Situated on the pristine beach of Nai Yang, the Dewa Phuket Resort is a classy place. We went fot the cheaper - and simpler - suite, instead of one of the villas. The room was adequate for us, quite spacious, even luxurious, and we had our own little green terrace. The food was great (and not too spicy) served in the restaurant or brought to the room. The service was excellent, the staff friendly. A very relaxing, quiet place but also full of activities, from diving to excursions.
The place was extremely accommodating with a parking lot and all. The crew at the Merlin Beach Resort offered exceptional aid to our needs. The resort presented a wonderful stay. The restroom was trendy. We feel gratified to know we got what we paid for
If you fancy escaping from the frenetic pace of Phuket's beach-and-bar tourism, this little oasis of yogic calm situated off the beaten track is pretty, welcoming and comfortable.
Family-owned, the place attracts a more laid-back tourist, with many long-term visitors and repeat guests available to offer tips on the best beaches and spots to watch the sunset, for the as-yet uninitiated. There's a small pool, a sociable lounge/dining area and an in-house masseuse, plus a morning yoga class available to book if that takes your fancy.
There's also absolutely fantastic food, freshly cooked to order all day. Try the Shanti Delight, and I challenge you to be able to order anything else for the rest of your stay - you'll be hooked!
Shanti Lodge, near Wat Chalong temple. You can print a map from the website and show it to taxi drivers from Phuket airport.
Don't let your wheelchair prevent you from enjoying Thailand. Bangkok has cheap taxis and flat access can be found. In Phuket, use the backpacker's hostel in Chalong. It has ramps and friendly staff available to help!
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There are better beaches and cheaper hotels elsewhere in Thailand. We were on a liveaboard in the Similan Islands for three days, which was just awesome. But staying in Phuket was a comedown.
Kata is ok, Patong is just awful - I couldn't find a single redeeming feature. Other parts of Phuket are doubtless interesting, but not the beaches in the south.
This was one of the most devastated resorts on the island, and frequently feature on world wide TV in amateur video footage.It's one of the quietest places, with a long beach between two rocky headlands. There's a few hotels, and restuarants. The Kamala beach hotel is top class right on the beach, with really smart cocktail lounge, mirror pool and pool bar. We used their facilities (free pool if you buy cocktail), and stayed at the Benjamin, just along the beach, no facilities, but £7 per night for two, comfy room with sea view and en-suite. The Rock Fish restuarant, just overlooking the beach on the south cliff is excellent, though with Bangkok prices.
Benjamin, 83 Moo 3, Kamala BeachKamala Beach Hotel, www.phuket.com/kamalabeach/
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