What are Phuket’s best hotels?

Here are hotels we loved the most in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed them all, and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a great hotel in Phuket is entirely part of a holiday and can be an experience in itself, a memory you will bring back home. These hotels might not appear cheap, but all have personality, high service quality, unique features, and most of all, they offered us a great experience. The list below is not the only ones we tried, of course, but those 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 with a unique location in Patong Beach. A short tuk-tuk ride (1.5 km) will take you to the heart of Patong where you can party all night if you want to, and enjoy a quiet day on the hotel beach the day after. The hotel has its small private beach and is excellent for snorkelling. All the rooms and villas offer ocean views. There are three swimming pools in the resort, an excellent spa, and the romantic seaside restaurant La Gritta is legendary. The service at Amari is known to be spotless and always friendly.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 2 bars and 3 restaurants
Distance to the Beach: on its small private beach
Distance from airport: 38 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 16 km
Distance to Patong Center: 1.6 km


🔸 Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach

Patong Beach

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket is a new resort in Patong Beach with a lot of qualities to please a wide range of travellers. The location just across the street from the beach is, without a doubt, the first reason why this hotel is so attractive. It also is at a short distance to the famous Bangla Walking Street, the heart of Patong Nightlife. The hotel is bright and well designed and has all the features and outlets to please a wide range of travellers.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming Pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 5
Rooms: 600
Distance from the beach: across the street
to Patong city centre: 1.2 km
from Phuket Airport: 37 km
to Phuket Town: 14 km


🔸 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 to enjoy everywhere around. The location is busy with activities, including the famous Hard Rock Cafe, yet once inside the resort, the atmosphere is surprisingly quiet. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, with a beautiful pool bar in the immense main one. The rooms are well designed, including some pool access in the Busakorn Wing.

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Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 4
Distance to the Beach: across the street
Distance from airport: 36 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 14 km
Distance to Patong Center: 1.6 km


🔸 Novotel Phuket Resort

Patong Beach

Novotel Phuket Resort at the northern end of Patong Beach offers sea views only a few many hotels in Patong could afford. Novotel Phuket Resort design comes with typical Thai roofs over an impressive lobby, palm trees and greenery everywhere around three cascading pools. With 217 rooms and 7 room types, the resort is a small oasis of Thainess 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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Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 3 tier pool
Restaurants and bars: 4
Distance to the Beach: across the street
Distance from airport: 30 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 14 km
Distance to Patong Center: 1.7 km


🔸 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. Still, it is very close to Patong, Karon and even Kata Beach, offering an excellent strategic hideaway for both relaxation and exploration. With a staggering 4,700 sqm, the centrally located swimming pool at Le Meridien Phuket is one of the largest on the island. Besides, guests have no less than ten restaurants and bars to experience, plus a spa, a huge fitness centre, a kids club and many shops to enjoy during their stay.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 pool (4,700 sqm)
Restaurants and bars: 10
Distance to the Beach: on the beach!
Distance from airport: 39 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 3 km
Distance to Karon Beach: 3 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 18 km


🔸 Phuket Marriott Merlin Beach

Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach is a 5-star hotel with a unique location on Merlin Beach in Phuket, just a few kilometres from the busy Patong, but in a superb and quiet surrounding. Marriott Merlin Beach Resort is a 400 rooms hotel with three immense swimming pools, built on a vast land surrounded by hills and more beaches. Read more

Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3 pools
Restaurants and bars: 5
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance from airport: 40 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 19 km
Distance to Patong City Center: 4.2 km

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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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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3 pools
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the closest beach: Patong Beach 2.5 km, Kamala Beach 4.5 km
Distance from airport: 28 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 14 km
Distance to Patong City Center: 3.6 km


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 on the secluded sandy Kata Noi is what impresses the most as this beach was once voted one of the best beaches in Asia.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool + all pool villas
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the Beach: on the beach!
Distance from airport: 48 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 17 km
Distance to Kata City Center: 2.5 km


🔸 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. Guests can also enjoy six swimming pools in the garden between the hotel and the beach, as well as many excellent on-site restaurants.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 6 pools
Restaurants and bars: 6
Distance to the Beach: on the beach!
Distance from airport: 47 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 16 km
Distance to Kata Beach: 1.5 km


🔸 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 hi-tech 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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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool + private pools in all villas
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the closest beach: 850 m
Distance from airport: 47 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 15 km


🔸 Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

Kata Noi Beach

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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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Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 2 pools
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the closest beach: 150 m
Distance from airport: 47 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 12 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 15 km


Hotels in Karon


🔸 Centara Grand Beach Resort

Location: 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. The hotel also features several large swimming pools, restaurants, kids clubs, a surprisingly large 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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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 4
Restaurants and bars: 7
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach!
Distance to Karon City Center: 1 km
Distance from airport
: 42 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 19 km


🔸 Movenpick Resort Karon

Location: 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 small town main street. Movenpick features an immense and beautiful swimming pool with an attractive 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 garden villa with a plunge pool.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 4
Restaurants and bars: 7
Distance to the closest beach: across the street
Distance to Karon City Center: 250 m
Distance from airport: 44 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 17 km


Hotels in Kamala Beach and Surin


🔸 Hyatt Regency Phuket

Location: Kamala Beach

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a superb 5-star resort built on a hillside of Kamala, across the road from the lesser-known Rayee Beach, hidden just a couple of kilometres 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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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: across the street
Distance to Kamala city centre: 4 km
Distance from airport: 30 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 10 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 20 km


🔸 The Surin

Location: Pansea Beach

The Surin Resort

The Surin is a beautifully designed hotel with a fantastic location on the private Pansea Beach, which is one of the most beautiful in Phuket. The name of the hotel is ‘The Surin’, but it stands in fact, on a nearby beach called Pansea Beach. The Surin features 103 hillside and beachfront cottages and suites, so if you can afford it, try to book one of those built with a terrace right on the beach, the experience is unique. The hotel’s black pool and the main building standing behind it are iconic, and the restaurant on the beach is a perfect romantic escape from your busy life!

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on its private beach!
Distance from airport: 24 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 25 km


🔸 Twinpalms Phuket

Surin Beach

Twinpalms Phuket Resort

Twinpalms resort has always been a popular hotel in Phuket, creative and original in many ways. The resort is not on the seafront, but the fantastic Surin Beach is just a short walk away from the hotel. With 97 oversized rooms and suites built around an immense central swimming pool, an award-winning spa and a couple of excellent restaurants, Twinpalms was an instant success.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: 350 m
Distance from airport: 23 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 24 km


Hotels in Bangtao Beach


🔸 Banyan Tree Phuket

Bang Tao Beach

Banyan Tree Phuket on Bangtao Beach is, without a doubt the most luxurious resorts on the island, built-in traditional Thai architecture and decor. The hotel is just a short walking distance from both Bangtao Beach and Layan Beach, a beautiful hideaway mostly popular with locals. All the restaurants are known to be excellent, and Banyan Tree is also famous for having the best award-winning spa in Phuket. Open for more than two decades; Banyan Tree features a fantastic collection of pool villas and spa villas with total privacy and service beyond the ordinary. Guests of the Banyan Tree can enjoy all the facilities of the other nearby luxury resorts plus direct access to the Laguna Golf Course.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool
Restaurants and bars: 5 restaurants and 2 bars
Distance to the closest beach: 100 m
Distance from airport: 17 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 20 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 24 km


Hotels in Maikhao Beach and North Phuket


🔸 Renaissance Phuket Resort

Mai Khao Beach

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is a large resort featuring 26 Pool Villas and 150 Deluxe Rooms on the 11 kilometres long, unspoilt beach of Mai Khao. The resort is located in the north of the island, far away from the buzz of Patong beach and guests usually select this hotel for peace and relaxation. Renaissance Phuket has several excellent restaurants near the beach and the strikingly beautiful Quan Spa.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance from airport: 20 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 43 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 43 km


🔸 Sala Phuket Resort

Mai Khao Beach

When it comes to romantic holidays, Sala Phuket is one of our favourite places to stay in Phuket. The resort is a perfect escape from your busy life, set away from the crowds on the beautiful and unspoilt Mai Khao Beach. Sala offers total privacy with 63 beautifully designed private pool villas surrounded by walls and featuring an oversized swimming pool and outdoor bathrooms. Sala Phuket is a romantic resort for couples, with a superb spa and beachfront restaurant. It does not come cheap but still is affordable.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance from airport: 21 km
Distance to Patong Beach:47 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 44 km


🔸 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 three couples who want to travel together and share their holiday in style.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance from airport: 15 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 41 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 37 km


🔸 Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang

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, including a magnificent spa and two beachfront restaurants. Once you experienced all the hotel facilities, Nai Yang Beach is just a short walking distance away, offering a lot more dining and shopping opportunities in what has remained a charming, quaint beach.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance from airport: 4 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 34 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 30 km


🔸 The Slate

Nai Yang Beach

The Slate Phuket

The Slate Phuket on Nai Yang Beach near the airport is a superb 5-star resort set on a spacious property with a fantastic and unusual industrial design inspired by the tin mining era of Phuket. It was long known as the ‘Indigo’ hotel and was the brainchild of the famous architect and designer Bill Bensley. The name has changed to The Slate, but very little else has changed. The layout, the decoration, rooms and outlets often described as ‘Industrial Chic’ are surprisingly familiar. The hotel is just across the street from the beautiful beach of Nai Yang, and guests can enjoy a lot of beach dining and affordable sunset cocktails and drink at the local restaurants set right on the sand.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 3 restaurants and 2 bars
Distance to the closest beach: across the street
Distance from airport: 2 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 34 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 30 km


🔸 Pullman Arcadia Naithon

Nai Thon Beach

Pullman Arcadia Naithon Resort

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon is a superb resort on the surprisingly beautiful yet peaceful Naithon beach, on the upper west coast of Phuket. The hotel is away from any main roads and far from the crowded areas but next to a small beachfront village with a lot of street food, fruits and souvenirs stalls, restaurants and convenience stores. Pullman is a perfect base to enjoy what Phuket has to offer if you are not interested in frantic nightlife but would rather experience the beauty of nearby hidden beaches.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2 restaurants, 3 bars
Distance to the closest beach: down the stairs
Distance from airport: 7 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 30 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 31 km


🔸 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 hotel beach is not large but private, and with swimming pools this beautiful, you probably will spend most of your time in your magnificent villa. With so much luxury and the superb underrated Naithon Beach not far from the hotel, this may be one of the best ways to enjoy Phuket tropical paradise.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on a small private beach
Distance from airport: 10 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 28 km


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. The resort features several fantastic restaurants, including an immense and beautifully designed rooftop bar and a beachfront restaurant.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: down the stairs
Distance from airport: 48 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 19 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 17 km


🔸 Sri Panwa

Sri Panwa Phuket Pool Villa

Sri Panwa is one of Phuket most impressive 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. The hotel only features a tiny beach and is not near the vast sandy beach of Phuket and visitors who chose to stay at Sri Panwa are often here to enjoy the luxury of their villas and of the resort itself.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 6
Distance to the closest beach: just a small private beach
Distance from airport: 44 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 12 km


Hotels in Phuket Town and nearby


🔸 Westin Siray Bay Resort

Koh Sirey

Westin Siray Bay Resort is a vast luxury hotel built on a hillside of Koh Sirey, a tiny island on the east coast of Phuket. If you look on the map, the hotel seems to sit on the east coast of Phuket island, but Koh Sirey is indeed an island, connected by a small bridge over the mangrove. From your balcony, at night you will be surprised how close the city lights of Phuket Town are. Keep in mind that the hotel is not near the west coast beaches of Phuket and the water on the hotel’s beach is not as blue.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on its private beach
Distance from airport: 37 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 21 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 7 km


Hotels on nearby islands


🔸 The Racha Resort

Racha Island

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The Racha is a luxury resort on an island twelve miles south of Phuket. This little piece of paradise is built directly on a stunning white beach by a crystal clear blue sea, famous for snorkelling and diving. With plenty of dining options and a superb spa, The Racha is a unique romantic escape on a tropical Thai island, yet close enough to combine it with a stay in Phuket.

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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on its own beach
Distance from Phuket: 35-minute speedboat
Distance from airport: 40 km from Chalong pier to Phuket international airport


🔸 Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi

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Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is a holiday 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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Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 4
Distance to the closest beach: on its own small beach
Distance from Phuket: 30-minute speedboat
Distance from airport: 17 km from Banrong pier to Phuket international airport


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: