The Hotel: Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Nestled just a 6-minute walk from the beach and a short drive from Phuket town, the four-star Centara Karon Resort Phuket welcomes guests with modern-style accommodation and a range of on-site amenities. The hotel’s amenities include a spa and gym facilities. There are also tennis courts and a children’s recreation centre. The property features 3 outdoor pools and 6 dining options.
Guests can unwind in air-conditioned rooms which feature modern Thai decor and come complete with flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, safes, hairdryers, and en suite bathrooms with showers. The on-site Lotus Restaurant tempts the taste buds with a variety of international, Thai and European cuisine dishes which can be complemented with a selection of beverages at The Mix Lounge. Refreshments are also available at Tropix, Lagoon and Terraces pool bars, located at each of the 3 pools.
Superior at the Terraces Room
- Bed size/type: Double bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
The Area: Phuket, Thailand
A melting pot of religions, experiences and of course international tourists, Phuket combines everything that can be expected of a tropical island destination and puts it all into overdrive. Idyllic beaches and lush forests are juxtaposed against the hectic energy of Patong, often referred to as the party capital of not just Thailand but the whole of Asia. Patong is the island’s beating heart, a city of frenetic energy and bright lights surrounded by the gracious curve of glittering Patong Beach. Patong Beach is one of Thailand’s most famous where everything from sun lounges to jet skis are available to hire, and locals offer on-the-spot hair braiding and massages.
Just a short hop to the south of this lies the areas of Karon and Kata, famous for their pristine beaches and proximity to all the action of Patong without being in the thick of it. For something quieter and more picturesque, take a long tail boat around the southern headland to Freedom Beach, which is only accessible by water. By night, busy Bangla Road comes to life with bars, restaurants and nightclubs at every turn. The streets are closed to cars from 6pm and throng with people every night of the week. For something different, check out a Las Vegas-style magic show at the Joe Conrad Magic Theatre. During the daytime, explore the spectacular surrounding area with a tour to Phi Phi Island, a scuba-diving day trip or an elephant trek through the jungle.