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Where to stay in Karon or Kata

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Watsonia
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Where to stay in Karon or Kata

We are going to Phuket in June and we need accommodation for 5 nights before staying elsewhere. We love the look of the Centara Grand in Karon beach but it's very pricey for Thailand standards. Any suggestions for 2 adults and a teen. Want something special on the beach and close to markets etc.Anyone stay somewhere like that?

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1. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

There is a cheaper Centara in Kata.

Watsonia
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2. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

I saw that but it doesn't look as good. Have you stayed there?

Thanks for replying

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Kata Beach Resort is not "special" like Centara Grand, but it's in a great spot right on Kata beach. Get a Deluxe room for an ocean view. Not the biggest pool in the world, but we liked it.

Katathani is more "special" than KBR, and right on the beach, but has limited shops/restaurants, i.e. you'll be going into Kata a lot.

Hey, there's always Club Med.

Another Kata/Karon option is the Marina, but it strikes me as more for couples.

Watsonia
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4. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

Really helpful!Just looked at Katathani and it looks like a real possibility! Thank you!

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The problem with Katathani is that you always need a taxi or tuk tuk to go anywhere but it is a lovely hotel directly on the beach and another bonus is that it's next door to Mom Tri's for a special dinner.

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6. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

Karen Beach Resort is another option - the only resort in Karon directly on the beach.

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Sorry - meant Karon Beach Resort

Sandy

Watsonia
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I've heard about Mom Tris and it's always good comments only

Watsonia
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9. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

Thanks, have looked and that looks reasonable too! Somany choices now! Thanks everyone

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10. Re: Where to stay in Karon or Kata

Katathani is a great hotel has a beautiful beach & 3 pools. It is a bit out of the way but there are stairs at the end of the beach if you walk up those its not far to the shops & restaurants.

cheers Deb

ps there are alot of steps to climb but if you take your time & are reasonably fit you should manage them, it halves your walk into Kata.