This wild resort is tucked away in a jungle just off Phuket’s Karon Beach.
At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting. Wandering around the grounds feels like an outdoor adventure as you walk along elevated wooden walkways that brush past giant leaves and exotic flowers imbued with the sound of cicadas. Vividly coloured tropical flowers like orchids and red ginger flowers greet you just minutes from your bungalow-style room in the heart of this secret jungle.
The richness of the resort’s flora means there are plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities, too. Borrow a guide and look out for the jungle’s fauna which includes squirrels, butterflies and tropical birdlife, or head down the few steps to Karon Beach. While you’re close to markets and eateries, and just a short tuk-tuk ride from rowdy Patong or upmarket Kata, the resort’s lush interior makes it feel secluded so you can appreciate the sound of the waterfall feature by the pool and occasionally paddle over for a drink at the swim-up bar. The resort has three restaurants for laid-back dining with Asian and international fare – we recommend at least one dinner at On The Rock, the resort’s popular oceanfront restaurant.
The rooms and villas are embedded in the resort jungle and accessed by wooden walkways. Rooms are in bungalow-style with classic Thai features, with a choice of jungle or ocean view rooms. Ocean View Rooms also feature a balcony looking out to the Andaman Sea. For the best views of the sea and Karon Beach, upgrade to a Grand Villa. Complete with a private Jacuzzi, these exclusive villas are perfect for a romantic holiday mingled with nature.
In a jungle at the southern tip of Karon Beach, close to shops and restaurants
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† Kuoni is proud to be the only UK tour operator to offer Marina Phuket Resort, see booking conditions for further details.
Good to know
Minimum age 12 in Grand Villas.
92 bungalow-style rooms and villas
• Go snorkelling on Karon Beach, a short amble from the resort • Look out for the colourful birdlife with a flora and fauna guide • Head to one of the nearby markets to go shopping for souvenirs*.
3 restaurants, swim-up bar
Breakfast at Home Kitchen.
*Denotes local charge