5 BEST POOL RESORTS IN PHUKET
What is better than lazing in a swimming pool in a tropical paradise like Phuket? A calmer, cleaner and safer alternative to taking a dip in the sea, you can maybe swim a length or two if you’re feeling energetic, take a seat at a swim-up bar if you’re feeling thirsty or just float around in the water if you want to relax and cool off from an intensive sunbathing session. Younger members of the family will always have fun playing in the pool and the deeper ones are also great training grounds if you are learning to scuba dive.
1. Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
Despite looking like one giant pool, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort actually has two, each with a distinct atmosphere to it. The larger of the two forms a lagoon around the breakfast buffet restaurant. It is 60m long, 90m wide and very deep in parts, so it is not that unusual to see trainee divers exploring the area under the restaurant. Not far away is a shallower free-form pool which, with its two Jacuzzi sections, is ideal for parents and children.
2. Angsana Laguna Phuket
If you’re planning to swim ‘a couple of lengths’ of the Angsana Laguna Phuket swimming pool, you might need to cancel any plans you had for the afternoon first. At 323m across, it could take you a while! The only reason it doesn’t rank higher on our list of the 5 Biggest Hotel Pools in Phuket is because its freeform design consists of three large bodies of water with connecting channels, mirroring the lagoon the hotel is situated amongst.
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3. Thavorn Beach Village & Spa
The lagoon pool of Thavorn Beach Village & Spa is not just big for Phuket – at over 4,900 sqm, it is amongst the biggest freeform pools in all of Southeast Asia. Well deserving the comparison to a lagoon, the giant body of water compliments the resort’s natural surroundings. There are also some mysterious corners to explore, with cascading waterfalls, bridges, Thai sculptures and beautiful tropical gardens to find.
4. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Outrigger is decidedly a family destination and the admirable and inventive organised children’s activities here rotate on a weekly basis. Children can also enjoy themselves in the three swimming pools, one of which features one of the longest water slides on the island and families can revel in the absolute beachside location.
5. Duangjit Resort & Spa in Patong
Of the three pools at the Duangjit Resort & Spa in Patong, the first two are not especially impressive. The third, however, is so big that it has an island in the middle. Over 100m long and about 60m across at its widest point, it has a poolside bar which also serves snacks and is ringed with sun loungers and umbrellas.