Accommodation in Phuket
Phuket provides an extensive range of accommodation options both for those on holiday and others who plan to stay long-term. Spanning a selection of styles and prices, whether you’re seeking an apartment, boutique hotel, guesthouse, hostel, pool villa or resort, the assortment of choice across the island is expansive.
HOTELS AND RESORTS
There are an abundance of hotels and resorts that can be found all over the island, with a high concentration in Patong. Hotels span a range of star ratings while resorts are usually high-end with extensive facilities and activities found within their grounds.
Areas along the northwest coast of Phuket, such as Surin, Bang Tao and Mai Khao all boast a massive range of resorts to choose from and provide activities and entertainments that enable you not to need to venture out too far.
Phuket Town is home to several stylish boutique hotels, many of which can be found housed within beautifully renovated Sino-Portuguese buildings and serve as an authentic choice for accommodation in Phuket. Further south in towns like Karon, Kata, Rawai and Nai Harn, you’ll find a choice of resorts and hotels that are often set near or along the town’s respective beaches.
Villas are ideal for those families seeking a home-away-from-home feel and are fully-furnished while being stocked with all of the amenities required for a dream holiday. Designed for indoor/outdoor living, villa vacation rentals offer mostly private pools, ocean views (depending the budget), and comfortable beds. Many of them offer as well full staff (maid, butler, drivers), so you will be extremely well looked after during your stay. Another added bonus is that you’ll have cooking facilities or even a chef, giving you the option to dine in at your leisure.
Apartments are ideal for those seeking a home-away-from-home feel and are fully-furnished while being stocked with all of the amenities required to reside immediately. They boast spacious living quarters spread across a range of rooms and are a great option for families and long-term rentals. Another added bonus is that you’ll have cooking facilities, giving you the option to dine in at your leisure.
Guesthouses provide much simpler accommodation in terms of their size and facilities but are still comfortable and convenient options that can be found in most towns on Phuket. They are usually significantly cheaper than hotels and resorts, often housing their own restaurant or placed near eating and drinking venues.
INVESTING IN PROPERTY
For foreigners interested in purchasing a property in Phuket, the options include condominiums and villas. Both condominiums and villas make an ideal investment property with a high return on rental, especially during the months December to April.