Marina Phuket Resort
In the heart of its own secret jungle
At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting. Wandering around the resort feels like an outdoor adventure as you walk along elevated wooden walkways that brush past giant leaves and exotic flowers imbued with the sound of cicadas. Vividly coloured tropical flowers like orchids and red ginger flowers greet you just minutes from your bungalow-style room in the heart of this secret jungle.
The richness of the resort’s flora means there are plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities, too. Borrow a guide and look out for the jungle’s fauna which include squirrels, butterflies and tropical birdlife, or head down the few steps to Karon Beach. While you’re close to markets and eateries, and just a short tuk-tuk ride from rowdy Patong or upmarket Kata, the resort’s lush interior makes it feel secluded so you can appreciate the sound of the waterfall feature by the pool and occasionally paddle over for a drink at the swim-up bar. The resort has three restaurants for laid-back dining with Asian and international fare. We recommend at least one dinner at On The Rock, the resort’s popular oceanfront restaurant.
The rooms and villas are embedded in the resort jungle and accessed by wooden walkways. Rooms are in bungalow-style with classic Thai features, with a choice of jungle or ocean view rooms. Ocean View Rooms also feature a balcony looking out to the Andaman Sea. For the best views of the sea and Karon Beach, upgrade to a Grand Villa. Complete with a private Jacuzzi, these exclusive villas are perfect for a romantic holiday mingled with nature.
In a jungle at the southern tip of Karon Beach
92 bungalow-style rooms and villas
Airport transfer time: Approx. 45-minute private transfer from Phuket airport
3 restaurants, swim-up bar
Breakfast at Home Kitchen
Complimentary daily dinner on selected dates and routes only
Jungle RoomClassic Thai rooms reached by wooden jungle walkways. • air-conditioning • king-size bed or twin beds • en suite with terrazzo bath and shower • 53m²
Oceanview RoomClassic Thai rooms reached by wooden jungle walkways with a balcony overlooking the Andaman Sea • air-conditioning • king-size bed or twin beds • en suite with terrazzo bath and shower • balcony • 55m²
Grand VillaPrivate villas at the edge of the resort with a private Jacuzzi and views over the beach and sea. • air-conditioning • king-size bed only • en suite with terrazzo bath and shower • Jacuzzi • balcony • 100m²
Pool, Jacuzzi in each Grand Villa only, outdoor massage sala*
Restaurants & bars
Enjoy Thai and international cuisine for breakfast and dinner at the relaxed main restaurant, Home Kitchen. Red Chopsticks specialises in Asian food while On the Rock is the popular seafood and Thai restaurant where diners are treated to stunning sea views.
*Denotes local charge