Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach Resort – Phuket

2-bedroom apartments near a quiet beach, good for families

Featuring 133 two-bedroom villas (apartments) in a 5-story building a short walk from the beach, the Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach Resort offers excellent value compared to Phuket properties with similar sized rooms. It’s located in a quiet area a bit north of the airport, so it’s an hour away from the craziness of Patong Beach, but everything needed for a family holiday is here or close by.

Each of the apartments has a full kitchen, including dishes and such, so it’s an ideal resort for families who like to eat in at least once in a while. There are kids and family activities as well, in addition to a pool, fitness center, and water sports options. The Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach is the Phuket member of the Marriott Vacation Club, and some members of that program are disappointed that it’s not directly on the beach or in the heart of the Patong nightlife. As long as you know that this is a family-oriented resort in a quiet area that has large rooms in a 5-story building, you should find it very good value.

Rooms/suites/villas: 133
Area: Mai Khao
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • 2-Bedroom Villa
  • 2-Bedroom Villa with plunge pool

Special room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib
  • Electrical adapters
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Safe
  • Washer/dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate oversized soaking tub and shower
  • Multiple satellite TVs
  • DVD movies available
  • Conventional oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Pots, pans, serving dishes
  • Refrigerator with icemaker
  • Silverware
  • Stove
  • Table and chairs
  • Toaster


  • High season online specials from US$304 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$155 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Zest – Casual all day dining
  • Delights – sandwiches and snacks
  • Aqua Pool Bar
  • In-Villa Dining

Resort features

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Biking trail
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Table tennis

Spa information

There is no on-site spa at this resort.

Nearby activities

  • Khaopra Thaeo Conservation / Ext Center
  • Mangrove Forest
  • Nai Yang National Marine Park
  • Phuket Aquarium
  • Phuket Fantasea
  • Phuket Sea Shell Museum
  • Phra Nang Sang Temple
  • Phra Tong Temple
  • Pirates Cove Miniature Golf
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Mai Khao Beach – Sirinath National Park 1.9 mile(s)
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding 9.3 mile(s)
  • Snorkeling 9.3 mile(s)
  • Surfing 0.2 mile(s)
  • Water-skiing 15.5 mile(s)
  • Tennis 3.1 mile(s)

Distance from Phuket International Airport

10 km / 6 miles – 15 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach are mostly positive, but many are by members of the Marriott Vacation Club, and some of that group seems to find this to be a little disappointing. Most other reviews praise the large 2-bedroom apartments and the facilities themselves, so it seems to be all about expectations.

Some of the Vacation Club members are disappointed that it’s a 10-minute walk to the nearest beach as they much rather be able to walk directly from the resort onto the beach with only a few steps, so in this case they are disappointed that the Vacation Club resort has that location. As long as you research this property before you book, it seems like it provides great service and value.

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