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Club Med Phuket Review Kata Beach

Club Med Phuket Review 2024

Explore our Club Med Phuket review and discover why it should be your next holiday destination.

I had the delightful opportunity to revisit Club Med Phuket recently, marking my return to this tropical haven after my last visit in May 2016. Upon learning about the resort’s extensive renovations, my curiosity was piqued, compelling me to experience firsthand the transformations that had taken place. Here is my in-depth Club Med Phuket review.

Where is Club Med Phuket?

Club Med Phuket is located in Kata Beach, offering breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. Surrounded by lush landscapes and pristine beaches, Club Med Phuket provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kata Beach is one hour from Phuket Airport.

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Paradise found at Club Med Phuket, where every moment feels like a postcard.

How to Get to Club Med Phuket?

Accessing this idyllic tropical paradise is incredibly convenient, thanks to the strategically located Phuket International Airport serving as the primary gateway. Once you arrive at the airport, a picturesque drive of approximately one hour awaits you, leading you to the doorstep of our resort.

For those seeking a seamless and stress-free journey, Club Med provides shared airport transfer services. Alternatively, you have the option to arrange a private transfer through Travelution Holidays. The flexibility in transportation choices ensures that your journey is tailored to your preferences, contributing to an enhanced overall vacation experience and allowing you to kick-start your relaxation promptly upon arrival.

In addition to these options, Club Med offers a comprehensive Flight package, encompassing not only round-trip flight tickets but also return airport transfers, early arrival, late departure privileges at the resort, and the all-inclusive Club Med package. This comprehensive package ensures a worry-free and inclusive travel experience, covering all aspects of your journey and stay, thereby allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the bliss of your tropical getaway.

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Immersed in the vibrant charm of Club Med Phuket’s lobby

Why Choose Club Med Phuket?

Club Med Phuket distinguishes itself with its comprehensive all-inclusive approach, ensuring that the price you pay covers not only accommodation but also meals, beverages, activities, entertainment, and childcare. This inclusive package is the ultimate recipe for a vacation that is not only stress-free but also free from hassles.

In case you or your children have specific dietary requirements, simply communicate with the restaurant manager or the head chef, and they will cater to your needs. The resort’s lush surroundings, combined with top-notch amenities, position it as an ideal destination for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Whether you seek a family-friendly atmosphere, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, Club Med Phuket offers a diverse range of experiences to meet various preferences.

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Breathtaking beauty of Club Med Phuket’s beach view

When is the Best Time to Go to Club Med Phuket?

To make the most of your stay, plan your visit during the dry season from December to April. During these months, Phuket experiences minimal rainfall but can be hot and humid. This period allows you to enjoy outdoor activities, explore the nearby attractions, and bask in the natural beauty of the region without the interruption of heavy rain.

What is Included in Club Med Phuket?

Club Med Phuket offers a comprehensive all-inclusive package designed to cover virtually all your holiday essentials. With a single price, you can enjoy a worry-free vacation with access to:

  • 6 meals per day at multiple dining outlets
  • Unlimited beverages including alcoholic options
  • All day bar and snacking
  • Sports & leisure activities including golf school, Thai Kickboxing school, flying trapeze school, archery school and snorkelling
  • Day and night entertainment
  • Childcare service for children age 4 to 17 years
  • Wireless internet

This inclusive approach allows guests to fully relish every moment of their vacation, creating a hassle-free and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Dreaming of serenity at Club Med Phuket’s Zen Pool

Benefits of staying at Club Med Phuket

Staying at Club Med Phuket offers a multitude of advantages, primarily highlighted by its convenient location in close proximity to various amenities. The resort’s strategic placement ensures easy access to essential services, including nearby dining options, massage facilities, pharmacies, convenience shops, vibrant street food stalls, and the bustling night market, enhancing the overall guest experience.

One noteworthy perk is the seamless availability of necessities, making it effortlessly convenient for guests to procure any items they may need or indulge in a rejuvenating massage at their convenience. Notably, the resort distinguishes itself by being free from the presence of monkeys, ensuring a tranquil and undisturbed stay. While occasional sightings of squirrels in the lush garden may add a touch of nature, the absence of monkeys contributes to a serene atmosphere.

Furthermore, Club Med Phuket serves as an ideal base for exploration, allowing guests to easily venture into other parts of Phuket such as Karon or Patong Beach. Transportation options are readily accessible, with taxis conveniently stationed just outside the resort gates. For those inclined towards a more adventurous experience, bike rentals are readily available, providing a flexible and enjoyable means to explore the nearby shops and attractions.

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The vibrant flavours of Thailand at Club Med Phuket’s Chu Da Specialty Restaurant

What I don’t like about Club Med Phuket

One drawback of Club Med Phuket is the absence of a private beach. To access the beach, one must cross a public road, and Kata Beach is open to the public. Along the shoreline, numerous vendors offer chairs with umbrellas, as well as massage services. Additionally, Club Med Phuket does not provide water sports facilities, with the exception of snorkelling.

The Zen Pool at Club Med Phuket does not exude the same tranquility as those at Club Med Cherating or Club Med Bali. Situated in front of the Chu-Da specialty restaurant, the Zen Pool lacks the serene ambiance found in other Club Med locations. Fortunately, the restaurant is currently only open for dinner.

Club Med Phuket Review on Newly Renovated Superior and Deluxe Rooms

In my recent visit to Club Med Phuket in December 2023, I was pleasantly surprised by the remarkable transformation undergone by both the Superior and Deluxe rooms.

Redefining the concepts of luxury and comfort, these accommodations now feature expansive layouts, modern furnishings, and private balconies offering captivating views of either the lush gardens or the mesmerizing azure waters. The meticulous attention to detail in both decor and amenities has significantly enhanced the overall stay, providing guests with a tranquil and stylish retreat within the resort.

For those who seek a breathtaking sea view, reserving a Deluxe Room is highly recommended.

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Experience a blend of modern elegance and relaxation in the newly renovated Deluxe Rooms
Club Med Phuket Review Deluxe Room Bathroom
Club Med Phuket newly renovated Deluxe Rooms come with double the sinks, double the luxury.

Currently, approximately 50% of the rooms have undergone renovations. It has been conveyed to me that the second phase of this revitalisation project is scheduled to commence in March 2024 and will continue until the end of the year, encompassing the remaining rooms.

This ongoing enhancement initiative is poised to further elevate the guest experience at Club Med Phuket, ensuring that every aspect of the accommodation reflects the resort’s commitment to providing a serene and luxurious environment for its patrons.

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Newly renovated Superior Room is the epitome of comfort and style
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Stylish newly renovated Superior Room bathroom at Club Med Phuket.

Renovated Dining, Bar, Swimming Pool and Lounge Areas

Club Med Phuket has undergone a thoughtful renovation, elevating its core areas of dining, bar, swimming pool, and lounge since my last visit in June 2016. The resort boasts an extensive array of culinary experiences, ranging from international buffets to specialty restaurants that showcase the finest Thai and international cuisine.

One notable change is the closure of the specialty restaurant for late lunch, redirecting the focus to the main restaurant, Mamuang. This establishment has introduced an all-day dining section, presenting an à la carte menu for late breakfast, late lunch, and supper, in addition to the existing buffet offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Club Med Phuket Review Restaurant

The Mamuang Restaurant presents an extensive array of gastronomic delights, showcasing a fusion of flavors from various cuisines including Thai, Indian, Western, Italian, Chinese, and a dedicated Healthy Corner boasting delectable vegan options. Delve into the enticing Italian section, where a diverse selection of mouthwatering pastas and pizzas await discerning palates. The Western corner caters to diverse tastes with an array that spans from succulent fish dishes to mouthwatering steaks.

For those who wants some customisation, the Chinese corner offers a unique experience, allowing guests to tailor their own fried noodles with a selection of ingredients. The Thai section is a haven for lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine, featuring a delightful assortment of curries, rice porridge, noodles, and rice-based dishes that capture the authentic flavours of Thailand.

Dive into the Indian corner to savour a range of vegetarian delights and rich curries, complemented by a variety of naans that add an extra dimension to the culinary journey. The Mamuang Restaurant provides a diverse and satisfying dining experience, where each corner reflects the unique essence of its respective cuisine.

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Dining comes with a side of breathtaking sea views.

The breakfast selection is particularly enticing, with a personal favourite being the Thai Fried Rice, Yoghurts and Porridge. The innovative automated pancake machine makes fresh pancakes on demand, adding a touch of fun to the morning meal.

When it comes to desserts, the coconut, strawberry, and coffee ice creams stand out as my top choices. Additionally, the abundance of local fruits, such as guava, pineapple, and longan, adds a refreshing touch to the culinary experience.

It’s essential to note that pork is served in the Club Med Phuket restaurant, so guests should be aware of this if they have dietary restrictions.

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Tropical vibes at the Club Med Phuket Bar Area

The revamped bar and lounge areas have been designed to create an ideal setting for socialising. Patrons can enjoy a delightful mix of signature cocktails, live entertainment, and stunning views of the Andaman Sea.

Despite these improvements, an enhancement suggestion would be to consider air-conditioning the theatre area, similar to the setup at Club Med Bintan. This addition would mitigate the discomfort caused by the humid conditions and further enhance the overall guest experience.

Club Med Phuket Review on Activities

Club Med Phuket is widely acclaimed for its extensive range of activities designed to cater to diverse interests and age groups. Whether you are an adrenaline enthusiast or prefer more relaxed pursuits, Club Med Phuket ensures there is something for everyone.

While water sports are not extensively featured at Club Med Phuket, snorkelling stands out as a delightful exception. To participate in the snorkelling trip, guests are required to successfully complete a one-lap swim test a day before the excursion. According to my colleague Andy, who embarked on the snorkelling adventure, the experience surpassed his expectations, especially when compared to Bali. He was thrilled to encounter a variety of vibrant fishes during the trip.

A must-try activity at Club Med Phuket is Thai Kickboxing, where the instructor infuses the learning experience with fun and excitement.

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Embracing the art of Thai kickboxing

For those inclined towards land sports, Club Med Phuket offers an impressive array, including golf lessons, tennis, padel, volleyball, archery, wall climbing, and more. Notably, a new padel court has been introduced for enthusiasts. However, it’s important to note that the squash courts will be permanently closed when the second phase of renovations commence in March this year.

Club Med Phuket Review on Spa

Club Med Phuket Spa utilises Payot products, offering a luxurious experience for its patrons. Having successfully secured a 50-minute spa session, I was thoroughly impressed with the overall experience. The treatment not only encompassed rejuvenating spa services but also included access to a jacuzzi and steam room, enhancing the overall sense of relaxation.

The cost of the treatment was THB1360 (MYR 178 or SGD 51), after applying a 15% discount. I found this pricing to be reasonable, especially considering the high-quality amenities and services offered by the resort spa.

Club Med Phuket Spa is known for its dedicated team, ensuring that each day is meticulously crafted to cater to the diverse preferences of its guests. The combination of exciting activities and moments of tranquility creates a well-rounded and personalized experience for visitors, making it a standout destination for both adventure and relaxation.

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Club Med Phuket Spa – where relaxation meets paradise

Club Med Phuket Childcare

For families embarking on a holiday with their little ones, Club Med Phuket presents a secure and immersive environment through its exceptional childcare services. The resort’s dedicated Kids Club is designed to cater to various age groups, ensuring age-appropriate activities under the watchful eye of trained professionals. This allows parents to indulge in some well-deserved leisure time, reassured by the knowledge that their children are under expert supervision.

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Club Med Phuket Kids Club Activities

From stimulating creative workshops to exciting outdoor adventures, the Kids Club is committed to providing young guests with a memorable and enriching experience.

The childcare services are thoughtfully divided into different clubs based on the children’s age groups.

Kids ClubAgeCost Per Child
Baby Club Med4 to 23 monthsFull Day – THB2500 (MYR 327 or SGD 93)
Half Day – THB1300 (MYR 170 or SGD 48)
Petit Club Med2 to 3 yearsFull Day – THB2290 (MYR 299 or SGD 85)
Half Day – THB1100 (MYR 144 or SGD 41)
Mini Club Med4 to 10 yearsComplimentary
Teens Club11 to 13 yearsComplimentary
Chill Pass14 to 17 yearsComplimentary
Pyjama Club1 kid – THB1225 (MYR 160 or SGD 46)
2 kids – THB1120 per kid (MYR 146 or SGD 42)
3 kids – THB945 per kid (MYR 123 or SGD 35)

The Club Med Kids Club ensures that families can make the most of their vacation with peace of mind, knowing that their children are not only safe but also having a fantastic time.

How to Book Club Med Phuket?

Booking your stay at Club Med Phuket is a seamless process with Travelution Holidays. As a trusted partner, Travelution Holidays offers exclusive packages, including flights, airport transfers, early arrival, and late departure options. Opting for a Club Med flight package through Travelution Holidays not only simplifies the travel logistics but also enhances the overall value of your vacation, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable getaway.

In conclusion, my recent visit to Club Med Phuket in December 2023 reaffirmed its status as a tropical haven that seamlessly blends luxury, adventure, and relaxation. From its prime location to the newly renovated accommodations and diverse activities, the resort offers an unparalleled experience for travellers seeking an unforgettable escape. With the convenience of booking through Travelution Holidays, your journey to Club Med Phuket becomes a gateway to paradise, promising memories that will last a lifetime.

Eugene Ooi
Eugene Ooi

Eugene is the co-founder of Travelution Holidays. He has been a part of the travel industry since 1996. With over a decade of experience as a certified Club Med specialist, he is a travel enthusiast, and food lover. He enjoys sharing travel experiences, updates, and tips to help you explore the world.

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