Pros

  • Family-friendly resort a five-minute walk from the beach
  • Spacious two-bedroom apartments have kitchens, sofa beds, and dining tables
  • All units have big terraces and washer/dryers
  • Outdoor pool with shallow area, a kiddy pool with a waterslide, and volleyball pool
  • Restaurant serving buffet breakfasts, and a la carte international and Thai cuisines
  • Poolside bar open all day, and a casual eatery for sandwiches and desert
  • Free non-motorized water sports such as kayaks and paddleboards
  • Kids' club and scheduled activities such as fish feeding and movie nights
  • 24-hour fitness center and free yoga, Zumba, and stretching classes
  • Mini-golf course, fitness center, and shuffleboard
  • Free Wi-Fi and shuttles to the close by JW Marriott
  • Close to a 7-Eleven and Turtle Village restaurant and shopping complex
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Cons

  • Not along the beach (about a five-minute walk)
  • Far from most Phuket sights and Patong Beach
  • Ocean near here is often too rough for swimming
  • Pool can get crowded
  • No spa
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Bottom Line

The 133-room Marriott's Mai Khao Beach - Phuket is a great family vacation pick due to its well-equipped two-bedroom apartments, outdoor pools, and lineup of kid-friendly activities. It's close to the airport (a 15-minute drive), but removed from major sights and happening Patong Beach. Also on the downside, it's not actually along the beach, so guests will need to walk five minutes or catch a buggy to Mai Khao Beach, which lacks loungers and is often too rough for swimming. Nevertheless, a lovely outdoor pool, separate kiddy pool with a waterslide, kids' club, and daily activities such as face painting and movie nights are notable pros. Additionally, all apartments have fully equipped kitchens, dining tables, living rooms with sofa beds, separate tubs and showers, washer/dryers, and furnished terraces. Some add private plunge pools. Two restaurants are on-site serving Thai and international cuisines, plus a pool bar has happy hour specials. For a beachfront setting, consider nearby Marriott's Phuket Beach Club.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

Things You Should Know About Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach – Phuket

Also Known As

  • Marriott Mai Khao Beach
  • Marriott's Mai Khao Beach

Address

234, Talang, Thepsasatri Road, Mai Khao 83110, Phuket

Website

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Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach – Phuket

Scene

Family-friendly vacation club with lots of kids' activities and lively atmosphere

Part of Marriott's Vacation Club, this resort is a stellar pick for families heading to Phuket thanks to the well-equipped apartments, kid-friendly features, and largely affordable rates. All rooms here are two-bedroom apartments, with kitchens fully equipped to make meals (a grocery mart is within walking distance), living rooms with sofa beds, and washer/dryers. Some units have private plunge pools, though most guests make use of the main pool and separate kiddy pool with a slide. Although it's not along the beach, visitors can walk to Mai Khao Beach in about five minutes, or staff can provide free buggy service. The atmosphere here is lively and relaxed, with kid-friendly daytime activities, movie nights at the pool, and happy hour specials at the pool bar. 

While rooms are rather generic and lack much in terms of local flair, public areas are far more atmospheric and attractive. Expect ponds filled with lily pads, Buddha sculptures tucked amid lush greenery, and Thai-style structures. Although this resort offers a good value, it's worth considering the similar and nearby Marriott's Phuket Beach Club, which is along the beach and provides access to the numerous facilities at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

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Location

Five-minute walk from Mai Khao Beach and 15-minute drive from the airport

Marriott's Mai Khao Beach - Phuket is actually located about a five-minute walk from the beach, which is pretty but often too rough for swimming. It's conveniently located about a 15-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. The hotel is next to a 7-Eleven, as well as the Turtle Village shopping complex, which has a grocery store, dining options, and shops. On the downside, there's little else in the way of sights nearby, and the happening area of Patong Beach is an hour's drive away. Big Buddha and Wat Chaithararam temple are both roughly an hour away by car.

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Rooms

Spacious apartments with well-equipped kitchens, sofa beds, and washer/dryers

All units here are two-bedroom apartments, either with or without private plunge pools. They're done in a contemporary, if a bit bland, design with warm earth tones, dark-wood furniture, and subtle elephant accents in wall hangings. One bedroom has a king-size bed while the other has two double beds, each with their own bathroom. The master bathroom has a separate tub and shower, while the second bathroom has a shower/tub combo. A great perk for families, apartments have kitchens that are fully equipped with microwaves, stovetops, coffeemakers, toasters, and cookware. Glass dining tables seat six and the open-plan living rooms have sofa beds. Also standard are washer/dryers and laundry detergent, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, ample bottled water, coffee and tea, and electronic safes. Robes, slippers, full range of toiletries, and hairdryers are also provided. Huge terraces have tables and resort views.

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Features

Main pool, kiddy pool with slide, kids' club, fitness center, and daily activities

Features at Marriott's Mai Khao Beach are geared toward families, and most guests tend to congregate around the main outdoor pool. A separate kiddy pool with fountain features and a waterslide helps lessen the crowding, as do the private plunge pools in some rooms. The main pool has a shallow area on one side and a pool with a volleyball net on the other. Comfy cushioned loungers under umbrellas line the deck, and there are a handful of daybeds. The vibe here is lively, with lots of kids playing. 

Adjacent to here is a glass-walled pagoda housing the kids' club, which provides various games, arts, and crafts. A full schedule of kid- and adult-friendly activities are on offer, ranging from yoga and stretching to face painting and movie nights at the pool. Free water sports such as Hobie Cats, paddleboards, and kayaks are available during the day. Shuffleboard, a tennis court, and small mini-golf course are on-site as well. The fitness center is small but sufficient, situated above the lobby. 

Mai Khao Beach is a five-minute walk away, but be aware that the ocean is often too rough for swimming and there are no loungers set up. Additionally, there is no spa here.

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All-Inclusive / Food

All-day restaurant serving Thai and international cuisines, plus pool bar and room service

The main restaurant here is Zest, which serves an extensive breakfast buffet of Western and Asian dishes for a fee. Lunch and dinner consist of both Thai specialties and international fare such as burgers and pasta. Food receives positive reviews. Delights is also open all day, offering cozy couch seating and casual fare like sandwiches, coffee, and desserts. It has a little mart selling items such as fresh fruit, snacks, and alcohol. Adjacent to the pool is an open-air bar for cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, and there are daily specials. Room service is available 24/7.

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Business Center

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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