Our family of 5 (children 5, 7 and 9) enjoyed our second holiday in Phuket in October 2012 at the Mai Khao Beach Resort, bringing along grandma and grandpa. Our accommodations were a great holiday apartment with more than enough room for the 7 seven of us to relax and enjoy our space. The kitchen was a huge bonus (stocked with the essentials for cooking) and the room staff would clean the dishes each day... an added bonus. We loved the large patio with seating off of the apartment, the large master bedroom and bath, and the fact that we had a washer and dryer.
We were located immediately next to the entrance of Turtle Village, which was great. A wonderful ice cream shop, some great boutiques for shopping, a couple great restaurants, and a grocery store with international goods to meet most all of your needs.
The staff was amazing at the resort. We could not have asked for more. Very friendly and attentive, and great with the kids. The kids club was also the best I have ever found. We could feed the kids "kid food" at our room before heading out... leave the kids for the popcorn movie party at the kids club, and head off for an adult dinner while the kids had fun. No fee for the use of the club but for the occasional activity, and there are so many fun things for the kids to enjoy. Best of all, it is open late, so dinners out can be easily enjoyed!!!
We ate at all of the restaurants at the resort, several times. We also traveled to the JW to enjoy some of the great places to eat there... and all were wonderful. Very reasonably priced, I might add.
The concierge had a great collection of activities outside of the resort available for booking, and we had a great time on a few different excursions. Our favorites from this trip and the last... the Flying Hynaman Zip Lining, Siam Safari Jungle Trecking, Phi Phi Island Motor Boat Toar, and the June Bahtra Cruise. My husband also did the sunset bike tour through the resort... A MUST!!!!! Bring your camera!
The property only has the one main pool, but that seemed to be enough. It was never too crowded for our liking. Each day a trainer with a baby elephant strolls onto the pool deck. This was a huge highlight for my kids. They got to play, pet, feed, and even ride the baby elephant. We then followed her down to the beach to watch her swim in the waves.
The beach is available at a sort walk (maybe 5 minutes). The sand isn't the nicest... might even be itchy on the skin as we found after sitting in it. It is also a very steep sloped beach, which is a bit of a downside. We enjoyed time playing here, but in rough water, it isn't the safest place for smaller children. Therefor, we opted to spend most of our time in the pool.
The only two cons for us were the fact we had to walk a bit to get to the beach, and that there wasn't a nice buffet breakfast included in the package.... though, not to say you couldn't get a nice breakfast at the resort!
We loved it so much, we most definitely plan to visit again. And you will want to make a week of it, if not longer!
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