The Marina Phuket Resort hotel is located on a headland between Kata and Karon Beaches set in the midst of a private tropical garden and coconut plantation of 17 acres. It is about 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Links to the public transport network can be found within walking distance. Restaurants bars exciting nightlife and shopping opportunities can all be found nearby and are easily accessible by car. The same is also true of Chalong Temple Phrom Thep Cape and Phuket View Point. One of Phuket Island's major attractions is its thousand-year-old Buddhist history which has given rise to a unique artistic culture. The island is also abundant with lush foliage and palms. The resort which was renovated in 2007 offers an embodiment of these two elements with nature and artistic culture brought into perfect harmony. There are 89 rooms in total. It has a lobby 24-hour reception hotel safe currency exchange facility mini-supermarket 3 restaurants Internet and WLAN access (the latter subject to fees) as well as a laundry service (subject to fees). Parking facilities are available to guests arriving by car. Hairdryer direct dial telephone satellite TV minibar tea/coffee making facilities double or king-size beds individually-adjustable air conditioning safety deposit box and either a balcony or terrace all feature as standard in the rooms. Garden View Rooms are 21 m² and suitable for 2 persons. They are housed in small adjoining cottages set in lush tropical gardens and do not have a TV or bathtub. Jungle View Rooms are 36 m² and can comfortably accommodate 2 to 3 persons. They are housed in modern Thai-style adjoining bungalows located in the jungle and feature free 24-hour Internet access. Ocean View Rooms are 52 m² and can accommodate 2 to 3 persons. They are housed in elegant adjoining Thai-style villas and all offers views of the sea. Grand Villas are 80 m² and are for a maximum of two persons. They are individual oceanfront villas and feature Jacuzzi and free 24-hour Internet access. Marina Divers - 5 Star PADI IDC dive centre - offers dive trips to internationally well-known dive sites around Phuket including rental of a full set of equipment and dive courses (subject to fees). Guests may take advantage of the three swimming pools with children's pool and poolside snack bar. Sun loungers and parasols also feature (both subject to fees). The pools are open from 9 am to 6 pm. Mini-golf and massage treatments are also offered (both subject to fees). The nearest golf course is about 30 minutes away in Phuket. The nearby beaches are sandy and come with sun loungers and parasols (both subject to fees). Breakfast is served as a buffet while lunch and dinner are served à la carte. The cuisine on offers includes seafood and traditional Thai as well as European dishes. Marina Phuket Resort is perched on a headland at southern end of Karon Beach. Room key deposit is available for free at the 24-hour reception.