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Join us at Merlin Beach on Phuket. A small calm bay not far from the busy Patong, located opposite Tri Trang Beach. Thanks to the location of Merlin Beach, it is ideal to combine with Tri Trang Beach. So you can make a nice double beach day of it during your stay in or near Patong.

In the foreground Merlin Beach, behind it Tri Trang Beach and in the very distance Patong

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What makes Merlin Beach so unique is the beautiful reef which is located opposite Merlin Beach. A special place on Phuket, because partly thanks to the efforts of the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach this reef is neatly maintained and protected. This allows the underwater world in this part of Phuket to flourish. A standing ovation for this initiative!

The healthy and well-maintained reef opposite Merlin Beach on Phuket

The beach and sea of Merlin Beach

It may seem like the beach is the domain of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach, but that’s not true. Despite the fact that the beautiful resort is adjacent to the beach, everyone is welcome at Merlin Beach! Even before you arrive at the resort, continue on the dirt road and you will enter the beach. Merlin Beach is no longer than 200 meters with fine soft coral sand where you can lie in. Bring water shoes, because just like at Tri Trang Beach there are many stones and rocks on the seabed. Don’t forget your snorkel gear, most likely you will encounter some beautiful tropical fish in the nearby reef

The reef of Merlin Beach / Marriott’s Merlin House Reef

When visiting Merlin Beach you simply must go snorkeling in the reef of Merlin Beach! No snorkeling gear with you? Ask the staff at the Marriott Resort if they have a snorkel set for rent, good chance! Between November and April, during high tide you can snorkel well in the “Merlin House Reef” of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. During the other months, the reef is protected and maintained by the resort’s staff, IUCN and Sea Bees Diving. This prevents too much damage to the reef and allows the ecosystem to remain intact. Our compliments to the Marriott for doing this in this way, they are showing a real example to many other resorts in Thailand.

Across from Nai Yang Beach is also a super nice reef. For snorkeling enthusiasts, this is also a great destination to visit while visiting Phuket.

Collage with fish swimming in Patong's Merlin Beach reef

How to get to Merlin Beach on Phuket

Exactly opposite Merlin Beach, less than a ten minute stroll, is Tri Trang Beach. Both beaches are a short fifteen minute drive from Patong. The nice thing about Merlin Beach is that you can combine a visit to this beach with a visit to Tri Trang Beach (or vice versa of course). Once you arrive at one of these two beaches you can easily switch.


Spending the night, dine and drink in the area of Merlin Beach on Phuket

Precies aan het strand van Merlin Beach ligt het schitterende Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. Het resort

Right on the beach of Merlin Beach is the beautiful Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. The resort also has some very good dining options where you can also eat when you are not sleeping at the resort. A ten minute walk from Merlin Beach you will arrive at the Crest Resort. Another accommodation with very good reviews! Then there is the small restaurant with great food which listens to the name Little Tiger. The restaurant offers a beautiful view over the bay of Merlin Beach.

Smile Cookies at the Marriott by Merlin Beach on Phuket

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Merlin Beach is basically the backyard of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. This resort is an ideal retreat for the true vacationer looking for peace and quiet. The resort is far enough from the busy Patong, yet close enough so that it is easy to get to. As we have come to expect from all Marriotts, anywhere in the world, the service and amenities are in a class of their own. From the first step on the beautiful grounds to the moment of check-out, the professional staff at this resort offers you unparalleled hospitality! Children will also be extremely happy staying at this resort. For there are numerous activities organized especially for the little rascals!

Merlin Beach the backyard of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach
The grounds of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach on Phuket

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach has so much to offer its guests both inside and outside the resort! There are several pools, such as a family pool, a children’s pool and the Nam Tok Pool including a waterfall. Of course, a fitness center and professional spa cannot be missed, and good food can be found in the various restaurants on site. Not only Thai but also international cuisine is well represented. D.O.C.G. specializes in Italian cuisine and at Beach Grill you can enjoy a delicious grilled meal right on Merlin Beach!

On the grounds, the resort has set up its own butterfly garden. Here the little ones but also adults can learn all about the life of the butterfly, a fun and educational outdoor activity! Opposite the resort is the Merlin House Reef, which we wrote about earlier. In our opinion, the place where you as a guest of the resort must have been. If the season permits of course.

The Deluxe Pool View King has a balcony and overlooks the pool and is perfect for couples. The 41 m2 room is equipped with a safe, bathroom with bath and separate shower, air conditioning, mini bar and so on. Of course, for all rooms so for this one you can choose from a spacious double bed or two single beds.

The Premier Pool Terrace located on the first floor with two large double beds is the ideal family room. Within a few moments you can jump into the pool! Also the Beach Access or Ocean View rooms are really beautiful, so much choice!

>>> Find out more or book a stay at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Crest Resort & Pool Villas

A ten-minute walk from Merlin Beach and a fifteen-minute walk from Tri Trang Beach is Crest Resort & Pool Villas. The resort is on a thorough road near a 7-Eleven which can always come in handy. The resort is built on a hill in several layers. The grounds consist of a number of pool villas with above them the main building with beautiful rooms, the pool and other common areas. Thanks to its location, you have a wide view of the sea and surroundings. Crest is a resort with a neat price-quality ratio. The rooms are nice, clean and well maintained. We recommend this resort for a reason. 

Do you see those pool villas with the convex roof in the two pictures above? These are the Premier Villas with private pools and spectacular views over Phuket. The 100m2 size consists of an extra large double bed and a sofa bed. The villa also features a spacious ensuite bathroom with a his and her sink plus spacious shower stall. As if that’s not enough, there’s also a living area with a sofa and dining table. Would you rather sit outside? No worries, also outside there is a nice seating area. The spacious private pool with its view completes this villa!

>>> More information or book a stay in Crest Resort & Pool Villas

Little Tiger Restaurant

There are few restaurants in the vicinity of Merlin Beach. You can of course choose to eat at a resort or at the restaurants we recommend at Tri Trang Beach, but you can also choose to visit Little Tiger Restaurant! You’ll find this fun restaurant on a hill south of Merlin Beach. In addition to the view of Merlin Beach’s bay, Little Tiger has an added bonus. In most months, different types of yellow flowers like sunflowers grow on the hill. The result is a yellow sea of flowers overlooking the blue waters of Merlin Beach.  

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