Phuket Hotels and Accommodation
One of Thailand's most exceptional coastal resorts, the tropical island of Phuket boasts an impressive selection of beachfront hotels and accommodation with glorious sea views. Lodging is available for most budgets and is at its most expensive during the high season, which tends to fall between November and April.
Whilst hotels and other accommodation options are noticeably cheaper outside of this season, the weather can be less predictable with some tropical rainstorms on the western coastline. The weather conditions along Phuket's eastern coast tends to be more appealing and therefore hotels in this region tend to be especially popular at this time of the year, often featuring tempting packages.
However, don't overlook the many excellent hotels, which are situated along the western coast, often overlooking their own bays. Popular accommodation lies within the Kata Noi, Karon and Patong areas of western Phuket.
Where to Stay
The islands capital of Phuket City is also a great place to begin your island holiday and is full of affordable accommodation and budget lodging. Hotels in Phuket City include a number of well-known chains and are never far from the action, with many temples, restaurants and shops often being nearby.
A number of outstanding hotels and resorts can be found within the Patong area, on the western side of Phuket, with accommodation often next to the beaches and coast. Here you will be able to enjoy both a thriving nightlife and array of watersports.
Slightly to the south, hotels in the Karon resort tend to be particularly family orientated and many feature their own outdoor pools. Also nearby, Phuket's Kata resort is a beautiful spot, with endless stretches of white sand, good surfing opportunities during the wet season, and plenty of hotels to go round.
North of Patong and still on the western coast of Phuket, Kamala is a peaceful coastal resort, with a strong fishing heritage and plenty of family friendly hotels and inexpensive lodging options. For more exclusive accommodation, head further north to the nearby Bangtao resort, on the north-west side of Phuket, where self-contained apartments, luxury beachfront hotels and stunning lagoons await. Further hotels in Phuket are located within the Surin resort, around Rawai Beach, the southerly Chalong Bay, and the easterly Cape Nga, Sapam Bay, Cape Yabu and also Kung Bay.