For those looking for a destination filled with culture, stunning beaches and landscapes, luxurious hotels and delicious food, then look no further than Thailand’s largest island, Phuket. With only a 6 hour direct flight from Dubai to Phuket, this beautiful destination is now even more accessible and the perfect place to escape to for an indulgent, long weekend. Boasting lush, tropical rain-forests, stunning offshore islands to explore, world class diving, golf and heavenly spas, this island really does cater to all. After a recent trip to this tropical paradise, we have listed our top hotels should you wish to get away from it all!
Como Point Yamu
Very different from the usual traditional Thai resorts on Phuket, the Como group have successfully created a Zen haven, spectacularly situated at the tip of Cape Yamu. This contemporary retreat features an impressive 330-foot-long infinity pool with stunning views of the Andaman sea and the famous James Bond Islands. However, those who wish to have a dip in the sea can take the boat to their oh so chic and newly opened beach club. The wellness element is very prominent here, with bright and open spaces and calming interiors, as well as private yoga studios, a five-star spa and an impressive variety of healthy and clean options for breakfast and all day dining. Only a 40-minute drive from Phuket airport, Como Point Yamu really is a luxurious retreat for those wanting a complete detox or to just get away from it all.
The original of the Aman hotels needs no introduction. From the moment you enter this property one experiences the wow factor. From the perfectly manicured gardens along the drive way to the stunning open plan lobby in the style of a Thai palace. Once you get past the impressive swimming pool all you can see are towering palm trees and one of the best and only private beaches in Phuket. The grounds are vast, featuring a variety of villas from traditional Thai to modern chic. Those who wish to completely pamper themselves can do so at the hidden away spa, where treatment rooms are housed in individually enclosed pavilions, boasting divine views of the bay. Dine in luxury and choose from authentic Japanese, South American or Thai cuisine in one of their ocean front restaurants and enjoy an array of water sports and activities. Amanpuri’s exclusivity manages to make all guests feel special and looked after and the attention to detail here goes beyond all expectations. For those looking for isolation, a stunning setting and pure luxury, then Amanpuri should be at the top of your list!
Known to be one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in Phuket, the Trisara is one of those places that you will want to return to every year. Beautifully landscaped and featuring 60 ocean facing pool villas and 2-6 bedroom private residences, this exclusive resort is truly a home away from home. Guests can lock themselves away in their private villas or they can venture down to the stunning beach where they can partake in water sports or a beach photo shoot with the in house photographer. Guests can also take advantage of the new Jara spa, which houses beautiful ocean facing treatment rooms with an array of traditional and holistic treatments, such as Trisara’s signature 6 hand massage. Culinary enthusiasts will love the new addition of Pru restaurant, the ultimate dining experience for guests, serving interesting and inventive dishes with ingredients from their very own organic farm. Trisara truly is a magical place, whether it be for a special occasion or for the ultimate luxurious getaway, this certainly is not a destination to be missed.