|Villa Amanpura in Phuket|
Thailand is such a crowd pleaser, a conspicuously fine magnet attracting those who want a holiday destination by the sea. A lot of tourists flock here to enjoy the tropical weather, the blue waters and enchanting rock formations as well as the irresistible Thai food! But for those who want to experience Thailand with rather elegance and seclusion, there are hideaways in Phuket that provide luxury, style, and sheer refuge from the hordes.
You can indulge in a Thailand luxury vacation in Phuket. This southern part of the country is a favorite because of its unsullied beaches and accessibility to more cluster of islands. The beach in Phuket has a unique vibe with rock formations and very fine white sand.
For a luxury escape in Phuket, here are the top eight luxury villas and vacation rentals we recommend for you:
1) Villa Amarapura
Bring your loved ones to Phuket and indulge in the modern luxury of Villa Amarapura, a newly built vacation rental on the shores of the Andaman Sea, located in the exclusive community of Cape Yamu.
Your time in Villa Amarapura can be spent exactly as you wish—whether by relaxing in one of the infinity pools, sipping refreshments from the wet bar, doing active sports in its expansive basketball court or badminton court or golf lawns, lounging in the games room and in the home theater, or exploring the bay in kayaks and paddle boards.
As for the cuisine, fantastic meals will be served by an in-house chef. The housekeeper and property manager will accompany you during your stay to ensure your superior experience.
While there are a lot of amenities to enjoy in this luxury retreat, it is impossible to overlook its wonderful surroundings. From Villa Amarapura’s oceanfront location on Cape Yamu, guests can plan on a short drive from the property to Phuket International Airport, or to local attractions such as the Royal Phuket Marina, Laguna Golf and the Big Buddha.
|One of Villa Amarapura’s extravagant bedrooms|
2) Oasis Spring
Another stunning hillside estate sitting between the bays of Kamala and Patong, overlooking the Andaman Sea, is the Oasis Spring. This oceanfront gem is ideal for a pleasantly isolated beach holiday with extended family, a relaxed hideaway with friends to work on your tan or even a special celebration like an anniversary or a wedding.
As you might expect, you can enjoy the tropical temperature year round at the Oasis Spring. Having this said, you can benefit from the outdoor living areas with an infinity pool, rows of lounger chairs and shaded al-fresco dining pavilions or the indoor amenities such as a private fitness center with weight-training equipment, a bar, library, and supplemented spaces for yoga, ping-pong, and pool tables.
The Oasis Spring has a main living area made with glass walls. Even here, you can see unobstructed ocean view. The property also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, wine fridge and state-of-the-art appliances. The bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, lounge or living area, private balcony and ocean views.
|How pampering is Oasis Spring’s expansive bathroom with a panoramic view of the ocean!|
3) Fah Sai at Samsara
As its name indicates (when translated to English), Villa Fah Sai is a “majestic retreat overlooking a tranquil sea”. This ocean-front home is featured in The Great Homes of the World section of The New York Times and evokes an extremely pleasant balance between the contemporary grandeur of the works of the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and classic Thai-Japanese design.
Everything about this property is guaranteed to seduce your senses. From the grand front entrance to the elegant verandas to the exceptionally comfortable master suite. Guests stay repeatedly in this luxury retreat because for them, there’s no better sight when you wake up in the morning than at Villa Fah Sai.
|Fai Sai at Samsara offers a stunning view of the ocean|
4) Iniala Collector’s Villa
There is so much to like about Iniala Collector’s Villa, but all of it is prefaced by the notion of “masterful design and decor”.
Each part of the property has a unique design created by a team of leading designers with contemporary twist on a classic Thai house.
Some remarkable designs are: the blue living room inspired by the ceramic temple of Wat Arun; the spectacular cinema filled with fabulous furry green Cipria sofas; the Pearl Spa covered in mother of pearl, with gold and bronze furniture; the formal dining room encased in glass; the bedrooms designed individually by globally acclaimed designers such as Jaime Hayon from Spain, Ireland’s Joseph Walsh, and New Zealand’s Mark Brazier-Jones.
Situated on the golden sands of Natai Beach near Phuket, this luxury resort is geared to leave art lovers and fans of fantasy and romance breathless!
|One of the uniquely designed bedrooms of Iniala Collector’s Villa|
5) Cliff Top Residence
Cliff Top Residence redefines luxury by putting up its splendid property on the cliffside of Ao Yon, a small, laid-back village in Phuket with lush forest and two notable beaches largely visited by locals.
This luxury villa is built to appeal to families and large groups of friends, whether for extreme relaxation or for milestone celebration such as an intimate destination wedding. Guests can enjoy complimentary services including a private chef, private car, and daily breakfast, as well as state-of-the-art home entertainment and impressive facilities.
In Cliff Top Residence, you can savor luxurious days in the the most beautiful coastlines of Thailand, whether by a yacht or helicopter rental or just simply staying in the resort, sipping cool drinks, plunging into turquoise waters, and indulging in the delicious Thai cuisine.
|Cliff Top Residence on the cliffside of Ao Yon Phuket, Thailand|
6) Ani Villas Thailand
If you are looking for a magical Southeast Asian experience, Ani Villas Thailand is a place to be. This stunning ten bedroom beachfront gem is located on the serene island of Koh Yao Noi and showcases unobstructed views of the dramatic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay.
Ideal for destination weddings, private and corporate events, Ani Villas Thailand’s outstanding facilities and amenities include a hundred foot oceanfront swimming pool, a kiddie pool with water slide, a spa and fitness center supplemented with water sports equipment, yoga pavilion, multiple dining venues, and a facility for cooking class. Guests can expect daily housekeeping, premier spirits, house wines, soft drinks and juices, all-day snacks and cocktail service, spa services, unlimited movie and music streaming, complimentary international calling and a daily children’s activity program.
Talk about activities, there are a lot to do in this 5 star resort. Some recommended activities are those that embrace the local flair – cave kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and cooking classes with a personal chef.
Guests staying in Ani Villas Thailand are transferred to this fully staffed and serviced luxury property from either the Phuket or Krabi international airports by helicopter; it takes about 10 minutes, or private car or boat for about 50 minutes.
|The private estate of Ani Villas Thailand|
7) Villa Papillon
Villa Papillon is tucked in the verdant coast of Surin, Phuket. Much of its property is open to the spectacular view of the ocean and is just a short-distance walk from the gorgeous beaches of Laemsing and Surin.
The luxurious resort actively courts romance-minded visitors by featuring solitude, top-notch cuisine, superb cocktails prepared by six full-time staff, magnificent ocean vista, and lovely spa experience.
Groomed by minimalistic interiors, the property features modern, chic decor and premium electronics.
Guests who’d love to play golf can easily go to the courses within a forty-minute drive. The Phuket’s Old Town is also a point of interest for visitors who are in for boutique shopping, coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife, and heritage buildings.
|Villa Papillon’s lounge area open to the amazing view of the sea|
8) Amanpuri Villa
Visiting Amanpuri Villa for the first time, it’s easy to think you have arrived in the finest place in Thailand. The luxury villa reflects Thailand’s splendid architecture as well as the gentle spirit of what is considered “the land of smiles”.
Located on the tip of the Phuket Peninsula, a spectacular view of the Andaman sea can be seen from the villas.
Whether you come to Amanpuri to celebrate your wedding or honeymoon or to have tranquility with family or friends, you’ll discover exquisite dining, superb service, fun marine activities, and intercultural exchange all in one luxurious setting.
Photos from Luxury Retreats and the websites of the properties listed
For a luxurious escape to Phuket, Thailand, indulge in these finest luxury vacation villas and vacation rentals—Amanpuri’s Pavilions and Villas, Villa Papillon, Ani Villas Thailand, Cliff Top Residence, Iniala Collector’s Villa, Fah Sai at Samsara, Oasis Spring, and Villa Amarapura.
These luxury retreats have put a premium on the service of their staff, the beauty of their surroundings, and the properties themselves! Check them out! Only a few offer luxury escape so well!