Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach

Great choice for families preferring beach access

Featuring 245 guest rooms in a wide variety of classes, the Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is one of the larger 5-star resorts on Phuket. The location just across the road from the lovely Karon Beach is perfect for those who love the sand yet don’t want to pay for a boutique resort directly on it. The hotel is also a short walk from many restaurants in shops in Karon, so it allows for far greater choice than the isolated resorts.

While it might be fine for a romantic couple on a getaway, the Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is clearly designed to cater to families with children. There are kiddie pools and a fully staffed kids club, and many child-oriented food items at the buffet and other restaurants. Reviews are quite good and it sounds like many families return each year, so this should be a solid choice for the right type of guests.

Rooms/suites/villas: 245
Area: Karon
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Garden View Room – 1 king or twin beds
  • Ocean View Room – 1 king or twin beds
  • Deluxe Garden Room – 1 king bed
  • Deluxe Garden Villa – 1 king or twin beds
  • Garden Suite – 1 bedroom
  • Plunge Pool Villa – 1 king bed
  • Penthouse Plunge Pool Villa – 1 king bed
  • Family Suite – 2 bedrooms
  • Residence – 2 bedrooms

Special room features

  • Air conditioning individually controlled in room
  • Connecting rooms (upon request)
  • Safe
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Sitting area
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Satellite television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Balcony/terrace


  • High season online specials from US$165 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$109 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Cafe Studio
  • El Gaucho
  • OrientAsia
  • Sand Bar
  • Pacifica

Resort features

  • 4 swimming pools
  • Beach
  • Fitness center
  • Play Zone kids club
  • Meeting rooms and business facilities

Spa information

The on-site spa features a wide variety of massages and pampering treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Tours
  • Phi Phi Island

Distance from Phuket International Airport

40 km / 25 miles – 45 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket are generally very positive, particularly for its family facilities. Praise is high for the service and the way they handle small problems when they arise, and the rooms are large and very pleasant by most standards. The location gets high marks for being just across from a nice beach, and a short walk to shops and other restaurants.

A few people do mention that food and drinks within the hotel are a bit pricey, but that’s really to be expected for a 5-star resort on the beach. The most telling thing about reading the reviews is that this resort is very well designed to serve families with children, so romantic couples might find better options elsewhere.

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