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The Ten Best Luxury Resorts of Phuket

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In presenting the following list of the top ten luxury resorts on Phuket Island, it is recognized that it is difficult to make and judge the accuracy of top ten lists.

There is usually  room for honest disagreement as to what should have and should not have been included. The following list  was compiled by the Asia Direct Group, sponsor of the website “phuket.com,” and is the most authoritative source available. 

It is possible that there are other fine resorts on Phuket Island that could be included but certainly these resorts meet high standards of excellence.

  • Trisara Phuket Resort – Naithon Beach
  • Six Senses Hideaway – Koh Yao Noi
  • J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa – Mai Khao Beach
  • Banyan Tree Phuket – Bang Tao Beach
  • Anantara Phuket Resort and Spa – Mai Khao Beach
  • Phuket Pavillons – Bang Tao/ Layan Beaches
  • Twin Palms Phuket – Surin Beach
  • Sheraton Grand Laguna Phuket  – Bang Tao Beach
  • 9Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket – Bang Tao Beach
  • The Racha – Racha Island

A quick look at the top ten list of Phuket Island resorts indicates that most of the resorts are located  on the west coast of the island, on the northern part of the coast.

Four of them are located at Bang Tao Beach, another to the south at nearby Surin Beach, another to the north at nearby Naithon Beach, and two farther up the coast at Mai Khao Beach. In many ways this would be a logical location for the best resorts on the island as the beaches are excellent, there are excellent golf courses nearby, and the resorts are either close to or actually inside of two national  parks, whose presence has protected this part of the island from extreme development.

One can assume that all of the top ten Phuket Island resorts provide excellent accommodation and service, as well as maintaining top of the line dining and fitness facilities. Below, an attempt is made to highlight some of the distinctive features of each resort.

 

Trisara Phuket Resort

This resort is basically a villa village…but an outstanding village. It has 42 villas, all of which have private pools, situated... read

 

Six Senses Hideaway

This resort is located on Ko Yao Noi Island in Phang Nga Bay. Like Trisara, it is essentially a villa village, having 55 well spaced villas, each . ... read

 
 

JW Marriott Resort and Spa

The Marriott is a hotel, and maintains 265 spacious rooms and suites overlooking the northern part of Mai Khao Beach... read

 

Banyan Tree Phuket

Located at Bang Tao Beach among six palm-fringed lagoons and within 600 acres of parkland, Banyan Tree... read

 
 

Anantara Phuket Resort and Spa

Located on isolated, pristine Mai Khao beach, Anantara maintains 82 small private pool villas designed to ... read

 

Phuket Pavilions

The Pavilions consist of 49 pool villas located on an 80 meter elevation overlooking Bang Tao Beach... read

 
 

Twin Palms Phuket

Located in Surin Beach, Twin Palms is a hotel style resort. It maintains 76 rooms and these are usually booked well.... read

 

Sheraton Grand Laguna Phuket

The Sheraton consists of 405 hotel rooms and private pool villas and is located amidst the lagoons and gardens of the Laguna ... read

 
 

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

The Dusit Thani is a 76 room hotel located within the Laguna Phuket complex and right on Bang Tao Beach.... read

 

The Racha

The Racha is the only facility on this list that is not located in the northeast part of Phuket Island.... read

A note on rates: one should note that rates vary by season and sometimes the basic rates indicated above might not be available. Discounts are frequently available so one should always inquire and do internet research.

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