now firmly established as one of the world’s premier holiday destinations which really is no surprise due to its great combination of culture, cuisine, and stunning locations. The majority of travellers arrive in the capital and spend a few days recovering from their journey by soaking up Bangkok’s unique atmosphere before departing for one of Thailand fantastic beach resorts. As the country’s largest island, Phuket is a popular choice, it sits on the west coast in the Andaman Sea and has everything any-one could want to make a holiday one to remember. In the short piece we will look at some of the accommodation options in the island’s best resorts and highlight some of the best hotels in Karon, Mai Khao and Bang Tao to name but three of the island best beaches.

World Class Karon Beach

Well known as one of the island best beaches, Karon is around an hour from the airport in the island southwest corner, along with the nearby Kata beach it has a wide range of place to stay, these include –

  • Thavorn Palm Beach – Award winning hotel with a great beachside location.
  • Mandarava Resort & Spa – Great hotel and spa facilities.
  • Le Meriden Phuket Beach – Superb beachside choice for families.
  • Beyond Resort Karon – Another excellent beachside hotel and spa.

Beautiful Bang Tao

Situated slightly closer to the airport the wide sweeping bay of Bang Tao is home to another of the island’s best beaches and great hotels, among them are –

  • Anantara Layan Phuket – Top rated luxury beachside resort hotel.
  • Banyan Tree Phuket – Stunning hotel, well located with great facilities.
  • The Pavilions Phuket – Superb private villas with own pools.

Majestic Mai Khao

At the northern end of the island, close to the airport the resort of Mai Khao is also the home to the Sirinat National Park and a range of fantastic places to stay, some of the best ones are –

  • Marriot Mai Khao Beach – Well rated resort hotel great for families.
  • Wayla Villa Maikhao Beach – Affordable and consistently well reviewed hotel.
  • The Slate Phuket – Excellent hotel with great beachside facilities.

An Amazing Choice of Accommodation

I have mentioned just a tiny number of the great hotels in just three of the towns on the island. Many others exist around the island, Como Point Yamu and Casada Suitte villas to name but two are situated on the less well populated eastern side of island and are consistently well reviewed.

I am sure you will do your own research before booking but I hope I have given you some great ideas of where to stay on the fantastic holiday paradise of Phuket.

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