The choice you make when it comes to Phuket accommodation can be enough to make or break your holiday on the island. If you’re a first-time visitor then you will no doubt be overwhelmed by the volume of websites serving up information about Phuket accommodation. We should know – we were first-time visitors once before.
Although Phuket has evolved into some kind of luxury island where people go to visit spas and be pampered, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune on your Phuket accommodation. The island still has that backpacker vibe going on.
When we first visited the island, the Phuket accommodation we chose was a 400-baht hotel room in Phuket Town. The room was shared between two people, so it ended up being 200 baht a night each. We had aircon, a television, beds and a bathroom. What more do you really need?
If you’re traveling with a family then sure, you’re going to want more from your Phuket accommodation, but as a solo traveler or someone traveling with friends, you don’t have to splurge. The prices of some of the accommodations in Phuket can be frightening if you’re on a tight budget. Take Sri Panwa, for example, which has villas from about $700 a night. We’re not even going to tell you how much the villas at Villa Zolitude in Chalong go for.
We like to keep things simple when it comes to Phuket accommodation, so that’s why we’d probably stay in Phuket Town if we were visiting the island for the first time. But this is all horses for courses. Be sure to check out our pages about Phuket hotels and Patong hotels for more information.