Destination Resorts Phuket Surin Beach Resort is a family-friendly hotel in Phuket, Thailand. See photos and what our family thought about staying here.

Novotel Phuket SurinDestination Resorts Phuket Surin

Phuket, Thailand is definitely a place where you will want to take your kids. And you will want to stay at a family-friendly hotel like Destination Resorts Surin Beach (formally known as Novotel Surin Beach). They have rooms just for families. We stayed in one of their family suites when we visited and swam, relaxed, ate awesome food, indulged in spectacular cocktails, and played ping-pong.img 8301

As soon as we arrived at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort I knew we were at an awesome hotel. The lobby is gorgeous, the welcome drinks were delightful, and the cool rags were just what we needed after a fairly long taxi ride. We took public transportation everywhere we went since you have to have an international driver’s license to drive in Thailand. img 8277

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach family suiteFamily Suites

Our family suite at Destination Resorts Surin Phuket had a living room and bedroom and one bathroom with a shower only. It also had a private patio. They set up the kid’s beds really cute with character sheets and lots of stuffed animals. Our room also had wifi, a refrigerator, and an electric kettle. When we arrived there was an incredible edible art welcome for them. Their pastry chef is so impressive. There were also little notes for each kid with a clue to where they could find some treasure. It didn’t take them long to find gold coin chocolates in the safe. img 8262 1 2

Our room was calm and quiet, I never heard the neighbors. I thought that was impressive since there were a lot of kids staying here.img 8268 1

img 8287 2Great Location

We really enjoyed the location. The resort is right across the street from Surin Beach. Each morning that we stayed I would grab a cappuccino at the coffee bar and walk over and watch the sunrise. Surprisingly, there were no people at the beach early in the morning. Maybe no one was out there because they were up too late. I’ve heard the nightlife nearby is good, but we didn’t try it. The time change is severe and we basically could not stay awake past 8 PM. img 8275img 8274 1

Food, Food, Food

They have three restaurants to choose from including a buffet restaurant, a sushi restaurant, and sports bar. img 8273 2

Our favorite restaurant was ASIA Alive. This restaurant serves local and international dishes. In the mornings they offer a breakfast buffet featuring Western and in the evening they have a themed buffet. If you do not want buffet, they have amazing Thai food available on their menu! img 8271 1img 8264img 8269

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Destination Resorts Phuket Surin Beach Resort features a water slide and two swimming pools. There is a swim up pool bar. There was no hot tub. My kids spent a lot of time in the pool and they loved going down the slide over and over. I forgot to pack Jonah’s bathing suit, but it didn’t matter because they have a little shop with pretty much anything you might need. They have another clothing shop in the lobby as well, but I didn’t check it out. img 8253img 8394 1 1

Kid’s Club at Novotel Phuket Surin

If your kids do not feel like swimming they can go to the kid’s club or go play in the large sandbox for kids! You do not need sand toys to play here because they are provided. There’s a hammock next to the sandbox. I spent a long relaxing hour or so reading in that hammock. I read A Man Called Ove. It’s an excellent book and I definitely recommend reading it on vacation in Thailand! I was literally laughing out loud while reading it in the hammock.Novotel Surin kids club

The kids club and an assortment of activities like toys, arts, crafts, movies, climbing structures, slide, ball pit, and video games. Some of the activities cost extra like pizza or candle making. You can do an affordable all-inclusive add-on for your kids that includes drinks and activities for them. img 8252

In Spa Balance

I didn’t take any pictures of the spa, but there is one. It is small and straightforward. My friend and I went to get traditional Thai massages. They were outstanding. If you stay here, you must get one of their Thai massages. I so wish I had gotten a picture of one of the massage therapists standing in my friend.

  •  If you get a massage within the first 24 hours or so of checking in they give you a discount!

Other Amenities:

Free WiFi and free parking

254 smoke-free guest rooms

Near the beach

3 restaurants

Outdoor pool

Breakfast available

Free area shuttle

24-hour fitness center

Beach umbrella

Overall, we had a fantastic stay here. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. Hopefully, we get to go back someday.


106/27 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Talang, Surin Beach, 83110 Phuket, Thailand

Phone: +66 76 303 300 – Fax: +66 76 300 303Novotel Phuket Surin Beach is an extremely kid friendly resort in Phuket an island in Thailand

Disclosure: Novotel partially hosted my family while we were in Phuket. 

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