We loved our stay at Mandarava - our only regret was it was too short! We will definately return in the near future, the staff are very friendly, the food at the restrauaunt was great and the resort itself is well maintained and lovely and peaceful - this was the final leg of our holiday and only had a short stay but was a great end to a good trip.
We were very happy with our stay here. The staff were fantastic, the facilities and food amazing. The only thing I could pick is that it could do with a revamp soon as it's getting a bit tired in some areas, 1 was our tired old spa that could barely make any bubbles lol . Other than that we will be back for sure with the family next time !
We were thrilled by being upgraded to the Privilege Club. The staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to see to our every need. The resort is away from the hustle and bustle of the beach but close enough to get there easily. The room was amazing and the bedd very comfortable. It was great value for money as our deal included breakfast and dinner and I liked the fact that the dinner menu changed every night.
From the moment you arrive - the staff are there to welcome you, throughout the stay they were amazing, loved the room, right next to the pool and so spacious , thought the beds were a bit hard, but had the best sleep. everything was great - the place is older and there is some signs of age evident - rust coming through in areas of stairs etc, it is also a bit of a walk to town and beach, which is ok just that there is no footpaths at all so can be a bit scary at times, but all in all it was thoroughly enjoyable, great value for money, would stay here again and as I have said - the staff were amazing.
Karon Beach is one of Phuket's famed beaches which stretches for kilometres down the coast ensuring it never gets uncomfortably busy. It is ideal for families looking for a nice break with plenty of nearby conveniences but it also caters for all other kinds of travellers too.
When creating a checklist of things you would expect and hope to see on a Thai beach, Karon would probably tick most of those boxes. The beach is home to the usual array of soft sand, tropical palms, water sports, massages being offered beachside as well as vendors selling this, that and everything. We offer plenty of Karon Beach hotels within walking distance of the ocean and within walking distance of that tan you've been thinking about going home with. However, if you're after a bit of respite from the sun or you're looking a bit red from the day before then a great place to spend an afternoon is Karon Market. This is a classic Thai food market with all kinds of fresh, fragrant and occasionally unusual produce and for anyone with an interest in food it's a great introduction to the essence of Phuket cuisine. Another afternoon activity suited to the family is Dino's Park Mini Golf which is great fun as long as tempers don't begin to fray when losing is on the cards.
After the day is done, tourists emerge from their Karon hotels looking for food and entertainment and the area does not disappoint. A range of European restaurants exist along the roads set back from the beach but for the best grub we would recommended checking out any of the Thai seafood restaurants on offer. Karon has its fair share of pubs, bars and go-go bars but they are not in the same league as those in Patong and this generally makes a night time stroll from your Karon hotel a bit more pleasant and a lot more suitable for families.