Visitors heading to southern Thailand, to the Pearl of the Andaman, have one too many accommodation options to choose from. To help select the best places to sleep after a day of exploring Phuket, here’s a guide to have a good trip in Phuket.
Andaman Seaside Resort
On the popular Bangtao Beach is the Andaman Seaside Resort. This beach seemingly has the best of both worlds, with half of the stretch of sand dominated by local fishermen and the other by luxury resorts, such as the Andaman Seaside Resort. It is relatively close to the airport (about a 25-minute drive) and can be found on the west side of the island. Those who cannot handle Thailand’s heat may opt for one of the 16 poolside villas, or those with the family in tow may choose one of the 16 family rooms. The hotel also offers a number of tours, from visiting the stunning James Bond Island to a day trip to the famous Koh Phi Phi islands.
Renaissance futuristic and tasteful lobby and reception area provides the first glimpse into what, for many, will be a revelatory stay at this 180-room resort made up of Deluxe Rooms, One-Bedroom Suites, One-Bedroom Pool Villas, and gorgeous One-Bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villas.Attention to detail is what makes Renaissance stand out; Loca Vore, the resorts main all-day dining spot is a lesson in tasteful design with innovative cuisine; the individual tastes of guests are appreciated and catered for in style at live food stations.Loca Vore also features an outstanding and justifiably popular breakfast buffet as well as a kids menu.
Millennium Resort Patong Phuket
The Millennium Resort Patong Phuket is the largest resort with 418 guestrooms. It is close enough to Patong Beach to enjoy the sand, but far enough to avoid other tourists. Comprised of two extensive wings, the rooms in the first (Beachside) face the Andaman Sea, while the Lakeside rooms are equipped with lush bedding and vibrant décor, matching the resort’s overall beachy vibe. The resort is actually located on the grounds of a 200,000 square meter shopping center, so over 200 shops are easily accessible to guests. The five-star hotel also comes with a variety of suites and rooms, two outdoor pools, and many dining options.
Beyond Resort Kata
Kata Beach Resort & Spa is a 275-room four-star resort located on one of the most picturesque beaches in Phuket - Kata.Designed in classic Thai lines with a grand open lobby, the resort goes in for bold lines, high ceilings, grandiose restaurants and a stylish seaside look and feel to it.The aptly named Atrium Coffee Shop & Terrace serves breakfast with all-day dining consisting of international and Thai cuisine and has live music in the evenings while Peppino Italian Restaurant and Pub will serve up tasty Italian delights.
Trisara Villas & Residences Phuket
Panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and some 40 acres of luxurious and scenic grounds are just two highlights of the Trisara Villas & Residences Phuket. Much of the décor is inspired by traditional Thai architecture, with the 39 villas and suites made of dark wood, vaulted ceilings, and stunning sea views. The Trisara Villas & Residences Phuket also has its own private beach, offering complete seclusion and luxury and attracting some VIP guests. No detail was overlooked in making sure this resort blends flawlessly with the surrounding foliage. The nearby jungle is manicured, but much of the surroundings have been allowed to remain in a more natural state, for guests to enjoy.