Best pool villas in Phuket

Are you looking for the kind of vacation where you don’t lift a finger to do anything? You know, the kind of vacation where there’s no need to pull out the vacuum cleaner or use the oven. Even better, picture a private villa where there’s someone to wait on you hand and foot: a butler at your beck and call to serve cocktails by your own private pool, which of course comes with staff to do the pool cleaning. Well, you’re in luck. Here are three Phuket villas you will absolutely adore!

1- SALA Phuket

SALA Phuket is a private nirvana you’ll never want to leave. Once you check into your SALA Pool Villa, you’ll realize you are in heaven on earth.
Villas are luxurious and air conditioned, but you’ll probably spend most of your time cooling off in the pool.

The beds are ultra luxurious the coffee and tea-making accessories add nice touches.

You’ll love the outdoor bathrooms, and even though you won’t want to leave your villa, you might enjoy a stroll around the lush resort grounds.  SALA was also listed in Thailand Tatlers Best Restaurant Guides

2- The Naka

The NAKA Phuket at Kamala Beach is a lush hidey hole for luxury lovers. Kamala Beach is only about a 15-minute drive from Patong, which has a mind-boggling array of activities when you’re in the mood.

The Naka’s allure lies in its location and accommodation. It’s near enough to the action for partying and shopping yet far enough to be your own oasis away from it all.

There are One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, and Three-Bedroom Villas: with superb views of the ocean and only steps away from the beach. You’ll think you’re royalty as you lie back in your king-size bed staring out at the view. These are pool villas that are sure to impress!

3- Anantara Mai Khao

Anantara Phuket Villas is located on Mai Khao Beach near to Sirinath National Park. Pick a private Pool Villa for a luxury stay. The resort is designed like a Thai village, with waterways, paths and clever use of timber and natural materials.

Check in and chill out around the pool. This is one place you definitely will want to stay forever!

Looking for more villas in Phuket? Check out this post.

Where to stay in Phuket

Being the largest island in Thailand,  there are lots of places to stay in Phuket. Most people head to the beach but don’t overlook Phuket’s atmospheric Old Town. Here’s where to stay in Phuket.

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Patong is the primary tourist spot in Phuket, and the streets of Patong are packed with color. You’ll find pubs, lady boys, tailors, ping pong shows and heaps of shops.

Patong beach is the place for action both day and night. The market has an array of fake “designer” clothing, purses, handbags, and shoes. There are watches, wallets, clothes, sneakers, and hats. Most of the market vendors seem to sell the same items so you need to bargain.

I’d describe Patong as frenzied or organized chaos, even in low season. But in high season, you’ll definitely find action here.


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Karon isn’t as frantic as Patong and some call it “Patong’s Little Sister”. Being only 20 minutes away from Patong, Karon is far enough away to get a peaceful vacation but close enough to the action you won’t be bored.

In Karon you’ll discover a selection of little shops and markets, a pub or two and lovely little restaurants.

There aren’t too many ladyboys or ping pong bars. The majority of bars are around Patak Road so if you stay away from that area, it’s reasonably quiet.

For shopping, check out Karon Bazaar, as it’s always interesting to roam around looking for gifts to take home.

Phuket Town

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Phuket city is situated in central Phuket and is a bit away from the tropical beaches. However, it has its own atmosphere of new and old.

The center of Phuket city is its Old Town or Thalang Road, which is lined with 19th-century shophouses and Sino-Portuguese buildings, which constructed in 1903.

Phuket city is quite busy from dawn to dusk with markets across the principal streets and an adequate quantity of restaurants and pubs for people who like a little nightlife (although less mad a Patong).

Best luxury resorts in Phuket

Here’s our pick of the best luxury resorts in Phuket:

Akyra Beach Club Phuket

Six Senses Yao Noi

Ananpuri Phuket