Sala Phuket Resort on Mai Khao Beach is one of our favourite hotel in Phuket, but it is not a hotel to please everyone. Sala Phuket is really a romantic resort for couples and it does not come cheap either but still is affordable.
Privacy. First, each of the 68 villas is a fully private and surrounded by high walls, with a very large pool. Not a foot bath or a ‘plunge pool’, a real pool.
Outdoor Bathroom. Also not just an open air shower, an actual real design bath tub set by the pool side, with a fancy chandelier above.
Design. More than four walls and a bed, the rooms at Sala Phuket Resort have all the expected high-tech features plus a nice design touch, not over the top, but just right.
Space. Designers had to make tough choices… and decided that for such amount of money, guests would spend more time outside by the pool or open air sofas than inside, otherwise they would have booked a normal resort. So less space was assigned to the room and compensated by very high ceiling.
Dining and Bar. Fully open air and facing the lawn and the sea beyond. The Sala Phuket restaurant serves a nice selection of fusion and Thai dishes. The bars are fitted with large round sofas and giant bean bags… Large swings hanging from the huge casuarina trees are perfect for a couple to watch the sun setting right in front of the beach, with a cocktail in hand. The main pool is large and surrounded by inviting sofas. No fancy decoration here, open spaces and simple lines.
Spa. I love spas, but I hardly can tell which is best among the upmarket ones. The decoration and mood, as everywhere in the resort, is simple and elegant, staff is polite and gentle, treatments are as good as you expect them to be.
Location. Mai Khao is an endless remote beach on northern Phuket. Far from everything, far from Patong and far from any kind of nightlife. Perfect for romantic couples. A good option is to just rent a car at the resort to explore any part of Phuket or even discover Phang Nga area.
Useful Tips: Since you are next to Renaissance Phuket, JW Marriott, and Anantara Resort, you can enjoy any of the restaurants in any of these luxurious resorts. No lack of fancy dining!