You’re spoiled for choice when staying in Phuket with a wide selection of accommodation on offer, from the huge mega-resorts to something more intimate. If you’re looking for a cozy, unique place to stay that offers something a little different from the norm, choose a Phuket boutique hotel.
Our choices of chic and stylish boutique resorts in Phuket are located all over the island and all provide individual, attentive service, smart and luxurious accommodation, and the special little extras that make all the difference to your stay. You may find it hard to choose between these outstanding Phuket resort options.
1) Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
This resort is a boutique classic in Phuket and one of the island’s finest hotels in Phuket. Located on the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking the stunning Kata Noi beach, this 26-room hotel is boutique accommodation at its best. Several of the rooms are individually designed and there is a range of stylish facilities to help you relax.
2) The Pavilions, Phuket
A newer boutique choice in Phuket, the Pavilions has 21 pool villas and nine three-bedroom villas which are highly spacious. There are great views over Bang Tao Beach and the whole place is well-designed with a peaceful and stylish atmosphere.
3) SALA Phuket Resort & Spa
While it may not be the smallest boutique resort of the lot, this one is certainly one of the most luxurious and the best. The SALA experience gives you stunning pool villas and a glorious location next to the peaceful Mai Khao beach. The resort is intimate and private and you can truly get away from it all.
4) Burasari Phuket
This resort may be located in the heart of the busiest town on the island, Patong Beach, but it is tranquil and calm – the ideal place to really get away from it all. The resort is luxurious and discreet, with an award-winning restaurant and two large swimming pools.
5) Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort
Also located at Patong, the Baan Yin Dee resort overlooks the town instead of being located within it. The view is outstanding, and you will also love the sweet and chic suites – only 21 of them, so the resort is private and intimate. The resort is designed in the classic Thai style and it is friendly and laid back.
6) Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa
Set on the west coast of the island at Surin, the Ayara Hilltops hotel is one of the finest boutique choices in Phuket. It is a really small and intimate place – great for couples – and each suite or room comes with a whirlpool bath or a private pool. The views over the ocean and the shore are outstanding.
7) ACCESS Resort & Villas
The standout highlight of this resort is the pool complex and the rooms and suites are arranged around the pools to provide easy access to the water, and great views. The resort is not small by boutique standards but it still retains a charming and intimate atmosphere.
8) Twinpalms Phuket
This lovely resort offers lagoon suites that provide direct access to the pool. You may not be on the beach but a few short steps across the park takes you to Surin Beach where you will find all the amenities you need. But you may not want to leave the resort much, given that the suite is stylish and spacious and the pool is great.
9) Malisa Villa Suites
This Karon resort is set close to the gorgeous Kata beach and has 39 villas to choose from. All of the villas at the Malisa have their own private pools along with outdoor whirlpool baths, and the suites are comfortable and spacious. This is an ideal place for a getaway with someone special.
10) Mangosteen Resort and Ayurveda Spa
Located at Rawai in the south of the island and not on the beach, this nevertheless is a fine hotel with great character and within easy access of the ocean. One of the standout features of this resort is the pool complex which features an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, children’s pool, and water curtain.
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