Phuket + The Islands

Hotels in Phuket + The Islands

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.

While the adults soak in infinity pools overlooking the Andaman Sea, the kids take advantage of the Trisara Kids pavilion. Thirty-nine accommodations make up this resort, ranging from individual rooms to a six-bedroom residence.

While “Destination weddings” are held all around the world, this resort on the Andaman Sea aims to provide a uniquely Phuket destination where couples can tie the knot against a tropical backdrop.

Most of Phuket's high-end properties are hermetically sealed temples to luxury, tucked behind gates with little daily interaction with non-guests.  That's what makes the Dusit Thani so refreshing.

During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa, guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. For those looking to quit smoking, a naturopathic doctor leads support sessions, treats withdrawal symptoms, and recommends Ayurvedic treatments.

Fifteen thatched open-air villas, cooled by a breeze from the Andaman Sea, face the bay’s dramatic limestone islets. At the spa, try the Nuad Bolaan massage, an invigorating, deep pressure treatment.

An elegant property that welcomes children, on the secluded Mai Khao Beach; the 3 restaurants were renovated in 2009. 

Bordered by beaches on three sides, the 26-acre property is made up of 103 airy two-level bungalows—some set in the jungle and others overlooking Phranang Beach.