Settled in the pretty beach resort town of Patong on the west coast of Phuket, you'll find Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach facing the Andaman Sea lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars. For the perfect Thailand getaway this spacious and luxurious hotel combines its location with delicious dining venues, attractive on-site facilities, and well-equipped guest accommodation.
Start your day in Phuket with a delightful morning swim in a choice of three outdoor swimming pools, let off some steam in the fitness centre, or enter complete relaxation in the spa. Test out your culinary skills by getting involved with a Thai cooking lesson or try something new with a Batik painting class as the kids play in the miniclub and enjoy the daytime activities.
Time spent back at your comfortable guest space is made far more enjoyable with help from the homely amenities. Play your favourite music using the iPod dock or watch a movie on the satellite TV as you slip into your bathrobe and slippers and unwind with a hot brew made with the coffee/tea maker. Keep cool with the air-conditioning and check-in at home using the complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Dine in style and experience a world of flavours at the six on-site eateries. Tuck into Italian delicacies, Thai delights, delicious seafood, enticing light bites, international fare, healthy smoothie bowls, and freshly-made pastries. Rum cocktails, movie nights, and live music await in the evening to lift your holiday spirits high.
Discover why Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach is a favourite place to stay in Phuket.
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach has plentiful amenities, including: three outdoor swimming pools, sun loungers and parasols, waterslide, pool bar, six restaurants, cafe, wellness bar, fitness centre, spa, steam bath, whirlpool, miniclub, barbeque area, grocery shop, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service, room service, laundry facilities, shuttle bus, concierge service, luggage storage, and multilingual staff.
Sports and leisure activities at the hotel include: massage classes, Thai cookery lessons, flower arranging, Batik painting, tennis, beach volleyball, and pool basketball.
Food, drink & entertainment
With six restaurants to choose from, you'll definitely be spoilt for choice. Dine at DOCG to savour Italian dishes, Merchant Kitchen for international delights, Thai Pantry for dynamic flavours of Phuket, Beach Grill for fresh seafood options, The Lounge for indulgent light bites, and The Rum Shack for enticing fare and signature rum cocktails.
Sport, games & activities
It's for certain you'll never be bored at this hotel. Burn off some calories with the state-of-the-art fitness facilities or try your hand at a game of beach volleyball or pool basketball. Learn how to craft authentic cuisine with a Thai cookery lesson, take a massage class, or see if you have an eye for flower arranging. Swim a few lengths in the outdoor pool to keep fit and refreshed.
This Patong hotel has a total of 414 spacious and stylish guest units, comprising Deluxe Lagoon Pool View Rooms, and Premier Lagoon Pool View Rooms up to Premier Beach Access Rooms and Merlin Suites. All Deluxe Lagoon Pool View Rooms feature air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi access, bathroom with bathtub and shower, balcony, satellite TV with premium movie channels, iPod dock, telephone, alarm clock, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries, minibar with bottled water, coffee/tea maker, ironing facilities, and room service.
Swim in azure seas and kick back on white beaches in the tropical paradise that is Phuket. Relaxation is the order of the day on Phuket holidays, but there’s plenty of discovery to be done too: see mystical temples, explore caves and lagoons, or zip-wire through the rainforest.
Thanks to remote hotels, luxury resorts and relaxing spa retreats, holidays to Phuket are a big hit with couples and in particular honeymooners. The perfect end to a day on the beach is Thai cuisine – best served up under the sunset.
If all the tranquillity gets too much, head to Patong Beach for vibrant nightlife. Or, for the perfect mix of seaside and city, spend some time in bustling Bangkok – only an hour’s flight away.
Phuket is surrounded by the Andaman Sea, where the coral reefs are among the world’s best. This means Phuket holidays are superb for diving and snorkelling, as well as white-water rafting, sailing and waterskiing. And on dry land, the golf courses are famously good.
Must-see sights in Phuket include the huge Big Buddha statue, the quaint galleries and cafes of Old Phuket Town and the unique limestone formations of James Bond Island.
The best months to take holidays to Phuket are between November and April.
You can do as little or as much as you like on holidays in Phuket. Switch off on a sun lounger, or get chilled to the hilt with a Thai massage. Head for the sea and try diving, snorkelling, white water rafting or water-skiing. Delve into the rainforests on an eco-tour, or explore mesmerising temples and monuments. For entertainment, Thai-style, take in a Thai boxing match, or see the wacky PhantaSea Show at Kamala Beach. Sail to the scenic islands of Nga Bay on a boat trip, or enjoy some retail therapy in Old Phuket Town.
Thai cuisine is unique and tasty. The world-famous Thai curry, full of tropical lemongrass and coconut flavours, is best tasted in its birthplace. The street stalls of Patong Beach cook your chosen meal in front of your eyes. A novel way to dine on the east coast is on board floating krachang restaurants, serving freshly-caught fish and seafood specialities.
Much of the evening entertainment in Phuket is low-key and hotel based. Enjoy a romantic meal under the stars or relax with a cocktail in a beachside bar. For heady night-time action, Patong Beach is the place to be.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.