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Phuket Hotels in 2023

How to find the right hotel in Phuket?

Finding the right hotel in Phuket can be a challenging task, and getting the right place in the right location if you have never been to Phuket before can be daunting as it can, and will, impact your holidays entirely. So there are four things to sort out before you start:

  • When will you come
  • Where will you stay
  • How much do you want to spend
  • What kind of traveller are you?

4 Steps to finding the right hotel in Phuket:

When is the best time to visit Phuket? When is the low season, the high season and the peak season?

Which beach is best for you? Busy or quiet? Close to party and shopping or long quiet stretches of sand?

3. WHO?

Are you here to party? to explore? on honeymoon or with your kids and family?

If you travel with a small budget, this section has budget hotels, hostels and apartments.

FIRST: When do you plan to visit Phuket?

  1. During the high season (December to April), the south of Phuket is very busy, so if you want to party and don’t mind busy beaches and resort towns: go south; if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, stay north.
  2. During the low season, the north will be very quiet, and the beaches will often look neglected. Beaches in the south will be quieter than in the high season and, therefore, will feel lively without being crowded.
Check the seasons

SECOND: Where should I book my hotel?

Phuket beaches by population Each beach has its unique character and atmosphere. The beach, the sand, the setting and the facilities: restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and how busy the beach is. And there are some beautiful heritage hotels in Phuket Town too! Picking the right location in Phuket for your hotel is one of the most important decisions you must make.

The beaches in the south of Phuket are the most beautiful, with white sand and shallow waters, but they can become crowded in the high season: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn and even Kamala beaches.

The beaches in the north are always more peaceful. The sand is a little less soft and the water less shallow, but they are still wonderful beaches. The more you go north, the quieter they will be: Bang Tao starts to be popular but is still long enough not to feel crowded. Mai Khao is very quiet and has five or six superb hotels. Nai Yang and Naithon are superb but underrated beaches near the airport.

Phuket Town is popular for its old streets lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses. You will find a few heritage hotels and a lot of small guesthouses. Note that Phuket Town is far from swimmable beaches, maybe 10 kilometres.

Because choosing the right location is so important for a great holiday, we dedicated an entire, easy-to-read page about it:

Phuket Best Hotels
Here are the best hotels in Phuket we loved the most. We stayed and enjoyed them all and would recommend any without hesitation. Selecting a great hotel in Phuket is part of your holiday and will be a memory you will bring back home ... Read More

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THIRD: What kind of traveller are you?

Everyone is different and wants the best hotel to fit their personal preference and lifestyle. Luckily, Phuket can truly fit everyone’s style, and hotels are often dedicated to families, couples, honeymooners, groups of friends, party-goers and solo travellers.

FOURTH: What is your budget?

Phuket has an incredibly wide range of hotels, from luxury resorts to hostels, guesthouses and vacation rentals. If you travel on a budget, here are some great value for money hotels in Phuket that won’t break the bank.

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Trisara Phuket

Trisara Phuket

Trisara Phuket is the ultimate romantic resort in Phuket, one of the best ways to enjoy this tropical paradise island ... Read More
The Nai Harn Phuket is a luxury hotel in the very south of the island.

The Nai Harn Phuket

The Nai Harn Phuket stands in an excellent location in the south of the island, and with its classic, timeless ... Read More
Bandara Villas in Ao Yon Beach, Phuket

Bandara Villas Phuket

Bandara Villas Phuket Review Bandara Villas Phuket is a luxurious boutique resort located on the secluded Ao Yon Beach, in ... Read More
The Mooring Resort Phuket

The Mooring Resort Phuket

The Mooring Resort Review The Mooring Resort is a charming boutique beachfront property nestled on the serene Ao Yon Beach, ... Read More
Hotel Clover Patong

Hotel Clover Patong

Hotel Clover Patong Phuket is a 4-star lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Patong Beach, near the beach and ... Read More
Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery

Avista Grande Phuket Karon – MGallery

Avista Grande Phuket Karon Review Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in Karon Beach, ... Read More
The Shore at Katathani Phuket

THE SHORE at Katathani Phuket

The Shore at Katathani on Kata Noi Beach is one of the most exclusive hotels in Phuket, perfect for a ... Read More
InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotelon Kamala Beach

InterContinental Phuket Resort

Intercontinental Phuket Resort is one of the most exclusive hotels in Phuket, with an enviable location on the beach of ... Read More
Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa Phuket

Baan Laimai Beach Resort Phuket

Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa is a long-established and very popular hotel on the beach road of the popular ... Read More
SAii Laguna Phuket Resort

SAii Laguna Phuket

SAii Laguna Phuket is a large luxury resort set right on the sand of Bangtao Beach on the west coast ... Read More
Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong is a compact luxury hotel with a convenient location in Patong, just a short walk from ... Read More
Kata Rocks

Kata Rocks Phuket

Kata Rocks is changing the face of luxury accommodation in Phuket. More than just a hotel stay, it's an unforgettable ... Read More

New Hotel Reviews on Phuket 101

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