Phuket, Thailand’s “Pearl of The Andaman Ocean” has not become South East Asia’s premier vacation destination for nothing. With years of experience in guest pampering, hotels in Phuket has become synonymous with gracious hospitality, unsurpassed service and incredible all-round scenic beauty.
Visitors, especially high-end visitors to Phuket and it’s hotels, expect a unique accommodation experience. Gone are the days when people were happy with a 4 x 4 meter box style hotel room to come home to after a day on the beach or island exploration. This in turn has lead to a diversification of accommodation styles featuring admirable creativity and innovative accommodation ideas.
The latest trend and most desired or popular style of accommodation in Phuket are luxury villas, especially those with their own private pools at which to recline in blissful seclusion. Phuket has a mentionable number of these luxurious retreats at surprisingly affordable prices. The really nice thing is that pool villa resorts are not only for five star travelers. There are also some really nice four star options available. If you are considering Phuket as a vacation destination and would, like a villa with your own private pool, then the following are some of the best Phuket has in its bag.
The Shore @ Katathani Resort
Katathani is located in Kata Noi beach, toward the southern end of the main Kata Beach. This is arguably Phuket’s most scenic beach. The resort feature private pools and sundecks with all its room categories. The resort cascades down a gentle slope and elevated position of the villas showcase amazing ocean views right from the private pool.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
The Resort is only two years old and already one of the most sought after hotels in Karon Beach, partly because of it’s incredible water park located adjacent to the beach. The other reason are the private and luxurious pool villas and suites, each one of them offering sweeping ocean views.
Twinpalms resort is located in Surin Beach, Phuket’s so called millionaire’s row. This is the place for those who requires lots of privacy, exquisite
taste and luxury indulgences. The 400 square meter duplex pool suites feature large private pools and sundecks.
This resort is located in Sirinath national park adjacent to the beach to the northern tip of Phuket’s west coast. With the exception of one, all accommodation options are villa style and all feature private pools. The resort is located inside a designated national park and the surroundings therefore pristine and tranquil.
Like Sala Phuket, Anantara also feature exclusively villa style accommodation each with its own private pool and also located inside the same national park. This is a very exclusive resort and location and recommended as a romantic hideaway.
The Bell Pool Villa Resort
It’s all in the name of this Phuket resort. This is a boutique style resort and these guys specialize in pool villa living with water being the centre feature of the resort. It resonates really well with guests and creates a very serene and laid back atmosphere
Six Senses Koh Yao Noi
Not the cheapest holiday you will ever have, but definitely the most memorable. Six Senses is not directly on Phuket, but located on Koh Yao Noi Island which is in the very picturesque Phan Nga Bay where you will encounter the signature lime stone formations jutting from the ocean.
Yao Noi is a small island (“Noi” is Thai for small and “Koh” means island) but the surrounding nature is flawless. The luxurious villas, each with a private pool, has a rustic island style design set amid lush jungle on the slope of a gentle hill to command spectacular views.
Centara Karon Resort
Moving in a more budget friendly direction, Centara Karon is a four star resort featuring a one bedroom pool cabana. Its very popular with families.
Centara Villas Phuket
Centara Villas is popular for a romantic getaway in a four star resort. It is located in popular Karon beach and offers spa and pool villas set in an elevated position to offer amazing ocean views right from your private pool. This has to be one of the most affordable luxury private pool villa options.