The hotels on this page are the places which challenge the warning that, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. One look at any of the resorts listed below and you will swear that we have invented these places with photo editing software or by taking pictures from hotels in super-exclusive tropical destinations. Rest assured, that is not the case – every one of the following hotels is in (or at least very close to) Phuket.
The resorts on this list are ideal if you are looking for a holiday that is something really special. They are sure to give you an experience unlike any other, with outstanding facilities, first-class service, top-of-the-range amenities and the very best locations on the island. Your only problem – aside from never wanting to leave – will be convincing your friends that you didn’t fake your holiday photos!
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
Kata Rocks has a minimalist and predominantly white look, but it is far from simple. It boasts an outstanding location on the rocks at the southern end of Kata Beach (as the name suggests) and one of the finest hotel restaurants in Phuket. Guests of the 34 remarkably spacious rooms and suites can enjoy a great outdoor pool (with large individual pools for the top-of-the-range suites), excellent spa services, a fully-equipped fitness room and free Wi-Fi throughout, among other great features. Read More...
Iniala Beach HouseTakua Thung
Actually located in Phang Nga, on mainland Thailand and a short distance from Phuket itself, Iniala Beach House is just too stunning to leave off this list. It has a quirky style which combines a rustic traditional look with contemporary design. Each of the 10 guestrooms is unique, ranging from an almost organic bedroom where the furniture seems to grow out of the ceiling to a bathroom with a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a beach-like look. The resort also boasts a full selection of great facilities, including a spa, outdoor pool, beachfront location and a 24-hour health club. Read More...
Keemala is essentially a 38-room treehouse located in the hills behind Kamala Beach, but perhaps the most luxurious treehouse you’ve ever seen. On the outside, it looks like a cross between an alien landscape and something which grew naturally out of the forest, with each of the villas resembling a giant onion. The rustic, natural look continues inside, but with exceptional facilities and modern conveniences built in. It is very rare to find a treehouse with deep-soak bath tubs, outdoor swimming pools and such a breathtaking views of Kamala, as well as a full-service spa, two restaurants and a health club. Read More...
Trisara Villas & Residences PhuketChoeng Thale
Expertly combining traditional and contemporary looks in a modest, minimalist décor, Trisara’s 39 villas promise a great deal of comfort and luxury, making it one of the most-loved resorts on Phuket. Featuring private pools and with two restaurants, a full-service spa, two tennis courts and a private beach, it has all that you need for a wonderful, relaxing stay on an isolated part of Phuket’s beautiful west coast, while still being conveniently close to Bangtao and Naithon. Read More...
Occupying the tip of the beautiful Panwa Peninsula on Phuket’s east coast, Sri Panwa has 52 fantastic cliffside villas. Every room has a private pool, but the top room class also features floor-to-ceiling windows, giving uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea and delightful sunrises. There are two great restaurants and three main swimming pools with two poolside bars, as well as a full-service spa, a private beach, great fitness facilities and a stunning rooftop club with world-renowned 360-degree views. Read More...
The Shore at KatathaniKaron
The Shore is, true to its name, one of the best beachfront hotels in Phuket, right on the southern end of Kata Noi Beach. Its décor is mostly white and minimalist, but with a castaway vibe created by palm-frond roofs and sun-bleached wood decking. The infinity-edge swimming pools have to be seen to be believed, particularly with the shaded sun loungers seemingly immersed in them. Renowned for its excellent service, The Shore has 48 villas, a great restaurant, a full-service spa, two tennis courts and many other features. Read More...