Exclusive Karon Beach hotels: The best 5 star luxury resorts

Phuket’s second largest beach is Karon and is the most up-scale beach in the area. Although public, it’s a spectacular beach with gorgeous white sand and beautiful aqua colored water. Here are the best five star luxury resorts in Karon, not in any particular order:

1. Le Meridien Phuket (http://www.agoda.com/le-meridien-phuket-beach-resort/hotel/phuket-th.htm...)
This resort is right on the water. It’s actually hidden in a cove by the Andaman Sea. There are different room sizes and suites to choose from with different views, either a garden or ocean view. Drop your children off at the Penguin Club for a day of fun at the resort’s kids’ centre. Parents know their children are in good hands enjoying all sorts of activities while they indulge in adult time. The resort has an oversized pool, a first-class spa, and ten restaurants, including buffets that offer authentic Thai and Japanese cuisine. Dine at the Pakarang Restaurant, an open-aired dining experience located in the middle of the lagoon.

2. Beyond Resort Karon (http://www.agoda.com/beyond-resort-karon/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1729010)
This is the only adult’s only resort on Karon Beach with privacy, right on the beach. The 80 room resort has a contemporary flair with shops and restaurants all included for their guests convenience. All rooms have their own private balconies. There are two swimming pools, both with wonderful views of the Sea. Near the resort, you’ll be able to go deep sea fishing, water-skiing, or parasailing. Spend a little time in their world-class spa and feel yourself become rejuvenated.

3. Centara Karon Resort (http://www.agoda.com/centara-karon-resort/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1729010)
A larger resort with 335 rooms in nine floors, there are several room choices, including one for Thai guests only. Many of the rooms come with their own terraces or patios. It’s a wonderful family property with three outdoor pools and two spas, two restaurants and three poolside bars. Kids will love the water slide and game room. Their spa and fitness centers are first-class. The property is well taken care of with lush green vegetation and swaying palm trees.

4. Club Med Phuket
Club Med has recently been renovated, redecorated, and offers an amazing setting with a flourishing landscape and several pools for you to choose from. Do you prefer a more quiet setting, or want to mingle with other guests? Enjoy the newly designed spa, and local and international cuisine in two different and unique restaurants. Relax at one of several bars with drinks included in the all-inclusive package, except for super-premium brands of liquor. This resort is also highly rated for children.

5. Centara Grand Beach Resort (http://www.agoda.com/centara-grand-beach-resort-phuket/hotel/phuket-th.h...)
With an excellent location on the beach and its own water park, with slides, and a lazy river, the Centara Grand Beach Resort offers first-class amenities for couples and families. The villas offer privacy and magnificent views. This resort has an award-winning spa for a relaxing retreat, away from it all. You’ll also find delicious food served in one of several of their exceptional restaurants and bars.