Dramatic landscapes, lush greenery, stunning beaches, friendly locals and incredible Thai food… yep, Phuket has it all. It also happens to be home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts without the five-star price tag. Since you’re absolutely spoilt for choice, we’re making the decision a little easier with our top picks for the best Phuket accommodation. Get that passport ready!
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
With panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, an Olympic-sized infinity pool and a highly-acclaimed onsite spa, the five-star Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is the perfect place to reset and unwind. Built into the side of a cliff, this spectacular resort is just a free shuttle bus ride to the beautiful Kamala Beach and only a 20-minute drive to bustling Patong for all your shopping and dining needs. Too easy!
Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket
The new five-star kid on the block, this luxe resort brings a little Mövenpick magic to your Thai holiday. Just a short stroll from bustling Bangla Road and the ever-popular Patong beach, the location couldn’t be better. It’s also home to one of the most incredible hotel pools we’ve ever seen, which is framed by the bright white Sino-Portuguese-inspired architecture. Throw in those famous (and delicious) Mövenpick foodie extras and you’re in for one mythically good trip.
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The Chava Resort
Fancy staying in one of the Top 25 Small Hotels and Top 25 Hotels for Families in Thailand, as awarded by TripAdvisor? Step into the luxurious, four-star Chava Resort! With its lush, tropical setting just a stone’s throw from the ultra-exclusive Surin Beach, this architect-designed hotel combines modern, luxurious accommodation with celeb-style amenities. Prepare for the VIP treatment!
Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel
It may have only opened at the end of 2017, but the Avista Grande has already established itself as a strong contender for the best Phuket accommodation, having won the TripAdvisor 2018 Luxury Romantic Beach Resort Award. Nestled among lush rainforest and overlooking Karon Beach (arguably the best in Phuket), this five-star hotel boasts a free-form pool, onsite spa, ultra-glamorous rooftop bar and more. Where do we sign up?
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
You really can’t go wrong with an Outrigger, and their Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is no exception. Perched right on the beach, this five-star hotel is a little further away from the hustle and bustle of Patong, making it the ultimate destination for pure relaxation. It’s also the perfect base for exploring all that the coast has to offer, from the gravity-defying Phang Nga Bay to the breathtaking Phi Phi Islands. Adventure awaits!
Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket
If you love the beautiful beaches of Phuket but want something a little quieter than Patong or Karon, may we suggest the unspoilt gem that is Mai Khao? Winner of the Best Hotel and Restaurant of the Year at the 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Asia and Australasia Awards, the Anantara Vacation Club is all about five-star luxury, with three restaurants and bars, two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, gym, kids club, spa and more, there’s plenty to keep you as busy (or not!) as you want.
Mandarava Resort and Spa
Want to feel like you’re in the jungle but still be close to the ocean and all the action? Look no further than Mandarava Resort and Spa, situated on the hillside overlooking gorgeous Karon Beach. This four-star oasis boasts a whopping five swimming pools (each with its own bar), two restaurants, poolside yoga, a state-of-the-art gym and luxury spa. Trust us, one night here and you’ll never want to leave!
The Pavilions Phuket
Last but certainly not least, it’s The Pavilions, Phuket’s private, romantic hilltop sanctuary. Widely considered to be one of the best hotels in the area, this five-star resort is home to one of Phuket’s largest infinity pools (complete with views out to the Andaman Sea), three award-winning restaurants (including a rooftop bar) and contemporary, luxurious suites. How’s the serenity?
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