Phuket + The Islands

Hotels in Phuket + The Islands

Destination Spa Spa-obsessed jet-setters, take note: Six Senses has brought the best of Southeast Asia’s healing arts to a speck of land off Phuket’s eastern coast. A 26-acre retreat houses four individual spas—yes, four—each dedicated to Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, or Thai traditions.

Phuket's Amanpuri is the very first Amanresorts property and, perhaps, the loveliest. Guests may book one of 40 rooms or 30 villas and dine in either of the 2 restaurants before hitting the property's bar. Villas come with a private pool, a driver, a gardener and two maids.

This tropical resort on the Andaman Sea is about as far “away from it all” as possible, with 64 acres and a private island. 260 rooms make up the location, from small studios to a two-bedroom suite on Andaman Cove.

In-the-know locals travel 130 miles south of Bangkok's steamy bustle to this secluded locale, which commands a three-mile stretch of white sand near Hua Hin.

Bringing a long-lacking dose of mod design and youthful exuberance to this ever-popular Thai resort island, W Hotels’ first “Retreat” property in Southeast Asia hews to the brand’s urbane aesthetic.

106-room waterfront property with lots of activities (including sailing on Bophut Bay and Thai language lessons), on Phuket’s longest beach.

Room to Book: Deluxe rooms are on the second or third floor feature terrazzo tubs for two.

Doubles from $310.

The 81-suite and villa Outrigger Resort and Spa is located on the Koh Samui island’s Bophut Bay, a laid-back stretch of sand 20 minutes from the island’s major city, Chaweng, and 10 minutes from Koh Samui International Airport.

Sand Sea Resort has 68 simple, breezy bungalows steps from the water.

Southern Phuket’s Rawai Beach is alive with fishing boats, catamarans, and seafood vendors, and the 78-suite Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort is the ideal place to watch the bustling scene.

For its first Phuket property, Anantara eschewed bare-bones minimalism in favor of a fresh take on classic Thai aesthetics.