It s a difficult choice, for there are so many places
here, so many styles, and so many prices.
is famed for its hospitality. There are few places in the world where a total
stranger can arrive and immediately be made to feel as comfortable as one does
in this special kingdom.
This Thai hospitality, as
much as the beauty of many of Phuket’s resorts, is the deciding advantage that
elevates hotels here to elite, international levels. But in the many web pages
here we focus on locations, facilities and links for over 200 accommodation
establishments on this island. The hotel pages are organized by beach or
section of the island.
Standards (and prices) range from a few elite, 5-star resorts, through scores
of 3- and 4-star establishments, down to cheap bungalows at about US$15 per
night. A large number sit right on the beach or seashore, though in the more
popular beaches like Patong and Karon, which have the biggest concentrations of
hotels, most are set back from the sand.
Resorts are spread over the length (approx. 50 kilometers) and breadth (approx.
10 kilometers) of Phuket island, though the greatest number is scattered over
the string of beautiful beaches that line the island’s ocean-washed west coast.
Choose your resort hotel by the beach:
One important decision must be made before choosing a hotel - decide what kind
of beach you want to stay. Their ambience varies greatly, from the bustling
energy of the shopping, dining and entertainment centre at Patong to the quiet
get-away found at the north and south ends of the island. To check out the
ambiance of the beaches, look up our beach-by-beach pages, complete with many
photos, in The Beaches. Every first-time visitor should first decide which
beach suits his/her needs.
On this page we offer a complete listing of hotels and bungalows on Phuket
island in alphabetical order. But there is little other information here and no
links – there are too many places for such details.