Patong Beach in Phuket is one of those places that people tend to either love or hate. On this beautiful and touristy island, Patong is by far the most developed and commercial, and that makes it ideal for many things and terrible for others. Finding a really nice luxury resort in the Patong Beach area can be tricky, because the town is dominated by 2-star and 3-star guest houses around the edges, and loud bars and nightclubs in the center.
The good news is that Patong Beach does have at least 5 proper 5-star luxury resorts in quiet areas that are still very close to the action. A few of these are a short walk from everything, while a couple others are in the hills overlooking the city, so with a 5-minute taxi ride you could be in the mix and you still have a relaxing place to sleep and sunbathe during the day.
7 Best luxury resorts in the Patong Beach area
- High season starting from: US$399 per night
- Low season starting from: US$223 per night
In the heart of Patong Beach, only a few short blocks from the nightlife district, you’ll find the La Flora Resort Patong. It’s located on a popular stretch of sand, but it’s still relaxing compared to the beach bar area near the south edge of town. They have 67 rooms, suites, and villas here, with modest prices for the Deluxe Pool View rooms, all the way up to the posh Beachfront Grand Pool Villa.
For those seeking a luxury beach setting while still being close to all the nightlife, dining, and shopping that Patong is famous for, this is a perfect option. It’s a 5-star resort on some scales and 4-star on others, but room rates are very affordable in either case, and the guest reviews are extremely positive. In the center of Patong, no other beach resort comes close.
- High season starting from: US$396 per night
- Low season starting from: US$110 per night
Opened in late 2012, the Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa is the newest and most peaceful of the Patong Beach hotels. It’s located just up a hill, overlooking the most active part of south Patong Beach, so you can walk back and forth or take a fast and cheap taxi ride. Their sister resort in nearby Kata Beach has a fantastic reputation and great guest reviews, so this location seems certain to be another winner.
There are 150 rooms in this modern sea-view hotel, each filled with 5-star amenities as well as a private balcony. There are 3 swimming pools, 2 restaurants, a fitness center, and a luxury spa, and so much more is easily accessible just down the road into Patong itself. Their room rates at opening are very competitive considering all they offer along with a great location, and they will likely climb once word gets out that this is another popular luxury choice.
- High season starting from: US$130 per night
- Low season starting from: US$104 per night
In the more peaceful northern section of Patong, just across the road from the beach itself, the B-Lay Tong Phuket Resort is another that is perfect for those who want to combine a relaxing beach holiday with quick access to all the dining, shopping, and nightlife options in Phuket’s liveliest town. The Deluxe rooms are the smallest class, but even those are quite large and well appointed, but for the ultimate in Patong beach luxury you’ll want the 2-bedroom Presidential Suite, with indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis.
This resort also has a beachfront restaurant, the Oyster Bar on the roof with a sea view, and its own nightclub. Since it’s in the more relaxed part of Patong, it’s a few blocks or more to the famous nightclubs, but that should make it easier to sleep at night. Room rates here are also a great bargain for a beach location in the 4- or 5-star category, so book early or risk being disappointed.
- High season starting from: US$142 per night
- Low season starting from: US$113 per night
Fans of large luxury hotels will be happy to know about the Millennium Resort, which is located several blocks inland from the center of Patong Beach, and adjacent to the town’s biggest and best shopping complex. With 418 rooms in two wings, plus 2 large swimming pools and a huge list of other features and amenities, this is a full-service hotel where it’s possible to not leave for a week, but of course the heart of Patong is just outside, so everything is walking distance.
The Millennium Resort also has 5 restaurants and bars, plus a coffee and snack shop, and round the clock room service. There’s also a luxury spa and a full gym, so pampering yourself or staying active is easy, but there are also many other massage and spa opportunities nearby. The room rates here are very reasonable for a 5-star hotel with so much to offer, and guest reviews are generally very positive.
- High season starting from: US$178 per night
- Low season starting from: US$69 per night
Just up the hill behind Patong town, the Sea Pearl Villas Resort is another interesting luxury choice for those who want to be close to the action without being directly in the middle of it. This is a large and spread out resort with 188 guest rooms, each with its own private Jacuzzi on its balcony. It’s actually designed as a destination resort, with a great restaurant, swimming pool, a clubhouse with many activities, and such things as yoga classes and Thai cooking courses.
It’s easily possible to spend an entire week in this resort and not get bored, and many guests do precisely that, but it’s close to Patong and it offers a free shuttle several times a day, so mixing fun with a relaxing holiday is easy. The room rates are also very modest for this kind of resort, especially during the low season. Guest reviews are generally very positive, though some are a bit disappointed in the service at times, so the most demanding visitors might book elsewhere.
- High season starting from: US$170 per night
- Low season starting from: US$100 per night
With great views from the rooms, pool and rooftop lounge, guests at the U Zenmaya Phuket Resort are treated to luxury at a fraction of the cost. Here guests have the choice of 50 rooms, each with their own balcony facing different directions of the property. The rooms themselves are outfitted with a music entertainment system, a coffee and tea maker, mini bar, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and an LCD TV.
Both kid and couple friendly, guests will have ample opportunity to explore with snorkeling, swimming, sightseeing and tours nearby. On-site there is an outdoor pool, bicycle rental service, fitness center and library. If you need a ride to nearby attractions, the resort offers a shuttle service along with airport transfer.
- High season starting from: US$127 per night
- Low season starting from: US$105 per night
A large resort with 314 rooms total, the Grand Mercure Phuket Patong resort features 8 different room styles, making for a great amount of choices. Due to the size of the resort, guests will find them to be one of many, as the rooms are usually filled up with active guests partaking in all the resort has to offer. This means that those of you looking for a quiet, romantic holiday might want to look elsewhere but those who don’t mind the crowds will love it here.
Families in particular will find lots to do and feel right at home as there are many activities that are well suited for children of all ages including a playground, kids club and a kid friendly swimming pool. There are even video games on the in-room TV, great for teenagers as well as a babysitting service on-site. The resort is also very close to nearby activities and is only 1km away from the city center, making it easy to explore. Although the beach is about a 10 minute walk away, which is fine for most, there is a shuttle that runs between the resort and beach a few times throughout the day, making a walk unnecessary.