If you’re thinking about a family holiday to Phuket, you won’t regret it.

Thailand, in particular Phuket, is an ideal destination for families that is sure to guarantee the perfect balance of relaxation and fun.

Choosing a 5-star hotel where you can bask in luxury and exemplary service will only further enhance your stay on this exciting Thai island.

The best place to stay though, is right next to the beach.

With a huge variety of hotels on offer, it’s hard to know where to start.

So we did some research and found the best 5-star Phuket hotels on the beach for your family.

1. Island Escape by Burasari

If you’re looking for a true island escape, then look no further than this stunning 5-star resort bathed in unspoiled natural beauty.

Based on Koh Maphrao which translates to ‘Coconut Island’, you’ll find 15 Private Pool Villas that are just perfect for families.

Villas come in one to four-bedroom configurations adorned in minimalist décor of earthy-tones and tropical surrounds and have everything your family could need.

You can start your day with a hearty breakfast with both buffet and American breakfast available onsite.

Water babies will love the stretched swimming pool and waterslide.

Whilst sun-worshippers will appreciate the floating landscaped sundecks.

Among tropical gardens, there’s a charming children’s playground with treehouses and ziplines.

Plus, the property has games such as billiards, table tennis, and darts to keep children occupied.

Or, if you’d prefer to get out and explore the local area as a family, then cycling is popular.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Address: 94/4 Moo 6, Tambon Koh Kaew, Amphoe Muang, 83200 Phuket Town, Thailand

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2. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Just a two-minute walk from Layan Beach, this resort on Phuket’s west coast has a sanctuary-like feel.

Family accommodation comes in the form of intimate villas, to sprawling residences in differing layouts to suit you.

The Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa is a firm favorite thanks to the 17-meter swimming pool with enclosed garden.

There’s also a central living room for that all-important family time.

Dining options are aplenty so whether you fancy a Thai feast Cliffside overlooking the stunning Andaman Sea, or something more casual poolside, the resort has you covered.

Breakfast here is worth mentioning.

You can expect an expansive buffet where every cuisine is covered, and fresh dishes are cooked by highly-skilled chefs.

Sunny days can be spent at the pool, or you can work up a sweat on the tennis courts, or at the fitness center.

The Chang Club for kids is a fun and educational place for the little ones where they can partake in batik painting, Muay Thai kickboxing, and even marshmallow toasting.

Some activities adults can take advantage of whilst children are at the kids club.

These include wine tasting, and cooking classes, but also plenty you can do as a family.

Water sports, day trips to nearby islands, and boat excursions spotting colorful fish are all available to book.

If you want to learn the local lingo, free of charge Thai language lessons are available where you can pick up plenty of short expressions that are sure to come in handy.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 168 Moo 6, Layan Beach Soi 4, Cherngtalay, Thalang,, 83110 Layan Beach, Thailand

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3. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Enjoying a post-card perfect spot on the powder-white sands of Mai Khao Beach, you can expect a world-class experience at this luxurious resort.

This is a great option for families that want to limit their travel.

You won’t need to endure any long transfers here as it’s just a short drive from Phuket Airport.

Scenic rooms and beachfront villas are dressed with stylish décor, floor-to-ceiling windows, plush bedding, luxury bathrooms with walk-in showers, and separate tubs.

Selected beachfront villas even have private plunge pools.

Onsite dining options are varied and include a captivating Thai restaurant, a relaxing coffee house, a beachfront bar, and a more casual venue with international cuisine.

Onsite facilities include a full spa, fitness center, and an outdoor pool.

From November to April, guests also have access to water sports on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach.

If you wanted to head out and explore the local area, shuttle services to Patong Beach and Phuket Town can be arranged.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 555 Moo 3, Mai Khao Beach, Talang, 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand

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4. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

This villa-style property partially borders the beautiful Sirinath National Park.

Not only is the location beautiful, but the facilities are second-to-none too.

A beachfront infinity pool, an array of dining options, private beach and resort activities make this property an excellent choice for families.

91 Pool Villas are dotted around a tranquil lagoon in a village-style setting.

They come in a range of styles and set-ups; family and interconnecting villas are available.

Each villa features a private pool, sundeck, espresso machine, personal wine cellar, flatscreen TV, DVD player, BOSE sound system, and huge bathrooms.

For the ultimate luxury, we’d recommend opting for a stay in the one-of-a-kind Two-Bedroom Royal Villa by Jim Thompson.

Children will love the activities they can get involved in that are both fun and engaging.

You can expect everything from arts and crafts, pizza masterclasses with the chef, and Muay Thai for kids.

Grown-ups will love the spa where you can unwind or the fitness center with multi-day programs to help you stay in shape.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 888 Moo 3, Tumbon Mai Khao, Amphur Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand

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5. The Slate

Are you looking for something ultra-modern and chic, but still set in a stunning natural environment?

If you are, The Slate is just the property.

Exuding an industrial sort of vibe, it’s uniquely decorated with original art pieces and locally crafted furnishings, all in cool accents and rich woods.

For food, you’ll find an alfresco pavilion serving up international cuisine with themed buffets and live food stations.

There’s also authentic Thai, and a café focused on healthy choices and generous breakfast selections.

For families that like to spend their days splashing around in the water, there’s one family pool.

Children will love The Tin Box kids’ club where they can try origami, kick-boxing, mask-making, and hair-weaving.

Parents wishing to sneak off for some R&R will absolutely love the Coqoon Spa which offers indulgent massages and facials in the private treatment room called The Nest.

Other activities available in the resort include Thai cooking classes, weekend day trips to the market, a dive center, and kite surfing to name a few.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 116 Moo 1 Tambol Sakhu, Talang, Phuket, 83110 Nai Yang Beach, Thailand

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6. The Racha

A little hop from Phuket, 12 nautical miles south to be exact, lies the Andaman island of Racha Yai.

Here, you’ll find the five-star hotel, The Racha.

A faultless combination of luxury and eco-chic, this is the perfect base for families.

Villa accommodation comes in eight different configurations, all of which are built in low-rise style and spread across 20-acres of tropical grounds.

For families, we recommend selecting either a Two-Bedroom Grand Pool Suite or The Light House which are both uber-stylish, and private.

The best part of these rooms are the ozonated pools with relaxing underwater music.

If adventure is more your family’s style, there’s a dive center that offers personalized scuba instruction, kayaking, island hikes, and ATV rides.

For dining, choose seafood straight from the fishermen’s nets, fresh produce from the resorts Hydroponic farm, Thai delicacies, or Mediterranean fare.

It’s worth knowing that The Racha is a proud leader in eco-responsible tourism.

Some of their environmental initiatives include a bio-gas charcoal station, wastewater treatment system, and a solar-diesel hybrid station.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5, Amphoe Muang, Phuket, 83130 Ko Racha Yai , Thailand

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7. Trisara

This is one of Phuket’s leading resorts hidden away on a private bay.

You’ll be greeted with beautiful ficus trees, fishtail, and coconut palms.

Stunning Ocean Front Pool Villas and Residences offer an impeccable base for families.

They all contain sea views, dining areas, sun decks, and private infinity pools.

Dining here is a real treat too, as chefs work alongside local farmers and fishermen to create exquisite dishes.

If you prefer to dine in the privacy of your villa, we’d recommend you ask about the in-villa barbecue.

Whether your family prefers pool days or activities, this resort has a multitude of options to fill your time, and resort hosts can shape your holiday with personalized activities.

There’s a gorgeous white sand beach to relax on, and from December to April, a private jetty allows you to fully explore the west coast and UNESCO site Phang Nga Bay by private charter.

To get under the skin of Phuket, don’t miss the resorts ‘hosted experience’ where along with a Senior Resort Host you’ll explore the lesser-known parts of town.

And for lasting memories of your time away, allow the in-house digital studio DDEN to create a film and still images of your holiday.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 60/1 Moo6 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Nai Thon Beach, Thailand

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8. Rosewood Phuket

Rosewood is located on the 600-meter beachfront of Emerald Bay.

Subtle Thai influences and innovative architecture blend seamlessly into natural landscapes creating an idyllic tropical hideaway.

71 pavilions and villas offer a feeling of escape.

They are all decorated with furnishings crafted from natural materials and neutral color palettes.

Each room has a private bathroom with tub, flatscreen TV, and a private pool.

Family dinners can be enjoyed at any of the four dining venues.

These include Ta Khai, a rustic Thai restaurant, The Shack serving up seafood, a beachfront Italian, and a laid-back poolside lounge.

The Rosewood Explorers Club is designed to stimulate both the minds and bodies of younger guests.

You can expect vibrant indoor spaces, a performing stage, children books and even a climbing wall.

A fun-filled activity program is also available; highlights include learning about Andaman Sea Creatures, Thai dance lessons, and local cultural experiences.

Adults are not left out either with culinary classes, various forms of yoga, a fitness center, and the Asaya wellness center.

We highly recommend the Asaya Cleanse.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Address: 88/28 Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, 83150 Patong Beach, Thailand

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9. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

This resort has a prime position on Phuket’s Bangtao Beach and is just a 25-minute drive to Phuket Town.

Guest rooms have been completely renovated with your comfort in mind and you can expect modern interiors with subtle Thai touches.

All include oversized daybeds and generous amenities, but for families, we recommend choosing a Suite with either a lagoon or sea view.

Exciting food and beverage outlets include the international Locavore which offers all-day dining, and our personal favorite Metzo’s where you can indulge in small plates from around the Mediterranean.

Kids get special attention at the Coral Kids Club where indoor activities and outdoor pool games are all part of the fun.

The resort also has one of the longest water slides in Phuket, as well as a kiddies pool.

Time your stay to enjoy the resorts sunset ceremony held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Edgewater Bar where you’ll witness fire-dancing and traditional Thai music.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Address: 323 Moo 2, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Bangtao Bay, , 83110 Bang Tao Beach, Thailand

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10. Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club

Well-appointed Two Bedroom Apartments at Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club are ideal for families.

They are feature separate living rooms, dining areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens.

And for your comfort, you’ll find private balconies, large bathrooms, and TVs with satellite channels.

Guests can eat their way around the world at several outlets with a range of cuisines including Italian, Japanese, and gourmet steaks.

Amazing facilities include a fitness center and sauna, tennis court, and library.

For kids, they’ll love the games room and playground.

You can also choose to relax around one of the resort’s pools, not to mention the famous Mai Khao Beach just steps away from the resort.

If you do wish to step out for some family fun, Jungle Splash Water Park is just a ten-minute drive away.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Address: 230 Moo 3, Maikhao, Talang, Phuket, 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand

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11. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

This upscale resort is located on the north-western coast of Phuket along the pretty Bang Tao Beach.

253 elegant rooms, suites, and villas are modern but Thai-inspired with classic wood furnishings and vibrant Thai fabrics.

For families, we’d recommend the Two-Bedroom Pool Villas which are set on the lake or beach for dreamy views.

There’s plenty of space for the family to spread out in the living, dining, kitchen areas, garden, and rooftop private pool with loungers.

Around the resort, you’ll have access to a tranquil spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and water sports.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the course beside the hotel.

There’s also a range of curated experiences that can help you enjoy the local area and Thai culture such as mini treks, Thai handicrafts, and village tours.

For onsite dining, there is the award-winning La Trattoria Italian restaurant, local Thai dishes, international fare, and delectable seafood options.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Address: 390 Srisoonthorn Road, Chengtalay, Phuket, 83000 Bang Tao Beach, Thailand

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12. Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

This resort is located in front of the Laguna area and is just steps from Bangtao Beach.

Families are well catered for with rooms benefiting from large living and dining areas.

They all have oversized balconies, and fully-equipped kitchens which are adequate to prepare food for large families.

If you’d rather leave the cooking to someone else, the food and beverage offerings will not disappoint.

The resort philosophy is to serve only the best so you can expect the freshest ingredients from local sources.

Led by a team of specialized employees, the Kids Club is available for guests aged four to 12 to enjoy a variety of activities through team building, indoor fun, and art adventures.

Parents looking to escape to the spa will be impressed with Movenpick’s offerings.

Acclaimed internationally as a rejuvenating destination spa, you can pamper yourself with a range of treatments, bask in the sauna, or work up a sweat in the fitness room.

There’s much to discover on Bangtao’s serene coast such as beach sports, shopping, and entertainment venues which are all close by.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Address: 35 Moo 4, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Bang Tao Beach, 83110 Bang Tao Beach, Thailand

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13. Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

If a seafront stay is what you’re after then this resort is within walking distance of Nai Yang’s main beach.

Accommodation is secluded and there are numerous configurations from Family Rooms to Beachfront Villas.

Rooms are a minimum of 46-sqm so you’re promised space.

The most luxurious and spacious of the rooms on offer is the Beachfront Two-Bedroom Villa that come complete with an outdoor pond area, communal living area, private swimming pool, and garden.

There’s a huge lagoon-style pool that winds through the resort to take a refreshing dip in or enjoy relaxing pool days by.

Dreamy dining can be found just steps from the beach at The Andaman Kitchen which serves up tasty Thai favorites and globally-inspired cuisine.

If you enjoy seafood then the Big Fish Restaurant serves the freshest catch accompanied by delicious cocktails overlooking the beach.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Address: 92, 92/1 Moo 3, Baan Na Tai, Naiyang Beach, T.Sakoo, A.Talang,, 83110 Nai Yang Beach, Thailand

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14. Bandara Villas, Phuket

These private villas with gorgeous sea views are located on Panwa Beach less than two miles from Panwa Cape.

There are 33 villas that offer exceptional privacy and comfort.

We’d recommend the duplex-style, two-story Panoramic Two Bedroom Pool Villas for families.

These have well-appointed living spaces, TVs, and spacious bathrooms, as well as direct access to the pool.

Onsite facilities include a fitness center, spa, swimming pool, and a restaurant.

Continental breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner are served at Sumpao Restaurant where you can find local signature dishes.

For your convenience, there’s a 24-hour reception with friendly staff and a tourist information desk.

Many of Phuket’s tourist attractions are just a short drive away so this is an excellent base for exploring.

The Phuket Aquarium and Khao Khad View Tower are less than two miles away.

Activities such as mini-golf, go-karting, and a shooting range are all just a short drive too.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Address: 96 Moo 8 Wichit Subdistrict, Muang, Phuket, 83000 Panwa Beach, Thailand

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15. Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket

This island hideaway is an ideal spot for rest and relaxation together.

As with all Anantara properties you can be sure that the resort will be beautifully maintained, the guest experience is considered, and best of all you’ll receive the finest service.

You can choose from stylish suites and pool villas peppered around tropical gardens.

Each includes open-plan living, dining spaces, and private balcony or courtyards where you can even have a barbecue.

Pool villas also boast their own private pools with a shallow end for children.

A full recreational program will keep your family entertained so whether you want to spend a movie night in the pool or learn Thai kickboxing, there’s plenty to do.

If a beach day is on the cards, Mai Khao Beach is just 300-meters away.

For food, there’s the onsite Taurus for casual dining, Brick for pizza, light bites at the pool bar, or you can design your own dining experience by the beach.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Address: 887 Moo 3 Tumbon Mai Khao Amphur Thalang , 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand

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16. The Naka Phuket

The Naka claims to ‘raise the bar of Phuket’s tourist industry’ with regards to its accommodation, facilities, and service.

Here, you’ll find 95 pool villas located in the stunning Kamala Bay, in a natural setting where the beach meets unspoiled hillside.

The resort is incredibly private and is only accessible via an isolated mountain road.

But, that doesn’t mean to say you’re too far from the action either, as the resort is just 10km away from Patong and its bustling nightlife, beach, and activities.

Villas are cutting-edge in design with overhanging bedrooms for a unique sleep experience, and modern amenities.

Resort facilities are abundant: a spa, Olympic-size infinity pool, fully-equipped gym, library, sauna, and gallery and boutique are all available for guests.

There’s also a range of top F&B options such as The Wiwa, the resorts principle restaurant which delivers both Thai and Western dishes.

There’s also a bakery, and healthy options served at The Meka which boasts panoramic views over Nakalay beach.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Address: 1/18, 1/20 Moo 6, Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket, 83150 Kamala Beach, Thailand

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Map of Phuket Family Beach Resorts

As you can see, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the 5-star hotel offerings in Phuket.

My personal favorite is The Racha for the perfect family island escape.

This classy resort has excellent eco-credentials, not to mention the tasty food offerings and activities galore.

But whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong with any of the above Phuket beach hotels as they all have so much to offer.

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5-Star Phuket Beach ResortsRatings
Island Escape by Burasari9.5
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort9.1
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa9.1
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas9.1
The Slate9.1
The Racha9.1
Rosewood Phuket9.1
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort8.9
Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club8.9
Dusit Thani Laguna 8.8
Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach 8.8
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa8.8
Bandara Villas8.8
Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao 8.7
The Naka8.7
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