Over time, Phuket’s original form as a backpacker paradise has turned into an upper-middle-class destination in Thailand. However, you must be careful in choosing the right accommodation for a pleasant vacation. Many lodging options are available here, ranging from high-class luxury hotels, boutique-style hotels, to cheap bed and breakfasts.
The rates vary depending on location, with Patong, Karon, and Kalim upscale beach areas the most expensive. A number of the well-known spa resorts and the famous Novotel Patong with world-class facilities are here. The island’s peak season is between November and May, and during this period tariffs also increase. It’s important to book in advance if you want to stay during this period. Beachfront locations with air-conditioned rooms make tariffs higher, although visits between November and the end of February will not require too much air conditioning because the month is winter in Thailand.
Visitors who are looking for luxury and convenience stores to meet their vacation needs should seek accommodation at the resort rather than at the hotel. The resort is the most expensive and the best choice, both Thai people own and international networks. For example, Novotel Vintage Park located just a few minutes’ walk from any facility offered by Patong. The facilities are world-class and luxurious.
Another option for those heading to Patong is the Amari Coral Beach Hotel owned by a Thai hotel chain that is well known for its satisfying service. Just minutes from the beautiful Kata Beach and the famous Giant Buddha in Phuket, there is an older and smaller Water Front Suites Phuket. This property run by Centara offers jasmine class rates. Just five minutes’ walk from Kata Beach in a quieter location is the beautiful Manohra Cozy Village, which offers comfortable accommodation built around a pond in the middle of a tree-lined area. Kamala and Surin beaches are in a spectacular natural environment and have good accommodation options, ranging from the middle class to luxury.
Kamala Beach resort accommodation has four swimming pools and friendly staff at affordable rates, while Ayara Kamala Resort and Spa is the perfect place for a luxurious holiday such as celebrating a special romantic event.
Visitors who travel to Phuket to enjoy the sun, sea, sand, and pleasure on a limited budget can find low-cost options along the island. Patong jasmine class accommodations may not be in the best location, but the staff is friendly and helpful like high-end resort staff. The Coast Star Mansion is a small property located close to Bangla Road, the beach, the local fresh produce market, and the Muay Thai Boxing stadium.
Family holidays with cooking equipment are also possible here because most of the island’s tourism centers have traditional fresh produce markets, where holiday-makers can buy everything from fresh meat to fruit and vegetables.