Many people claim Phuket is too busy and crowded for a truly peaceful vacation – they’re wrong! Phuket is more than party resorts and packed beaches. You can also find some truly tranquil locations for a peaceful vacation away from stresses and noise. In fact, Phuket has some of the best beachfront resorts in the country for getting away from it all.
Check out these secluded, private and peaceful Phuket resorts for when you want to switch off, chill out, and relax in style.
Anantara Resort Phuket
The luxury Anantara resort in Phuket is calm, quiet, and secluded – the perfect setting for switching off in style. The rooms and villas are connected by raised walkways and the shared areas like beach and pool are spacious. The resort is situated on Mai Khao Beach – a highly undeveloped area without any large resorts. This is the peaceful and laidback area of the island – not somewhere you come when you want nightlife and lively activities. Instead, this is the chilled out north side of Phuket and the Anantara Resort is the ideal relaxing spot.
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa
Located on Naiyang Beach, the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa has its own private section of beach and is far from the main tourist beaches of the island. This luxury spa resort also benefits from expansive gardens that further increase the sense of space and calm. There is very little development surrounding the resort, although you can easily walk further up Nai Yang beach to find the usual restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. The beach has a shallow stretch of sand that is ideal for children, and some deeper water further towards the main Nai Yang beach. This is an excellent spot for people who want peace and tranquility but also want to be able to walk to cafes and restaurants, and not be completely isolated.
The villas and rooms in the Ayara Resort are spacious and luxurious. The resort is set on the cliffside overlooking the ocean and all the rooms have spectacular rooms, many of them from their own private plunge pools. There is no wide sandy beach but there is a rocky area from which you can swim and snorkel. The nearest sandy beach is Kamala Beach, which is very close to the resort. This is another good option for people who want a quiet and exclusive resort but also want to be able to access more facilities at a busier beach nearby – there is a hotel shuttle to Kamala.
Andaman White Beach Resort
This luxurious spot has its own private beach, definitely a plus when you are looking for complete privacy and relaxation. All the rooms and suites have ocean views and practically every guest comes here to wind down and chill out. The beach – Nai Thon Noi – is located on the northwest coast of Phuket and is in an area where not many tourists stay. There is little traffic or noise, making it a lovely spot to escape. It’s far removed from restaurants and shops, though, so make sure you are happy with the secluded location before you book.
Chandara Resort & Spa
The Chandara Resort is certainly secluded – and far from noise and other distractions. It’s quite a long drive to find towns and other activities, but this resort certainly benefits from a sense of calm and tranquility. The location of the resort is also good for people wanting to explore Phang Nga Bay as it is an ideal spot for getting on a boat and exploring the Bay.
Located in the northwest of Phuket, Sala is a quiet resort with an elegant, stylish feel. Set aside from beach development, the resort is reached by a small road. There is plenty of space in the resort itself and there is also a wide stretch of beach in front where you are find enough space to relax in peace. Even in high season this part of the island is never crowded.
Located at the end of Surin Beach, which is not exactly quiet, this resort nevertheless manages to give guests a complete sense of privacy and peace. The beach is actually cut off from the main stretch of sand by a headland, providing a “second beach” that is quieter and more secluded. The resort incudes plenty of forested space and some nice pool areas and other amenities for a stylish and relaxed vacation.
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