Mandarava Resort and Spa is a modern 4-star hotel offering stylish accommodation in southwest Phuket. Highlights include three outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and a good location near the beachfront. Karon is the second largest resort on the island and boasts a plethora of restaurants, a broad beach and a regular daytime bus service to and from Phuket Town. Nearby places of interest include beachside Nong Harn Lake, the Dinos Park Mini Golf complex and a beautiful coral reef to the south, which stretches towards Kata and the offshore island Kho Poo. The hotel is housed in a collection of low and mid-rise buildings. Facilities include three outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, a steam room and a spa with private massage treatment rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Panoramic Deluxe rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with high-ceilings, wood-panelling, neutral tones, contemporary furniture and large-floor-to-ceiling windows. They feature a private balcony with views of either the hotel pool or the surrounding jungle. Amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player, a mini-bar, a telephone, tea and coffee equipment, a work desk and an en-suite bathroom. The hotel restaurant serves authentic local cuisine and international dishes in a modern and elegant setting. Guests can also enjoy a range of drinks at the hotel bar, and a buffet breakfast is provided every morning. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel has a 24-hour reception.