The Best Phuket Hotels Along the Beach|Oyster - - Merlin Beach Resort - - The 414-room Merlin Beach Resort is a sprawling family-friendly resort located beachside on the outskirts of Patong. Rooms have private balconies with seating areas -- and while they vary a tad in terms of decor, all have air-conditioning and big bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Resort features include multiple swimming pools (including a baby pool and a shallow kids' pool with a slide) plus tennis courts, a fitness center, spa, and a number of bars and restaurants. The location might be a bit remote for some visitors, as it's a 10-minute drive into Patong and there's not much within walking distance.Andaman White Beach Resort - - The intimate but elegant Andaman White Beach Resort sits right on the beach in a secluded and quiet stretch of western Phuket. Rooms range from romantic sea-facing rooms to opulent suites, some with private pools. On-site dining options include a Thai restaurant with fresh seafood dishes and a more relaxed beachfront pizzeria. Dala Spa adds to the overall relaxed vibe of the resort, as does the semi-remote location, where there's not much to do within walking distance (aside from the beach). The waters off the hotel can be dangerous to swim in during the summer, but there is a long pool for guests who want to swim in the off-season. href='' - -