What Are Phuket Best Hotels?

Here are 22 amazing hotels we tried in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed all these resorts in person, and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is entirely part of your holiday, so it should be an experience and a memory in itself, a memory you will bring back home as much as the sea or the beach. These hotels might not appear cheap, but all have personality, and all were a great experience. The hotels below are not the only ones we tried, of course, we sure tried many (and we mean many!), but we started with the resorts we liked most and sorted them by alphabetical order for now 🙂

Amari Phuket

Patong Beach

Amari Phuket Resort

Amari Phuket is one of those rare resorts in Phuket with a unique location on Patong Beach. Guests can easily reach Patong, party all night if they want to, and yet enjoy a quiet day in the sun the day after. The hotel has its own small beach and is excellent for snorkelling. All the rooms and villas offer ocean views. There are 3 swimming pools in the resort and the romantic seaside restaurant La Gritta is legendary. The service is known to be always spotless and friendly. Read more

Banyan Tree Resort

Bang Tao Beach

Banyan Tree Phuket is the most luxurious of the five resorts in the Laguna Complex on Bangtao beach. Open for more than two decades, Banyan Tree features an amazing collection of private villas and high-end restaurants. It is also well-known for having the best world class spa in Phuket. Read more

Kalima Resort

Kalim Beach near Patong

Kalima Resort is a hotel built on a hill with a fantastic panoramic view of the immense bay of Patong Beach. With such unique location, guests can enjoy the sights and the strategic location within minutes to Patong without traffic inconvenience. There is no beach in front of the hotel, but the beautiful Kamala, Laem Singh and Surin Beach are just a short ride away. Read more

Katathani Beach Resort

Kata Noi Beach

Katathani Beach Resort is a great and yet affordable hotel located on Kata Noi, one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Phuket. Built with direct access to 450 meters of sandy beach, this large but very well-designed hotel can afford to offer a surprisingly large amount of rooms with real sea views. Read more

Kata Rocks

Kata Beach

Kata Rock Phuket

Kata Rocks is changing the face of luxury accommodation in Phuket and is probably raising the bar for the whole of Thailand hotel industry. With their fantastic Sky Villas and fantastic sea views, Kata Rocks is in a league on their own. Located on a hill at the very south of the superb Kata Beach, every single suite or apartment is incredible. Read more

Holiday Inn Phuket Resort

Patong Beach

Holiday Inn Phuket is a success story since a very long time, and their team makes sure it stays this way. The location is excellent if you want to get the best of Patong: The beach is just across the street, and the city with its shopping and famous nightlife is just a short walk away. There is even a night market behind the resort. And yet once inside the resort, the atmosphere is surprisingly quiet. Read more

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Kamala Beach

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a superb 5-star resort recently built on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach which is just a little south of the main Kamala beach, and therefore far from any crowd. This exclusive 190 rooms resort offers splendid sea views from almost every balcony and naturally, the higher the room, the better the view! Read more

Le Meridien Phuket Resort

Karon Noi Beach

Le Meridien Phuket is one of the few hotels in Phuket with full beach access, and what a beach! Karon Noi is one of the “Best Beaches of Phuket‘, secluded and difficult to access unless you are a guest at Le Meridien Phuket. This vast hotel is isolated but is very close to Patong Beach and Karon and Kata Beach, offering an excellent balance for relaxation and exploration. The pool is one of the largest on the island and guests have plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from. Read more

Maikhao Dream Resort

Mai Khao Beach

Best Hotels in Phuket

Maikhao Dream Resort is one of the great hotels we experienced in Phuket. However, Maikhao Dream is not a resort for everyone. It is in the north part of the island where the beach is all yours; it is very exclusive, which makes it rather expensive and it comes only with 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Maikhao Dream Resort is the perfect hideaway for a group of friends or 3 couples who want to travel together and share their holiday in style. Read more

Novotel Phuket Resort

Patong Beach

Novotel Phuket Resort at the northern end of Patong Beach offers sea views, not many hotels in Patong can afford. Novotel Phuket Resort design comes with typical Thai roofs over an impressive lobby, palm trees and greenery everywhere around three cascading pools. The resort is a small Thai oasis in a frantic town. Read more

Phuket Marriott Nai Yang Resort

Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang is a new hotel in a unique place on the northwest coast of Phuket near the Sirinath National Park. The hotel has a lot of great features and qualities; we had a lot to enjoy and discover during our 3-day stay. Read more

Pullman Arcadia Naithon

Nai Thon Beach

Pullman Arcadia Naithon Resort

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon is a superb resort located on the still peaceful Naithon beach. Naithon is a surprisingly beautiful beach on the upper west coast of Phuket, away from any main roads. The hotel is far from the crowded areas but is not isolated, near a good choice of local life. Pullman is a perfect starting point to enjoy what Phuket has to offer if you are not interested in Patong nightlife and frenzy. Read more

Renaissance Phuket

Mai Khao Beach

Forget crowded beaches and tourist frenzy! Despite the common belief that Phuket is a busy island, there are some stunning beaches you won’t have to share with anyone! Renaissance Phuket on the unspoilt Mai Khao beach is a large resort with several restaurants, excellent facilities and a beautiful spa. Read more

Sala Phuket Resort

Mai Khao Beach

Sala Phuket Resort on Mai Khao Beach is one of our favourite resorts in Phuket. The hotel itself is along the beautiful Mai Khao beach, but none of the villas are. The concept of Sala is to offer total privacy, so all the villas are surrounded by walls and feature immense swilling pool and outdoor bathrooms. Sala Phuket is a romantic resort for couples. It does not come cheap but still is affordable. Read more

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi


Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is not your usual ‘Phuket Resort’; it is a destination in itself. Specially designed for romantic couples in search of an escape from the stress of the big city, this is a perfect hideaway to spend a few days before moving to the fun of Phuket Island. All the villas, essentially build out of wood and thatched roofs, come with a superb swimming pool. The resort offers fantastic views on the limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay. Read more

The Nai Harn

Nai Harn Beach

The Nai Harn Phuket

The Nai Harn Phuket is in such a unique location and a classic, timeless design; the resort is top-rated. Build on the hillside of Nai Harn Beach; it is the only resort having such a unique view of this fabulous bay. The hotel might not be precisely on the beach, but a short path will take you to it in just half a minute, and what beach! A large strip of white and powdery sand ending in a turquoise blue bay (during the high season at least). The resort features several fantastic restaurants, including an immense and beautifully designed rooftop bar and a beachfront restaurant. Read more

The Shore at Katathani

Kata Noi Beach

The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani is one of the most exclusive hotels on Phuket, probably one of our best experience on the island. The hotel combines all the ingredients effortlessly for a perfect escape: a location right on a beach, villas with jaw-dropping views, genuinely caring staff, an excellent restaurant, a good spa and countless small details that make the difference between just a regular ‘hotel stay’ and a truly unforgettable holiday. The location is what impresses first, right on and above the secluded beach of Kata Noi, a superb white sandy bay that has remained unspoiled because it’s not on any main road. Read more

The Surin

Pansea Beach

The Surin Resort

The Surin is a beautifully designed hotel with a long history and a fantastic location on the private Pansea beach in Phuket. It’s also one of the first luxury hotels on the island. The hotel is called ‘The Surin’, but it is in fact, on the next beach called Pansea Beach‘ which is one of the most beautiful in Phuket. If you can afford it, try to book one of the villas right on the beach. The black pool and the main building are iconic. The Surin is one of the best places in Phuket to escape your busy life! Read more

The Racha Resort

Racha Island


The Racha is a small luxury hideaway on an island near another island, twelve miles south of Phuket to be exact. Once in a while, even people living in Phuket need to get away from it all and find another little piece of paradise. The beach is white and beautiful, and the sea is crystal clear during high season. It is the ultimate getaway if you are not interested in Phuket nightlife and shopping. Read more

Trisara Villas

near Naithon Beach

Secluded and luxurious, Trisara is one of the ultimate romantic resorts and best hotel in Phuket. All the villas come with stunning infinity pools, and the hotel is home to ‘Pru‘, the only Restaurant in Phuket having received a Michelin star. The beach is not large but private, and with swimming pools this beautiful, you probably will spend most of your time in your magnificent villa. The superb and underrated Naithon beach is not far from the hotel. Isn’t it one of the best way to enjoy such a tropical paradise? Read more

Twinpalms Phuket

Surin Beach

Not many hotels in Phuket have set the trend for other hotels to follow, but Twinpalms is one of them, creative and original in many ways. Twinpalms may not have beachfront access or even a sea view but the amazing Surin beach is just a short walk away from the hotel. The layout, the vast rooms, the spa and the restaurants made Twinpalms an instant success. Read more

Villa Royale

Kata Noi Beach


We stayed several times at unique Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach. The concept is very original as part of the hotel was a privately owned house, and each suite is different. One even comes with its wine cellar. Also, Villa Royale features one of the best and Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket. Read more

Westin Siray Bay Resort

Koh Sirey

I never thought I would be standing in a trendy beach resort of Phuket while looking at Phuket Island. Westin Siray Bay Resort is a new hotel built on a hillside of Koh Sirey, a tiny island on the east coast of Phuket. From your balcony, at night you will be surprised how close the city lights of Phuket Town are! Read more

FAQs about the Best Hotels in Phuket

What are the best hotels in Patong Beach?

The best hotels in Patong Beach are Amari Phuket, Rosewood and Holiday Inn Resort Phuket.

Which hotels are best in Kata Beach?

The best hotels in Kata Beach are Kata Rocks and The Boathouse.

What are the best hotels in Karon Beach?

The best hotels in Karon Beach are Centara Grand Beach Resort, Mövenpick Spa Resort Karon Beach and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa.

Which hotels are best in Bangtao Beach?

The best hotels in Bangtao Beach include Banyan Tree Phuket, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Dusit Laguna Phuket.

What are the best hotels in Mai Khao Beach?

Sala Phuket and Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa are among the best hotels in Mai Khao Beach.