Boasting a portfolio of more than 1,100 hotels, resorts and guesthouses, there are more than ample options on Phuket to satisfy all budgets. Discerning travellers looking for that little extra pampering and a good range of amenities have an excellent choice of luxury hotels in Phuket.
Phuket’s 4 star and 5 star hotels occupy exclusive locations. As well as southwest coastal spots such as Karon and Patong, visitors could book themselves some luxury accommodation in more out-of-the-way places such as Mai Khao, Rawai, Cape Panwa and Koh Yao Yai.
On Koh Yao Yai, the Santhiya Resort & Spa is an eco-themed resort offering opulent teakwood villas and deluxe rooms. A private beach, a state-of-the-art swimming pool plus a spa and welcoming hospitality make this a favourite for those looking for their own corner of paradise.
Other options on Yao Yai Island are the Blue Bay, while back on Phuket’s Cape Panwa there are lots of luxury accommodation choices alongside Chalong Bay facing the islet of Koh Lon. Among these are the BYG Grand Beach boutique chalet complex and Korsiri Villas.
The Westin Siray Bay is an option within easy distance of Phuket Town, The Bangkok International Hospital and golf courses. On the northwest coast of Phuket, luxury choices include Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. Although facing the Andaman Sea, this part of the coast offers peace and solitude in heavenly surroundings.
Patong and Karonare the two main Phuket resort areas and are home to an eclectic collection of luxury hotels. The Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is a five-star establishment on Patong Beach with bonuses such as several pools, a spa and free shuttle services. In the Tri Trang Beach area, Avista Hideaway Villa provides superior accommodation and excellent facilities.
When applied to resorts and hotels on Phuket, the word luxury really does mean luxury. Guests can expect rooms, suites and villas furnished with elegance and conveniences that often include private plunge pools, bathrooms with separate showers and deep bathtubs, and the latest technology including Wi-fi, cable connections and media players. There is always at least one top-class eatery on site plus other amenities such as private beaches and water-sports centres.