Pros

  • Family-friendly all-inclusive resort along popular Kata Beach
  • Rates cover all food and drinks, including alcohol
  • Comfortable rooms have mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and kettles
  • Suites have separate living spaces, kids’ rooms, bathtubs, and separate showers
  • International buffet restaurant and a Thai a la carte eatery with outdoor seating
  • Main outdoor pool with kiddy section and an adults-only quiet pool
  • Fantastic daily lineup of activities such as free classes and snorkeling
  • Excellent nightly entertainment such as traditional Thai dance performances
  • Free kids’ clubs, with games and activities tailored to specific age groups
  • Guests can borrow GoPro cameras for a special way to chronicle their stay
  • Short walk to village with additional restaurants, bars, and shops
  • Day passes are available
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Rooms and some areas of the resort need a refresh
  • No hotel-supplied loungers are available on the public beach
  • Some complaints of low-quality alcohol and limited food options
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Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range, 305-room Club Met Phuket is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort along popular Kata Beach, drawing travelers with its packed schedule of activities and entertainment. Property features consist of a main outdoor pool with a kids’ pool, an adults-only pool, international buffet and Thai a la carte restaurants, a spa for massages, and kids’ clubs for specific age groups. Included activities include cooking and Thai boxing lessons, poolside games, sports facilities, and nightly entertainment such as traditional Thai dance performances. Air-conditioned rooms are on the outdated side, but they come with flat-screen TVs, tea kettles, and sitting areas, plus balconies or terraces in most. Possible downsides include the lack of loungers on the public beach and limited dining options, and some past guests have complained of the free alcohol being low-quality. Alternatively, although not all-inclusive, the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa offers a great value, thanks to 12 distinct restaurants and bars, and contemporary rooms.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

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Club Med Phuket

What Are the Design and Scene Like at Club Med Phuket?

This family-friendly all-inclusive resort has average rooms and a great lineup of daily activities and entertainment.

Club Med Phuket might just be able to call itself the property that sparked Phuket’s rise as an international beach destination. Opened in 1985, the all-inclusive hotel’s construction led to Thai Air’s decision to open a daily flight route between Bangkok and the beach town, bringing more beachgoers than ever before. Being the first also has its perks: It’s ideally located on Kata Beach, widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Phuket.

Designed by Harvard-educated architect Mom Luang Tri Devakul (a.k.a. Mom Tri), Club Med’s Phuket property takes inspiration from traditional Thai longhouses and design. The 62-acre property features lush gardens dotted by colonial-style, silk-hung guest bungalows (many rooms face out onto them) and tropical plants like hibiscus. However, the resort is showing its, with dated decor in the guest rooms and worn furnishings throughout the property.

Most travelers who come here are families, thanks to the budget-friendly all-inclusive rates, excellent array of kid-friendly activities and entertainment, and free kids’ club for children ages 4 and above. While the main ocean-view outdoor pool with its kiddy pool and activities such as aqua fitness has a lively vibe, couples and peace-seeking adults can find respite at the adults-only pool or spa.

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Where Is Club Med Phuket Located?

It's situated across the road from lovely Kata Beach in the southwestern area of Phuket, Thailand.

Club Med Phuket is located on gorgeous and public Kata Beach in the larger Karon resort town on Phuket’s southwestern coast. It’s a 15-minute walk north of Karon Beach, and a 15-minute drive south of the bustling, bar-filled Patong Beach area. The Wat Chalong Buddhist temple is a 12-minute drive from the resort, while the huge Big Buddha Phuket statue takes about 24 minutes to reach by taxi. Phuket International Airport is at least a 45-minute drive north of the hotel, though it can be much longer in traffic.

Guests looking to get off property will have plenty to do just outside the resort’s gates. The Kata Beach area of Phuket is packed with massage parlors, restaurants, shops, and bars – many of which can be reached in less than a five-minute. There’s also the Kata Night Market that’s just a seven-minute walk away.

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What Are Rooms Like at Club Med Phuket?

Simple rooms have traditional-looking decor, fridges, and free Wi-Fi.

The 305 rooms and suites at Club Med Phuket are located in three- and four-story bungalows. Rooms are minimally but comfortably furnished across all room types, though decor could use a modern update. Expect wood or tile floors, simple wood furniture, vibrant Thai silk hangings and bed runners, and bright-yellow accent walls.

Entry-level Superior rooms have empty mini-fridges and are located on the ground or second floors, overlooking the garden. Club Med Phuket Deluxe Rooms are a step up, offering a bit more space, stocked mini-fridges (no alcohol), and either patios or balconies. Suites are more upscale, offering living spaces, separate kids’ rooms, walk-in closets, and large bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers.

Standard amenities consist of air-conditioning, small safes, sitting areas, kettles for coffee- and tea-making, fridges, irons and ironing boards, and flat-screen TV. Also standard are anti-mosquito plugs, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, and toiletries. Lower-category rooms have bathrooms with only showers, while Suites add separate tubs.

Accessible and interconnected rooms are also available; cribs must be pre-booked.

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What Restaurants and Bars Are at Club Med Phuket?

An international buffet restaurant and a la carte Thai eatery are the two options here.

All-inclusive dining at Club Med Phuket includes two largely well-reviewed restaurants, though that means options are limited. The Mamuang is the larger buffet-style restaurant serving international cuisines for all three meals. It has an air-conditioned indoor dining room, an outdoor terrace, and a “Baby Corner” for parents to prepare their kids’ meals. The other dining option is the a la carte Thai restaurant, The Chu-Da, which has a more atmospheric setting with hanging lanterns. Traditional and contemporary Thai dishes are served here for late lunches and dinners. It also has an air-conditioning indoor space and outdoor terrace.

Guests can grab drinks at the poolside Sanook bar, which also serves morning coffees and stays open late for dancing. There’s also The Zen Bar at the adults-only pool.

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What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Club Med Phuket?

All-inclusive rates cover meals, alcohol (not top-shelf), and activities.

The Club Med Phuket’s all-inclusive package is comprehensive and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, as well as all-day snacks. Drinks, including branded liquors, wines, and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, are part of the package, though some travelers have complained of the liquor being low-quality. Guests can pay to upgrade to premium alcohol. The resort’s wide range of entertainment, shows, performances, and activities, from Club Med’s typical flying trapeze lessons to Thai boxing, as well as sports facilities, are also covered. Also, there are no water sports here aside from snorkeling.

Kids’ activities are also included, but not for kids younger than 4.

Travelers who don’t want to stay overnight (or don’t have time), but want to experience the facilities can purchase a Club Med Phuket day pass for under $100. Kids 4 and under are free and other under-18s get discounts set by age. It includes all the perks of the all-inclusive experience sans the room, from dining and booze to access to the beach and pools.

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What Are the Pools Like at Club Med Phuket?

A large main pool has activities and a kids' section, and there's an adults-only pool.

The hotel’s two outdoor pools are expansive and attractive, consisting of a main family-friendly pool close to the beach, and a quiet pool that’s for adults only. The main pool is where daily activities such as aqua aerobics take place, and it has a shallow section for children. Ample loungers are available at both, though guests tend to save places with towels early in the morning. There are also bars at both pools providing refreshments and snacks.

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What's the Beach Like at Club Med Phuket?

The lovely, public Kata Beach is across the road.

Club Med Phuket is located on the public Kata Beach, widely regarded as one of the top beaches in the area, though guests need to cross a road to access it (crossing guards are there to help). While there are no loungers on the beach as it’s public, the hotel does have umbrellas and mats for guests, plus guests can rent chairs from vendors. Towels for the beach are provided for each guest in their rooms.

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Is Club Med Phuket Family-Friendly?

Kids' clubs for different age groups and tons of organized entertainment are great for families.

Babies are welcome at this property (just be sure to pre-book a crib), and Baby Club Med is made just for babies 4 to 23 months old -- you’ll want to book a spot for them in advance, however, and it comes at an extra charge. The resort also offers a special “baby welcome” that includes bottle warmers and changing tables for hotel rooms. Toddlers at Petit Club Med (also available for an additional fee) can check out the baby gym, where they can refine motor skills with the obstacle course, create and rehearse shows, and explore nature on a walk. There’s also a saltwater paddling pool and nap room decorated with elephant murals.

Little ones from age 4 and up have plenty to do during their Club Med stay too, with a Mini Club Med just for them that’s included in the rate. Kids hanging out there can try some of the activities their parents try too, like Thai boxing, archery, and circus skills, or take tennis and golf lessons. Teens have similar programming at Club Med Passworld, as well as the addition of group fitness lessons and an area for video games. Families can join up for activities together with the hotel’s Amazing Family! Program, featuring activities across a variety of themes, such as giant Jenga and cooking classes.

See More Is Club Med Phuket Family-Friendly?

What Other Features Are Available at Club Med Phuket?

A simple spa and fitness center, and tons of scheduled activities keep guests occupied.

Club Med is known for having a full slate of activities for active guests organized by their staff known as G.Os (Gentils Organisateurs), and their Phuket property is no different. The hotel has plenty of activities for guests of all ages, from Thai boxing classes and flying trapeze lessons to cooking lessons featuring the national cuisine. There’s also a full slate of entertainment, like traditional Thai dance performances, circus acts, live music, and nightly theme parties. Usually there’s some sort of themed Club Med Phuket dress code for the evening entertainment, but it’s completely optional.

The hotel also offers an above-par selection of standard sports and fitness classes, like yoga, archery, mini-football (and regular football), snorkeling, and aqua fitness classes. A small spa is also available for massages and other wellness treatments, though it’s more expensive than the massage parlors found throughout Phuket.

Wi-Fi and self-parking are both free.

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Club Med Phuket

What Are the Design and Scene Like at Club Med Phuket?

This family-friendly all-inclusive resort has average rooms and a great lineup of daily activities and entertainment.

Club Med Phuket might just be able to call itself the property that sparked Phuket’s rise as an international beach destination. Opened in 1985, the all-inclusive hotel’s construction led to Thai Air’s decision to open a daily flight route between Bangkok and the beach town, bringing more beachgoers than ever before. Being the first also has its perks: It’s ideally located on Kata Beach, widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Phuket.

Designed by Harvard-educated architect Mom Luang Tri Devakul (a.k.a. Mom Tri), Club Med’s Phuket property takes inspiration from traditional Thai longhouses and design. The 62-acre property features lush gardens dotted by colonial-style, silk-hung guest bungalows (many rooms face out onto them) and tropical plants like hibiscus. However, the resort is showing its, with dated decor in the guest rooms and worn furnishings throughout the property.

Most travelers who come here are families, thanks to the budget-friendly all-inclusive rates, excellent array of kid-friendly activities and entertainment, and free kids’ club for children ages 4 and above. While the main ocean-view outdoor pool with its kiddy pool and activities such as aqua fitness has a lively vibe, couples and peace-seeking adults can find respite at the adults-only pool or spa.

See More What Are the Design and Scene Like at Club Med Phuket?

Where Is Club Med Phuket Located?

It's situated across the road from lovely Kata Beach in the southwestern area of Phuket, Thailand.

Club Med Phuket is located on gorgeous and public Kata Beach in the larger Karon resort town on Phuket’s southwestern coast. It’s a 15-minute walk north of Karon Beach, and a 15-minute drive south of the bustling, bar-filled Patong Beach area. The Wat Chalong Buddhist temple is a 12-minute drive from the resort, while the huge Big Buddha Phuket statue takes about 24 minutes to reach by taxi. Phuket International Airport is at least a 45-minute drive north of the hotel, though it can be much longer in traffic.

Guests looking to get off property will have plenty to do just outside the resort’s gates. The Kata Beach area of Phuket is packed with massage parlors, restaurants, shops, and bars – many of which can be reached in less than a five-minute. There’s also the Kata Night Market that’s just a seven-minute walk away.

See More Where Is Club Med Phuket Located?

What Are Rooms Like at Club Med Phuket?

Simple rooms have traditional-looking decor, fridges, and free Wi-Fi.

The 305 rooms and suites at Club Med Phuket are located in three- and four-story bungalows. Rooms are minimally but comfortably furnished across all room types, though decor could use a modern update. Expect wood or tile floors, simple wood furniture, vibrant Thai silk hangings and bed runners, and bright-yellow accent walls.

Entry-level Superior rooms have empty mini-fridges and are located on the ground or second floors, overlooking the garden. Club Med Phuket Deluxe Rooms are a step up, offering a bit more space, stocked mini-fridges (no alcohol), and either patios or balconies. Suites are more upscale, offering living spaces, separate kids’ rooms, walk-in closets, and large bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers.

Standard amenities consist of air-conditioning, small safes, sitting areas, kettles for coffee- and tea-making, fridges, irons and ironing boards, and flat-screen TV. Also standard are anti-mosquito plugs, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, and toiletries. Lower-category rooms have bathrooms with only showers, while Suites add separate tubs.

Accessible and interconnected rooms are also available; cribs must be pre-booked.

See More What Are Rooms Like at Club Med Phuket?

What Restaurants and Bars Are at Club Med Phuket?

An international buffet restaurant and a la carte Thai eatery are the two options here.

All-inclusive dining at Club Med Phuket includes two largely well-reviewed restaurants, though that means options are limited. The Mamuang is the larger buffet-style restaurant serving international cuisines for all three meals. It has an air-conditioned indoor dining room, an outdoor terrace, and a “Baby Corner” for parents to prepare their kids’ meals. The other dining option is the a la carte Thai restaurant, The Chu-Da, which has a more atmospheric setting with hanging lanterns. Traditional and contemporary Thai dishes are served here for late lunches and dinners. It also has an air-conditioning indoor space and outdoor terrace.

Guests can grab drinks at the poolside Sanook bar, which also serves morning coffees and stays open late for dancing. There’s also The Zen Bar at the adults-only pool.

See More What Restaurants and Bars Are at Club Med Phuket?

What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Club Med Phuket?

All-inclusive rates cover meals, alcohol (not top-shelf), and activities.

The Club Med Phuket’s all-inclusive package is comprehensive and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, as well as all-day snacks. Drinks, including branded liquors, wines, and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, are part of the package, though some travelers have complained of the liquor being low-quality. Guests can pay to upgrade to premium alcohol. The resort’s wide range of entertainment, shows, performances, and activities, from Club Med’s typical flying trapeze lessons to Thai boxing, as well as sports facilities, are also covered. Also, there are no water sports here aside from snorkeling.

Kids’ activities are also included, but not for kids younger than 4.

Travelers who don’t want to stay overnight (or don’t have time), but want to experience the facilities can purchase a Club Med Phuket day pass for under $100. Kids 4 and under are free and other under-18s get discounts set by age. It includes all the perks of the all-inclusive experience sans the room, from dining and booze to access to the beach and pools.

See More What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Club Med Phuket?

What Are the Pools Like at Club Med Phuket?

A large main pool has activities and a kids' section, and there's an adults-only pool.

The hotel’s two outdoor pools are expansive and attractive, consisting of a main family-friendly pool close to the beach, and a quiet pool that’s for adults only. The main pool is where daily activities such as aqua aerobics take place, and it has a shallow section for children. Ample loungers are available at both, though guests tend to save places with towels early in the morning. There are also bars at both pools providing refreshments and snacks.

See More What Are the Pools Like at Club Med Phuket?

What's the Beach Like at Club Med Phuket?

The lovely, public Kata Beach is across the road.

Club Med Phuket is located on the public Kata Beach, widely regarded as one of the top beaches in the area, though guests need to cross a road to access it (crossing guards are there to help). While there are no loungers on the beach as it’s public, the hotel does have umbrellas and mats for guests, plus guests can rent chairs from vendors. Towels for the beach are provided for each guest in their rooms.

See More What's the Beach Like at Club Med Phuket?

Is Club Med Phuket Family-Friendly?

Kids' clubs for different age groups and tons of organized entertainment are great for families.

Babies are welcome at this property (just be sure to pre-book a crib), and Baby Club Med is made just for babies 4 to 23 months old -- you’ll want to book a spot for them in advance, however, and it comes at an extra charge. The resort also offers a special “baby welcome” that includes bottle warmers and changing tables for hotel rooms. Toddlers at Petit Club Med (also available for an additional fee) can check out the baby gym, where they can refine motor skills with the obstacle course, create and rehearse shows, and explore nature on a walk. There’s also a saltwater paddling pool and nap room decorated with elephant murals.

Little ones from age 4 and up have plenty to do during their Club Med stay too, with a Mini Club Med just for them that’s included in the rate. Kids hanging out there can try some of the activities their parents try too, like Thai boxing, archery, and circus skills, or take tennis and golf lessons. Teens have similar programming at Club Med Passworld, as well as the addition of group fitness lessons and an area for video games. Families can join up for activities together with the hotel’s Amazing Family! Program, featuring activities across a variety of themes, such as giant Jenga and cooking classes.

See More Is Club Med Phuket Family-Friendly?

What Other Features Are Available at Club Med Phuket?

A simple spa and fitness center, and tons of scheduled activities keep guests occupied.

Club Med is known for having a full slate of activities for active guests organized by their staff known as G.Os (Gentils Organisateurs), and their Phuket property is no different. The hotel has plenty of activities for guests of all ages, from Thai boxing classes and flying trapeze lessons to cooking lessons featuring the national cuisine. There’s also a full slate of entertainment, like traditional Thai dance performances, circus acts, live music, and nightly theme parties. Usually there’s some sort of themed Club Med Phuket dress code for the evening entertainment, but it’s completely optional.

The hotel also offers an above-par selection of standard sports and fitness classes, like yoga, archery, mini-football (and regular football), snorkeling, and aqua fitness classes. A small spa is also available for massages and other wellness treatments, though it’s more expensive than the massage parlors found throughout Phuket.

Wi-Fi and self-parking are both free.

See More What Other Features Are Available at Club Med Phuket?

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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