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Hotels Right On The Beach in Karon Beach

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Truly private, and truly intimate; Karon Beach Resort and Spa is the only resort on Phuket's grandest beach, Karon beach. Nestled into a quiet corner of Karon beach with the rooms viewing the crystal clear Andaman waters, the 80 rooms resort offers peace, quiet, and privacy on the famed beach with popular shopping and dining merely on the other side of the lobby. Designed in contemporary Thai-style and offering unique Thai hospitality, with stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and the beach to yourself, Karon Beach Resort and Spa is perfect for getaways, honeymoons, and small family retreats. Read More...

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is an idyllic 75-acre resort in Phuket, set in lush, tropical gardens surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and golden sandy beaches located on the heart of Karon Beach and 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport. The hotel features Hilton Deluxe rooms all the way up to Royal suites with all rooms offering balconies with either sea view or garden views. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage in the Spa - cool off in one of 5 pools or just relax to the sound of the waterfalls. Sample fresh seafood and award-winning cocktails at Sails restaurant or go local at the romantic Thai Thai Restaurant.

Relax on a lounger play on our own sandy beach among the palm trees or watching the sunset and romantic dinner at Ocean Beach Club. Younger guests may enjoy letting off steam in the Kidz Paradise and there are highchairs provided in the restaurant. The resort is located on the southwest of Phuket Island - all of the shopping and the very best Phuket attractions including Fantasea theme park -

What we loved:

  • Good and dependable security
  • Five swimming pools, five restaurants three pool bars and two lounges
  • No less than 75 acres of lush grounds
  • 15 Day Spa Villas

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Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Centara Grand Beach Resort, a large, almost fairy castle-like five-star resort on the north tip of Karon Beach is a dream beach destination. With top-of-the-line facilities, fabulous design, great facilities and a wide range of accommodation choices Centara Grand is definitely one of the leading Phuket Beach Resorts. From the tinkling manmade double waterfall adjacent to Centara Grands lobby to the wonderful swimming pools and water games, to the wide open Andaman Sea right by the resort, you could say that this resort thrives on water. But theres much more to it than mere H20: It seems that Centara Grand beach Resort wants to excel in every department and it does so in its international-standard Spa Cenvaree; the excellent Italian restaurant Mare; the many wonderful aquatic attractions; and the resorts innovative kids-club with its transferable privileges to other Centara resorts. On the accommodation side, each of the room/suite options is beautifully fitted out in modern Thai style, with parquet floors, both ultramodern and traditional fittings and design, ample space even in the lower end of room choice, strategically situated and designed to make the most of the beachside location. For fitness buffs there is a tennis court and the 144sqm fitness room is completely and comprehensively up to date and state of the art while those seeking simpler pleasures will delight in the resorts own beach space with its sun-beds and lifeguard. Guests wishing to have a look around the island can make use of Centara's shuttle bus service and of course six-km long Karon Beach is perfect for those looking for an energetic beach trek. For the romantic in you try the Luna Bar - a rooftop corner for light entertainment, sunset viewing and star gazing. In short, Centara Grand beach resort does what it says on the tin: It is luxurious, entertaining, satisfying and genuine beachside class for all the family.

What we loved:

  • Absolute beachfront on one of Phuket's most picturesque strands
  • Wonderful children's facilities for kids of all ages
  • Mare - the resorts award-winning Italian restaurant - Spacious accommodation: minimum room size is 49sqm
  • Award-winning, international-standard Spa Cenvaree

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Luxury Hotels in Karon Beach

These hotels have it all! You will get the complete resort experience right in Phuket at these five-star stunners. The prices are high but the range of leisure facilities, stylish rooms and well-oiled efficiency that you will find surely makes it worth the cost for those who expect the best.

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach is a luxury five star resort with fantastic facilities and a location close to many tourist attractions. Karon Beach is within walking distance from the hotel but guests can use the free shuttle services that would take them to the beach if they want to. Guests can reach Bangla Road, Jungceylon Shopping Centre and Patong Beach in 10 minutes by car, Phuket Town can be reached by car in 30 minutes and Phuket International Airport is 45 minutes away. There are 130 non-smoking rooms available at the hotel. All rooms have a modern decor, air conditioning, cable TV, a safety deposit box and a well-stocked minibar. All the en suite bathrooms have bathtub and shower facilities that include toiletries. ]

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach has a state-of-the-art fitness centre for those who plan on keeping in shape during their stay and three swimming pools are available to every guest staying at the hotel. A spa centre offers relaxing Thai massages and several beauty treatments. The tour desk on site can arrange day trips, sight-seeing tours and any other travel arrangements that the guests might request. ChomTalay Restaurant is the hotels restaurant where guests are served international and local cuisine. Read More...

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Moevenpick Phuket is a place to go to unwind, to simply relax and absorb the peace and calm that pervades this beautiful environment. Parts of the generous grounds are evocative of a well-maintained English botanical garden and even though they are spacious and winding, guests simply need to follow the orchids to get to the beach. The resorts spa is a model of classic lines and offers some of the best treatments to be had on the island along with couples-friendly suites. Gourmets will appreciate the international dishes to be enjoyed here and steak lovers especially love El Gaucho - Moevenpicks beefy South American outlet. Younger guests will have a great time at the resorts kids club and childrens pool while Pool Villa guests have another exclusive pool area to themselves. But most of all Moevenpick exudes calm, tranquility and peace yet if guests want to party, the bars and restaurants of lively Karon are a mere stroll away, while Patong is 15 minutes by car.

What we loved:

  • Absolutely gorgeous grounds with over 120 different types of tropical trees; all plants are labeled
  • Classic spa design with treatment rooms named after botanical varieties
  • Truly a place in which to slow down and relax
  • The best of both worlds; efficient and warm Swiss-Thai hospitality
  • Environmentally friendly resort right down to the recycled water bottles| - Good children facilities and kids club

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Mid Range Hotels in Karon Beach

For people want a full set of facilities but don’t expect perfection at every turn, these mid-range hotels are for you. Sure, you get a nice pool, room service, concierge, but the price is kept lower in different ways – for example, reduced selections at breakfast or slightly smaller guestrooms. The competition in Phuket is so fierce that prices get reduced on five-star hotels pushing them into mid-range territory. But make no mistake, these are excellent hotels!

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Thavorn Palm Beach Resort is a large, luxurious, and affordable resort that features an exciting option for everyone. Thavorn Palm Beach Resort sits on Karon Beach in one of the most popular and ideal tourist draws in all of Thailand. Phuket International Airport is 48km away and Phuket Town is just 20km away. A short drive can also deliver guests to Paton, which is known across the world as the party capital of Asia. Nearby, as well, are cultural attractions like Phuket’s Big Buddha and world class shopping centres like Jungcelon Shopping Centre, which is also near a large array of nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and theatres. This large 4 star resort sports 210 rooms, but makes sure that each maintains a level of quality. Superior, Deluxe, Premium Deluxe, Banbui Suites, and Chaba Suites are all available and can fit any preference. No matter the options, each room comes with individual air conditioning units, cable television, minibars, private balcony, private bathroom, international telephone, and in room safes. The rooms feature local art, open air designs, floor to ceiling windows, and comfortable furnishings that help any guest feel at-home. On site at the resort, there are a massive array of facilities including five swimming pools, Thai massage services, table tennis, and tour booking assistance, squash courts, salon, sauna, billiards tables, Thai cooking classes, fitness centre, and more. Read More...

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa is a four-star resort located in the south of Karon Beach along Phuket Islandâ's verdant and winding west coast. Horizon is within strolling distance of Karon Beach, its southern nightlife, and Kata Beach. This area is much better suited to vacationing families than its noisy neighbour Patong Beach, some seven kilometres to the north. Patong is the island hub for entertainment, shopping and fun whereas Karon still has good shopping and restaurants but proceeds at a more leisurely pace. Accommodation choices at Horizon are many: The resort offers Superior Rooms with Pool View; Sea-Facing Superior Rooms; Deluxe Rooms; Club Rooms; Club Room Pool Access, and Honeymoon Suites. There are two wings at Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa; Club Wing and Horizon Wing and room amenities feature individually controlled air conditioning, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, free Wi-Fi, an IDD phone, a fridge and mini-bar, an en-suite bathroom with hot water, a safety deposit box, an electronic room key, and cable TV with multilingual international channels, coffee and tea-making facilities. Resort facilities include three swimming pools, a fitness room, a spa, shuttle bus service between Patong and Karon, a well-fitted-out kids club, and a games room with various activities to choose from. The lobby also features a tour desk and of course you can wine and dine at leisure at the five food outlets (one serves excellent Indian food) plus have dishes delivered to your room. Read More...

Cheap (but good) Hotels in Karon Beach

Choosing the right hotel in any budget is difficult, but getting a cheap (but good) hotel is one of the hardest of all to get right. In every destination the definition of ‘cheap’ changes, and so too does the quality of budget friendly hotels. We have spent many years trying to find the best compromise between quality and price. In this section we have selected hotels that are among the cheapest in the area yet are still sure to put a smile on your face – we only pick places we would be happy to send our families!

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

The CC s Hideaway Karon is a lovely three star property located atop the hills overlooking Kata Beach on Phuket Island. Guests staying here will find themselves in a quiet, relaxing area with a stunning view, and easy access to the beach areas thanks to the hotel free shuttle service. Other highlights of a stay on Phuket Island include a trip to the temptations of the nightlife in Patong, an island tour of Phang Nga Bay, a night at the Simon Cabaret show, taking in the sunset at Karon Viewpoint, and so much more. There are seven varieties of accommodation at this hotel, including: Deluxe, Plaza Grande, Ocean View Street Level, Pool View, Pool Access, Ocean View, and Ocean Vista View. Although they vary widely in what they offer, all are decorated in a lovely modern style, and are equipped with a minimum of air conditioning, free high speed wireless internet access, traditional and modern art pieces, satellite television, teak furniture, in-room safe, minibar, and more. The Refuge Restaurant offers a wide range of local specialties as well as international cuisine. Other facilities and services offered by the CC s Hideaway Karon include the Sanctuary Bar & Lounge, traditional Thai massage, travel and tour assistance, a sky terrace for sunbathers, gift shop and business centre. Read More...

Why Did We Pick This Hotel:

Pacific Club Resort is a luxurious and affordable option in the heart of Phuket. Pacific Club Resort is a secluded destination on Karon Beach, but it remains a short walk from a number of local restaurants, bars, and shops that can keep every guest entertained and full. Phuket International Airport is 27.8km away from the hotel and cultural exhibits like Phukets Big Buddha or Jungcelon Shopping Centre are nearby and one of a kind.

40 rooms and a 4 star rating comprise this unique resort. Each of them has been specifically designed to be more modern, stylish, and inviting than any other hotel in the region. There are Deluxe, Studio Suite, One Bedroom Suite, and Two Bedroom Suite options available and each of them features a king size bed and all of the amenities of home. Refrigerator, television, wireless internet connection, electronic safe, and private bathrooms all make sure that no foreign guest feels out of place. The unique design and warm style of each room is complimented by the open air balcony and windows that provide a good look at the local culture and atmosphere, without sacrificing comfort. On site facilities at this particular resort are varied and accommodating. A spa provides massages, pedicures, and facials, an herbal steam sauna helps guests relax, a fitness centre helps them stay in shape, The Dining Room serves 5 star cuisine, and a rooftop pool offers 360 degree views of Phuket while staying in the lap of luxury. Read More...

 

 

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