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You have made the easy decision of visiting Phuket, but not a much harder question. Where to stay in Phuket? With so many beaches to choose from this can a tough decision.
Here is our guide of where to stay in Phuket.
Great for: Culture Seekers
Highlight: Local atmosphere
Phuket Town (City) is the island’s capital. Around one-third of Phuket residents live in Phuket Town and the town district hosts the island’s historic and vibrant capital city.
Phuket Old Town is picturesque and situated along and around Thalang Road. The colonial buildings are Sino-Portuguese and illustrate the distinctive character of the old town area. It’s an everyday shopping destination and you can see locals enjoying their lives. Roaming along the streets, you’ll find Phuket’s true culture of food, clothes and lifestyle. In the last few years, new cocktail bars have sprung up, producing fresh nighttime experiences.
Location: 19 Phang Nga Road, Muang, Phuket 83000
Website: The Memory at On On Hotel
Location: 46/8 Moo 5, Tambon Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000
Website: O’nya Phuket Hotel
Great for: Families
Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first modern destination resort, is a tourist paradise with luxurious hotels, luxury villas and residential property covering 1,000 acres with lush parkland along a three-kilometer stretch of pristine beach at Bang Tao Bay on the west coast of Phuket.
Facilities and amenities include award-winning 18-hole golf courses, world-renowned spas, hotels, pubs, beach clubs, luxury shops, tours and excursions, canoeing, sailing, and of course, the beautiful Andaman Sea beaches and its inviting azure waters. Shuttle boats and buses are conveniently accessible anywhere within the resort within minutes.
Location: Laguna Phuket 323, Srisoonthorn Road, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Website: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Location: Laguna Phuket 64, Srisoonthorn Road, Thalang, Phuket, 83110
Website: Cassia Phuket
Great for: Honeymooners
Highlight: Sirinat National Park
Mai Khao Beach hotels enjoy a beautiful location in Phuket and a great spot to be secluded away from the crowds if you choose. The beach is 11 kilometers long and as it is part of a protected national park, you’ll encounter fewer people who have come through Phuket airport. If you’re after a fun, isolated escape, Mai Khao Beach may just be your spot. Enjoy lovely sunsets and long beach walks with the sound of the ocean as your backdrop. For plane spotting, head to the very south of the beach for some unique photos.
Location: 888 Moo 3, Tambon Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Website: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Location: 231 Moo 3, Tambon Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket, 83110
Website: JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa
Great for: Partygoers
Clearly the center of all nightlife activity in Phuket, central Patong is the busiest area on the island. It is right in the middle of Patong Beach and close to Bangla Lane, Phuket’s party centre, and one of Thailand’s craziest thoroughfares. A mellow street by day, it is a neon-lit bar carnival of deafening music and cheap drinks by night. It is the hub of the adult entertainment industry in Phuket too.
There would be no better place to stay if you want to let loose and party each night. The city has plenty of retail options, ranging from street vendors to mega malls offering food and tourist merchandise.
Location: 18/110 Ruamjai Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Website: Burasari Phuket
Location: 162/8-11 Taweewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Website: Hotel Clover Patong Phuket
Great for: Escaping the crowds
Highlight: Beautiful sunsets
There’s a lot of cool stuff to do in Rawai, aside from lounging on the sand. Thanks to a combination of a comfortable small-town environment, cheap restaurants and modern facilities, many expats settle in this location on Phuket. Phromthep Cape, one of Rawai’s most famous landmarks, is renowned for stunning views over sunset. If you enjoy being busy, island-hopping, Thai kickboxing, and riding on horseback are the best activities at Rawai. Rawai Beach is similar in ambiance and close to several other family-friendly beaches such as Laem Ka Beach, Ya Nui Beach and Nai Harn Beach.
Location: 66/2 Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
Website: Rawai Palm Beach Resort
Location: 52/8 Moo 6, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
Website: Thai Palace Resort
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