Tip-Top Phuket Holiday Advice for those Coming to Play Golf in Phuket?

By Alan Wass | November 11th, 2018 | Leave a Comment

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The best thing about enjoying a golf holiday in Phuket is that the island has so much infrastructure and amenities to fulfill any budget or desire. At Phuketgolf.net, we don’t only focus on just golf, as we also have a wealth of experience in regards to getting the best from your Phuket holiday.

Here are some excellent pointers such as a cool choice of affordable Phuket hotels, beaches and even shopping centers that make Phuket such a popular golf holiday destination.

Patong Beach Hotels

One of the best places to holiday in Phuket is Patong Beach, situated on the mid-western coastline and home to the best international shopping centers, a multitude of amazing international restaurants, and Bangla Road, where you will find the most exciting and vibrant nightlife options in Phuket.

We have a great choice of hotels in Patong for your Phuket golf holiday experience, with prices as competitive, and even cheaper in some cases, than the hotels themselves and other hotel portal websites. Some of our hotels in Patong have locations close to the best nightlife options, and others in sublime beachfront locations. If you want to stay in Patong and already have a hotel in mind, please let us know and we will be able to at least match the price and maybe even beat it.

Advice on Phuket Hotels

When you want to book a Phuket hotel but are not sure which destination to choose, you can email us directly at info@phuketgolf.net and we can give you sound advice to ensure you get the perfect Phuket accommodation that suits your budget and desires. We have been organizing golf holidays in Phuket for almost a decade and have all the local information you will ever need.

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Novotel Patong Beach – Phuket Hotel

Phuketgolf.net has a handpicked selection of hotels at our fingertips that will compliment any Phuket golf holiday or vacation. Due to our long-existing relationships with Phuket hotels, we can offer you some amazing prices that are just as competitive as you will find anywhere. One of our most popular hotels for Phuket golf holidays is the Novotel Phuket Resort, located in the heart of Patong Beach.

If you have holidayed on the island before, or have done your research, you will already know that Patong Beach is the ultimate Phuket holiday location, especially if you want to be close to beaches, vibrant nightlife options, shopping malls and dozens of international restaurants. Patong literally has it all.

The Novotel Phuket Resort is located in a convenient holiday position, directly across from Patong Beach, just a short distance from all the action while remaining private and secluded. The rooms are modern and spacious, with choices of double beds or single beds and coming with their own bathrooms, TVs and mini-bars, with balconies offering expansive garden views.

The onsite facilities really are something special, coming with many sea-view dining options, serving breakfasts and a range of Mexican, Italian and French cuisine. The resort has a large communal swimming pool, a spa, tennis courts, children’s play areas and a fitness center.

The location of the hotel in Patong ensures you get the perfect balance of nearby holiday amenities, while also being in such a central location that all the island’s golf courses are never too far away.

Patong Resort Hotel – Phuket Hotel

Whether you are seeking excellent value for money or something a bit special, we have such a great choice, with one of the most popular in our collection being the Patong Resort hotel.

Located in Phuket’s most popular holiday destination, Patong Beach, this hotel has one of the best locations for holiday fun, coming with 325 rooms with a varied selection of room choices. The enviable location ensures you are just a short distance from the beach, while at the same time being equally close to Patong’s fantastic nightlife scene, vast choice of restaurants and shopping malls.

Not only does the Patong Resort offer a convenient stay, but also comes equipped with an onsite Italian restaurant, alongside a Teppanyaki & Sushi bar, offering a wide range of Japanese cuisine. Their roof-top steakhouse serves a wide choice of charcoal grilled meats with stunning views.

The hotel also has a wide range of onsite facilities that include a swimming pool, meeting rooms, 24-hour security and much more.

At phuketgolf.net, we have a great relationship with many Phuket hotels. The Patong Resort is ideal for your golf holiday, allowing you to stay in the busiest of all Phuket’s beachside destinations while enjoying a central position.

Grand Mecure Patong Resort & Villas – Phuket Hotel

The Grand Mecure Patong Resort & Villas is located in a beautiful sea-front position and is the ideal place to enjoy a private and relaxing Phuket golf holiday. Within walking distance to some of the best nightlife in Southern Thailand on Bangla Road and close to a myriad of Western and Thai restaurants, this hotel is a great choice.

The hotel is home to 314 rooms, which breaks down to 252 superior rooms, 8 superior suites, 37 pool access rooms, 4x two-bed pool villas and 10x one-bed pool villas. Merging the best in Thai hospitality, charm and luxury, the hotel will help to make your Phuket golf holiday one of the best.

The hotel has a great choice of onsite amenities such as a large swimming pool, the Bubbles Restaurant serving all manner of Thai and Western cuisine, a deli, two lounge bars, conference rooms, a fitness center and the Ryan Spa.

If you want to enjoy a classy hotel in the heart of Patong, close to all the local amenities that will enhance your holiday, the Grand Mecure Hotel is an inspired choice.

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Phuket Spas

Many of our golf guests in Phuket come with their significant others and families, so there are usually family members who need to find something to do when their partner is out playing golf. Although there are many things to see and do on the island, here are 3 top spas and wellness centers in Phuket that offers a therapeutic few hours of relaxation and rejuvenation…. which is just what you need when on holiday.

For those of you seeking a real pampering… Thai-style, here are 3 top spas and wellness centers in Phuket, which are the best spas to visit, recommended by former guests to the island and not defined by high-end reputations or how high they rank on Google.

1 – Spa by Burasari

The Burasari Resort on Patong beach has been known for many years as one of the best hotels, not just in terms of high quality and luxurious rooms, but also for its restaurants and spas. The Spa by Burasari is one of the most highly-ranked spa on Tripadvisor, known for merging eastern and western philosophies and home to some amazing treatments and therapies such as massages, all manner of spa treatments, body scrubs, waxing, nail care and healing therapies, all amidst a relaxing and stylish atmosphere.

2 – Vayo Massage & Beauty Salon

Located directly on Soi Post Office just off Thaweewong Rd in the heart of Patong Beach, the Vayo Massage establishment is ranked high on Tripadvisor in Phuket and the place you come to enjoy a true pampering. Known as one of the best places to enjoy a real Thai massage and also for manicures and pedicures, haircuts and treatments, eyelash extensions, nail art and maintenance, this is a true beautification paradise for female visitors to Patong.

3- Sweet Lemongrass Massage

Located on Nanai Soi 8 in Patong, the Sweet Lemongrass Massage establishment is also ranked high on Tripadvisor for spas and wellness centers in Phuket. This is a small but professional spa and massage that comes highly recommended, tucked out of the way in the back roads of Patong. Sweet Lemongrass Massage is definitely worth a visit after a long day at the beach, and offers typical massage and spa treatments at inexpensive prices.

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3 Major Phuket Shopping Malls

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s that time of the year when our wallets take a real beating, especially if you have kids. We are lucky in Phuket to have some excellent world-class and international shopping malls, perfect for all your Christmas shopping needs. Here are 3 of the most popular shopping centers in Phuket for those who seek Western goods and items.

Central Festival Phuket

One of the longest-standing international shopping centers in Phuket is Central Festival, open for over a decade and located at the commercial park on the outskirts of Phuket Town, easily accessed from the south of the island and Patong in just a 20-minute drive.

With all the international fashion brand names, top notch restaurants and even a cinema, this shopping mall has easily been the most popular on the island with local Thais, expats and holidaymakers alike. Whether you are looking for the latest fashion items, electronics, books and kid’s toys, Central Festival has something for everyone.

Jungceylon Shopping Center Patong

Located right in the heart of Patong, opposite Bangla Road, the Jungcelon Shopping complex has become popular with holidaymakers and local expats over the past few years. With dozens of fashion boutiques, fantastic international restaurants and a modern supermarket with lots of imported food items, Jungceylon has become the place you go in Patong for all your shopping needs.

If you are holiday in Patong and need to get some Christmas shopping done, there is no better place than Jungceylon.

Bangla Mall Patong

Located right in the heart of Bangla Road in Patong, the Bangla Mall has been around for numerous years and is a great place to purchase clothing and fashion accessories, alongside lots of local handicrafts such as Thai silks. The mall has an open feel with individual stalls within, but if you are looking for somewhere where you can haggle for the lowest prices, this mall is a great choice.

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Phuket Beaches

No doubt when researching your next holiday destination, when you encountered Phuket, the beach photos probably jumped off the page and stuck in your memory banks. They really are that beautiful. Over the years, the commercial nature of the island’s tourism industry has turned these once idyllic beaches into busy hives of tourist activity, which has worked for some and maybe not for others.

However, despite the mass tourism, Phuket still has lots of cool beaches, some of which remain uncluttered while others offer lots of different angles, depending on what you are looking for.

Fun Beaches

If you are looking for the busiest beaches with lots happening, not many can compare to Patong Beach. This area is the island’s number-1 tourist destination, and although the beach is still in great condition, it is busy most days. Chilling on Patong Beach is cool and convenient, and with hundreds of restaurants and masses of shops along Patong Beach Road, you are never far away from the action.

Phuket beaches for watersports

Despite having so many beautiful beaches on the west coast, not so many specialize in watersports. For sure, you can visit the beaches at Patong or Karon and ‘ride the banana’ or hire a Jet-ski, but if you are looking for surfing and other watersport activities such as wakeboarding and the like, you need to head down to Kata Beach on the southern-west coastline.

During the lower season months of the year between May and November, Kata Beach is perfect for surfing and other watersports. There are many shops lining the beach that will rent watersport equipment for extremely affordable prices.

Most beautiful Phuket beaches

The quieter beaches in Phuket are the ever-popular Nai Harn Beach on the southern coast, and others such as Surin and Kamala, which are not only relaxing and beautiful beaches, but also have a few shops and restaurants nearby. If you are looking for something more idyllic, we would suggest Ya Nui Beach in the south, or those stretches of sand on the north-west coastline such as Nai Yang and Mai Khao.

We hope you found some valuable information in this article that will help you to enjoy not only a great Phuket golf holiday, but a great Phuket holiday in general.

Please click here to see a choice of Phuket golf courses that have some of the most competitive green fees around.

Check out our Phuket golf holiday packages that combine some of the hotels above with course green fees and even taxi transfers.

For more information in regards to playing golf on the island, check out our Phuket golf blog.

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