Daily breakfast and a welcome drink are included in the Jetsetter rate
All rooms are either suites or private villas
Four swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar
The large Play Zone kids club keeps children entertained with indoor and outdoor games
Four restaurants serving Thai, Brazilian, Western and Asian dishes
What To Know
A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Karon Beach is a short walk away across Patak (West) Road
The largest concentration of the area’s bars and restaurants are a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride from the hotel
This family-friendly resort may not be the best choice for couples looking for peace and quiet
Food and drinks are pricey compared with what’s available outside the resort
Parking on site
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Family-friendly beach retreat with four pools and a swim-up bar, steps from one of Phuket's best beaches
Bridging the gap between Phuket’s dazzling beaches and secluded tropical hinterlands is a tall order, but the Mövenpick Karon Resort and Spa manages to do just that. Set in lush tropical gardens, steps from Karon Beach, this Swiss-owned resort provides the best of both worlds. Spacious suites and villas are housed in traditional thatch-roofed buildings, and the secluded palm tree–studded grounds are home to four pools, four restaurants and a spa with an authentic Thai massage sala.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s two-story thatch-roofed main building houses 175 suites and villas. All west-facing suites have stunning sunset views, while the garden suites overlook the busy swimming pool. The Mövenpick’s premium room category, the two-bedroom Residences, all face Karon Beach and cater to families or guests seeking more space to stretch out and relax. The remaining 163 villas and suites are scattered around the expansive tropical gardens. The larger villas are equipped with private plunge pools, while the pool villas come with outdoor rainfall showers. Suites are sleek and simple: marble floors, dark wood furnishings, fabrics and walls in browns and creams.
The star attraction is the blue tiled outdoor swimming pool, around which the resort’s restaurants are located. Decorated with rough-hewn granite boulders, the swim-up bar is the resort’s main social hub. Affable bartenders mix trendy drinks and keep guests entertained throughout the day with their classic Thai friendliness and thirst for sanuk (fun). The bars and pulsing nightlife of Karon and Patong Beach are just minutes from the hotel, but from the seclusion of the resort’s lush palm-fringed gardens and airy public areas you'd never know it. And there is no need to leave: The four restaurants serve Western, South American and Asian food all day, and the bustling Kinnaree Bar features live jazz every night of the week, the smooth beats mixing with the tropical breezes blowing in off the Indian Ocean.
In the Area
Sunbathe, rent a jet ski, snack on delicious Thai food or enjoy a relaxing massage on the white sands of bustling Karon Beach. Or watch Thai history come to life through a colorful sound and light show with elephants, acrobats and more, all staged in a full-size Khmer temple. Discover the funky, sleepy capital of Phuket, where Sino-Portugese shop houses sit shoulder to shoulder with sleek boutiques. Hungry after bargaining for handicrafts? Sample local Thai and Chinese cuisine in casual alfresco restaurants, where seafood and curries are the main event. In the evening hit the bustling bars and thriving party scene at Patong Beach, just minutes from the resort.