Phuket is well served by luxury hotels and resorts. Finding budget hotels is a challenge – especially in the high season of December and January. Book well in advance for any visit from late November until mid-March.
Banyan Tree Phuket (Luxury)
If you want luxury then this is it. One of Phuket’s most fabled hotels. Villas have private pools and very spacious rooms. The food is fantastic.
Amenities: Wi-fi, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Golf Course, Spa, Playground, Hot Tub, Library, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
Evason Phuket & Bon Island (Luxury)
Family-friendly luxury at its best. If your kids would like to play on their own private island then this might be their chance.
Amenities: Wi-fi, Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Center, Game Room, Spa , Playground, Ping-Pong, Library, BBQ Facilities, Cycling, Diving, Snorkeling, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
Andaman Seaview Hotel in Karon Beach (Luxury)
Friendly staff, children’s pool, and large rooms make this a good choice for a moderate budget.
Amenities: Wi-fi, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Playground, Outdoor Swimming Pool
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket in Patong (Mid-range)
Ultra-family-friendly is this hotel. Kids club, family suites with jungle or pirate themed rooms. Fridges in the room and self-service laundry can help long term travelers save some money.
Amenities: Free internet, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa , Massage, Hot Tub, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
The Beach Boutique House (Budget/Mid-range)
Phuket has the most expensive accommodations in Thailand so this hotel qualifies as a budget choice for families. It has a pool (actually 3 of them, one of them a kiddie pool), very friendly staff, and clean family-friendly rooms. The big compromise is location. This place is quite a walk from both Kata and Karon beaches but if you don’t mind hopping in a cab once or twice a day then you’ll love it here.
Amenities: Swimming Pools, Kitchenette, Business Center, Wi-fi
Kata Beach Resort & Spa in Kata Beach (Mid-range/Luxury)
Great pool and kid-friendly atmosphere is perfect for families. Great location right on the beach and walking distance to shopping and restaurants.
Amenities: Wi-fi available in the lobby, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa , Outdoor Swimming Pool