Our selected list of the best hotels in Karon Beach makes up some of the most favored destinations in Phuket for couples and families. Long and central, families prefer the area for a number of reasons. Firstly, it offers endless amenities like restaurants and markets in close proximity no matter where along this stretch of golden sand you are based.
Secondly, luxury resorts like Centara Grand with a water park, its 4 star cousin Centara Karon Resort with pools, slides and family focused rooms, and beachfront accommodation at the popular Movenpick with 2 bedroom residences equipped with kitchens, all of which feature daily entertainment for the young team are located here.
The Karon Beach area will also resonate with singles and young couples due to its viby hang-outs and close proximity to the Patong party scene which lies just on the other side of the hill. Moreover, even though it is not exactly a quiet area, this ribbon of sand is long and wide enough to easily find a spot on the sand without your personal space being invaded and, there are also great places to stay where you can add a romantic twist to your holiday without breaking the bank.
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If you are a young couple lacking a fondness of children, or mature couple who wants to relax without the inevitable intrusion children brings, then Beyond is the best resort to consider in this area. Situated in an intimate corner of the bay it accepts only adults over 18 years.
One of only 2 hotels in the area located directly against the beach Centara Grand offers great fun in the sun with a huge water park. Every room has a balcony with sea views, and you can maximize your holiday with an outdoor ocean view spa bath, or intimate pool suite.
Want to make a holiday with children affordable? With a child recreation centre, a pool with a slide, deluxe room types which fit a family of 5, or a 2 bedroom cabana with a splash pool, and situated very near the beach, Centara Karon Resort Phuket would be our first pick.
Perched on a hill with superlative ocean views from a pool complete with a waterfall, from your message bed in a clifftop sala, as well as while you dine on an outdoor terrace, Centara's intimate villas is our recommendation for budget conscious couples on a smooching getaway.
Hilton Phuket Arcadia is high-rise with private balconies revealing amazing ocean sunset views. It is surrounded by manicured gardens dotted by three pools and a lagoon, and offers facilities such as tennis courts, on-site scuba training and child care centre.
With a private beach in Relax Bay, Le Meridien offers intimate seclusion moments from Karon and Patong. It has sea view rooms, water sport facilities, squash and tennis courts, mini golf, a golf driving range, and its restaurant floats on a 5 400 sq.m ocean-front pool.
Whether its a holiday for 2 or a family trip, Movenpick features romantic plunge pool villas and penthouses, and 2 bedrooms suites sleeping 2 adults and 4 kids. The 2 bedroom residences overlooking the sea are equipped with kitchens and have their own dedicated pool area.
Sugar Marina Art is an affordable, but polished hotel near the beach. It features rooms allowing you to roll out your bed and straight in the pool. Rooms are characterized by modern designer art and around the premises are quirky visual effects setting it apart from the norm.
This grand dame showcase the island's merchant history in Sino Portuguese styled accommodation in one wing, and modern rooms in another. The serene wing offers rooms right along the edge of a pool and in the Sino Wing the private Jacuzzi rooms sells out fast.