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Patong, Phuket’s main coastal resort town is home to the island’s gay nightlife and beach. Click here to view our Patong hotel recommendations.
The second largest beach on Phuket. Karon Beach has white, soft sand and is usually quieter and less crowded than Patong Beach and Town, which are about 15 minutes away by taxi.
Hotels and businesses on Karon are located behind a road that runs the length of the beach.
based on 256 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Gay-owned hotel. Fabulous bar and outdoor pool. Free WiFi.
Gay-owned hotel, set on a quiet hillside overlooking Kata Bay. CC’s Hideaway (formerly CC Bloom’s) offers Thai-styled, air-conditioned rooms with comfy beds, fridge, TV, coffee/tea and bottled water.
CC’s has a nice outdoor pool with sun loungers and offers free transport to the sandy Kata and Karon beaches. The in-house restaurant serves Thai and Western food.
The Patong gay scene is 15 minutes away by taxi, and you can bring a guest to stay for the night. The management team organise regular events and provide gay-related information and concierge service.
based on 377 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Large villas Adults only. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
The great-value Village Resort has 34 luxurious, spacious villas (60 m²+), set around a large pool and lush tropical gardens. Adults only – no children under the age of 12.
Each villa has a big bedroom, separate living area and a contemporary bathroom with a gigantic double bath tub, a separate skylight shower and luxurious handmade toiletries.
The resort is just a short walk from the beach, and there are lots of restaurants close by.
based on 492 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Modern rooms. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Good value, clean and very modern Simplitel is located a 3-minute walk from Karon Beach. Guest rooms feature 32-inch flat screen TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, minibar and safe.
The rooms also have a private balcony with city or mountain views. Onsite, there is a decent-sized gym and a 24-hour convenience store.
Simplitel is located about a 20-minute drive from Phuket Town and 15 minutes from Patong.
based on 933 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Quiet location. Near Karon Beach. Excellent pool. Free WiFi.
Great value-for-money hotel in a quiet location, just steps away from Karon Beach and a 15-minute drive from lively Patong gay scene.
Grand Sunset Hotel offers bright, contemporary rooms with air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, safe, private balcony, free WiFi. Some rooms overlook the beautiful Andaman Sea.
The hotel also has a spa and a nice outdoor pool. Excellent service and friendly staff.
based on 2370 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Modern facilities. Walk to the beach. Great value. Free WiFi.
An enjoyable stay. The smart-value, modern Sugar Marina Resort is located close to the beach (a 5-minute walk) and a 10-minute drive from gay scene in Patong Town.
The resort offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player and en suite bathroom with either a rain shower or a bathtub.
There is a decent-sized gym and a large outdoor pool with a wide sun deck. Onsite restaurant serves Thai and international cuisine, but there are many dining choices nearby. Friendly staff.
9.1 Exceptional, based on 1151 Agoda reviews. Includes breakfast. Was $47 USD. Now $24 USD | click here
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based on 587 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Panoramic views. Nice breakfast. Great value.
Andaman Seaview Hotel is located just a few steps from the southern end of Karon Beach and offers an excellent range of facilities.
Guest rooms are generously-sized (Superior 40 m², Deluxe 75 m²). Each room features air conditioning, comfortable bed, minibar, TV, coffee-making facilities, safe. WiFi is chargeable.
Whilst the beach is very nearby, the hotel also has two pools with plenty of sun loungers. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym and spa.
Kata Beach, located directly south of Karon, consists of two adjacent beaches, Kata Yai and Kata Noi. Both are considered some of the nicest beaches on Phuket and are quieter than Patong.
There is a good choice of hotels and restaurants in the area. A taxi to Patong gay nightlife takes about 20 minutes.
based on 1587 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Attractive design. Beautiful views. Great facilities. Free WiFi.
We highly recommend the stylish, contemporary FOTO Hotel, located just a short ride from Kata Noi Beach and Kata viewpoint and a 15-minute drive to Patong gay scene.
The rooms feature a minimalist décor, with large bed, desk, flat screen TV, minibar, free WiFi and balcony with fabulous views.
FOTO Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful Bokeh Spa and a 24-hour gym. Daily breakfast is served until 1pm at Tiffin Mama restaurant.
based on 4276 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Beautiful views. Close to the beach. Modern design. Free WiFi.
Four-star resort with beautiful hillside scenery, located a 5-minute walk from Kata Beach and about 15 minutes’ drive to the nightlife in Patong.
Sugar Palm Grand Hillside features multiple outdoor pools all around the rooms that are tastefully decorated in wood and glass. The rooms feature flat screen TV, DVD player, minibar and free WiFi.
There is a gym and sauna on the premises, and range of restaurants and shops are located nearby.
7.9 Very Good
based on 619 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to the beach. Great view & pool. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Hotel ibis Phuket Kata is located a 10-minute walk to Kata Beach, and close to several shopping, dining and nightlife options.
Guest rooms are large, bright and modern, all featuring flat screen TV, free high-speed WiFi internet access and 24-hour room service.
The Ibis has a decent-sized outdoor pool, a 24-hour bar, restaurant a and an internet corner. Massage service available.
Kamala Beach is a long sandy beach, located around 5 miles north of Patong. The seabed is relatively flat, so the water is shallow and recedes a long way at low tide.
Kamala is less developed than Patong, Kata and Karon, but there is still a good choice of restaurants and cafés. A taxi to gay nightlife in Patong takes about 10 minutes.
7.9 Very Good
based on 619 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Large rooms. Great pool & dining. Free WiFi.
Kamala Beach Resort offers quiet rooms in a nice location – 10 minutes’ walk from dining & shopping options in Kamala Village and a 15-minute drive from the vibrant Patong Town & gay scene.
This large beachfront hotel has 4 outdoor pools, set in landscaped grounds, a gym and a massage spa.
Guest rooms feature a balcony with views of the ocean or mountains. Each modern room is equipped with a large-sized bed, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Great value for money.
7.9 Very Good
based on 619 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Ocean views. Apartment style. Great pool. Free WiFi.
The great-value Kamala Beachfront Apartment as everything you need. Their large, well-equipped rooms feature king-sized beds, lounge & dining area, a full kitchen with microwave and fridge.
There is a saltwater pool with a hot tub. Massage service available on request.
Location-wise, the hotel is is 10 minutes from Kamala Village, 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Phuket Town.