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Phuket Hotels in 2024

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
    • What kind of traveller are you?
    • How much do you want to spend

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?


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.
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SECOND: Where should you book your hotel in Phuket?

Phuket beaches by populationEach 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

Find the best location for you

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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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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
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort situated at the feet of a green hill overlooking the ... Read More
Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa on Mai Khao Beach

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is one of the most luxurious resorts in Mai Khao Beach, an endless unspoiled beach ... Read More
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach is a superb resort located on the still peaceful Naithon beach, a surprisingly beautiful beach ... Read More
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort on Kata Noi Beach

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is a great and affordable hotel located on Kata Noi, one of the most beautiful beaches ... Read More
Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach Review Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach is a 5-star hotel with a unique location on ... Read More
Holiday Inn Phuket Resort

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an excellent hotel to get the best of many sides of Patong Beach: easy access ... Read More
Bandara Villas in Ao Yon Beach, Phuket

Bandara Villas Phuket

Bandara Villas Phuket is a luxurious boutique resort located on the secluded Ao Yon Beach, in the Cape Panwa area, ... 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
The Mooring Resort Phuket

The Mooring Resort Phuket

The Mooring Resort is a charming boutique beachfront property nestled on the serene Ao Yon Beach, situated on Cape Panwa, ... Read More
Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery

Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong – MGallery

Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong is a luxurious resort nestled amidst the lush hills overlooking the vibrant Patong Beach in Phuket, ... Read More

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