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12 BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN PHUKET

What are the best luxury hotels in Phuket?

There are many luxury hotels in Phuket, but some stand above the rest to please the most demanding travellers who dream of an unforgettable holiday in Thailand. A dozen resorts stand out for the excellence of their facilities, location, design and legendary hospitality so unique to Thailand. The price is often high, and so are the client’s expectations. In the many years we explored Phuket, we spent many weekends in some of them and here are our favourites. The list keeps growing as we treat ourselves to a well-deserved luxury resort once in a while.

Trisara

Trisara Phuket


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Trisara ranks high in our collection of luxury hotels in Phuket. The villas are large and beautifully decorated in a modern Thai style, and their large infinity pools overlooking the ocean are hard to beat. The restaurants are excellent; one of them even got a Michelin star (the only one to get a star in Phuket so far).

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The spa fitness rooms are great. Most importantly, the service is impeccable, friendly and not formal. The hotel is in a remote location on the west coast of Phuket, near Naithon Beach, and benefits from a small but private beach. The price and demand are high, so plan early to book this hotel. Read more

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Location: Naithon Beach
Address: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110
Phone: 076 310 100
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1, plus 1 infinity pool in each villa
Restaurants and bars: 2
Other facilities: Spa and Fitness
Distance to the closest beach: on a small beach
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 28 km
 

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Sri Panwa

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Sri Panwa is a unique luxury resort on the east coast of Phuket. The highlights of the hotel are the immense pool villas overlooking the ocean. People often don’t realize that while the west coast of Phuket has a lot of sandy beaches, the east coast has better views, with islands and limestone rock formations on the far.

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In addition to your private infinity pool, the hotel has three large pools, no less than four excellent restaurants, and two bars. Baba Nest rooftop bar is one of the most famous in Thailand because of the amazing 360 panorama it offers. Sri Panwa is known to be a favourite weekend destination for wealthy people from Bangkok. Read more

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Location: Cape Panwa
Address
: 88 Sakdidej Rd, Vichit Muang Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 371 000
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 3, plus infinity pools in pool villas
Restaurants and bars: 6
Distance to the closest beach: just a small private beach
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 12 km
 

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The Shore

The Shore at Katathani Phuket



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The Shore is a lovely resort in Kata Beach, on the west coast of Phuket. While it started with just a dozen luxurious pool villas, the resort recently doubled in size. The main reason for the success of this hotel is the hillside villas with their infinity pools facing the ocean. The villas are spacious and well-designed, and the entire front offers a panoramic ocean view.

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You can walk from your bed to your pool and enjoy lunch, cocktails and dinner with a sunset from your pool sala. The hotel has only one restaurant near the beach, which is more than enough as guests often prefer to enjoy their villas fully. The beach of Kata Noi is worth mentioning as well. Read more

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Location: Kata Noi Beach
Address: 14 Kata Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100
Phone: 076 318 350
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool, plus one infinity pool in each villa
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the Beach: on the beach!
Distance to Phuket Town: 17 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
 

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Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tee Phuket Spa Villa

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Banyan Tree is one of the first true luxury hotels in Phuket that introduced the concept of villas with total privacy. There are many pool villa types to choose from, designed in a traditional Thai style. The five restaurants are superb, and the award-winning spa is recognized as the best on the island. There is even a golf course just across the lobby! Read more

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Location: Bang Tao Beach
Address: 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Bangtao
Phone
: 076 372 400
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 main pool, plus one pool in villas
Restaurants and bars: 5 restaurants and 2 bars
Other facilities: Spa, Fitness, Gold course, Boutique
Distance to the closest beach: 100 m
Distance to Patong Beach: 20 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 24 km
 

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Intercontinental Phuket

Intercontinental Phuket on Kamala Beach

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The Intercontinental Phuket Resort is a luxurious hotel situated in Kamala Beach, on the west coast of Phuket Island, overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort is surrounded by green hills on one side and the bay of Kamala on the other.

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The resort’s architecture and interiors are inspired by Phuket’s rich cultural heritage, and the rooms, suites and pool villas are designed to offer maximum comfort and privacy. Read more
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Location: Kamala Beach
Address: 333, 333/3 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 629 999
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 5
Restaurants and bars: 2 (including a beach bar)
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
Distance to Patong Beach: 9 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 22 km
 

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Sala Phuket

Sala Phuket on Mai Khao Beach

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Sala Phuket is another rare resort to offer large pool villas with total privacy, perfect for honeymoons and romantic holidays. The room layout with the shower and bathtub outdoors is a fun touch. The pool in the villa is very big, which is a plus because not every pool villa in Phuket features such a large pool.

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The hotel is almost on the beach, with just a lawn to walk through, and what a beach! Mai Khao is 11 km long, and because this is a national park, you will not be disturbed by vendors or noisy jet skis. Guests can enjoy an excellent spa and two restaurants. Apart from a beach restaurant and a tiny shopping mall, there is not much to do around, but as usual, every tour will pick you up at the hotel if you booked a day trip to Phang Nga or the nearby islands. Read more

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Location: Maikhao Beach
Address: 333 Tambon Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110
Phone: 076 338 888
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 1 (plus 1 in each villa)
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
to Patong Beach: 47 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 44 km
 

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Anantara Layan

Anantara Layan Resort Phuket



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Anantara Layan is a high-end resort hidden near the island you may have seen at the very north of the well-known Bang Tao Beach. The hotel features trendy restaurants, a rooftop, and immense private pool access rooms.

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The beach in front of the hotel is not good for swimming, but the main beach of Layan and Bang Tao is nearby. There are a few small beach restaurants nearby, about 2 km south, and they are perfect for enjoying cheap local food and drinks with a sunset.
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Location: Layan Beach
Address: 168 Moo 6, Layan Beach Soi 4 Cherngtalay, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Phone: 076 317 200
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2 (plus 1 in each villa)
Restaurants and bars: 5 restaurants and 1 bar
Distance to the closest beach: on the beach
to Patong Beach: 23 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 26 km
 

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Amanpuri

Amanpuri Resort Phuket

Amanpuri has been the most exclusive luxury resort in Phuket for three decades, with a unique location on the superb and private Pansea Beach, just next to Surin. Amanpuri has traditional Thai architecture and iconic black swimming pools, and a famous architect designed the immense boutique.

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The beautiful Thai pool villas have also long been a favourite choice for the many international celebrities visiting Phuket, and because of that, it goes without saying that privacy and hospitality are exceptional here.
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Location: Pansea Beach
Address: 118, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Range: 5 star
Swimming pools: 1 plus one in each villa
Distance to the closest beach: on its private beach
Distance to Patong Beach: 13 km
Distance from Phuket Town: 26 km
 

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Rosewood Phuket

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Rosewood Phuket is the only true luxury near Patong Beach. There are, of course, a few 5-star hotels, but Rosewood take the luxury to a new level. The restaurants are beautiful and serve delicious Thai food. The hotel has direct access to the peaceful Tri Trang Beach and is only 5 km away from busy Patong.

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Once you have tried the hotel’s restaurants, you can take a small walk and enjoy a handful of small and cheap restaurants to enjoy the panoramic views nearby.
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Location: Tri Trang Beach next to Patong Beach
Address:88/28 Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel: 76 356 888
Range: 5-star
Restaurants and bars
: 4
Swimming pools: 1
Facilities
: spa, fitness
Distance to the closest beach
: on the beach of Tri Trang
Distance to Patong Beach city centre (Bangla): 5 km
Distance from Phuket Town: 18.5 km
 

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COMO Point Yamu

COMO Point Yamu in Phuket



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COMO Point Yamu is a luxurious resort located at the very end of Cape Yamu on the east coast of Phuket, renowned for its stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and the limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay in the far. COMO Point Yamu is not a hotel for everyone: it’s a hideaway far from the busy beaches of Phuket that will please those who want to escape from the world.

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It is important to be aware that the hotel is far from everything and there is nothing to do around unless you rent a car or book a tour. Read more about COMO Point Yamu
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Location: Cape Yamu
Range: 5-star
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: 19 km (Bang Tao Beach)
Distance to Patong Beach: 29 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 22 km
 

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Luxury hotels on nearby islands

The Racha

The Racha Resort



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The Racha is a superb island resort blessed with a unique location on the white sands of Koh Racha’s main beach. The hotel consists of many superbly designed large white villas, some with swimming pools. The beach bar offers stunning views of the legendary blue waters of the bay, and there are two restaurants to enjoy.

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The island is not very big, so exploring on foot or by bicycle is fun. Diving, snorkelling and kayaking are popular activities, and marine life is everywhere. Getting to Racha from Phuket takes only 20 minutes with the resort speedboat. Read more
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Location: Koh Racha Yai
Address: Batok Bay, Koh Racha Yai, 44, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, 83100
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 076 355 018
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars
: 3
Facilities
: Spa, Fitness, bicycles,
Distance from Phuket Island: 20 km
 

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Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island near Phuket



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Six Senses Yao Noi is a unique luxury resort on the timeless island of Koh Yao Noi, located 30 km east of Phuket island. The resort mostly consists of one or two-bedroom wooden villas with private swimming pools and amazing views of the limestone rock formation of Phang Nga. The restaurants are excellent, and the one at the top offers jaw-dropping panoramic views. Six Senses Yao Noi is very popular and should be booked early. Koh Yao Island is slightly different from Phuket; it is covered with vegetation, rice fields and mangroves.

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While there are a few hotels around, the island is not touristy and has a truly Thai atmosphere, with local fishermen communities and markets. The hotel provides a shared speedboat to go from Phuket pier to the hotel, but if you can afford it, a private speedboat is the ultimate luxury, and the ride is beautiful. Read more

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Address: 56 Ko Yao Noi, Ko Yao District, Phang-nga 82160
Phone
: 076 418 500
Distance from Ao Makham pier on Phuket Island
: 30 km
Distance to the closest beach: on its private beach
 

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Best hotels on other beaches of Phuket

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!