JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Sprawling and professionally run 5-star resort on a quiet beach

With 265 guest rooms, the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is one of the larger 5-star resorts on Phuket, and it also has some of the most extensive features and options. There are nearly a dozen different restaurants and bars, including a Thai cooking school, as well as 3 pools, a large water sports center, a Kids Club, and much more.

This is also one of the few international chain hotels in Phuket, so it’s very popular with business people and those on reward trips. If you’ve been to a large chain hotel in a resort area then you’ll recognize the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. The service is of 5-star standard, and the rooms are filled with details you won’t see at mid-priced resorts like elegant bedding and oversized soaking tubs. Rates are appealing during high season, but during the off season this is one of the best value resorts in Phuket.

Rooms/suites/villas: 265
Area: Mai Khao
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Deluxe Garden
  • Deluxe Terrace
  • Deluxe Pool Terrace
  • Deluxe Sea View
  • Ocean Front Suite
  • Ocean Front Pool, 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean Front Pool, 2 Bedroom Suite

Special room features

  • Elegantly appointed accommodations
  • Polished wood floors
  • Rich silks and sumptuous bedding
  • DVD player
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
  • Iron
  • High-speed internet access
  • Elegant bathrooms with oversized soaking tub & separate shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Robe & slippers


  • High season online specials from US$262 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$182 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Marriott Cafe – Great all-day dining
  • Ginja Taste – Authentic Thai Restaurant
  • Cucina – Italian
  • Andaman Grill – Steakhouse
  • Kabuki – Japanese Cuisine Theatre
  • Siam Deli
  • Ginja Cook Cooking School
  • Sala Sawasdee Lobby Bar
  • Out of the Blue Drink – A Cool Bar on a Hot Night!
  • Rim Nam Pool Bar
  • Out of the Blue Splash
  • Beside the Sea Pool Bar
  • Lotus Pavilion
  • Private romantic dining on the stunning Mai Khao Beach

Resort features

  • Sauna
  • 3 pools
  • Plunge pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Resort Activities for kids and families
  • Thai Ginja Cooking Course for kids and families

Spa information

The award winning Mandara Spa complex consists of 16 spacious, private double treatment suites and a full-service beauty salon.

Nearby activities

  • Canoe
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Island safari
  • Kayak
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling

Distance from Phuket International Airport

15 km / 9 miles – 20 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa are generally excellent, with the vast majority being 5 out of 5 stars. Most guests were impressed with everything from the large rooms to the quiet beach to the excellent service. There is high praise for the great number of options available at this large resort, including a baby elephant in residence.

The few complaints are quite minor for the most part. Some guests are surprised by the fact that it’s an hour by taxi to get to the craziness of Patong Beach, but if that’s where you want to go this wouldn’t be a good choice. Some others mention that food in the restaurants is more expensive than they expected, but again, one shouldn’t really expect cheap meals at a 5-star beach resort.

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