Barcelo Coconut Island

Phuket, Thailand

Virgin rating

The hotel

Unspoilt and with bags of charm, you’ll think you’ve arrived in paradise with Coconut Island’s lush jungle interior, palm-fringed beaches and views across the calm waters of beautiful Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy the All Inclusive package and indulge in Thai and Asian cuisine and beach snacks or try your hand at the resorts water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. The island’s laid-back atmosphere runs throughout the resort from the cascading pools to the beach front bar and with a choice of suites or villas with private pools there is something for everyone at the Barcelo Coconut Island. There’s plenty to keep you busy too, including snorkelling amongst the colourful and pristine reefs on nearby Koh Khai. The Village Spa is extremely popular, combining elements of traditional Thai healing rituals with the luxurious facilities of a modern spa. In addition to indulgent treatments, it boasts a Turkish Hammam Steam Room, a stunning hydrotherapy pool and a Scandinavian sauna, so don’t miss out.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

Where is it

A short boat ride from Phuket's east coast, in sheltered waters overlooking Phang Nga Bay. Phuket Town is 30 minutes away by road and boat. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

116 suites, as well as the highly recommended 120 villas with private pools. All with air-conditioning, patio/balcony, complimentary WiFi access, fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, flat-screen satellite TV, bath robes and slippers, safe, and bathroom amenities. Deluxe Suites are located in the quiet gardens towards the back of the resort, a short distance away from the main reception area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

All Inclusive package includes (11:00am–11:00pm daily):

- International breakfast buffet, à la carte lunch and dinner at the Kabang or the Kucina restaurant

- Discount on food and beverage at Koko Restaurant

- Afternoon snacks

- Soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks

- Selected non-motorised water sports including kayaking, plus use of tennis courts and mountain bikes

- Unlimited round trip transfers to neighbouring Koh Rang Yai Island

Half Board option: includes International breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner at Kabang and Kucina Restaurant (excluding drinks).

Full Board option: includes International breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner at Kabang and Kucina Restaurant (excluding drinks).

Outdoor Jacuzzi Suites are close to the Deluxe Suites with an open plan interior and outdoor decked terrace with jacuzzi, sleeping maximum 3 people.

All villas have a spacious open plan living area and and kitchen, a private terrace overlooking the gardens with private pool, and master bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or twin beds. 1-Bedroom Garden View Pool Villas are in the centre of the resort on the hill, sleeping maximum 3 people. 1-Bedroom Sea View Pool Villas are similar and are in the same location but have high views across Phang Nga Bay.

KOKO (serving traditional Japanese cuisine and Asian fusion dishes, with ocean views). Kabang Restaurant and Bar (beachfront restaurant and bar, serving a variety of Thai and Asian cuisine, with regular themed buffet nights). Kucina Restaurant (Italian restaurant with buffet and a la carte options, wood burning pizza oven and regular themed nights). 

Cascading infinity swimming pools with water slides and kids pool. Fitness centre. Fitness classes* including Thai boxing and Muay Thai. Mountain biking*. Non-motorised water sports* including kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and stand up paddle boarding. Banana boat rides*. Thai cooking courses*. Spa* with treatment rooms and hydrotherapy pool. Yoga classes. Water aerobics. Tennis*. Table tennis. Pool table. Kids club.

24-hour complimentary water taxi service. Complimentary WiFi access. Room service*. Concierge. Laundry service*.

4 nights between 20 Dec-10 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort, elevated by the quality of the staff.

Mar 4, 2024 Jonno1802 Chichester, United Kingdom

We love Thailand, the people, culture, food etc which is why we keep returning although the travel to and from is becoming more wearing as the years pass. On this occasion it was for the renewal of our wedding vows (30 years) and to celebrate my wife's birthday 60th birthday. We arrived at The Village, Coconut island via the speedy boat transfer… Read more
We love Thailand, the people, culture, food etc which is why we keep returning although the travel to and from is becoming more wearing as the years pass. On this occasion it was for the renewal of our wedding vows (30 years) and to celebrate my wife's birthday 60th birthday. We arrived at The Village, Coconut island via the speedy boat transfer to receive a friendly, efficient check in to our room (Suite49 with a jacuzzi). The accommodation itself was adequate if a little tired and there were a couple of niggles with the room which were quickly resolved. The resort itself is bigger than expected with various kinds of accommodation spread sympathetically around the island's lush vegetation. The main beach is nice and swimming in the sea is ok when the tide's in but not great as the tide goes out due to the muddy surface which seems to run parallel to the entire beach. Having said that, the resort has access to another island some 10 mins away by boat (11am to 2pm daily) which has a wonderful beach and perfect turquoise water to swim in. We took advantage of this, several times during our stay. Just to mention, there are plenty of sunbed's/parasol's available either on the main beach or round the two pools The Kucina and Kebang restaurants can be busy but generally you get a table pretty quickly. The food in both is very good and if you like shellfish you won't go wrong with buffet nights in the Kebang serving up Lobster/Blue crab etc. The Kebang bar is a really nice area to sit in for a drink particularly in the early evenings and there is entertainment most nights. Our stay was all inclusive so we had access to some lovely cocktails, beers and brand spirits which elevated this hotel from a number of all inclusive's we've stayed at. Our renewal of wedding vows were handled brilliant by the hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful ceremony on the beach followed by a romantic meal. This will always be fantastic, cherished and treasured memory. Our holiday though was made by the staff, a number of whom we genuinely call friends now. All work so hard, for long hours to ensure all guests have a memorable, relaxing experience. A special mention must go to Nuree, who looked after our vow ceremony with such grace, warmth and professionalism. Without doubt, she would be our employee of the month with her tireless dedication to her role and non stop energy and enthusiasm, thank you Nuree you were brilliant. But also Gie, Honey, Coni, Minny, RJ and Mark/Maria etc all of whom were fantastic. The hotel should be extremely proud to have them as their valued staff. Finally as good as this resort is, it still only warrants a 4 star rating in our opinion. It's clear the owners are aspiring towards higher standards but not quite there yet. Nevertheless this would not deter us from returning one day to see how far the hotel has evolved and of course to see all our lovely friends again. Thank you all for a lovely holiday. Read less
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Mar 4, 2024 jacquelinerA7469RH Wokingham, United Kingdom

This was a special holiday celebrating my 60th and my son’s 30th birthday. We booked a 2 bed beach front villa for 4 adults. Pictures on website look spectacular Arrived to a gritty dirty unkept villa situated right next to restaurant and hotel pool bar and hotel sun loungers directly infront of our villa affording zero privacy. Sewage system… Read more
This was a special holiday celebrating my 60th and my son’s 30th birthday. We booked a 2 bed beach front villa for 4 adults. Pictures on website look spectacular Arrived to a gritty dirty unkept villa situated right next to restaurant and hotel pool bar and hotel sun loungers directly infront of our villa affording zero privacy. Sewage system stank Second bedroom like a box room workmen renovating next door - not all what we had hoped for Hotel manager Hassan was great and upgraded us to a beautiful 5 bed beach villa further along the shore. The pictures on the website are of this villa ! Had a fabulous stay here Villa spacious clean and well kept beds comfortable . Has a full kitchen but no utensils to eat with or use to cook Air con good pool stunning and view to die for ! Mediterranean restaurant wonderful for lunch - special shout out to Freeze and the cocktail maestro ! Did the Thai cookery class - excellent Had a Thai massage - very good I would stay again but there are some issues Sewage smells are dire The speedboat transport between Phuket and coconut island runs hourly which is way too restrictive and unnecessarily rigid. Wouldn’t recommend the Japanese restaurant or the buffet breakfast although iced coffee great Eating out in Phuket easy and good selection of fantastic restaurants. Chilli and salt superb and excellent value as was Bucha ! Hassan the manager , Freeze and the cocktail manager all superb. Cleaner visited daily and was so lovely and good Mostly all staff really good and conscientious . Read less
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Mar 3, 2024 aluff961275

Located on a beautiful island where you can relax . The staff were out of this world. The food was amazing, beautiful beaches.There is also a regular boat service if you want to keep touch with the mainland . Plenty to do here; excursions to Thai boxing
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Feb 29, 2024 robertbishop1215 Washington DC, District of Columbia

Environment is excellent as well as the staff. Rooms are nice but putting 2 twin beds together is very uncomfortable for a couple to sleep. The bathrooms are nice but low water pressure and lukewarm water mostly. Difficult to fill the beautiful tub.
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Feb 29, 2024 Edison S

It’s supposed to be a one night stay only but we extended another day as we are amaze with the island and property. Lester and Maurine are really accommodating, they made our stay more exciting! Food is awesome! Happy tummy indeed! Drinks are superb! This itinerary made our Phuket trip more memorable! Thank you so much!