Located in the midst of Karon, famous for its kilometer-long beach and nightlife, the Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort And Spa is only 200 meters walking distance from the beautiful waters of the Andaman sea and a mere 60-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. In addition to the omnipresent beach, a wide selection of shops, bars, and markets are spread on the area and easily reachable by foot.
Set between dozens of palm trees this four-star hotel impresses with it’s sleek and modern architecture as well as excellent facilities.
Three outdoor swimming pools, several restaurants, an exquisite Spa, fitness center, kid’s club, and last, but not least, a rooftop bar overseeing the beach make it especially popular with families and couples.
The Hotel’s Cuisine: International and Asian deliciousness
One thing is certain: You won’t ever go hungry at Novotel Phuket Karon since there’s a wide selection of dining options available.
The “Horizon” restaurant focuses on a breakfast buffet with international as well as Asian treats, whereas “Joe Kool’s poolside grill” offers a range of Western foods and Thai specialties.
The elegant “TAI” restaurant is perfect for a black-tie dinner date while tasting Asian-fusion cuisine. Do try the delicious fruit shakes and the Kao Phad Gaeng Kiaew Wan (Fried rice scented with green curry paste, garnished with your choice of chicken, pork or beef, just delicious), but be prepared for a serious amount of spiciness!
A very nice feature is the “pool bar” where you can enjoy small snacks and cocktails in your swimming clothes while cooling down in the water.
Let yourself be spoilt at InBalance Spa
To recover from a day of sightseeing around bustling Phuket we recommend some time out at the InBalance Spa.
There’s a vast range of Spa therapies to choose from – different massages, foot reflexology, hand and feet care or facials among others. For us, the anti-stress massage was an easy choice after days of rushing through Thailand´s busiest metropolis.
By making use of the “Your Time” package, you can design 90 minutes of massages and beauty treatments exactly to your preferences and relax in a beautifully decorated ambiance. You’ll feel like kings and queens, we promise!
Relax at your private pool
Some of the modern villa rooms set between dozens of palm trees also offer private pools and outdoor dining areas – perfect if you’d like some quality time alone, since the central pool areas can get a little crowded. Every room is equipped with air-con, free WIFI, LCD TV and a private balcony or terrace.
Overall Experience at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach
All the staff has been very friendly and helpful, treating us to a welcome drink, showing us around the facilities, arranging transfers for us and answering all our questions.
However, though you can happily spend all day at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa, you shouldn’t miss out on exploring the area. Downtown Phuket is definitely worth a visit! Not to mention the breathtaking beaches of the famous Phi Phi islands, which are only a boat trip away. But more about that some other time. 🙂
Although we were guests of Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa – 568 Patak Road, Karon, Muang Phuket, Phuket 83100 / Tel: +66 (0) 76 358 666 – during a recent Thailand bound, all opinions are our own.