Angsana, the new name of The Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket (from US$188 per night) is a large resort with 423 guest rooms that is a popular destination for families with children. This resort includes seven different restaurants, a bar/lounge, a spa, a kid’s club, tennis courts, and a fitness gym. The guest rooms feature balconies, satellite cable television and free movies, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary bottled water.
The Vijitt Resort Phuket, Rawai (from US$163 per night) features a private beach along with two swimming pools, a full-service spa, a kid’s club, two restaurants, and a poolside bar. The resort provides 92 guest villas that feature both outdoor and indoor showers, in-room refrigerators, satellite televisions with DVD players, coffee/tea makers, in-room safes, bathrobes, and slippers.
Marina Phuket Resort (from US$144 per night, high season) is a former coconut plantation that offers excellent access to beaches with snorkeling and many other activities. Property features include a verdant jungle landscape, on-site restaurants, and an outdoor swimming pool. The resort offers 104 guest rooms that include LCD televisions, complimentary breakfast, and balconies.
The Amora Beach Resort (from US$141 per night) is situated close to an excellent beach with many water and other types of leisure activities. The resort features two swimming pools, a Thai seafood restaurant, a bar/lounge, and spa services. The property’s 255 guest rooms include balconies, minibars, satellite televisions, and refrigerators.
The Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa, Rawai (from US$136 per night) features a beautiful hillside location close to popular Nai Harn Beach. The resort offers a swimming pool, an Ayurveda spa, a restaurant, and a lounge/bar. The 41 well-appointed guest villas feature Jacuzzi tubs, minibars, cable televisions, terraces with hammocks, outdoor rain showers, and coffee/tea makers.
Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket, features a location within the entertainment district of town but is still within easy walking distance to Kata Noi Beach. This property features a restaurant, a full-service spa, a steam room, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa tub. The 78 guest rooms include flat-panel satellite televisions, CD players, DVD players, complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
The Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Patong Beach (from $125 per night in high season) is located at the southern end of Patong Beach. This property offers guests a rooftop pool, fitness center, teen zone, and kids club. With just a short walk to reach Patong’s main shops and restaurants, The Courtyard is also popular with families. The resort consists of a total of 364 guest rooms and 26 guest suites, each with DVD player, satellite television, in-room coffee and tea, and a safe for valuables.
The Sugar Palm Karon Resort (from US$99 per night)boasts an excellent location near to Kata Yai Beach and Kata Noi Beach. This resort features a large swimming pool, a children’s pool, and an on-site fitness center. The 89 guest rooms include air conditioning, LCD televisions, DVD players, satellite channels, minibars, refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and bathrobes.
The Millennium Resort (from US$84 per night) ) offers lush tropical landscaping and 418 guest rooms divided between the beachside wing and the lakeside wing. The resort features a location near Patong Beach along with a swimming pool, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant with room service. The guest rooms include air conditioning, Internet access, coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, safety deposit boxes, and complimentary bottled water.
The Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort, Rawai, (from US$71 per night), a newly-renovated resort with a waterfront location, features spa and wellness services, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar. The resort’s 25 guest rooms feature televisions, DVD players, telephones, desks, and Internet access.
Patong Premier Resort Phuket (from US$66 per night)offers a peaceful setting near Patong’s well-known beach and lush verdant landscaping. The property includes a Bali-style swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, an on-site restaurant, room service, and a fitness gym. The 47 guest rooms feature minibars, beach towels, and spacious beds.
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa (from US$51 per night) is located close to the famous Patong Beach. Popular with visitors who desire being near the action, this resort features a swimming pool and children’s pool, spa services, an on-site restaurant with room service, and a fitness center. There are 232 guest rooms that feature balconies, minibars, hair dryers, tea/coffee makers, and pillow-top beds.
Crystal Clear Thailand, Chalong (from US$40 per day) hosts many diving enthusiasts but welcomes non-divers, as well. The resort features several daily dive and/or snorkel outings to nearby locations. Diving instruction and dive certification is available through Crystal Clear, as well. The 12 well-appointed guest rooms offer high speed Internet, balconies, flat screen televisions, satellite television channels, coffee/tea makers, and minibars.
The Sansuko Ville Bungalows (rates from US$38 per night) features a location between Phuket Town and Cape Panwa close to a local fishing area. This property offers a swimming pool and 9 bungalows with air conditioning. Additional room features include complimentary Internet access, satellite cable television, and large beds.