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6 of the Top Phuket Family Resorts 

January 18, 2024
The shoreline from one of Phukets best resorts for families - Luxury Escapes

With its endless activities, soft-sand beaches and child friendly stays, Phuket is a perennial favourite with families – and these are its go-to resorts.

Phuket’s pristine islands, palm-lined beaches, ancient temples and waterparks make it a winning family holiday destination. Whether your crew are after relaxation by the beach, adventuring in jungle surroundings or an all-inclusive stay to sip and sample at a whim, there is a family resort in Phuket tailored to what you're looking for.

Read on to discover Phuket's best family resorts.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort 

Kata Noi beach, located on one of Phuket's best resorts for families - Luxury Escapes
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort.

This all-inclusive slice of Kata Noi bliss is tried-and-true indulgence for families. The jungle-enclosed resort occupies 850 metres of one of Phuket's best and less-frequented beachfronts, with calm waters during high season (November to April) – perfect for safe, leisurely swims, sans the crowds. Six restaurants serving everything from pizzas and pasta to grilled seafood and traditional Thai are on hand to satisfy all tastes, plus six bars. Little ones are entertained from dawn to dusk thanks to the Aqua Play area with waterslides and Chang Noi Kids' Club, which offers summer camp activities like t-shirt painting and mocktail-making.

A complimentary shuttle to pumping Patong (25 minutes) and Phuket Town (40 minutes) means you can swing easily between the island's hottest sights, like Andamanda Phuket waterpark (30 minutes) and the Big Buddha (25 minutes). Want space for the whole crew? Opt for a Grand Deluxe room near the kids’ club, or a Family Suite.

Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa  

Aerial view of the waterpark at one of Phuket's best resorts for families - Luxury Escapes
Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa.

Equipped with water slides for all ages (some up to 12 metres high), kiddie pools and a playground, the village-style Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa offers a buffet of family-friendly touches. Little ones can burn off energy all day long at this kids' paradise, before replenishing at the resort's three restaurants, which include a poolside option for fuss-free feeding when they're too busy to eat. Meanwhile, parents can rejuvenate with a signature treatment at Kanda Spa, learn famous Thai recipes during a cooking class, dine poolside and revel in the resort’s central location, ideally located within the resort town of Karon.

Beyond Kata  

Beyond Kata, one of the best family resorts in Phuket
Beyond Kata.

With sparkling new rooms thanks to a 2023 renovation, the beloved Beyond Kata on the popular Kata Beach remains a Phuket flop-and-drop favourite. Think palm-fringed pools (including two dedicated kids' pools with daily activities), and plenty of sunny enclaves to enjoy free-flow tipples with Andaman Sea views. It offers some excellent all-inclusive packages and upgrades with great value for families. Meals are served al fresco at Atrium Cafe, with a range of Western and Asian delights, light bites beside the sea at Beach Bar & Restaurant and snacks and drinks at the Poolside Bar. Plus, with a location just 20 minutes from night markets and central Phuket, more Thai delicacies are within easy reach.

Banyan Tree Phuket

After a slice of island paradise? Banyan Tree Phuket, an all-villa retreat nestled in the jungles near Bang Tao Beach, is the ultimate base for a family of adventurers. A roomy Two-Bedroom Villa offers a family of four plenty of space and privacy with a swimming pool, jet pool, Thai sala and terrace. There's no time to get bored, with outdoor recreation including an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, cycling paths, a lagoon primed for watersports and paddleboarding, as well a pool and beach. Young explorers can hone their skills at the Rangers’ Club, which offers experiences from batik painting to bird watching, while multiple eateries offering kids' menus guarantee even the picky eaters will get in on the gastronomy.

The Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket 

View of the Andaman Ocean from one of Phuket's best resorts for families - Luxury Escapes
The Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket. 

If staying in the thick of it is your idea of an ideal family escape, this stylish hotel is for you. Occupying a privileged spot over the Andaman Sea, the hotel’s main attraction is its central location. Stay just minutes from the famous Patong Beach and buzzing Bangla Road, or journey further to the historic temples of Phuket Old Town and the Big Buddha. A Junior Suite offers space for a family of four.

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott is famous with families – and for good reason, given it boasts three pools, a kiddie pool with a splash pad, an incredible 10 restaurants and bars onsite and a kids' club complete with a ball pit. Little ones will leave their holiday with greater knowledge of the local wildlife and reef system after visits to the resort's own Reef Education Center and Butterfly Sanctuary, while older kids can learn the art of Muay Thai. Families can also purchase an M Passport package, which means children eat free from the kids' menu, and all-important connecting rooms are at your disposal (subject to availability).

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About Sofia Calvert
Travel and lifestyle writer → born in Australia, raised in Asia and the South Pacific. Loves craft cocktails and long walks to the hotel pool.

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