What are Phuket’s best hotels?

Here are the most 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 beaches.

Hotels in Patong and nearby

🔸 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 spotless and always friendly.

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🔸 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. It’s not at a walkable distance from the heart of Patong but a short tuk-tuk drive will take you there in a couple of minutes.

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🔸 Holiday Inn Phuket Resort

Patong Beach

Holiday Inn Phuket location is excellent if you want to get the best of Patong: The beach is just across the street, and the city centre with its shopping and famous nightlife is just a short walk away. The popular OTOP night market is just behind the resort and there are plenty of restaurants, spas and shops everywhere around. The location is busy with activities, yet once inside the resort, the atmosphere is surprisingly quiet. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, with a very attractive pool bar in the immense main one. The rooms are well designed, including some pool access in the Busakorn Wing.

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🔸 Le Meridien Phuket Resort

Karon Noi Beach

Le Meridien Phuket is one of the few hotels in Phuket with a private beach, and what a beach! Karon Noi is one of the Best Beaches of Phuket, secluded and reserved entirely to the guests of Le Meridien Phuket. This large hotel is isolated in a cove surrounded by trees, but is actually very close to Patong, Karon and even Kata Beach, offering an excellent strategic place for relaxation and exploration. The pool is one of the largest on the island and guests have plenty of excellent restaurants, spas and shops to choose from.

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🔸 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 a 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.

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Hotels in Kata Beach and Kata Noi

🔸 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 for a perfect romantic escape: a location right above a white and sandy beach, large villas with jaw-dropping ocean views, an excellent restaurant, a spa and countless small details that make a truly unforgettable holiday. The location is what impresses the most, right on the secluded sandy beach of Kata Noi, a bay that has remained mostly unspoiled and was once voted one of the best beaches in Asia.

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🔸 Katathani Beach Resort

Kata Noi Beach

Katathani Beach Resort is a top-rated and affordable hotel also located on Kata Noi, one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Phuket. Built with a full 450 meters beach access, this large but very well-designed hotel can afford to offer a surprisingly large amount of rooms with real sea views. Guest can also enjoy several pools located in the beautiful garden as well as many excellent restaurants.

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🔸 Kata Rocks

Kata Beach

Kata Rock Phuket

Kata Rocks is best known for its iconic sunset view from the infinity pool in front of the restaurant. All the immense Sky Villas come with ocean views, private swimming pools and state of the art designer concept. While you probably will spend most of your time in the luxury of your villa, remember that the restaurant, wine cellar and spa are all award-winning features. Kata Rocks is located on a hill and is at a short walking distance of the beautiful and sandy Kata Beach.

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🔸 Villa Royale

Kata Noi Beach


We stayed several times at the unique Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach. The concept is very original as part of the hotel was a private house owned by a famous Thai architect, and each suite in the hotel offers a different experience. One of the suites even comes with a wine cellar inside a rock. Villa Royale is just above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach and features one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket.

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Hotels in Karon

🔸 Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Karon Beach

Centara Grand Beach Resort

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is a large resort with a unique location and direct access to the superb and immense beach of Karon. In addition, the hotel features several large pools, restaurants, kids clubs, an immense fitness and many outlets including a beach club. Centara Grand Beach Resort is a top-rated mid-range hotel with 262 mostly sea-facing rooms, suites and villas. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is a large hotel designed in a pinkish Sino-Portuguese style.

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🔸 Movenpick Resort Karon

Karon Beach

Movenpick Karon Resort

Movenpick Resort Karon is one of the largest hotels in Karon, just across the street from the beach and a short walk away from the main street of the small town and the many restaurants and bars. Movenpick features an immense and beautiful pool with pool bar, an excellent spa and several excellent restaurants. Guests can choose to book a room in the main building or stay in a private villa with a plunge pool.

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Hotels in Kamala Beach and Surin

🔸 Hyatt Regency Phuket

Kamala Beach

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a superb 5-star resort built on a hillside of Kamala, just across the road from the lesser know Rayee Beach, just a couple of kilometres south of the main Kamala beach. This luxurious 190 rooms resort offers splendid sea views from almost every balcony, a gigantic swimming pool and Sunset Grill, a superb panoramic restaurant located at the very top of the hotel.

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🔸 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!

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🔸 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.

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Hotels in Bangtao Beach

🔸 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.

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Hotels in Maikhao Beach and North Phuket

🔸 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.

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🔸 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 is. 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.

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🔸 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.

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🔸 Phuket Marriott Resort  Nai Yang Beach

Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is a superb 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.

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🔸 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.

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🔸 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?

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Hotels on other beaches

🔸 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.

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🔸 Sri Panwa

Sri Panwa Phuket Pool Villa

Sri Panwa is one of Phuket most amazing and most exclusive hotels. Everyone we know heard of it, but not many actually stayed there, and we finally did. This resort is built on a hillside of the remote Cape Panwa and is best known for its incredible rooftop bar called Baba Nest. We booked a weekend at Sri Panwa and even after so many years spent in Thailand and so many hotels reviews, they managed to impress us.

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Hotels in Phuket Town and nearby

🔸 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!

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Hotels on nearby islands

🔸 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.

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🔸 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.

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FAQs about the Best Hotels in Phuket

✳️ What are the best hotels in Patong Beach?

a. The best hotels in Patong Beach include:

✳️ Which hotels are best in Kata Beach?

a. Among the best hotels in Kata Beach are:

✳️ What are the best hotels in Karon Beach?

a. Some of the best hotels in Karon Beach are:

✳️ What are the best hotels in Karon Beach

a. Visitors to Kamala Beach like these hotels:

✳️ Which hotels are best in Bangtao Beach?

a. The best hotels in Bangtao Beach include:

  • Banyan Tree Phuket
  • Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
  • Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket
✳️ What are the best hotels in Mai Khao Beach?

a. The best hotels in Mai Khao Beach include: