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A True Beachfront Resort in Phuket

The Surin Phuket is a beautifully designed hotel with a long history and a fantastic location on Pansea beach. It’s also one of the first luxury hotels on the island. The resort’s name may be e a little confusing: it’s called The Surin, but it is on the next beach: Pansea Beach. The Surin is one of the best hotels in Phuket and a fantastic romantic escape on a tropical island to escape your busy life!

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Hotel Summary
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).
What's Around?Spa and a small fitness. 1 black pool, a little small ( you will need it when the sea is rough)
Who is it for?Not much around but easy reach to more beaches. Just a few restaurants nearby. Daytrips are easy to organise.
Worth Noticing Travellers wanting peace and natural beauty and are not here to party. A romantic escape for couples who can afford it.
PriceUnless you get one of the few cottages on the beach, other rooms while beautifully decorated lack of windows and views.

The Beach

The Surin Resort on Pansea Beach

Pansea Beach is a stunning strip of soft sand with clear water, totally unspoiled and untouched by vendors, noisy jet skis or parasailing. Only the guests of the hotels can access them: The Surin Phuket and the famous Amanpuri Resort. Of course, as we all know, there are no private beaches in Phuket or Thailand, but in many cases, the hotel owns the land surrounding it, which ends up being the same.

The Surin is partly on a gentle hillside, but the most popular cottages are on the beach! Of course, those come at a higher price, but it all makes sense once you sit on your balcony loungers above the sand and face the striking blue colour of the Andaman sea. Just look at the photo below!



The Cottages

The Surin Resort Cottages

The design of the cottages and villas blend in beautifully with the green tropical forest. The hotel is one of the oldest in Phuket, and it was probably challenging to keep the design attractive over the years. Travellers are increasingly demanding when they pay the high price, but The Surin managed to keep an elegant modern Thai design with all the facilities and services of a 5-star hotel. We loved the spacious bathroom, generous luggage storage, comfortable sitting and working areas, and terrace, giving you all the space you need.

The Cottages at The Surin Phuket

The modern travellers will appreciate the many electric plugs in all strategic areas: near the bed and working stations (no, it’s not evident in all the modern hotels in Phuket, as we found out)

Amenities are generous, and free water is always expected in Thailand since you can’t drink from the tap, but free espresso is still very welcome when you plan to do some work in your villa.

The Cottages at The Surin Phuket

With its high wooden pillars standing above the iconic hexagonal black pool, the main building is often the image used to represent the hotel. This beautiful pool is not immense, but the location just by the sand makes it unique.

The Surin Phuket Dining and Restaurants

The Surin

The Surin Phuket has three restaurants:

  • Beach Restaurant (Thai Cuisine)
  • Sunset Cafe (Breakfast)
  • Lomtalay (Thai food and seafood)


Since removing the beach clubs and restaurants from the nearby Surin Beach, you probably will try them all, which is a good thing. We had dinner at the beautiful Beach Restaurant on the lawn under immense coconut trees. It’s hard to get a perfect setting, and you should try it. The food was better than expected. Sometimes hotels tend to tone down Thai food, but our food was Thai and delicious.

Beach Restaurant at The Surin Phuket


You can enjoy a breakfast buffet at Sunset Cafe at the top of the main building. The setting is beautiful but small, and Thai dishes such as noodle soup or rice porridge could have been better.


What to do around The Surin Phuket

There is not much to do around the hotel since all the beach clubs and restaurants have disappeared from Surin Beach. Some of them reopened on the nearby Bangtao Beach. You can enjoy water sports on the beach: Paddleboards, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. You can also borrow some snorkelling gear to explore the rocks at each end of the beach.

Pansea Beach

Yoga is also available twice a week, perfect in this tropical and relaxing setting. The fitness room is well equipped but small, considering many guests seem health-conscious. There are only two treadmills, but you can run on the beach if the heat doesn’t affect you too much.

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The Surin Phuket Info

Location: Pansea Beach (Surin)
Address: 118 Soi Hat Surin 8, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Phone: 076 316 400
Open: 24 hours
Check-in: 2 pm – Check-out: 12 noon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/page.thesurinphuket/
: see the rates

The Surin Factsheet

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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Around The Surin

Pansea Beach


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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.