Top 5 Popular Dive Resorts In Phuket, Thailand - Updated 2023


The island of Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the coast of mainline Thailand. With its rainforests and mountains, the island also has some of the best beaches in Thailand, especially along its western shore. Many upscale seaside resorts, restaurant and spas are dotted all over the island. Of its cities, Phuket City is the capital and has many markets and quaint old shophouses, while Patong is the main resort on the island, with extensive nightlife in the form of bars, discos and nightclubs. Phuket is also well known for Phi Phi Island, which featured in the 2000 film “The Beach.” Other attractions include Phuket FantaSea, a theme park featuring animals and cultural shows and Big Buddha, a huge sculpture seated on top of Nakkerd Hill near Chalong. For those who prefer underwater adventure, scroll below to see some popular dive resorts in Phuket, Thailand.

1. Coral Island Resort (from USD 36)

Coral Island Resort is surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and beautiful coral reefs. This beautiful resort offers its own private beach and is accessible via ferry or speed boat from Phuket Island, which takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Coral Island Resort is the perfect getaway for those looking for relaxation or the adventure of diving or snorkeling the coral reefs off the beach or in a nearby secluded cove with the diving center in the resort. The property also has a selection of restaurants and a bar and relaxing massages are available to guests. Air-conditioned rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, a mini-bar, and bathroom facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Coral Island Resort

Address: Chalong, Coral Island, Phuket, Thailand, 83130

2. Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (from USD 365)

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort nestles on the coast near Kata Beach and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and six swimming pools. The resort offers the Tew Son Spa, with massages and treatments available, and a top-class fitness center. Tennis courts are available to guests on the property. There is also a choice of water sports, including snorkeling, which is available at an additional charge from Sea Bees, a short walk from the resort. Children can enjoy a Kid’s Club, playground and mini-golf, while parents can play table tennis and billiards. A range of dining is available at the resort, offering everything from traditional Thai cuisine to Italian at the six restaurants and bars. Guest rooms feature traditional Thai furnishings and offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels and a glass-walled bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 14 Kata Noi Rd.
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

3. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort (from USD 432)

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort nestles on its own beautiful, secluded beach and features an outdoor pool and a variety of water sports and other activities. Those who like to be on and under the water can enjoy boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Other sports include jogging, miniature golf, tennis, table tennis, and squash. The resort also features a modern fitness center and a day spa offering massages and other treatments. Guests have a choice of ten restaurant and bar options, as well as daily beach barbeques. Air-conditioned guest rooms feature a private balcony, a 37” flat-screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities. The hotel is 5 km (3.1 mi) from Patong Beach and 20 km (12.4 mi) from a shooting and paintball facility and Chalong Temple. Golfers will appreciate an excellent golf course located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the resort.

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort -

Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui, Karon Muang
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

4. Paresa Resort Phuket (from USD 1106)

Paresa Resort Phuket is set on beautiful Kamala Beach and offers a selection of outdoor swimming pools including energy pools and infinity pools. The resort also features a Thai spa offering massage and other treatments and a fitness center. Thai cooking classes are available at the resort, as well as a selection of tour options, including snorkeling off the Koh Yao Islands in Phang Nga Bay. Other tours include sampling the famous Thai street food in Phuket City. Dining options at the resort include the Italian restaurant Diavolo and traditional Thai cuisine is served at Talung Thai. Luxurious villas and suites have private infinity pools, large bedrooms, LCD TVs and iPod stations. Villas also feature espresso machines.

Paresa Resort Phuket - SHA Extra Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 49 Moo 6 Layi - Nakalay Road, Kamala, Phuket
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

5. Amari Phuket (from USD 289)

Amari Phuket is a luxurious resort located steps from Patong Beach and offering panoramic views from its private beach. The resort has a spa offering a spa pool, massages and treatments, a fitness center and two outdoor pools. Guests at the resort also have access to snorkeling adventures run by Sea Bees. Guests will be taken to some of the best snorkel destinations on the island, including Racha Yai and the Phi Phi Islands where they will dive into the turquoise water and view the most beautiful hard corals of the region. The resort also offers free shuttle services to Kata Beach. Italian cuisine is available at La Gritta, while international dining by the sea is available at Rim Talay. There is also a selection of bars serving drinks and snacks. Guest rooms offer a TV with satellite channels and a DVD player and coffee and tea making facilities. Complimentary Wi-fi is available in all public areas of the resort.

Amari Phuket - SHA Extra Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Meun-Ngern Road, Kathu, Phuket
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

Take a dive in Thailand

With its white-sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters this lovely island is a perfect vacation getaway destination. Whether you like to lie on the sand or meet the marine life close by, choose to stay in comfort and style at one of these popular dive resorts in Phuket, Thailand.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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