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First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

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First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

Doing a quick side trip to Phuket out of Singapore at the start of May with my partner for some hard earned down time. Looking for some advice on where to stay - really not into the larger high-rise 200+ room resort - looking for something smaller, quietier (hopefully) without breaking to bank - is this possible? Happy to spend up to AUD300 per night, so not looking for a flea-pit! Any seasoned campaigners out there know of something to suit?

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1. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

Try Mom Tri's Boathouse directly on Kata Beach. It is a boutique style hotel.

Hope this helps.


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2. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

another Mom Tri's but the villa royale. Stayed there in September and its wonderful.


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3. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

TwinPalms Surin beach...not sure if it within budget tho!

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4. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?


Mom Tri's Villa Royale an amazing place.


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5. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

I'm not sure that "boutique" describes the Mom Tri resorts or the TwinPalms . . .

Take a look at some of these quite nice, but still small and intimate resorts:

Laylina Hotel - Kamala Beach - probably the best of the lot of what I am recommending - take a look at:


Bang Tao Beach Chalet:

Only about ten small bungalows - quite nice

Bang Tao Bay Resort:

again only ten or twelve bungalows - but absolute beach front here - 20 meters and your toes are in the water.

Anchan Resort - only six "spa" villas - about 400 meters to Bang Tao Bay - VERY nice.

Find them all at:


I think they are all pretty much in your price range or way less.

Another good webpage - if you want to stay more in the Patong Kata Karon area is:


Baan Yin Dee is very nice as is Avantika.

A SUPER resort - might be too much $$ though - and just off the island to the north is the Aleenta - sits on a magnificent beach.

Look at it here;


I think there is also a photos page of the Aleenta there somewhere.

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6. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

Thanks for the feedback so far everyone, particularly tedkarma - a veritable mine of information!! I'm off to check out all the suggestions right now!

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7. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

Have a look at the Salathai Resort, only 40+ rooms great pool, nice breakfasr, 200 metres to beach. We are going in 3 weeks been twice before and love it.

It is under one third of your budget.


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8. Re: First time in Phuket - Smaller 'boutique' resort?

I was after a nice small boutique hotel too, i decided to go with benyada lodge at surin will be visiting in early may. It looks absolutely lovely and has some good reviews here at TA.

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