Mandarava Resort & Spa Karon Beach

Luxury resort set on acreage offering romantic privacy

GA-700x400A contemporary resort located on the hillside, the Madarava Resort & Spa Karon Beach is quite large with facilities and rooms scattered across 7.2 acres. All together there are 130 rooms available to choose from with each bunched in with others to create 39 different villas. The scenery around the resort is considered a sight to remember with greenery and waterfalls all around and Karon Beach to the front.

A walk to the beach takes about 5 minutes where guests can sit down on the powdery sand and relax or jump in the water to cool off or take a swim. Back at the resort, vacationers will find both relaxing spa activities and 3 infinity pools to lounge next to. You can then mix it up a bit with some exercise at the on-site fitness center. Though most activities seem to cater to couples on a romantic getaway, this resort is also family friendly.

Rooms/suites/villas: 130
Area: Karon
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Horizon Deluxe Room
  • Panoramic Deluxe Room
  • Tropicana Superior Room

Special room features

  • 1 double sized bed or 2 twins
  • Shower room
  • Bathtub room
  • High pointed ceilings
  • Light wooden decor
  • Personal balcony
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • High season online specials from US$164 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$84 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Chomtalay restaurant
  • Sala bar

Resort features

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pools (3)
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Airport transfer
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Car park
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Smoking area
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Gift shop
  • Thai cooking class
  • Game room
  • Towel folding class
  • Wedding services

Spa information

The Cheeva Spa offers both massages and treatments with a hillside view. The spa is equipped with 3 massage rooms, a steam room and an outdoor jacuzzi.

Nearby activities

  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling

Distance from Phuket International Airport

45 km / 28 miles –  60 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews are a mixed bag, with some guests feeling that the resort views were a little misleading and not as grand as they thought they would be. Some have also stated that the pool side service is slow or lacking. On the other hand, other guests have said that the views are beautiful and the service is impeccable with staff hurriedly running about making sure everyone was taken care of. This makes it seem that the poor service cited may have been an odd case or two.

The resort receives high ranks on their rooms with reviews stating over and over again how spacious each room is and how quiet and private they are during a stay. The food also receives great thoughts with many saying that the breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.

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