Long running and comfortable
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.
Address: 47 Karon Rd, Karon Beach
T: (076) 330 625; F: (076) 330 516
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º17'38.4" E, 7º49'44.4" N
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Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||110 baht||220 baht|
|Deluxe double room||140 baht||280 baht|
|11,000 baht||21,000 baht|