Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach is located along the secluded Tri Trang beach and nestled within lush tropical gardens and a forested mountains. This family friendly resort offers its own house reef and stylish accommodation. Suitable for couples and families alike, the resort boasts facilities for everyone, a choice of three swimming pools, modern fitness facilities, kids'' club, spa and a choice of ten restaurants and bars. Activity programs are also on offer with a plethora of options available.
Why stay here? Uniquely for Phuket, the hotel has its own house reef that teems with marine life. Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach has also now created a Reef Education Centre at the beach, so you can find out what''s happening underwater before going to see it for yourself – another great family-friendly element.
Nearest attractions Phuket Old Town is worth a look, with its Sino-Portuguese architecture, shops, museums and restaurants and also make a stop at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery to learn how to make mojitos. Splash Jungle Water Park is an option for a fun day out, or the resort can help organise trips to Kamala Beach, or even Phi Phi Islands.
Swimming pools The resort boasts three pools, including a large family one and one that can be accessed directly from Pool Access Rooms. The resort is situated within a secluded cove that has a white-sand beach.
Bars and restaurants Ten options await including Merchant Kitchen, which will be your main spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Go local at Thai Pantry or dine at Beach Grill, overlooking Tri Trang beach. Sample Italian cuisine at D.O.C.G., grab a drink at Phuket Coffee Co., or stop off at The Rum Shack for sunset cocktails.
Breakfast To be taken in the main buffet restaurant.
Half board Breakfast and dinner in the main buffet restaurant.
Full board Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main buffet restaurant.
All inclusive Breakfast to be taken in the main buffet restaurant. Lunch can be taken in Merchant Kitchen, Beach Grill, Pool Bar and Balls & Burgers. Dinner is served in Merchant Kitchen, Thai Pantry, D.O.C.G., Beach Grill and Balls & Burgers. Snacks are served at Pool Bar and Phuket Coffee Co throughout the day and beverages at The Lounge, The Run Shack and Wellness.
Other facilities The hotel has a nine-room spa, fitness centre and some watersport options such as complimentary kayaks and paddle boards available from the beach.
For families There is a large family pool with slides and kid's pool, a fun Kid''s Club, table tennis, air hockey, pool tables and more. Babysitting is also available. From the Reef Education Centre, children can join daily beach walks and tide pool discovery walks, while the spa offers treatments for younger guests too. There is a huge variety of activities to choose from, including kid''s cooking classes, tours of the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary, pirate treasure hunts, Thai boxing for children, arts and crafts, movie nights and much more.
Rooms The resort has 414 rooms, including seven suites.