Phuket Orchid Resort
Huge resort, popular with families
34 Luang Pho Chuan Rd, Karon Beach T: (076) 396 519-23 F: (076) 396 526
This is a massive, family-orientated resort that's frequented by tour groups.
It has some completely over-the-top design touches like gigantic Angkorian bas-reliefs and water-spouting elephant statuary, but what the hell, you are on vacation in Thailand after all. The rooms are a bit of a snooze but are fully equipped with a minibar, air-con, satellite TV, safety box and a balcony. It's in a good location, just off the beach road but is still all about the pools — there's a kids' pool with slides and fountains and a main pool with a floating bar, a massive pool deck, and more Angkorian carvings. Some have much, much better views than others — so ask for one of the good ones when you check in. The Bayan Restaurant out front is pricey but does good-value buffets. Be wary of compulsory holiday gala dinners for 3,000B.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Extra Bed, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,770 baht, high season 4,400 baht. Notes: Peak 5,600 baht
Room: Family room, low season: 3,620 baht, high season 5,400 baht. Notes: Peak 6,400B
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,820 baht, high season 5,900 baht. Notes: Peak 7,100 baht
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