Phuket + The Islands

Hotels in Phuket + The Islands

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.

A collection of houses ranging from unfussy bungalows on stilts to family-size villas with shaded porches.

Samui's top wellness retreat sits on nine gorgeously lush acres on the tranquil southern coast.

Formerly Pansea Napasai Samui

Indigo Pearl’s rough-hewn aesthetic was inspired by its past: architect Bill Bensley (who also worked on the Four Seasons Koh Samui, left) played upon the site’s history as a tin mine when he retrofitted the 277-room property with polished-concrete floors, steel beams, and machinery-inspired scul

The perfect hotel for a Lao Liang islands getaway.