Photo: Time for some lazy time on Surin beach.

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Surin Beach

Surin is one of Phuket's prettiest beaches and home to some magnificent resorts. There is no true budget accommodation, but the further away from the beach you go the cheaper the rooms become.

Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach
T: (076) 316 500

One of Surin's many high-end hotels, 97-room Twinpalms has gone in its own direction, boasting a minimalist Zen style to refreshingly modern effect. The rooms have been done in cool, neutral colours and are an oasis of tranquility, with over-sized beds, rain showers and private terraces. The palm-lined pool stretches around the main part of the resort, giving ground-floor room guests the chance... Read our full review of Twinpalms.

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Benyada Lodge
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
106/52 Moo 3, Surin Beach
T: (076) 271 261-4

Found next door to the Surin Bay Inn just a few minutes’ walk to the beach, this modern, cheerful 29-room hotel with a rooftop terrace is a good alternative if Surin Bay is booked up. For the standard rooms, book one at the back if you want to save money, or take a front room if you’re keen to have a balcony with a sea view in the distance. The streetside rooms also have a small seating area... Read our full review of Benyada Lodge.

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Surin Bay Inn
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
106/11 Moo 3, Surin Beach
T: (076) 271 601

The 12 rooms at Surin Bay are pleasantly sunny and look and smell like they have just been cleaned top to bottom. The standard rooms have one double or two single beds, making them suitable for both couples or friends travelling together. The luxury rooms also contain a living area with a rattan sofa set and balconies with an unobstructed ocean view. Rooms are by no means flashy but are... Read our full review of Surin Bay Inn.

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Surin Sunset Inn
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
13/18 Srisoonthorn Rd, Surin Beach
T: (076) 270 594

The Surin Sunset Inn has 54 rooms -- and an elevator! The rooms are tidy and well-appointed with air-con, old model TVs, minibar, and individual balconies. The family rooms are excellent and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two balconies, and a common room with a sofa, TV and computers free to use. You can see Surin Beach from the balconies on the higher floors — a great spot for watching... Read our full review of Surin Sunset Inn.

Surintra Boutique Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
49/1 Moo 3, Surin Beach Rd
T: (076) 270 041

Situated at the end of a small street off the main hotel road in Surin, the Surintra is well suited for anyone craving a homey atmosphere away from home, with friendly staff to boot. The resort has two room types, 10 larger rooms in the original building plus 40 smaller rooms in a newer two-level building behind. The deluxe rooms are extra roomy and modern, with an attached full outdoor kitchen,... Read our full review of Surintra Boutique Resort.

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Baan Chom Tawan
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
107/4 Moo 3, Surin Beach
T: (076) 270 217, (086) 682 0574

For the extra space above a minimart-cum-tour desk-cum-massage parlour, the rooms at Baan Chom Tawan are much better than you would imagine. In fact, with tiled floors, bedside reading lamps, and richly coloured hardwood furniture, the rooms are downright stylish. Furthermore, each room is air-con and has a TV and minifridge. The black and white bathrooms are contemporary and the more expensive... Read our full review of Baan Chom Tawan.

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Tiw & Too Guest House
Backpacker - Under 600B
13/11 Srisoonthorn Rd, Surin Beach
T: (076) 270 240-1

Next door to the Sunset Inn, Tiw & Too Guesthouse is quite similar. The building is smaller and hasn't had as many recent renovations, but the guesthouse is spacious. Although slightly barer than next door, the rooms present a comfortable budget option with air-con, TV, fridge and a hot shower. We’re not keen on the florescent lighting, and we noticed a few minor maintenance issues like loose... Read our full review of Tiw & Too Guest House.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Surin Beach? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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