Coming to Phuket with children may be daunting because you want to see as much as you can while finding fun and interesting activities for the little ones, too. This is easier said than done – especially for first timers – and it all starts with choosing the right family hotel.
You need a place that is suitable for all ages so the kids never get bored and the parents get some time to relax and actually enjoy their time in Thailand’s capital. The area you choose to stay is equally important, with enough amenities to provide you everything you might need and which also allows you to get around conveniently. Each area has its own benefits and drawbacks for a family holiday and we have tried to list the good and not so good to help you decide. We have also selected the hotels we believe are the finest for catering to a family trip to Phuket. We have sorted them by price for four of the most popular areas of the city, with priority given to those that have the following family facilities:
- Connecting rooms
- Children’s pool
- Babysitting services
- Additional bed or cot provided, if necessary
- Clean and welcoming environment
- Convenient access to transport
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
Best Family Hotels in Kata Beach
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort holds a special place in many return visitors hearts and it has constantly proved popular year after year. The resort comprises 479 low-rise guest rooms and suites - all with private balconies and terraces facing the ocean, pools or tropical gardens. Katathani has a tangible family atmosphere yet with two separate wings, six swimming pools and huge grounds as well as an adjacent 850-metre long beach, things never get too crowded. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Centara Kata Resort is located at Kata Beach, on Phuket Islands green west coast, home to most of the tourist attractions on the island. Kata Beach is some eight kilometres from Phukets entertainment and nightlife hub, Patong. The resort is designed in traditional Thai style and still has all the modern and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable vacation. Accommodation categories include 30sqm Deluxe Rooms, 30sqm Family Deluxe Rooms, 60sqm Family Suites, and 90sqm Two-Bedroom Family Suites. Read More...
The Beach Heights ResortKaron
The eight-storey Beach Heights Resort offers an elegant choice of accommodation with carefully appointed rooms representing the distinct regional identities of Thailand: Lanna - Siam - I-Saan and Southern. Arriving at the Beach Heights Resort guests are welcomed to an idyllic retreat offering tranquillity and serenity only 400 metres from the pristine sands of Kata Beach and within easy reach of the sights and tourist attractions that grace the stunning island of Phuket. Read More...
Best Family Hotels in Bangtao
Dusit Thani Laguna Pool VillaChoeng Thale
Dusit Thani Laguna Pool Villas are the last word in luxurious opulence. Located on the north side of the Dusit Resort, the Villas overlook the Laguna Lake and the tropical pine-lined Bangtao Beach. The two-storey Villas have top of the line furnishing and decor, blending a modern European look with Thai touches and style. Dusit Pool Villas guests receive a bottle of red wine and chocolates on arrival and free soft drinks from the mini-bar throughout their stay. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Angsana certainly is a people place:Located beachside in the rolling 600 acre grounds of Laguna Complex, Angsana perches on an inland island with access to the complexs waterways, striking three-km-long Bangtao Beach and of course Lagunas excellent and seemingly boundless facilities. With by far the best kids club in Phuket, a huge freeform pool (with a real sand beach), families are well catered for here.
Sunwing Bangtao BeachChoeng Thale
Sunwing Resort & Spa enjoys a heavenly location and makes the most of it. As to be expected at a family-friendly resort, rooms feature a kitchenette (but no oven) and the Happy Baby rooms are just perfect for young families as they also have a mini-garden and are poolside. For active families Sunwing has a busy schedule that changes weekly and that also involves a lot of activities and fun with shows, face painting, movie time, acrobat show, water basketball and much more. Read More...
Best Family Hotels in Kamala
Ayara Kamala Resort & SpaKamala
Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa is along a road on Phukets west coast known as Millionaires Mile and the resort fits right in with the areas opulence. The hillside resort has eight room categories - Deluxe Ocean Rooms; Deluxe with Pool Access; Grand Deluxe Ocean View; Grand Deluxe with Pool; Family Access Pool Two Bedroom; Family with Private Pool; Grand Pool Villas and Villas. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Sunwing Kamala BeachKamala
Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach is a four-star, family-friendly hotel on the absolute beachfront in Kamala Beach on Phuket Islands verdant and lush west coast. Located approximately 20 minutes from Patong, the islands epicentre of partying, dining out, and shopping, the resort enjoys a beautiful location that maximizes its beach holiday potential. Accommodation at Sunwing Kamala comprises 289 Studios and Family Suites, the most popular being the 40 - 56sqm Studios. There are also 44sqm Happy Baby Studios that are specially designed for families with babies, with all rooms at ground level with a lockable gate to the terrace. Read More...
Kamala Beachfront Apartment has 26 well-furnished apartments, with fully fitted kitchens and, in the larger suites, dining and living rooms. Each room has a private balcony, en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with international channels, telephone, individually controlled air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access. Shared facilities available include a modest outdoor pool with a pool bar, as well as direct beach access. The hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Kamala and is surrounded by shops and restaurants.
Best Family Hotels in Karon Beach
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. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Centara Karon Resort is an integral part of the character of Karon Beach on Phuket west coast. The resort, comprising low-rise buildings set within spacious grounds, has a fully equipped fitness centre, a signature spa with therapeutic massages and holistic treatments, a recommended kid club with water slides, organised games, movies and a good selection of toys, with excellent meeting and conference facilities and space. Read More...
Karon Sea Sands Resort is a 4 star hotel that was built nearly a decade ago in the year 2003. The 3 story exquisite grand entrance is surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees on the exterior. The lobby is beautiful and luxurious with the finest services throughout the facility. There are 89 total rooms with modern dÃ©cor and floor to ceiling windows. There are 4 style rooms, deluxe, pool access rooms, family suites, and traditional Thai style rooms. Read More...
Best Family Hotels in Patong
Merlin Beach Resort is perched in the hills above the south end of Patong Beach along Phukets vivid west coast. This large resort reaches down to a beach on its western side yet has views out over Patong as well. Room types here include 42 pairs of interconnecting 42sqm Deluxe Rooms; 41sqm Superior Rooms (14 pairs interconnecting): 42sqm Premium Deluxe Beachfront; Pool Access Rooms; six 82sqm Merlin Suites, and one 113sqm (including balcony) Presidential Suite. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa is located along Patongs Beach Road, some 10-15 minutes by foot from Patongs nightlife centre Bangla Road and a few minutes more to Jungceylon, the biggest shopping mall on the island. The 600 Main Wing Superior Deluxe Rooms and Suites are sumptuously fitted out and furnished and most rooms have private balconies with sea and sunset views. Read More...
Novotel Phuket Vintage ParkPatong
Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is a 4 stars resort featuring contemporary mixed South East Asia architecture and modern equipments. The hotel is a few steps from shopping centers and Patong's lively nightlife, 40 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport. The Novotel Phuket Vintage Park offers a wealth of varied activities for everyone to enjoy From water-based activities in the 2,000 sqm swimming pool to aerobic classes, Thai cooking classes to batik painting. Read More...