Located in the tropical paradise of Phukets Western coast on a secluded cove, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort is set amidst 40 acres of lush foliage, sprawling golden sands, and the emerald Andaman Sea. A mining centre during the 16th century, Phuket employed many Hakka Chinese miners, and Chinas rich cultural influence can still be seen on the island today as well as the colourful influences of Portuguese explorers. The hotel features six meeting rooms, two lagoon-size swimming pools, four tennis courts, a pair of air-conditioned squash courts, a world-class spa, a variety of land and sea sports facilities, and a discovery centre for kids. 10 restaurants and bars allow for a gastronomic journey around the globe. The 416 superior rooms and 54 luxury suites are enriched with a local Thai design, complementing the resort's tropical setting. These, along with superb amenities, provide creative holidays that are delivered with comfort. The resort is just minutes away from some of the celebrated sites of Phuket, including the lively shopping and restaurant district of Patong, the 29 ornate temples that dot the island, hiking trails through ancient limestone caverns, and scuba diving through the Andaman Seas translucent indigo waters.