The Marina Phuket Resort is a top-notch place that's set way back from the road on the southern headlands of Karon Beach.
The sprawling grounds were once a coconut plantation but now host an extensive botanical garden and two swimming pools, and provide private access to Karon Beach. The chalet-style bungalows blend luxury Thai styling with technology; the rooms have high ceilings with solid teak beams, Jim Thompson silks and deep terrazzo tubs, but also LCD TVs and mini-computers to provide access to the internet and digital music. The seaview bungalows are the swankiest and have massive sliding doors and windows that open up to a view worth the high price tag. Though in a nicely wooded area, the jungle bungalows just can't compare to the seaview bungalows — so if you have it, spend the extra cash. There are two restaurants — Sala Thai, which features a Thai-Continental menu and nightly performance from traditional Thai dancers and musicians, and On the Rock Seafood, which has excellent views but high prices.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: 110 baht, high season 220 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 140 baht, high season 280 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 11,000 baht, high season 21,000 baht. Notes: Peak 23,000B
47 Karon Rd, Karon Beach
T: (076) 330 625
F: (076) 330 516
Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B