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Top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket

Phuket Overview






Thailand is famous for its nature and tourism with the country’s economy not the greatest, you can truly experience great luxuries at a low cost. Island of Phuket is considered to be the country’s largest island. The island itself has a lot to offer from its clear blue waters to beautiful beaches and spicy Thai cuisine. Thailand and especially Phuket has great tourism because of how the island is maintained and all that the country has to offer in terms of not just the rich culture but also beautiful nature. 

Phuket Beaches

Patong beach is Phuket’s longest beach and is a great retreat considering the pleasant summery weather all year long. Kata beach is less crowded with the Boathouse Phuket at one end and refreshing drinks and fruits stalls spread throughout the beach. Karon beach is a more private one at a comparatively secluded location, ideal for a swim when the weather is calm. 

Places to visit in Phuket

After the drastic increment in tourism, the government paid attention to culture and architecture of buildings and especially in preserving the Old Phuket Town which is done beautifully with all the old shops intact along with the temples and shrines. Other than just sitting at the beach or going swimming, you can go on a boat tour and discover more. Phuket Big Buddha is a must-visit site, the landmark provides 360-degree views and the spot itself is peaceful. 

Out of 29 temples in Phuket, Wat Chalong is the prettiest and the largest one of them all with life-size wax models. There is also a Trickeye Museum which has an interactive 3D art gallery created by Korean artists, allowing you to live the artwork than just appreciate it. 

With so much to explore, ensuring that the whole stay is pleasant is everyone’s utmost priority. The most important part of visiting any foreign place is ensuring that you have a comfortable and luxurious place to unwind and relax. To help you decide we have compiled a list of the top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket.

1. Le Resort and Villas

Le Resort and Villas - top 9 best luxury hotels in PhuketLocation

Le Resort and Villas is ranked 1 on our top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket list. With the location providing a breathtaking view of the Nai Harn beach, this hotel is only 2.1km away from the beach whereas Kata Noi Beach is 2.1kms away and Rawai Beach is 2.4kms away. Phuket International Airport is 47kms away from the hotel. Nai Harn beach is one of the less crowded, clean beaches with clean blue water. 

Rooms and Suites

The hotel has 54 rooms with a terrace to truly enjoy the view and have hot beverages at night. The rooms are spacious, bright and with a pop of colour. Also the rooms come with a king size bed with a latex mattress. Moreover, there is also a non-smoking area which can be accessed through an elevator. The room has Wi-Fi, telephone, cable or satellite TV, a mini fridge, hairdryer, an in-room safe and air-conditioning. Furthermore, all the rooms come with a seating area and the bathrooms are big and equipped with all the toiletries. 


The hotel also offers free private parking, free bikes and even has a spa called Le spa which has a sauna and a hot tub. There is also a huge outdoor swimming pool and to ensure your fitness and well-being there is also a fitness centre which is fully equipped and a garden. Not to mention, there is also a hillside kitchen and bar which offers great food and drinks along with a great view and overall a good relaxing environment. The hotel serves continental or buffet breakfast.


2. Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket

Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket - top 9 best luxury hotels in PhuketLocation

Ranked 2nd on our top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket list is Splash Beach Resort. Situated at the Mai Khao Beach, the hotel stretches along 11 kilometres and offers a lot while Phuket International Airport is only 15 minutes away from the hotel. 


All the rooms and suites have a beachfront view and some have balconies as well. The rooms are minimalistic and modern. Deluxe rooms offer garden views instead of the beach. You get to choose between a shower or bath. The premises offer free Wi-Fi and all the rooms are air-conditioned with a fully-stocked minibar. The bathrooms are fully equipped with high-quality toiletries. The rooms come with a cable TV, Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electric kettle, other coffee and tea making facilities, a private in-room safe and a hair dryer. To ensure that you truly enjoy your stay in Phuket to the fullest, the hotel even provides a wake up service. 

Facilities and Services

Splash has a famous water park with 9 themed areas that can prove to be a great source of enjoyment itself despite being in front of the beach. In addition, there are several dining options here at Splash Beach Resort starting from Splash Kitchen which offers a casual ambience with all-day dining, Baan Thai which serves Thai cuisine and the restaurant has a beautiful Lakefront location, Lobby Bar which serves unique and several international beverages, Sunset kitchen and Splash Beach Club. 

Additionally, there are several event facilities provided at the hotel with their largest pillar-less event space accommodating a thousand people. You will have access to the 5 meeting rooms with flexible partitions and all the required necessities. On top of that, there are several outdoor spaces for events too and the hotel offers catering for up to 1000 people. The hotel has its own schedule of various activities including gym, yoga, origami and Thai lessons making this hotel ideal for families.


3. Maikhao Palm Beach Resort

Maikhao Palm Beach Resort - Top 9 best luxury hotels in PhuketWhy have we ranked Maikho Palm Beach Resort number 3 on our top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket list?

Situated at a 2-minute walk distance from the beach, Maikhao Palm Beach Resort offers cultural architecture and the hotel prides itself on it with even the interior being inspired from the traditional Thai colours and patterns. Phuket Airport is only 3 kms away. The famous Splash Jungle Water park is merely 2kms away from the hotel and Yacht Haven Marina Phuket is 5kms away. 

This hotel is ideal for young people and people who have an eye for culture and sophistication. The rooms are fully furnished with Thai-lanna inspired furniture and the room has white and gold accents with wooden floors. The rooms come with a king-sized bed, individually controlled air-conditioning, an in-room safe, a desk and a chair. There is also a daybed and a private balcony with tables and chairs. Furthermore, there is a bedside control panel, an umbrella, the bathrooms are spacious with separate bathtub and shower, hair dryer, wardrobe and high-quality toiletries. 


There are a number of facilities offered by Mai Khao starting from a huge swimming pool, a kids’ club, a relaxing outdoor spa, a fully equipped fitness center, bicycle service and tuk tuk services for the guests. For dining, you can choose from several options to choose from including Ruan Nokyoong which serves authentic Thai cuisine with live music, Chom Talay which serves breakfast buffet including international and Thai dishes, Bua restaurant is another one with casual seating and good food and lastly comes in-room service.


4. Utopia Naiharn

Utopia Naiharn - Top 9 best luxury hotels in PhuketLocation

Luxurious, modern and minimalistic define Utopia Naiharn with their focus on quality. Situated only 1.1km away from Nai Harn Beach. Phuket International is 40kms away but the hotel offers airport shuttle service. Rawai Beach, Naiharn Lake and Ya Nui Beach are near the hotel. Central Phuket is only 15kms away. 

Rooms and Services

Utopia offers a lot of facilities starting from their sun terrace and garden. The hotel also provides exclusive tickets to different shows and places. There are free bikes available for the guests. The Internet is available throughout the premises. Apart from that, there is free private parking available upon reservation. The hotel provides bottled water and in-room breakfast. You will also have access to the huge swimming pool with a separate kids’ pool. 

This hotel offers a fully-equipped gym and a spa with several facilities and packages to help you relax and unwind. The reception offers private check-in and check-out and they are operational all day. There is a common TV area for the guests.Furthermore, the rooms are fully air conditioned and are soundproof. The premises are smoking-free and the hotel has several designated areas for smoking. Moreover you can use the business centre with all the required facilities and more. The staff speaks English, Thai and Filipino.


5. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Renaissance Phuket Resort & SpaLocation

Situated near the Mai Khao Beach, Renaissance Phuket is known for providing excellent facilities and impressive services. The hotel is only 19kms away from Phuket International Airport. The place offers a unique experience with sophisticated yet unique interior and a variety of services to ensure that your stay is perfect. 


The rooms are incredibly spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering you a beautiful view of the beach. There is high-speed internet, DVD players, flat-screen TV, Cable TV and a fully-equipped mini bar. The rooms are air-conditioned with individual climate controls and they come with an in-room safe. Moreover, the marble bathrooms are huge and stocked with the necessary toiletries. The rooms also feature a work desk and all the necessities required for work. 


To ensure that your stay here stays eventful, the resort features a huge swimming pool and a separate kid’s pool and a kids’ club where they can enjoy several productive activities. The gym has all the necessary equipment to keep you in shape. There are several business services as well like overnight delivery, secretarial service, a translator and all the other basic services like fax and photocopying are offered by the management. For dining, there are several options to choose from, each providing elegant yet different ambience and with excellent food including Thai and international cuisine. 


6. JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Phuket Resort and SpaOverview

Just missing out on the top half of the top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket list is JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa which is known for its exclusive access to the unspoiled private beach of Mai Khao. The hotel offers a luxurious experience like no other. The rooms offer two types of views; garden’s and the beaches and prices vary accordingly. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioned with the option of connecting rooms available in some cases. 

The rooms have attached balconies and a sitting area. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and the rooms on their own are soundproof. Only certain types of rooms offer accessibility for limited mobility individuals. In addition there is a king bed but also the option of a roll-away bed. The bathrooms are marbled with oversized bathtubs and a separate shower along with the basic toiletries of high quality and a hairdryer. The room also features a work desk, an in-room safe, a mini refrigerator, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, 42-inch LCD TV with international cable or satellite. 


The hotel provides 24-hour room service with complimentary bottled water and all the basic coffee and tea making facilities are available. The fitness centre is fully equipped with high-tech equipment. There are a total of 5 swimming pools each offering something different and one being for the kids. The hotel offers many other activities as well including kayaking, surfing and bike rentals. There are several dining options to choose from other than room service and a barbecue or picnic area. You can choose from a total of 11 dining options varying in cuisines and ambience. 


7. SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach ResortLocation and Rooms

Located along the Mai Khao Beach and only 20 minutes away from Phuket International Airport and Phang Nga Bay just being 25 minutes away, this hotel is ideal for leisure travellers. There are several villa options to choose from each elegantly furnished with luxurious interior and a great view. The rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, an outdoor bathroom with an outdoor shower and a bathtub. The premises offer free Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked mini-bar, an electronic safe, a 40-inch smart TV, satellite TV, all the necessary bathroom amenities and coffee and tea making facilities. The front desk is operational 24 hours. 

Services and Facilities

The hotel offers a lot of activities including yoga and several city tours. SALA Spa is a contemporary Sino-Portuguese inspired spa with calming effects of water. There is a huge variety of services offered by the spa and all the treatments feature 100% natural elements. When it comes to dining, SALA offers a huge list of options that offer International and Thai cuisines with different themed venues and menus. The beach bar offers the perfect place to unwind with daybeds and delicious cocktails. SALA Restaurant has the reputation for being selected as Thailand Tatler’s Thailand’s Best Restaurants for the fourth consecutive time. The hotel offers special event planning and venues for weddings and events.


8. Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa Phuket

Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa PhuketLocation

The Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa Phuket is ranked 8th on our top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket list.  It sits near the Andaman Sea, a 10-minute drive from Patong and Kamala beach and only 40 minutes away from Phuket International Airport. 

Rooms and Services

The hotel provides a free shuttle bus service. There are several accommodation packages varying into three zones; the beach zone, a lagoon pool zone and a hillside zone. The bungalows are really spacious with elegant bright interiors, comfortable beds and a huge terrace. The bungalows are fully air-conditioned and the balconies offer the view of either the pool, garden or the sea. Not to mention there is also complimentary Wi-Fi in the bungalows and a huge lagoon pool. Thavorn also features a fully equipped high-tech gym. Thavorn has their own unspoiled private beach where you can have your wedding and other events. 

There are also tropical orchid gardens with exotic and rare plants and trees. You will have access to the 3 meeting spaces with a capacity of 200 people. Chann Wellness Spa is famous for its relaxing environment and treatments and has won the award for the “Best Luxury Wellness Spa” from the World luxury Spa Awards in 2017. For dining, there are several options to choose from each offering a beautiful ambience, mostly outdoors. There is Old Siam Thai Royalty Beachfront restaurant, a romantic Cabana dining at the private beachfront, Marisa Terrace Restaurant, Thai Sala Café and an incredible Crocodile pool bar that unlike others is not a poolside bar but quite literally serves drinks in the pool. 


9. Swissôtel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach

Swissôtel Suites Phuket Kamala BeachLocation

This hotel is located only a minute’s walk away from Kamala Beach, 8kms away from Jungceylon Mall and Phuket FantaSea Cultural Park. Phuket International Airport is only 50 minutes away. 


With 180 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, Swissotel has won 2019’s TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award and for a good reason. It is ideal for families and offers a variety of luxurious services. The rooms have an artistic interior with a pop of color. All the options offer a flat-screen TV, bunk-beds for kids, different views of the pool or the beach depending on your selection, amenities for the kids, meal and drinks for children too along with a king-sized bed. Other than that, the floor is of hardwood, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the premises, an in-room safe, a sitting area, work desk, individual climate control, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a fully-stocked minibar, a refrigerator, a shower, hair dryer and all the basic toiletries. 


There are several dining options to choose from with highly curated menus by the chef. Furthermore, there is a vast variety of cuisines offered including several western and Asian delights. The café offers the option of formal table or intimate booths, offering something for everyone in every style. For the guests’ well-being there is a spa featuring impressive and relaxing packages to choose from and several skincare services too. The spa has 3 treatment rooms each featuring a sauna or a jacuzzi. The gym is fully-equipped with high-tech cardio equipment and several weights. There are also fitness classes provided with highly qualified trainers to help you keep on your track.


So if you are looking for the best hotels in Phuket, don’t forget to take a closer look above at our top 9 best luxury hotels in Phuket. Whether you decide to choose one of the above mentioned hotels or not, we wish you a very pleasant and safe stay!

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