Once you get a look at photos of the lush beaches and luxury resorts on the Thai island of Phuket, it is almost impossible to not begin planning a trip. This search will inexorably bring you to Patong beach, a picturesque paradise and bustling little city within Phuket. Patong features plenty of culture and nightlife, which is complemented by hotels and resorts that feel like royal palaces. They can be difficult to find amongst the plethora of lesser hotels, but take that seclusion to translate into a more peaceful stay. These palaces are either a short walk or ride from the beach and most offer enough amenities to be considered little cities within themselves. B-Lay Tong Phuket Resort, MGallery Collection The B-Lay benefits from a great location and some of the most affordable pricing in the five-star resort market. It is tucked away in the northern section of Patong beach, which means that you’ll be close to everything but not bothered by it.
- Beachfront restaurant
- Rooftop oyster bar
- Jacuzzi suites
- Outdoor infinity pool
- Lobby bar with sunset view
Millennium Resort The Millenium is a stylish urban resort located in the heart of Phuket’s fashion district. If you love being in the middle of it all and still be treated like a VIP then the Millenium was made for you.
- Fine dining
- Spa and fitness center
- Swimming pools
- Function rooms
Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa The architectural design of the Renaissance is unique and modern, but the attention to aesthetics doesn’t stop there. Visit the resort’s restaurant. Loca Vore is an innovative dining experience that receives continuous praise. Here are some other features you’ll enjoy with a stay at the Renaissance.
- Bike Rentals
- Chinese water spa
- Fitness center
- Rooms with pools, jacuzzis and espresso machines
- Garden and beach weddings
- Beach-side location with amazing sunsets
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket The most grandiose resort on this list is a sprawling 262 room behemoth that looks more like a summer castle. It has everything from its own water park to charming gardens and Italian restaurant.
- Beach-side location
- Spa, steam room and hot tubs
- Private dinner lounges
- Meeting rooms
- Fitness Center and water-sports
- Poolside bars
Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa The Avista is the most charming resort on this list. Its locations in the hills of Patong make it a serene experience while elegant pool and jacuzzi suites elevate that sensation to pure bliss.
- Rooftop barbecue restaurant and private dining
- Beach shuttle service
- Swimming pools and a kid’s club
- Library room
- Billiards and game room
- Fitness center
Make the best of your trip by visiting Thailand during the cool months of November through February. You will have just missed the summer rainy season and it will still be hot enough to merit you staying at the beach or in pools all day. The resorts on this list offer complete accessibility for wheelchairs and shuttle service. Book these locations quickly as they are always in high demand.