The Best Luxury Hotels in Phuket

Simon Philipp | Published: March 25, 2021

Planning to escape to Phuket for some much needed rest and relaxation? In recent years, the is-land has turned into a haven for those with a jet-set lifestyle seeking the very best that luxury has to offer. Phuket offers up a wide variety of ultra-luxurious and super exclusive hotels, each with be-spoke activities and experiences to keep guests entertained during their stay.

Our list of the ten best luxury hotels in Phuket consists of iconic boutique properties and lavish pool villa resorts. What sets each and every one of these luxury hotels apart is their fine attention to de-tail, tailored hospitality experiences, breathtaking locations, inspired architecture and interiors, and without a doubt, their sheer wow factor.

Of course, we hope that you just won’t stay in the resort, but also go out and explore Phuket a bit more!

Amanpuri

Amanpuri - ultra luxury hotel in Phuket
Photo credit: Amanpuri

The flagship of the exclusive Aman brand, Amanpuri is an elegant resort nestled amongst coconut palms on a private peninsula in Phuket. The idyllic setting boasts a white sand beach, lush vegetation and endless views of the Andaman Sea. Elevated walkways through a coconut plantation lead to Pavilion and Villa accommodation.

Interiors are spacious and well-designed with Thai textiles and antiques, and each accommodation has an outdoor sala area for dining or general relaxation. On-site there is also a Holistic Wellness Centre and a choice of restaurants offering Thai, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
Photo Credit: Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

A luxurious sanctuary located on a beautiful private stretch of Layan Beach, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is a tranquil tropical retreat. Hillside accommodation includes rooms & suites, private pool villas and uniquely designed hillside residences with sweeping views of the Andaman Sea.

Featuring a modern design, interiors are contemporary and spacious. The resort features a selection of restaurants which serve Thai, International and Mediterranean cuisine, a rejuvenating spa, and a Muay Thai stadium with private trainers available.

Banyan Tree Phuket

Swimming Pool at Banyan Tree Phuket
Photo credit: Banyan Tree Phuket

A true Sanctuary for the Senses, the award-winning Banyan Tree Phuket is one-of-a-kind private paradise. Nestled around a saltwater lagoon, the resort features luxurious private pool villas, the unparalleled Banyan Tree Spa and a wide range of tailored hospitality experiences.

Located within the exclusive Laguna Phuket destination, Banyan Tree Phuket offers a complete 5-star experience with a 24 hour on-call villa host, delightful in-villa experiences, and a complimentary daily mini bar. The resort features a range of delicious dining options, an on-site golf course and Canal Village Shopping Centre.

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COMO Point Yamu

View of the see from COMO Point Yamu - luxury hotel Phuket
Photo credit: COMO Point Yamu

Located at the tip of Cape Yamu on the island’s east coast, COMO Point Yamu offers up breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and the towering limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay.

Ultra-luxurious and completely stylish, the resort’s interiors are by Italian designer Paolo Navone. COMO Point Yamu boasts contemporary Thai luxury with 360 degree spectacular views. All of the private pool villa accommodation faces the sea, two restaurants serve Thai and Italian cuisine, and there is also a COMO Shambhala wellness retreat nestled within the resort.

Keemala

Pool villas at Keemala - a luxury hotel in Phuket
Photo credit: Keemala

Nestled high into the rainforest hillside above Kamala, Keemala is an all pool villa resort with a focus on Thai culture and experiences that enhance the quality of life.

The unique architecture and idyllic evergreen setting of the resort are further complemented by holistic programs, bespoke spa treatments, a selection of gastronomic choices and creative guest experiences. Villas are connected by jungle walkways with the resort’s Tree Pool Houses being an Instagram favorite.

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Rosewood Phuket

The entrance to Rosewood Phuket - ultra luxury hotel
Photo credit: Rosewood Phuket

The enchanting Rosewood Phuket showcases the brand’s ‘Sense of Place’ philosophy in every aspect of the resort. Situated on a 600 meter private beachfront on Emerald Bay, the natural

landscape of the resort blends Thai influences with innovative design. The 71 pavilions and villas are secluded and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs.

Rosewood Phuket features three restaurants and bars, a beachside infinity pool and an Asaya holistic wellness centre.

Sri Panwa

View from Sri Panwa Phuket
Photo credit: Sri Panwa Phuket

Perched high atop Cape Panwa, Sri Panwa is the ultimate luxury resort in Phuket. The resort has 52 villas, some with panoramic ocean views and others with 300 degree ocean views.

Each villa has a modern, tropical design with signature terra cotta exteriors. The villas are designed to be private homes, and feature the highest quality bed linens, customized toiletries and handpicked furnishings. Sri Panwa offers an indulgent spa as well as an array of fine dining options. The

luxury resort is popular with celebrities and famed for its lively events and parties.

The Boathouse Phuket

The pool at The Boathouse Phuket
Photo credit: The Boathouse Phuket

An iconic boutique hotel located absolute beachfront on Kata Beach, The Boathouse Phuket offers 39 rooms & suites with Andaman Sea views. Amenities within each room & suite include individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, 49-inch flat screen TV as well as spacious bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs.

The Boathouse Restaurant is one of the best on the island, and offers Western and Thai cuisine as well as Sunday brunch and Friday wine lunches.

The Shore at Katathani

View from The Shore at Katathani
Photo credit: The Shore at Katathani

Located on Kata Noi Beach, The Shore at Katathani is an adult-only, award-winning luxury pool villa resort. Surrounded by palm gardens and lush greenery, the resort boasts one of the best locations in Phuket.

Each villa features a private infinity pool, sunken lounge, bath with rain shower and stylish interior design. Most of the villas have a panoramic sea view ensuring the perfect romantic escape. The resort has a very secluded feel and offers up a selection of dining options as well as a luxurious spa.

Trisara

Aerial view of Trisara - luxury hotel in Phuket
Photo credit: Trisara

In Sanskrit, Trisara translates to “The Garden in The Third Heaven.” This luxury pool villa resort is surrounded by tropical forest and exotic gardens, and features 48 ocean facing pool villas, suites and residences. Completely private with modern design, each accommodation has spacious indoor and outdoor areas, unique interiors and private swimming pools.

The resort features casual and fine dining restaurant options, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and an outstanding spa.


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