Set back from the pristine Maikhao Beach on Phuket’s northwest shore, Sala Phuket Resort and Spa’s stylish and modern private pool villas offer the seclusion you might expect from a private holiday home.
With just 79 rooms spread over a large plot of land, this boutique hotel offers a feeling of space and privacy, just a few steps away from the undeveloped beach. The villas are cosy and laid-back, with a bath-tub, daybed and open-air shower. The bedroom comes with flat-screen cable TV, Wi-Fi and entertainment console.
As anyone who has been to Sala Phuket will testify, one of the main attractions is the food. The resort has a beachfront restaurant with open-air terrace and rooftop dining. “More often than not, JW Marriott’s guests stop by for lunch” says a waitress delivering a dish of sensational beef salad.