Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns.
The best pool villas in Phuket are the perfect choice for those who want to spend a holiday in Phuket like they are in a home away from home. There is no comparison to the feeling of total intimacy you get from having a villa all to yourself, with the added bonus of a private swimming pool. For many reasons, it is perhaps the best accommodation arrangement available, which is why they are currently at the top of the list for many discerning holidaymakers. They afford significantly greater freedom to spend your days however you please and are especially suited to families, groups of friends and couples.
Phuket is considered the Asian birthplace of the modern pool villa. The renownedAmanpuri introduced them to the island back in 1987 and the Banyan Tree followed suit in 1994.
"Luxury is now defined by private pool villas," says Phuket-based Bill Barnett, managing director of consulting firm C9 Hotelworks.
Phuket offer their guests the chance to enter a realm of opulence and style in the warmness of the island’s tropical climate. With its perfect weather, perfect beaches and extensive list of perfect attractions, Phuket is paradise and deserves its nickname as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”. Without a doubt, the best way to enjoy paradise is from the absolute comfort and relaxation of a luxury resort, of which Phuket has a plentiful supply.
Here are the island's top villa and suite options:-
Banyan Tree Phuket
Banyan Tree Phuket is a five star resort, part of the famous Laguna Group located in a repossessed tin mine on Phukets Bangtao Beach along the islands lush west coast.Accommodation at Banyan Tree Phuket comprises Deluxe Villas; Pool Villas; Sanctuary Villas; Two-Bedroom Pool Villas, and Deluxe Two-Bedroom Pool Villa, exclusive private residences that are also part of the hotel's inventory -- front a large lagoon and overlook the greens of the nearbyLaguna golf course.
Generous gardens at the one- and two-bedroom villas feature a 14.5-meter lap pool crowned by a five-square-meter whirlpool spa. At night, the underwater fiber optics twinkle into life, mimicking the stars above.
The master bedroom pavilion is encased by floor-to-ceiling windows, and the room is surrounded by an additional 110-square-meter wading pool.
Each of Banyan Tree's 24 Double Pool Villas has its own reception pavilion, and upon check-in guests receive a cell phone with the dedicated villa host's number on speed dial.
Sri panwa is one of the top properties in Thailand, perched high atop Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula in its entirety. Sri panwa is an oasis of calm and luxury set in one of the finest locations on Phuket.
The villas sit 40-60 meters above sea level along the Eastern & Western ridges at the very tip of the cape, commanding breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and Andaman Sea.Villas offer panoramic ocean views, while some boast full and uninterrupted 300-degree ocean views. The interiors embrace the essence of Tropical Contemporary design by integrating its natural jungle and ocean surroundings with the modern comforts of luxury living.
The president of the Oberoi Group, P.R.S. Oberoi, called it the "best personalized service hotel." Not bad, coming from a guy whose own hotels constantly feature in the world's "'best-of" lists.
The pools in the one- and two-bedroom Luxury Pool Villas measure 12 meters, while the X29 four-bedroom Residence Villa has two swimming pools -- a 15-meter long plunger on the upper floor, and a 19.5-meter counterpart below.
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa describes itself as an eco luxury beach resort.Located on the west coast of the unspoiled Koh Yao Yai, a rather large island situated at the mouth of the world-famous Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, Santhiya is a stylish resort offering its guests a relaxing stay far away from the vicissitude of our modern world.Koh Yao Yai is the perfect place to get a revitalising rest.The island is still an undeveloped natural haven only inhabited by a few fishermen and farmers.The beachfront resort hosts 90 rooms and villas categorised in five types included Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite (256sqm), Ocean View Pool Villa Suite (150sqm), Supreme Deluxe Sea View (60sqm), Supreme Deluxe Garden View (60sqm), and Grand Deluxe Ocean View (72sqm)
The luxurious traditional Thai style décor where friends and loved ones can relax on bird’s-eye view pool villas while watching the sunset from your own infinity pool – a perfect paradise escape
The industrial chic design at The Slate was inspired by Phuket's tin mining past, so expect cast iron and bronze furnishings, open concrete slabs, ceiling fans and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams made of old railway sleepers.
The centerpiece of the hotel is "The Nest," a handwoven spa nest suspended 10 meters from the ground in the branches of a massive tree.
For hardcore wellness guests, The Slate's Spa Suite comes with a private 9.5-meter swimming pool, a steam and sauna room, a spa room with a pair of massage beds and a freestanding whirlpool spa big enough for two and a Vichy shower bed.
A fanciful blend of nature, art and luxury, one-bedroom private pool villas offer an otherworldly experience. Wake up in a plush, oversized bed to the brilliant songs of tropical birds. Cool off in your private pool or lounge the day away on a sofa out on your sun terrace. A burbling Jacuzzi, swaying palms and sweeping coastal skies – ENCHANT your soul with idyllic artistry and mesmerising nature.
Anantara Phuket Villas are located on Phuket Islands lush west coast on tranquil Mai Khao Beach near to Sirinath National Park.Anantara Phuket's 83 stand-alone pool villas are reminiscent of a traditional southern Thai village, with the gardens landscaped by Bill Bensley, who has curated grounds for Four Seasons, One & Only Resorts and Mandarin Oriental properties.
The garden features a free-form lagoon complete with a resident flock of ducks. The Sala Villas that look over it have al fresco pavilion extensions connected to the villa via a private wooden walkway across the lagoon waters, perfect for in-villa massages or as an intimate dining venue.
A large terrazzo bathtub sits right by the geometrically shaped 33-square-meter private swimming pool for an outdoor soak, and can be accessed through sliding doors from the bathroom.
A pleasing balance between traditional Thai and modern design infuses Anantara Phuket Villas and this is accented by skilful textile use, top-of-the-range in-room electronics and amenities and simple touches such as the use of local wooden salas (gazebos) within the villa grounds.
Trisara offers specacular views of the Andaman Sea.
Trisara is a collection of luxury Pool Suites and Villas set in 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds rising up from the sea to a headland that affords fantastic seaviews to each and every accommodation choice.Its standards are sky high throughout: accommodation design and amenities, hotel facilities, and dining arrangements are all world class and it is no wonder that Trisara is frequented by the top names in entertainment, business and high society.It is the highest compliment to pay when you say that a stress-free, luxurious vacation is almost guaranteed at Trisara but it is true.The terrifically service-minded staff members here make sure that everything from check in to check out goes as smoothly as possible.
Marble-tiled bathrooms and plenty of white paint make the one- and two-bedroom pool villas refreshingly bright and airy.
The 10-meter long infinity pools in the 240-square-meter, one-bedroom oceanfront pool villa seemingly pour onto treetops with the wide Andaman ocean tantalizingly within reach.
SALA Phukets main byword is privacy.
Manicured lawns dotted with white buildings give Sala Phuket a classy, Wimbledon-esque feeling. Subtle Sino-Portuguese motifs offer a nod to the island's past, adding splashes of color to the otherwise light palette of the entire property.
In the two-bedroom villa suites, separate bedroom pavilions with mirrored layouts flank the 10-meter long swimming pool, while the villa's gate slides open to reveal the beachside scenery.
The "bathroom" stretches along the side of the building, with wardrobes and toilets built into recesses in the exterior wall, and an outdoor shower that makes you feel like you're in a garden.
The two-bedroom Presidential Pool Villa comes with sunken whirlpool spas in each bedroom, while the one-bedroom Pool Villas come with a freestanding, egg-shaped tub at the edge of the eight-meter pool.
The resorts grounds are nothing less than spectacular and are guaranteed to enhance what is already a spectacular stay.The Sino-Portuguese leitmotif running through the resort is also in accordance with the restaurants adventurous menu choices of local and historic dishes, yet dining at SALA is also a highly international experience with wines that have garnered awards from Wine Spectator and cuisine that has been listed in Thailand Tatlers Best Restaurant Guides.
The NAKA Phuket
The NAKA Phuket is a collection of beachside Villas at Kamala Beach on Phukets lush and verdant west coast.Kamala is approximately a 40-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and some 15 minutes north of Patong - Phukets party centre, shopping hub, and fine-dining venue.
The NAKA Phuket is a place where your equilibrium is derived from 180˚ degree sea view pool villa and a breath of peaceful mountain.
All 95 pool villas and suites stand out with engineering cutting edge design; each villa optimally integrated the basic elements of natures; water, sky, tree and earth for you to revitalize your balance. Each villa features an elegantly designed overhanging bedroom,
protruding 6 meters beyond the edge offering guests unique sleeping experience.
This is the same view Hong Kong tycoon Alan Zeman wakes up to when he's in Phuket. Sure beats Lan Kwai Fong.
Hong Kong business tycoon Allan Zeman provided Hong Kong night prowlers with Lan Kwai Fong, but for precious moments with friends and family, he built Andara.
"I found a beautiful spot across the bay from my holiday home on Phuket," says Zeman.
"I built Andara in the same style with the same breathtaking seaviews, so I can share the experience with others."
Liberal use of locally sourced materials -- makha, teak, mai daeng -- sets the tone for the "mystical Thai history" decor theme that runs throughout the hotel.
The two-bedroom Penthouse Pool Suites have a seven-meter pool on the private access rooftop, while the four-bedroom Pool Villa comes with a 13-meter pool fronted by a massive sun terrace and garden.
Andara Resort & Villas is a reflection of his taste and style, proving extremely popular amongst like-minded individuals. The Paradise Group also owns and manages the Plaza Surin.
Though not technically a villa, the Paresa's Cielo Residences extend across the rooftop of a two-story cliffside building, giving the suites a private, stand-alone feel.
The one-bedroom units consist of a master bedroom and a separate living and dining pavilion. The shuttered doors can be flung wide open to take in the sea breeze, or closed for a quick air-conditioned reprieve from the sunny terrace.
The swimming pool measures eight-meters long and has a 270-degree sweeping seaview. Cielo Residences come with a personal butler so guests don't ever have to leave their 660-square-meter pad.
The whole hotel only has 49 rooms, making Paresa a refined but cozy boutique hideaway.