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24 Best Beach Resorts in Phuket!
True Beachfront Hotels

Best true beachfront hotels in Phuket

Staying in a true beachfront resort in Phuket is the obvious dream of most people travelling to a tropical island. The beaches of Phuket can be pretty amazing, and there are thousands of hotels in Phuket now, but those right on the sand are minimal, not to mention costly.

At that price, you should make sure you get what you expect, and there are a few important facts to consider. We ONLY list hotels right on the beach, with no streets to cross!

We sorted the best hotels on the beach in Phuket with the following criteria, gave extra points for the beach quality, the hotel quality of service, the hotel features and what is available around the hotel.

  1. The Beach: How beautiful is the beach? sandy or rocky? private or busy?
  2. The Hotel Quality: Service, features, outlets, age and design
  3. Social popularity: How does the hotel rank on Trip Advisor and other Social Media
  4. What’s Around: Things to do around the hotel
  5. The Price: How expensive is the hotel?
  6. Our Own Experience, since we stayed or inspected each of them

Note that there is a huge difference in beach quality between the high season (November to May) and the low season (June to October)!


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Best Beach Resorts in Phuket

1. The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani Phuket is a luxury resort with private pool villas


Beach Score: 8 / 10 – Hotel Score: 9 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 2 / 10


The Shore at Katathani is another perfect hotel for a romantic escape on the fantastic beach of Kata Noi, once voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Each private villa features a private infinity pool with a romantic setting, and you can admire the ocean from your bed! The hotel only has one seafront restaurant, a beautiful large pool, and an excellent spa. Read more

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Location 📍Kata Noi Beach
The Beach ⛱️Superb beach: Direct access to Kata Noi, one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket.
The Hotel 🛏️A 5-star resort, 50 villas, all with private infinity pool, and sea views from your bed!
The Facilities1 restaurant/bar by the beach with a great setting for breakfast, an excellent spa, fitness, and even a panoramic wedding chapel at top of the hotel hill. Guests can also enjoy the restaurants at the Katathani Resort next door.
What's AroundSome Thai restaurants and shops in the street nearby plus many sunset restaurants on the hill above the hotel. Kata Beach is a short drive away.
Who is it for?Perfect for couples who can afford the rate and want to enjoy the privacy of their pool villa, with views and a superb beach.
Worth Noticing Quite expensive and always fully booked, so book early!
PriceVery high
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Location: Kata Noi Beach
Range
: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool + all pool villas
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance to Kata City Center: 2.5 km
Distance from the airport
: 48 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 17 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
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2. Intercontinental Phuket Resort

Intercontinental Phuket from above


Beach Score: 7 / 10Hotel Score: 9 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 2 / 10


Intercontinental Phuket Resort is one of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Phuket, with an enviable location on the beach of Kamala and a unique architecture Instagram enthusiasts will love. The hotel is divided into two distinct wings, one on each side of Kamala’s main road and each with a very different character. The beachfront wing is smaller with a modern look, with a swimming pool, a beach club and a beach restaurant. The design is very contemporary, with multi-storey buildings facing the beach.

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LocationKamala Beach
The BeachDirect access to the northern end of Kamala Beach, which is usually the nicest part, wide with soft sand, and shallow waters during the high season.
The Hotel5-star hotel, luxurious and exclusive, 221 rooms, including amazing pool villas and suites, some right on the beach.
The Facilities4 restaurants including a beach front terrace and Pine Bar, located right on the beach. 4 smimming pools.
What's Around?Several good local restaurants on the beach at walking distance, and Cafe Del Mar just next to the hotel.
Who is it for?Travellers wanting luxury and beach access, not too isolated but peaceful and are not here to party.
Worth Noticing There are 2 wings, one facing the beach and an immense and beautiful wing on the other side of the road, accessible via an underground walkway. Note that the view from the beach wing rooms is partially obstructed by tall trees.
PriceRather high
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Location: Kamala Beach
Category
: 5-star
Rooms
: 221
Swimming Pool
: 4
Restaurants
: 3
Distance to city centre: 1.4 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 22 km
Distance to airport: 24 km
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3. The Nai Harn

How far is the Nai Harn from the beach, and how beautiful is the beach?


Beach Score: 8 / 10 – Hotel Score: 8 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 4 / 10


The Nai Harn is a superb hotel on the beautiful Nai Harn Beach in the south of Phuket and was once the most exclusive hotel in Phuket when it opened in the 80s as a Mandarin Oriental. It is a luxurious beachfront resort known for its stunning views and impeccable service. This five-star hotel boasts elegant rooms and suites with modern amenities and private balconies overlooking the pristine Nai Harn Beach and the Andaman Sea. Guests can indulge in a range of dining options, from Thai and western cuisine at Rock Salt to European fare at Cosmo Restaurant. The hotel also features a rooftop bar, infinity pool, fitness center, and a serene spa. Read more

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The BeachThe beach is superb, one of the most beautiful public beaches in Phuket, relatively untouched by constructions. It can be busy during the high season, but it’s all yours in the evening when everyone is gone. The beach is also great for snorkelling!
The HotelA 5-star resort, 130 sea-facing rooms with a nice balcony.
The Facilities3 superb restaurants, including an immense rooftop with jaw-dropping views and a beach side restaurant. Excellent spa and small fitness room.
What's Around?Good surrounding: Lots of local restaurants, small shops selling tropical fruits, local massage shops and a Thai temple. Ao Sane is another hidden beach located just behind the hotel.
Who is it for?Great for travellers wanting a balance of great beach but no hectic town nearby. Good for couples as the place has a uniquely romantic setting.
Worth Noticing The pool is quite small, and there are no private pools in the rooms or pool access rooms. The hotel is located on the rocky end of the beach but has direct access to the superb beach.
PriceA bit pricey
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Location: Nai Harn Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: down the stairs
From the airport: 48 km
to Patong Beach: 19 km
to Phuket Town
: 17 km
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4. The Surin

The Surin from above


Beach Score: 10 / 10 – Hotel Score: 8 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 2 / 10


The Surin is a long-established hotel with high service standards in a truly exceptional location on Pansea Beach. It only shares its private beach with the even more exclusive Amanpuri. It might not be the best hotel on the island but has the best ratio style/beach awesomeness. The beach with clear water and leaning palm trees is a tropical postcard. The service is excellent, and dining at the beach restaurant is great to end the day. Read more

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The BeachFantastic beach: Pansea Beach is one of the most strikingly beautiful private beaches in Phuket, with soft white sand and clear water (during high season) in a secluded location surrounded by green hills and palm trees
The Hotel5-star hotel, luxurious and exclusive, with 103 cottages and suites, some right on the beach.
The Facilities3 bars and 4 restaurants: a superb Beach Restaurant: (Thai, International), Sunset Cafe (Thai, International), Lomtalay Restaurant (Thai, International), Poolside Dining (International). Spa and a small fitness. 1 black pool, a little small ( you will need it when the sea is rough)
What's Around?Not much around but easy reach to more beaches. Just a few restaurants nearby. Daytrips are easy to organise.
Who is it for?Travellers wanting peace and natural beauty and are not here to party. A romantic escape for couples who can afford it.
Worth Noticing Unless you get one of the few cottages on the beach, other rooms while beautifully decorated lack of windows and views.
PriceRather high
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Location: Pansea Beach (Surin)
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach!
From the airport: 24 km
to Patong Beach: 13 km
to Phuket Town: 25 km
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5. Amanpuri Phuket

Amanpuri Phuket
Amanpuri Phuket

Beach Score: 10 / 10 – Hotel Score: 9 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 1 / 10


For at least thirty years, Amanpuri has reigned as the most prestigious hotel in Phuket, frequented by affluent guests, celebrities, actors, and singers. Nestled on the secluded and private Pansea Beach, Amanpuri Phuket is truly one-of-a-kind. During our visit, we had the opportunity to savour a meal at Arva Restaurant, explore the many remarkable outlets, admire the exquisite architecture and layout of the exclusive villas, and bask in the hotel’s timeless ambience. The legendary Thai hospitality added to the already unique atmosphere, leaving no doubt that Amanpuri is far more than just a five-star resort.

Location: Pansea Beach
Range: 5 star
Swimming pools: 1 plus one in each villa
Distance to the closest beach: on its private beach
Distance from the airport: 22 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
Distance from Phuket Town: 26 km

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6. Trisara Phuket

Trisara Phuket


Beach Score: 5 / 10Hotel Score: 10 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 1 / 10


Trisara is one of the most exclusive hotels in Phuket. All the villas come with private infinity pools and face the sunset, making it the most romantic hotel in this part of Phuket. The level of service is spotless. The hotel even has the only real Michelin restaurant on the island and an award-winning spa. The beach is rather small, but you probably will spend a lot of time in your private pool. The beautiful and quiet beach of Naithon is not far if you want to enjoy long sunset walks. Read more

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The BeachThe beach is tiny but charming.
The Hotel5-star luxury resort, 39 pool rooms and villas
The Facilities3 restaurants including PRU, a 1-star Michelin restaurant. An excellent spa and a good fitness centre with sea views, a 45 m swimming pool and surprisingly, a kids club
What's Around?Nothing around the hotel but the small town of Naithon is just minutes away, with few local restaurants, lots of street shopping and street food. A secret beach nearby.
Who is it for?Perfect for wealthy couples who plan to spend time in their villas and private pool (and who can afford it!)
Worth Noticing Trisara is only 10 km for airport
PriceVery high!
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Location: near Naithon Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on a small beach
Distance from the airport: 10 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 28 km
Bookings and rates: see the rates

7. Le Meridien Phuket

A view of Le Meridien showing the location on the beach


Beach Score: 10 / 10 – Hotel Score: 8 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 5 / 10


Le Meridien is an immense resort on Karon Noi (not Karon Beach), one of Phuket’s most amazing private beaches. It is built in a U shape around one of the largest swimming pools on the island, much needed during the low season when the sea is too rough to swim. Also great for the kids!

The hotel has many facilities: restaurants, bars, an extensive spa, plenty of water activities and a kids club. It is quiet, not within walking distance of any restaurants or bars, but Patong and Kata are just a short tuk-tuk ride away. Prices are affordable for such a fantastic beach with so many facilities. Read more

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The BeachFantastic beach: Direct access to Karon Noi, an immense private beach with superb white sand and clear water
The Hotel5-star resort, 417 rooms and 57 suites, with full or partial beach views
The Facilities9 restaurants and a massive pool. Spa, Huge fitness, watersports
What's Around?Nothing around the hotel itself but Patong and Karon are easy to reach in minutes.
Who is it for?Great for everyone, especially families. Suitable for couples who want to enjoy a superb beach and still be able to reach Patong for party and nightlife easily.
Worth Noticing The resort is immense so it’s not exactly an intimate hotel. The pool is also the largest in Phuket.
PriceA bit high, but the beach is worth it.
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Location: Karon Noi Beach (between Patong and Karon Beach)
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2 pools (4,700 sqm)
Restaurants and bars: 8
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
From the airport: 39 km
to Patong Beach: 3 km
to Karon Beach: 3 km
to Phuket Town: 18 km

8. Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa on Mai Khao Beach


Beach Score: 5 / 10 – Hotel Score: 8 / 10 – What’s around: 3 / 10 – Affordability: 7 / 10


Renaissance Phuket Resort is a modern and immense resort with a superb design on Mai Khao Beach, northwest Phuket. The hotel is adjacent to the Sirinat Marine National Park and therefore surrounded by nature and immense trees. The hotel offers enough facilities to ensure you can have a great holiday without going anywhere. Read more

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The BeachGood Beach: very long and quiet but sand is a little more coarse than average, and sea gets deep quickly. No sun loungers nor umbrellas on the beach.
The Hotel5-star resort, 22 Pool Villas, 4 Ocean Front Pool Villas with private pool 4 suites and 150 Deluxe Rooms.
The Facilities4 restaurants, 1 beautiful spa, 1 large shared pool, great fitness centre
What's Around?Not much around except other luxury resorts and a shopping village. Some local restaurants.
Who is it for?Great for those in search of peace and long walks on the beach and have little interest in shopping or nightlife
Worth Noticing The hotel is near the beach but doesn’t offer real sea view rooms
PriceGood
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Location: Mai Khao Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: On the beach
Distance from the airport: 20 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 47 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 44 km
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9. The Boathouse Phuket

The Boathouse Kata Beach from above


Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 5 / 10 – What’s around: 8 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


This long-established hotel with a unique and desirable location at the south end of Kata Beach has been renovated recently.

The Boathouse hotel and restaurant

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The BeachBeautiful large beach: Kata Beach is a superb and vast beach on the west coast of Phuket. Beach can be very busy during high season and good for surfing in low season.
The Hotel5-star hotel, 38 rooms and suites, most with sea views.
The Facilities1 swimming pool, 1 large restaurant with an impressive wine cellar.
What's Around?Plenty of restaurants and shops around the hotel. Surfs schools are available next to the hotel when waves are strong enough during low season.
Who is it for?A right choice for couples or friends.
Worth Noticing Parking is limited, and the access street is very narrow.
PriceHigh
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Location: Kata Beach
Range
: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2 pools
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance to Kata City Center: 250 m
Distance from the airport
: 44 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 15 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 12 km
Bookings: See the rates

10. Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort om Kata Noi Beach


Beach Score: 9 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 4 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Katathani is a long-established classic hotel in Phuket with a unique privilege: it’s the only hotel (with its sister ‘The Shore‘) to occupy the entire length of the superb Kata Noi beach, once listed among the ten best beaches in the world. The hotel is vast and stretches along the whole shore, and therefore doesn’t feel crowded. With so many restaurants and facilities, you can relax and enjoy your holiday without unnecessarily going out. Read more

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The BeachSuperb Beach: vast and beautiful with soft sand and clear water, not crowded.
The Hotel5-star hotel, 478 rooms, 218 of them are facing the sea but across the garden.
The Facilities6 restaurants, 4 bars, 6 swimming pools, spa, Kids Club, fitness.
What's Around?Several local restaurants, some convenience stores and shops are just behind the hotel. Don’t miss the panoramic restaurants on the hill above the hotel.
Who is it for?Suitable for everyone who want an amazing beach and is not interested in shopping or nightlife, especially families!
Worth Noticing There are 2 wings: the Thani Wing and the Bhuri Wing: only the Thani wing is facing the sea, so choose wisely!
Price A bit pricey in high season.
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Location: Kata Noi Beach
Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 6
Restaurants and bars: 6
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance to Kata City Center: 2.5 km
Distance from the airport
: 48 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 17 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
Bookings: See the rates

11. Sala Phuket

SALA Phuket on Mai Khao Beach

Sala Phuket is a luxurious beachfront resort in Thailand, known for its serene ambience and stunning sea views. It offers stylish villas with private pools, blending modern design with Thai culture. The resort features top-notch amenities like a spa, infinity pool, fitness centre, and various dining options. With its idyllic location and elegant accommodations, Sala Phuket is a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway.


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The Beach11 km long beach, quiet but the sand is a little more coarse than in the south, and the sea gets deep quickly. No sun loungers or umbrellas on the beach.
The Hotel5-star with 68 fully private villas
The Facilities1 restaurant and superb spa.
What's Around?Not much around except other luxury resorts and a small shopping village called Turtle Village.
Who is it for?Great for couples looking for total privacy in their pool villas and travellers in search of peace and long walks on the beach. People who have no interest in shopping or nightlife.
Worth Noticing The pool villas are surrounded by a high wall offering great privacy, but no views.
PriceHigh
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Location: Maikhao Beach
Range: 5-star with 63 Pool Villas
Swimming pools: 1 pool (plus 1 in each villa)
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the Beach: on the beach
Distance from the airport
: 20 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 44 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 47 km
Bookings: See the rates


12. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket on Bang Tao Beach


Beach Score: 6 / 10 – Hotel Score: 6 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a beautiful classic hotel in Bangtao Beach, in a prime location on the west coast of Phuket Island. The resort has an elegant Thai design, and the rooms are superb; most of them are just a few steps from the beach. This hideaway is a perfect place to escape frantic city life, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Andaman Sea

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The BeachBeautiful immense beach with soft sand and clear water during the high season.
The Hotel5-Star classic hotel
The Facilities1 pool, 3 restaurants, 2 bars.
What's Around?The resort is part of a vast complex that includes several large similar hotels. Boat Avenue nearby offers many excellent restaurants.
Who is it for?Great for travellers who want o be on the beach and are not interested in nightlife.
Worth Noticing Get Ocean View or Beachfront Rooms! They are affordable and the view is great.
PriceVery reasonable for such a beachfront resort.
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Location: Bang Tao Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pool: 1
Restaurants and bars: 5
Distance to the beach: on the beach!
Distance from Phuket Town: 24 km
Distance from the airport: 18 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 17 km
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13. SAii Laguna Phuket

SAii Laguna Resort on Bangtao Beach is a newly renovated hotel with a superb beach access


Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 8 / 10 – What’s around: 8 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


SAii Laguna Phuket is an immense resort with full and wide access to Bangtao beach, famous for its themed pool, great kids activities, watersports and even a wedding chapel. Outrigger is part of the Laguna Complex, and you can enjoy the facilities of the other resorts. The Boat Avenue shopping village is a trendy neighbourhood with plenty of great shops and restaurants nearby (accessible via a free shuttle). Just next to the hotel is a line of local restaurants and small bamboo bars right on the beach, a great way to spend a holiday between the beach and local Thai restaurants without having to walk much.

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The BeachBeautiful wide beach with soft sand but water is not as blue and shallow as southern beaches.
The HotelA 5-star resort, 255 rooms.
The Facilities3 swimming pools including one almost on the beach with slider for kids. 3 restaurants, 2 bars, kids club, wind surfing, catamaran sailing, diving, kayaking.
What's Around?The resort is part of a vast complex that includes several large similar hotels.
Who is it for?Great for everyone, especially families.
Worth Noticing Recently renovated. There are plenty of small bars and local restaurants right on the beach, next to the hotel.
PriceA bit pricey
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Location: Bang Tao Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2 pools
Restaurants and bars: 4
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance from the airport: 20 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 17 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 23 km
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14. Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort

Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort on Bangtao Beach


Beach Score: 6 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort is a huge and long-established resort that did a great job of remaining trendy and attractive. The hotel boasts many attractive features for those who plan to spend a lot of time relaxing in the hotel and on the beach.

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The BeachBeautiful wide beach with soft sand but water is not as blue and shallow as southern beaches.
The Hotel5-star resort with 409 rooms!
The Facilities5 restaurants (Thai, seafood,Italian, steakhouse, European), 3 swimming pools with pool bar, including an immense one with fun sliders, Xana beach club, cooking classes.
What's Around?Quite a few restaurants, shops and beach clubs are available on the beach, and the trendy Boat Avenue is not far either.
Who is it for?Known to be great for families, but of course suitable for everyone.
Worth Noticing Great beach club called Xana.
PriceA bit pricey
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Location: Bang Tao Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 4 restaurants and 2 bars
Distance to the closest beach: On the beach
from Phuket International Airport: 17 km
to Patong Beach: 20 km
to Phuket Town: 24 km
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15. Beyond Kata

Beyond Resort Kata from above

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Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 5 / 10 – What’s around: 8 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Beyond Kata (formerly Beyond Resort Kata) is a relatively large hotel with a great location on the beautiful Kata Beach. The garden and swimming pool overlook the beach, and there is much to do around the hotel. The reviews are not always excellent, but the price and strategic location are worth it if this is the right balance.

Beyond Resort Kata on Kata Beach

Location: Kata Beach
Range
: 4-star
Swimming pools: 2 pools
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance to Kata City Center: 150 m
Distance from the airport
: 44 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 15 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 12 km
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16. Beyond Karon

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Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 6 / 10 – What’s around: 8/ 10 – Affordability: 8 / 10


Beyond Karon (formerly Beyond Resort Karon) is a 4-star beachfront resort with 5 room types to choose from, all facing the ocean and equipped with modern amenities. The resort features a variety of dining options, including a beachfront restaurant, a poolside bar, and a rooftop lounge. Guests can relax at the resort’s two outdoor pools and indulge in a spa treatment.

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The BeachBeautiful large beach: Kata is a fantastic beach with soft sand and a bright warm blue sea during high season, and waves for surfing during low season. This famous beach is public and can get quite busy.
The Hotel4-star hotel, 275 rooms, some with sea views
The Facilities1 huge restaurant, 1 beach restaurant, 3 bars, 2 pools, a kids club and a spa.
What's Around?Convenient location if you want it of everything while being on the beach. You’ll find tons of restaurants and shops behind the hotel. Riding the artificial and safe wave of the Surf House just next to the hotel is great fun for kids all day and party at night
Who is it for?Suitable for everyone, especially great for families with the children pool, the beach and the food easy to find in and around the hotel
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PriceGood
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Location: Karon Beach
Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2 restaurants, 1 pool bar
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach!
Distance to Karon City Center: 2.5 km
Distance to Kata Beach Center
: 500 m
Distance from the airport
: 48 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 16 km
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17. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Maikhao in Phuket


Beach Score: 6 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – Surroundings 4 / 10 – Affordability: 5 / 10


JW Marriott is an immense luxury resort on Mai Khao Beach, with more restaurants and facilities than you will ever need during your holidays, which is good since there is very little to do outside the Resort. This hotel is for travellers who prefer to spend their holiday in one place and don’t plan to party or shop much. It is easy to book a day trip tour to Phang Nga or Phi Phi or take a taxi and see Patong at least once. If you rented a car, you would be able to explore both north and south of Phuket (The north of the island is a lot more beautiful since it has remained more natural). Read more about JW Marriott Phuket Resort

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The BeachGood Beach: very long and quiet but sand is a little more coarse than average, and sea gets deep quickly. No sun loungers nor umbrellas on the beach.
The Hotel5-star resort,
The Facilities6 restaurants (Thai, Italian, steakhouse, Japanese, international), 2 huge pool (one for kids), Kids Club, Spa, Fitness with yoga classes, cooking classes
What's Around?Not much around except other luxury resorts and a modern shopping village.
Who is it for?Popular with everyone, with a preference for couples and families
Worth Noticing The Kids Club is superb and kids love it, the team is truly caring.
PriceA bit pricey
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Location: Mai Khao Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 10
Distance to the closest beach: On the beach
Distance from the airport: 15 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 42 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 40 km
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18. Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon


Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 5 / 10 – Affordability: 7 / 10


Pullman Phuket Arcadia is on the hill of the superb Naithon beach, far from hectic Patong and other tourist beaches. It’s a pleasant atmosphere reminding us what Phuket looked like before it became too popular. A lovely beach to walk along with clear water. The hotel is modern and beautifully designed, with oversized villas and excellent restaurants. Read more

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The BeachNaithon is a lovely beach away from the main road and therefore quiet. Soft sand and very blue water during high season.
The Hotel5-star hotel, 277 (7 room types: Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Family Deluxe, Ocean, Grand Ocean, One Bedroom Pool Villa, Two-Bedroom Pool Villa)
The Facilities3 Restaurants: Elements (Seafood, Thai, International), Vero (Italian) The Deli (A la carte), large swimming pool, fitness, kids club
What's Around?Just next to the hotel, the tiny town of Naithon has a few restaurants and shops along the road, as well as plenty of street food and tropical fruits vendors. The hidden Banana Beach is also nearby.
Who is it for?Great for couples but suitable for everyone who doesn’t want to be near busy areas.
Worth Noticing The hotel is not on the beach itself; there is a staircase to reach it from the pool
Price Great value
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Location: Naithon Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2 restaurants, 3 bars
Distance to the closest beach: down the stairs
From the airport: 7.5 km
to Patong Beach: 30 km
to Phuket Town
: 32.5 km
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19. Phuket Marriott Resort Naiyang

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang


Beach Score: 6 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 5 / 10 – Affordability: 7 / 10


Phuket Marriott Nai Yang is a hidden gem if you want to be on a beach that hasn’t changed much in decades and has a great balance of peace, local life and modern facilities. There are even a few Thai restaurants on the beach, and having a drink or a meal with your bare feet in the sand is hard to beat. The beach is part of a national park, so plenty of immense trees offer shade when walking around. Perfect for long romantic walks and for exploring the beautiful coastline. Read more

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The BeachThe beach is immense, and the water warm and shallow. Sand maybe not be as white and the sea as blue as in busy beaches, but Nai Yang is a charming and relaxing beach.
The Hotel5-star resort, a very modern hotel with pool access room and private villas.
The Facilities1 large pool, an excellent spa, 3 restaurants: The Andaman Kitchen (Thai cuisine), Big Fish (Thai, International), The Lounge (International), Cooking classes, Kids club.
What's Around?Plenty of local food, small restaurants, shops and convenience stores, Splash Jungle Water Park, Blue Canyon Country Club.
Who is it for?Good for couples who prefer a peaceful retreat and small families.
Worth Noticing There is a secret beach nearby.
Price A bit pricey
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Location: Nai Yang Beach
Range
: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: On the beach
From the airport: 4 km
to Patong Beach: 34 km
to Phuket Town
: 30 km
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20. Centara Grand Beach Resort

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket from above Beach from above


Beach Score: 7 / 10 – Hotel Score: 6 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Centara Karon has a unique location at the north end of the beautiful and wide Karon Beach. This immense hotel is a beach resort: you can walk from the pool to the beach without crossing a garden. The beach in this area is superb, and some small restaurants are nearby. The small town of Karon is within walking distance (1 km via the beach), where you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel features many facilities, including a beach club and an adult-only swimming pool. Centara Grand Beach Resort is a great balance location/price if you don’t mind large and pink) hotels. Read more

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The BeachBeautiful wide beach with clear water in high season.
The HotelA 5-star resort, 262 rooms.
The Facilities3 restaurants (Asian, Mediterranean, Italkian), 2 swimming pools (1 is adults only), beach club, huge fitness, cooking classes, a superb spa, kids club.
What's Around?Some small restaurants nearby, close to the beach. Karon town is just 1 km away with plenty of dining, shopping and a bit of nightlife (nowhere near Patong nightlife though).
Who is it for?everyone, including couples and families.
Worth Noticing When booking it, make sure you book Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, not Centara Karon Resort Phuket nearby!
PriceA bit pricey.
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Location: Karon Beach
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 the airport
: 42 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 19 km
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21. Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Novotel Phuket Kamala from above and its location on the beach


Beach Score: 6 / 10 – Hotel Score: 5 / 10 – What’s around: 6 / 10 – Affordability: 8 / 10


Novotel Kamala is surprisingly affordable for such a great location at the north end of Kamala Beach. It may not be a luxury hotel, but it is a great value if you want to be on the beach and close enough to local restaurants and shops. We stayed in the small pool villa, where the pool is above the room, accessible via outdoor stairs. The swimming pool offers no privacy, but it’s great to enjoy its sea view. The rooftop bar and restaurant were a great place to enjoy a drink at sunset time. The proximity of many small restaurants on the sand and the famous Cafe del mar beach club makes the location even more enjoyable. Read more

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The BeachThe north end of Kamala beach is superb, with nice sand, clear and shallow water during high season.
The Hotel4-star
The FacilitiesThe hotel has a rooftop bar, and restaurant, a vast main restaurant, a spa and one medium size shared pool with pool bar
What's Around?The famous Cafe del Mar Beach Club is nearby (but the music will not disturb your sleep). A lot of small restaurants right on the beach are great for lunch, dinner or even for a slow breakfast (and cheaper than the hotel buffet)
Who is it for?Anyone who wants to be right on the beach for a low price.
Worth Noticing The pools in pool villas offer no privacy.
Price Cheap
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Location: Kamala Beach
Category: 4-star
Rooms
: 166
Swimming Pool
: 1
Restaurants
: 2
Nearest Attraction
: Phuket Fantasea
Distance to city centre: 1.4 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 22 km
Distance to airport: 24 km
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22. Amari Phuket

Amari Phuket from above


Beach Score: 3 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 7 / 10


Amari Phuket combines the best services found in Patong with excellent facilities and value for money in a very strategic location. It may not have the most fantastic beach, but Patong is just minutes away. Almost all rooms offer sea views, and the hotel has three swimming pools and a great spa. The hotel’s jetty is an excellent place to snorkel and relax with sunset drinks or dinner. La Gritta Italian Restaurant by the Sea is one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket. The club suites are the most luxurious rooms with fantastic views of Patong Bay. Read more

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Who is it for?Couples and friends who want to stay at short distance from Patong nightlife, but in a quiet and and beautiful environment.
The BeachThe private beach is small and somewhat rocky. Not great for swimming but suitable for snorkelling.
The Hotel4-star hotel, with 380 rooms and Club Suites
The Facilities2 bars and 2 restaurants: ‘La Gritta’ (Italian) and ‘Rim Talay’ (Thai, International). Great Spa and a small fitness. 3 swimming pools
What's Around?Not much around the resort but Patong Beach is just a short Tuk-Tuk ride away, with endless restaurants, clubs and shopping malls
Worth Noticing No private pool rooms
PriceAffordable
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Location: Patong Beach
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 2 bars, 3 restaurants
Distance to the Beach: on its small beach
From Amari Phuket to Phuket airport: 38 km
From Amari to Phuket Town: 16 km
From Amari to Patong Center: 1.6 km
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23. Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach from above


Beach Score: 3 / 10 – Hotel Score: 7 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 7 / 10


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 and yet in superb and quiet surroundings. Marriott Merlin Beach Resort is a large hotel built on vast land surrounded by hills and beaches. Read more

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The BeachThe hotel is right on a beautiful semi-private beach, great to relax but not great for swimming.
The Hotel5-star beachfront hotel.
The Facilities8 restaurants and bars and 3 immense swimming pools. Spa, fitness, Kids club, snorkelling and diving.
What's Around?A few nice panoramic restaurants near the hotel. Beautiful setting for lunch or dinner.
Who is it for?Traveller who want a quiet location with a beautiful beach, at a short driving distance to the popular Patong Beach.
Worth Noticing While the beach is not great for swimming, it is great for snorkeling and there is another good beach across the street.
PriceGood value for money
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Location: Merlin Beach
Range
: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3 pools (3,603 sqm)
Restaurants and bars: 8
Distance to the Beach: On the beach!
Distance from the airport: 41 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 3 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 19 km
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24. Andaman White Beach

Andaman White Beach on Naithon Noi Beach


Beach Score: 9 / 10Hotel Score: 4 / 10 – What’s around: 2 / 10 – Affordability: 6 / 10


Andaman White Beach Resort is a secluded hotel near the airport. It may not be as luxurious as other hotels, but its beach is unique, immense, private and superb. This setting is great for enjoying taking Instagram photos that will make all your friends jealous. The pool has a decent size, and the restaurants offer sea views. This hotel is not for party people; more addressed to couples. The small seaside town of Naithon is nearby, with a few more restaurants to enjoy and famous fruit stalls. While the beach is one of the most beautiful in Phuket, the hotel received mixed reviews regarding the room’s condition.

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The BeachNaithon Noi is a private beach with soft sand and very blue water during high season.
The Hotel4-star hotel, 52 rooms (32 with seaviews)
The Facilities3 Restaurants (Thai, Mediterranean, BBQ), 1 swimming pool, a spa, fitness, kids club
What's Around?Not far from to the hotel, the tiny town of Naithon has a few restaurants and shops along the road, as well as plenty of street food and tropical fruits vendors. The hidden Banana Beach is also nearby.
Who is it for?Great for couples but suitable for everyone who doesn’t want to be near busy areas.
Worth Noticing Make sure you get a seaview room (some room may need renovation)
PriceGood value
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Location: near Naithon Beach
Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on an amazing private beach
Distance from the airport: 10 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 28 km
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Fast Facts about Beachfront Hotels in Phuket

⛱️ Best views:The Nai Harn
⛱️ Best pool villas:The Shore at Katathani
🏖️ Best beach:Le Meridien Phuket
🏖️ Most secluded beach:Andaman White Beach Resort
🏖️ Best beachfront budget:Novotel Kamala
🏖️ Best in Karon Beach:Centara Grand Beach Resort
🏖️ Best in Kata Beach:The Boathouse
🏖️ Best in Kata Noi Beach:Katathani Phuket
🏖️ Best in Patong Beach:Amari Phuket
🏖️ Best hotel on an island:The Racha

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FAQs about Phuket beachfront hotels

  1. Q. Are there any true beachfront hotels in Patong?

    a. while there are quite a few hotels across the beach road, there are only a few hotels with true beach access:Amari PhuketLa FloraImpiana Resort Patong Phuket

  2. Q. Are there any beachfront hotels in Kamala?

    a. There are a few hotels right on the beach in KamalaInterContinental Phuket ResortNovotel Phuket Kamala BeachSunwing Kamala Beach

  3. Q. Are there any true beachfront hotels in Kata?

    a. There are only two hotels really on the beach in Kata and two in Kata Noi Beach:The BoathouseBeyond Resort KataKatathani Beach ResortThe Shore at Katathani

  4. Q. Are there any true beachfront hotels in Karon?

    a. There are only two hotels really on the beach in Karon:Centara Grand Beach ResortBeyond Resort Karon

  5. Q. What are the best beachfront hotels in Bangtao?

    a. There are quite a few hotels with direct beach access in Bangtao:SAii Laguna PhuketDusit Thani Laguna PhuketAngsana Laguna Phuket Resort

  6. Q. What are the best beachfront hotels in Maikhao?

    a. There are only a handful of beach hotels in Maikhao; however, there is a garden to cross to access the beach:JW Marriott Phuket Resort & SpaSala PhuketRenaissance Phuket Resort and SpaHoliday Inn Mai Khao Beach

 

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