Centara Karon Resort

A 6-minute walk from the beach, this airy resort in 4 divisions is 12 km from the Wat Chalong temple.

The bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities, safes and balconies. Upgrades add living areas, terraces and scenic views, plus hot tubs; some have dining areas, kitchenettes and plunge pools.

A Patong shuttle is free. Amenities include an Italian and an open-air internationa terraced restaurant. There’s also a poolside and a swim-up bar, as well as 3 outdoor and children’s pools, 2 water slides and tennis courts, as well as a fitness center. A spa with Thai massages is available.