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15 BEST Hotels in Phuket with Private Pool Villas for the Perfect Escapade

There are plenty of reasons why Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. From stunning views of the ocean, colorful beach life, and affordable living, this Thai island shines as a favorite of honeymooners, families, and solo travelers. In fact, Phuket has been named the world’s most overcrowded tourist destination this 2023.

While meeting new people could be on your bucket list, we understand that most travelers prefer to relax in private spaces for their much-needed break. This is why we have created this list of the best hotels in Phuket with private pool villas. We have carefully compared and selected the finest hotel and resort offerings on the island to fit your needs. 

Most of these hotels offer a fantastic sea view/ocean view, high-end restaurants, and extraordinary amenities. Feel free to plan your dream vacation by staying in one of the best private beaches and hotels Phuket has to offer. 

1. V Villas Phuket

Enjoy a 5-star experience and a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea in luxury private villas within lush forests and sparkling waters of Phuket.

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Location: Ao Yon Road, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

What wowed us: A spectacular infinity pool, the hilltop villa, ALLSAFE-certified services and facilities, and the Akoya Star Lounge Rooftop Bar. 

V Villas Phuket deserves its five-star rating (or even more) with the way it excels in different areas of hospitality. From large infinity pools, massive villas with pool, personally curated art gallery, and exquisite wine cellar, V Villas Phuket’s luxurious charm could entice every traveler. 

Located in the iconic Ao Yon Bay, this fancy property gives guests captivating views of the ocean and Phuket’s stunning sunset. Every room with a private pool features elegant architecture and furniture, and impressive living areas. Foodies will also have the time of their lives at the best rooftop bar in Phuket, the Akoya Star Lounge. V Villas Phuket has exceptional facilities and services that have been recognized by prestigious international award organizations. The most recent recognition it has received is the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 (Best Breakfast or Brunch category).

Price: Starts at $1,100

Rating: 9.6/10

2. The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Witness the beauty of Phuket’s azure waters and fantastic landscapes in this hidden paradise with top-notch services and amenities. 

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Location: 32 Moo 5 Tambol Paklok, Amphur Thalang, Naka Yai Island, Pa Klok, Phuket, 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Spacious and tastefully designed guest rooms, romantic private dinner packages, steak and seafood menus at My Grill restaurant.

Marriott is a company that houses some of the most luxurious and family-friendly hotels across the globe. And whether it’s a property in Asia or America, trust this hospitality giant to deliver service beyond perfection. The Naka Island is one of the finest Phuket resorts and spas that rely on the right balance of nature and modern architecture. The Royal Horizon Pool Villa is one of the biggest stand-alone villas on the island that features exceptional amenities and breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay. 

With an impressive private infinity-edge pool and a landscape lined with lush greenery and plumeria trees, this captivating villa is a perfect venue for weddings, proposals, and other special events. To make the most out of your authentic Phuket experience, the Royal Horizon Pool Villa also features a Yoga Room and a private spa where guests can meditate, relax, and enjoy traditional Thai wellness treatments. For accommodation, guests can choose from sea and garden-view villas and beachfront pool villas. 

Price: Starts at $435

Rating: 9.6/10

3. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Indulge in magical experiences and understated splendor at this private paradise located in the Northwest of Phuket. 

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Location: 168 Moo 6, Layan Beach Soi 4 Cherngtalay, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: The Sala Pool Villa with an enclosed garden, luxury charter helicopter & helipad services, the Zuma Pop-Up restaurant.

In the world of resorts, there’s “quiet” luxury, and then there’s Anantara. Unlike most beach hotels that adopt the quiet luxury trend for their villas and suites, Anantara is an island sanctuary that doesn’t shy away from showing the grandest amenities that they could offer to its guests. With 30 suites, 45 pool villas, and 15 pool residences, Anantara features tastefully designed rooms with elegant balconies and lovely sunset views. The interiors highlight a refreshing tropical design that blends well with clean private pools overlooking Anantara’s surrounding gardens. And you know what’s another good news? Its other Phuket resort, the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket is equally stunning. 

Anantara also takes traveling in comfort and style to the next level. It’s one of the very few hotels and resorts in Phuket that offer luxury helipad and charter helicopter services. For guests who want to treat themselves and their loved ones to an extremely luxurious stay at Phuket, this incredible service can give you the most breathtaking panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay and the iconic Phi Phi Island, plus a quick and seamless trip from the Phuket International Airport. As a favorite of couples and honeymooners, Anantara also elevates every guest experience through romantic couple packages and serene venues for weddings, just like the elegant cliffside chapel that will make any bride-to-be say “I do” in Layan. 

Price: Starts at $795

Rating: 9.5/10

4. Trisara Phuket

One of the finest hotels and resorts Phuket has to offer – massive guest rooms, lovely oceanfront residences, and intimate touches of Thai traditions. 

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Location: 60 Cherngtalay 1 Srisoonthorn Road Tambon Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Lovely oceanfront villas, massive living areas, integrative therapy at Jara Wellness, and Jampa‘s Zero-Waste Cuisines

Highlighting both traditional touches and the structural integrity of modern buildings, this hillside stunner is another sight to behold. Trisara’s ultimate competitive edge is the wide range of accommodations available in such a private and secluded space. The Signature Ocean View Pool Suite is an absolute standout, with a splendid bird’s eye view of the Andaman Sea, artful indoor and outdoor spaces, and a warm and welcoming ambiance that every traveler needs.

As one of the largest Andaman private pool villas, Trisara made the seemingly impossible happen by creating a resort within a resort. We’re talking about Villa No. 7 and No. 8, two massive private hideaways with western-facing views, a large outdoor swimming pool, and versatile living spaces. 

Jara Wellness is also one of Trisara’s unique offerings. Nestled within the lush jungle, guests can enjoy a private wellness retreat with traditional Thai rituals and 100% chemical-free spa treatments. Jara’s signature healing therapies will surely give guests the finest, most invigorating time to stabilize their minds and achieve a great balance and harmony of one’s body and soul. Lastly, Trisara has spacious and equally luxurious multipurpose halls like the Trisara Beachfront Pavilion as well as the Trisara Library, which are excellent venues for corporate, social, and intimate events. 

Price: Starts at $705

Rating: 9.7/10

5. Twinpalms MontAzure

Embrace the alluring wonders of modern hospitality and luxury in pool villas with private pool and amazing views of the ocean and the tropical mountains.

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Location: 129/86, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

What wowed us: Sophisticated suites with fantastic sea, garden, and pool views. Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant, custom cocktails, and Kalido’s authentic Mediterranean cuisine. 

Rustic and refreshing, this Kamala Shoreline property exudes an understated charm and warmth that’s very similar to home. Surrounded by tall pine trees and enveloped in the cool Phuket breeze, Twinpalms MontAzure is, in all areas, Instagram-worthy. This aesthetically pleasing sanctuary specializes in penthouses and pool suites with tastefully decorated living areas and incredible views of the ocean. The Grand Azure Pool Penthouse is inspired by contemporary design that’s perfect for couples who want to take a break and have their own quality time. It features a sizeable rooftop pool with a sunbathing terrace paired with sun loungers for guests to enjoy. 

Families and groups of friends can also enjoy Twinpalms MontAzure’s larger accommodations like the 3-Bed Room High Point Pool Manor that can accommodate up to six persons. The private luxury escape features an infinity private pool, large windows and doors for superb views of the mountain and the sea, multiple bathrooms, and well-equipped living areas.

For the optimum luxury experience, guests who will stay in this gem can also get to enjoy personalized services from a private manor manager and a private chef. Guests can also savor the pure and authentic taste and flavors of Phuket at its beautiful beachfront restaurant, the Shimmer. For Mediterranean food lovers, Kalido has an astonishing range of flavorful dishes you can choose from.

Price: Starts at $352

Rating: 9.0/10

6. Andara Resort Villas

Charming and luxurious private resort with exquisite ocean view villas, majestic gardens, and personalized services on the tropical hillside above Kamala Beach. 

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Location: 15 Moo 6, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

What wowed us: Villas with large private swimming pools, colorful and vibrant gardens surrounding the property, spacious lounging & entertainment areas, and the elegant Silk Restaurant. 

Oh, wow, another hillside wonder. Andara is located on the west coast of Phuket Island, and the location makes it even more enticing. With 64 spacious and ultra-luxury suites and signature villas ranging from 1 to 7 bedrooms, Andara could cater to different types of tourists with different needs and preferences. Looking at this opulent property’s facades, the vibrant greens create a gorgeous illusion of a hanging garden, which makes every area a romantic and bespoke one. 

High ceilings, wide windows, graceful wooden furniture, romantic lighting, and breathtaking views are Andara Villa’s biggest selling points. Each accommodation has a special area where guests can watch the sunset, spend time with their loved ones, and enjoy specially made drinks or delicious Thai food. The Silk Restaurant deserves a special mention as well. With its sophisticated interior, impeccable blend of native and modern materials, and a wide range of Thai and Western dishes. Silk also takes guest services to the next level with mesmerizing performances featuring traditional dance and music. 

Price: Starts at $772

Rating: 9.8/10

7. The Surin Phuket

A mystical retreat full of extraordinary amenities and experiences on the west coast of Phuket.

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Location: 118 Soi Hat Surin 8, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Amazing suites and family cottages, delectable Italian dishes at the Sunset Restaurant, stunning views and backdrop for weddings, and exciting water sports for guests. 

Ever dreamed of having exclusive access to a private beach? If you want accommodation that’s more than just your ordinary 1 or 2-bedroom pool villa, get ready to be enticed by The Surin Phuket’s charming and luxurious facilities and services. Cradled by the serene jungle lined by tall coconut palms and rolling hills, this massive property gives every guest access to one of the best beaches on the island. Pansea Beach is a small yet ultra-private beach that boasts fine white sand and turquoise waters.

The Surin Phuket offers four types of accommodations: Pool villas, Beach Suites, Two-Bedroom Family Cottages, and One-Bedroom Cottages. With 109 luxurious suites, cottages, and villas, this mesmerizing resort can be a traveler’s ultimate choice for all seasons. The Beach Suites are especially captivating, with rustic wooden interiors, panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, a spacious private sun terrace, and well-equipped bedrooms and living areas for maximum comfort. The Surin Phuket also takes pride in its innovative dining options. Guests can enjoy sumptuous dishes and refreshing cocktails at the poolside, watching the gorgeous Phuket sunset. Experience the best of Thai and Italian cuisines with your loved one, as you indulge in a romantic beach dinner package that will delight your taste buds with warm and intense flavors.

Price: Starts at $525

Rating: 9.7/10

8. Mandarava Resort and Spa

Homey, well-furnished suites and villas that denote private luxury which are perfect for your much-deserved break. 

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Location: 14/2 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

What wowed us: Fabulous balcony rooms, large sunbathing areas and outdoor pool, the Cheeva Spa, and Sala Bar’s modern aesthetic.

It’s hard not to fall in love with nature when you’re staying at a property surrounded by lavish greenery and natural waterfalls. Mandarava Resort and Spa hits the sweet spot between natural elements and contemporary luxury. With spacious facilities and living areas that denote the coziest vibes, guests can make the most out of their Phuket getaway. 

Mandarava is also a family-friendly resort and spa that features an outdoor swimming pool, kid’s playroom, fitness centers, and a gift shop. All rooms are beautifully designed with the right pop of colors and nature-inspired patterns. The high ceilings give each room excellent ventilation. The tastefully picked pieces of furniture exude a homey ambiance, and the sizeable swimming pools look best, especially at night.

In addition to these exclusive amenities, guests can also try some of the finest wellness treatments and techniques at the Cheeva Spa. Mandarava also serves an extensive variety of wines, cocktails, whiskey, and tapas-style food at Sala Bar. If you’re looking for exquisite accommodation with fancy amenities as well as a colorful gastro adventure, Mandarava is the perfect place for you. 

Price: Starts at $172

Rating: 9.6/10

9. Keemala Phuket

Experience one of the best stays and go deep into Phuket’s local traditions in breathtaking, exclusive villas.

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Location: 10 88 หมู่ที่ 6 Nakanai Rd, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

What wowed us: Rustic Clay Pool Cottages, enchanting Bird’s Nest Pool Villas, unique destination dining services, and immersive Keemala culinary classes. 

Keemala describes itself as an experience beyond enchanting. And quite frankly, there are no better words to describe Keemala’s appeal and the way it captures the hearts and eyes of guests. From a cinematic location to intricately built accommodations, Keemala managed to step out of a typical hotel’s comfort zone – which is its best decision. Situated along the hillside which offers a fantastic view of the Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, this award-winning hotel is nothing less than magic and bliss. 

Just like The Surin, Keemala has four accommodation categories to fit the preferences of each guest. It’s known for its intimate Clay Pool Cottages, Tent Pool Villas, Tree Pool Houses, and Bird’s Nest Pool Villas. Keemala’s cottages and villas are incredibly easy to distinguish as they are made of indigenous materials to make every guest feel closer to nature’s grace. The pool villas present an exceptionally elevated aesthetic that’s sleek, yet luxurious at the same time. The bathrooms are elegant, with a luxurious bathtub, high-end bathroom products, and fresh tropical fruits provided every day.

Staying at this enchanting property will transport you into the realm of luxurious camping. Prepare to be enveloped in the warmth and genuineness of Thai traditions, and go closer to a natural adventure. Keemala has been a consistent recipient of excellence awards on travel and hospitality, which include the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 (Best Luxury Hotel Spa). 

Price: Starts at $580

Rating: 9.6/10

10. COMO Point Yamu

Breathtaking cliffside luxury resort inspired by the ocean and Phuket’s colorful culture and natural grace. 

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Location: 225 Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Old Town Tour & Immersion, fresh and healthy food options, minimalistic yet charming suites & villas, and aesthetic private infinity swimming pools. 

COMO has an unrivaled reputation as one of the most incredibly grand and luxurious hotel companies in the world. If you are updated with our previous hotel and destination guides, you might also be aware of our soft spot for this fantastic hotel brand. COMO has mastered the art of selecting the best sites for their resorts and hotels, and this factor has helped the brand earn a massive following of both corporate and leisure travelers. This magnificent 5-star hotel’s approach to hospitality is sleek, straightforward, and intimate. COMO Point Yamu spared no time in crafting a scenic location for guests to experience both modern luxury and the serene charm of nature. 

Located on the east coast of Phuket, this cliffside wonder highlights the breathtaking beauty of the sea with its minimalist style by accentuating shades of blue and orange. The blue symbolizes the surrounding waters of Phuket, while the burnt orange accents serve as homage to the robes worn by local Buddhist monks as well as the island’s Peranakan heritage. COMO Point Yamu also offers valuable gastro adventures and cultural tours to its guests through activities like Thai Culinary Class, Muay Thai, Old Town Cultural Tour, and immersive creativity sessions for kids with Play by COMO. 

Price: Starts at $415

Rating: 9.7/10

11. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Experience the perfect tropical getaway and the best flavors of Phuket in this luxury beach resort.

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Location: 555, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Restaurants serving exquisite Thai cuisine, beautiful oceanfront villas with private plunge pools, impressive lounge aesthetic, and a spa with a tranquil environment. 

Surprise, it’s another Marriott resort! We are always in awe of the way Marriott designs its hotels, and we appreciate the fact that they come with reasonable price tags. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is a solid example of a property that finds harmony between vibrant and quiet luxury. Most of its areas are relatively simpler than other hotels that go big, architecture-wise. This resort & spa prioritizes the necessities and major components of a comfortable vacation, rather than focusing on extravagant facilities.

With the right combination of native and modern materials, Renaissance Phuket’s beauty is especially enchanting during the night. The poolside looks fancy and splendid with rustic cabanas and a pond-style setting that features a waterfall, lush greenery, and flowering plants. All villas are well-lit and offer magnificent views of the sea while maintaining much-needed privacy and serenity.

The restaurants, specifically the Takieng give off an extremely sophisticated allure that invites every guest to try the finest, most delectable Thai cuisines prepared and curated by seasoned chefs in Phuket. Renaissance Phuket is a perfect option for those seeking timeless elegance and exceptional service during their luxurious vacation.

Price: Starts at $300

Rating: 9.7/10

12. The Shore At Katathani – Adult Only

Romantic and award-winning luxury pool villa resort nestled within the palm-filled gardens, a dream getaway for honeymooners. 

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Location: 18 Kata Noi Rd, Karon, Maung, Phuket 83100, Thailand

What wowed us: Charming Seaview Pool Villa, proposal & birthday surprise packages, sumptuous floating breakfast menu, and a wide variety of spa treatment options. 

The beauty of Kata Noi Beach needs no introduction. Paired with fabulous villas and extraordinary guest services, every vacation is certainly phenomenal. The Shore At Katathani’s intimate and personalized services are centered within the brand’s dedication to providing unforgettable experiences to couples. More than being rustic and sleek, The Shore is romantic, and each room exudes warmth and intimacy. The pool villas feature both country and colonial styles, leaning towards sophisticated colors like rose gold, gold, Rust, and white. This type of aesthetic is mostly associated with quiet luxury. Simple, elegant, unassuming yet captivating.

All types of accommodations offer spectacular views of the sea and the lush gardens, both effective in lifting and calming one’s mood. Since the property’s main market is couples, The Shore stands out with its amazing offers and packages like romantic dinners, birthday surprises, and proposals. These packages come with an exclusive dining experience by a private chef, tastefully decorated romantic venues, and signature cocktails and dishes concocted and served by Phuket’s best culinary and mixology professionals. For the finest gastronomic experience, The Shore also has a wide range of unique and personalized dining options for its guests. Whether you’re on a honeymoon trip, or just a typical vacation to “unwind” with your partner, The Shore At Katathani could give you memories you can cherish. 

Price: Starts at $670

Rating: 9.2/10

13. Kata Rocks

Stylish and serene private sanctuary with the finest oceanfront suites and luxury villas, signature Thai hospitality, and innovative spa services. 

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Location: 186/22 Kok Tanode Road, Kata Rd, Mueng, Phuket 83100, Thailand

What wowed us: Scenic location amidst impressive rock formations, luxurious penthouse, dining on the rocks, and the signature floating breakfast. 

Nothing’s more accurate than Kata Rocks naming its signature accommodation “Sky Pool Villas”. Each villa in this luxurious private property offers guests a beautiful experience with a breathtaking view of the Phuket skyline. Focusing more on neutral colors over bold patterns and futuristic designs, Kata Rocks’ minimalistic approach to luxury beach living deserves praise. The living areas are very large, and even the private terraces are spacious. This makes them perfect for hosting intimate cocktails and wine & cheese parties. There’s also a private infinity pool that serves as a centerpiece for each Sky Pool Villa. The wide windows offer good ventilation and amazing views of both the Andaman Sea and the nearby Koh Pu Island. 

Kata Rocks also excel in providing interactive learning experiences to its guests. The resort features a Thai Cooking School where guests can learn the fundamentals of Thai culinary practices. Guests can also socialize with other travelers at the Lounge & Sunset Bar or at the luxury café & deli, KR Hangout. Kata Rocks also boasts an amazing integration of modern technology into hospitality, by utilizing state-of-the-art home VDA automation software through in-villa iPad controls. 

Price: Starts at $1,230

Rating: 9.6/10

14. Banyan Tree Phuket

One of the best Phuket resorts that embrace the warm and welcoming Thai tradition with bespoke interiors and high-end amenities. 

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Location: 33 Cherngtalay 33/27 Srisoonthorn Rd, Tambon Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

What wowed us: Villas with traditional Thai style surrounded by lush gardens, Veya Pool Villa’s crisp and minimalist interior, and plant-infused wellness rituals. 

Just like COMO, we have an undeniable fascination with Banyan Tree. What makes Banyan Tree super impressive for us, is its consistency. Banyan Tree has always been consistent in combining timeless traditions with modern living, and it’s always a hit. Banyan Tree Phuket is a perfect example of embracing the classics and trying out the unconventional ones. Design-wise, this beautiful private property highlights the famed structure of Thai residential and religious sites. Situated within the towering trees of Amphur Talang, Banyan Tree’s charm cannot be hidden. The Pool Villas have beautiful gardens, stylish furniture, and a large private pool that complements the villa’s elegant lighting.

The one-bedroom pool villa is perfect for solo travelers looking to relax and appreciate the beauty of Phuket in privacy. It’s also a great choice for honeymooners. For families and large groups, Banyan’s Serenity Pool Residence can house up to six people with generous indoor and outdoor spaces, a private Thai Sala, swimming pool, private jet pool, and complimentary bicycles. You can also satisfy your Thai food cravings at Saffron – an award-winning restaurant that specializes in authentic Thai curry and other comfort foods that locals and tourists enjoy. 

Price: Starts at $570

Rating: 9.7/10

15. The Naka Phuket

Stunning luxury rooms and villas with awe-inspiring facilities, award-winning modern design, and affordable packages.

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Location: 1/18, 1/20 Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

What wowed us: Plenty of accommodation options, elegant pool villas with separate luxury living areas, The Wiwa’s contemporary style, and Napa Signature Therapy. 

One word: aesthetic. It was not a shocker when we found out that The Naka Phuket is a member of Design Hotels. To be honest, it would have been more surprising if it wasn’t. The Naka Phuket took modern aesthetics and architecture to the next level with its design. The placement of this fancy hotel’s infinity pool creates a hanging illusion that seems impossible to execute without compromising safety. And The Naka did it flawlessly. This sanctuary is different from other hotels and private villas. Instead of using warm and neutral colors for their rooms and suites, they use solid and bold colors that create a sense of sultriness and mystery. The effect is a luxurious, sleek, and sophisticated space for guests to relax in. 

The Three-Bedroom Villa features well-equipped living areas with the finest amenities that families and groups of friends can enjoy. A stay in this villa can give you a nice view of the ocean, which is especially breathtaking during the sunset. The pool decks are lined with sun beds and a sound bar that guests can use to play their favorite music. In terms of dining, The Naka Phuket’s restaurant, The Wiwa boasts an equally gorgeous structure and an extensive menu like a solid feast for the eyes and taste buds. Good music, an infinity pool, great food, and an amazing Phuket sunset. Could your Phuket getaway be any lovelier? 

Price: Starts at $420

Rating: 9.8/10



Picking the most luxurious hotel with private pool villas in Phuket is not easy. There’s one that features a hanging infinity pool, then a helipad and charter helicopter service, then there’s COMO. As we mentioned earlier, COMO Point Yamu’s ultimate strength is its genuineness. We admire how every piece of Phuket’s rich history and culture is integrated into COMO’s color palette. For the facilities, we find COMO’s outdoor pool ultra luxurious. It’s huge, and the clear water showcases a stunning reflection of the sky which looks heavenly. 

The COMO Pool Villa, which is COMO’s most spacious accommodation, can house large groups, with four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and elegant Scandinavian furniture. Each living offers a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, and the combination of natural ventilation and ambient lighting makes the property shine even better. Lastly, we love how COMO Point Yamu artfully balances the guests’ need for nature adventure, cultural immersion, and gastronomy. From Old Town Cultural Tour, hiking, Thai Cooking Class, and activities for children, to its iconic farm-to-table approach to dining, COMO Point Yamu impressed us with its dedication to providing the finest quality of luxury that’s straight from the heart. 


Apart from being one of the best-rated hotels on this list, we picked The Naka Phuket while considering the service and experience that it could offer for a reasonable price. Are you the type of guest who appreciates eye candy infrastructures and at the same time, a constant seeker of timeless elegance? The Naka Phuket took the genius that crafted its iconic building, and scattered sophistication everywhere. All of its 92 villas adopt the exact hanging style while retaining a vast majority of the trees in the surrounding landscape. The clustered villas add to the bold and rugged aesthetic that’s surprisingly pleasing and harmonious to look at.

And then, let’s talk about The Wiwa. The restaurant’s facades alone outdid other hotel’s appearance, and dining inside could bring you back to the vibrant, wonderful memories of old Phuket. The dishes are served in such a creative and fun way, with a variety of Thai and western dishes, or an exciting fusion of both. Lastly, The Naka Phuket has terrific offers for guests who want to make the most out of their stay in Phuket; with amazing discounts, complimentary water sports activities, and delectable Thai food and cocktails. So, if you’re looking for a property that takes pride in its aesthetic and affordability, The Naka Phuket is the best choice. 


Phuket is more than just sunsets and beaches. Most of the time, tourists travel to Phuket for the ultimate island experience that no other destination could provide. Keemala has mastered creativity and originality in choosing the best locations, elevating the purpose of native resources, and embracing traditions without being outdated.

The way Keemala designed its villas is incredibly strategic and intimate, most especially the Clay Pool Cottages. These cottages feature a rustic and charming bathroom with locally sourced organic toiletries, personalized private villa hosting service, and a daily supply of fresh tropical fruits. Like a luxury camping experience, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the forest and a relaxing dip at the clay pool in the room. Keemala’s holistic retreats, wellness treatments, and destination dining services also make each stay authentic and extra special.

🌅 BEST FOR LONG STAYS: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Sure, most tourists travel to experience something new and unique. But when you’ve been trying a lot of new and different things, you tend to miss the conventional ones. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is a massive property that’s fancy in all aspects, but the element of home remains in all areas. This type of vibe is difficult to achieve, and this Marriott hotel nailed it flawlessly. 

As much as Renaissance exudes opulence, it also offers warmth and comfort. The rooms are styled with vibrant colors and delicate patterns that could brighten your mood, the spacious balconies give a nice view of the gardens, and the swimming pools are perfect spaces to relax after a day of work or leisure activities. Renaissance also features a well-equipped fitness center, a spa, and plenty of dining options to satisfy your cravings all day. Overall, this Marriott hotel succeeds in creating a safe and private sanctuary for guests who want to experience Phuket, but also adore the intimate, comfortable, and inclusive feeling that a home gives. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Mandarava Resorts & Spa

Affordable and equipped, we picked Mandarava Resorts & Spa as the most family-friendly hotel in this list because of the way it elevates every basic necessity into something special and well thought of. Mandarava’s facilities may not be as groundbreaking compared to other hotels in this list, but everything that it offers is essential to complete a terrific Phuket staycation. 

The large swimming pools and sunbathing areas serve as an excellent venue for family bonding and get-togethers. To minimize your worries when traveling and staying at hotels with children, Mandarava has a dedicated space for kids to wander around and play with other children with interactive toys and areas made of safe materials. Parents are also pampered by Cheeva Spa’s signature therapies and wellness treatments.

Dining at Charm Thai Restaurant is a special moment for guests. They have a wide menu with unique and delicious flavors from southern Phuket. Each dish is made of locally sourced ingredients, meticulously prepared to achieve a homemade-style flavor that cannot be replicated. If you’re planning to visit Phuket with your family, we highly recommend Mandarava Resorts & Spa for the lovely and budget-friendly staycation that you dream of. 

Did you know?

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Phuket houses the largest animal rescue center in Southeast Asia, the Soi Dog Foundation. This non-profit organization has been consistent in its efforts to protect the welfare of abandoned dogs and cats, and to help them find safe and loving homes.

Its major missions include international adoption services and CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) programs. Interested travelers can join guided tours to meet and socialize with the dogs and cats for 1–2 hours. Locals and tourists can also serve as volunteers. 

Things to do in Phuket, Thailand

Excited to explore Phuket’s best areas and try activities after finding the best hotel with a private pool? Here’s the thing: there’s a long list of places and things that you can explore in Phuket. But to make everything easier for you, we have chosen the top five activities that travelers should not miss in Phuket (well, besides the expected walks and dips at Mai Khao Beach, and other iconic beaches)

Food trips

To fully experience Phuket’s culture, trying its signature dishes is a must. While most travel packages include a private dining service, it’s also a fun and great option to visit restaurants and food stalls that cook and serve simple yet authentic Thai dishes. Ah Pong, Loba, Moo Hong, Popiah, Satay, and Oh Aew are just a few of the must-try Thai foods that you can find in the streets of Phuket. 

Temple visits

No vacation is considered complete without experiencing a place’s culture and heritage. Temple visit is one of the most popular activities that tourists adore, and in Phuket, there are many temples that are open for cultural tours. Wat Chalong, Big Buddha, Wat Phra Thong, and Wat Sireh are some of those interesting and solemn places that you can visit. Just keep in mind that these sacred properties in Phuket require specific dress codes and etiquette as ways to show respect for the century-old Thai traditions. 

Water sports

Known for fabulous beaches, it’s impossible to enjoy Phuket without trying at least one (or more) (we won’t judge you) water sports. Apart from being the home of wonderful beach resorts and stunning beachfront accommodations, Phuket is also famous for its engaging and extremely thrilling water sports. Try kayaking, surfing, flow boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving to make the most out of Phuket’s clear and cool waters. 

Wellness retreats

Besides the famed Thai massage, Phuket offers a wide range of wellness treatments to relax one’s body, mind, and soul. In addition to the pool and a fitness center available for guests, most hotels in Phuket with private pools offer invigorating spa treatments. These treatments use traditional Thai rituals and organic elements for a more holistic approach to wellness. Free your mind and body from the weight of busy and stressful days at work and try the best treatments like detox scrubs, acupuncture, aromatherapy, physiotherapy, and meditation. 

Animal shelter visit

Having SEA’s biggest animal shelter is such an impressive feat for Phuket. Seeing and experiencing how Soi Dog Foundation takes care of the lovely animals they shelter is such a heartwarming and fulfilling experience. We encourage all animal lovers (especially fur parents) to drop by this amazing place and get inspired by the way its staff extends kindness to animals. It will tug at your heartstrings, promise.

To enjoy these hotels with private pools, don’t forget your Phuket Essentials…

Bring essentials for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable Phuket trip.

Comfy footwear

Phuket is a place of rich topography. This means that apart from the usual fine sand beaches, you could also find yourself walking through hills, mountains, and other rocky surfaces. To avoid those nasty foot blisters, comfortable footwear is a must. Bring at least one pair of the following:

  • Flip-flops for beach walks
  • Durable sneakers for mountain walks
  • Closed shoes/dress shoes for temple visits


The Phuket sun can be very hot, especially during the summer. By wearing a scarf or a lightweight shawl, you can protect your skin from harmful UV rays and, at the same time, dress appropriately when visiting religious or cultural sites. A scarf also works as a great head cover in case you forget to bring a handy umbrella or a wide-brim hat.

Reusable bags

Eco bags are not only trendy. They are also practical when traveling to different places. A reusable bag can make a great souvenir and can also hold plenty of stuff (from boutique shopping, food walks, etc.) In addition to these, you can also place pieces of trash like food wrappers or empty bottles when there’s no garbage bin nearby. 

Sports bottle

Basically, a water tumbler. As mentioned earlier, Phuket is a tropical island, so you can expect the sun to be scorching hot, especially during the summer. Instead of buying expensive bottled water (and contributing to trash), bringing your own tumbler filled with fresh cold water is a better choice. 


Capture all your precious moments in Phuket by bringing a camera with you. If you’re trying out water sports, we suggest that you invest in a quality action camera to record all the fun-filled adventures that you’ll have on the island.

What’s next?

Have you chosen the best hotel and resort in Phuket with a private pool yet? We hope that this list has helped you pick the right accommodation with the best services to make your Phuket getaway extra special. Don’t forget to visit the top tourist attractions, try exciting activities, and capture every moment you spend on one of the world’s most beloved islands. Safe travels!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best area to stay in Phuket?

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, so there are plenty of great areas where tourists can stay and enjoy the stunning views of the sea. Depending on your preferred activities and ways to relax, here are some of the best areas in Phuket:

  • Kata & Karon Beaches: Phuket first-timers
  • Phuket Town | Phuket Old Town: Sightseeing, cultural classes, vibe and culture, walking and cycling, markets, transport, festivals
  • Mai Khao, Nai Yang, & Nai Thon: Best beaches in Phuket, airport, the safest areas in Phuket
  • Bang Tao: Water sports, massages and spas
  • Kata Yai & Kata Noi: Diving and snorkeling, Food & restaurants
  • Chalong Bay & Rawai: Boat Trips
  • Patong: Nightlife, malls
  • Surin: Romantic holidays
  • Kamala: Family activities

2. Are hotels with private pool villas in Phuket expensive?

The quick answer is YES. Hotels with private pool villas are relatively expensive compared to regular accommodations. But don’t fret, because everything that these private pool villas offer is beyond amazing and worth every dollar. 

3. What are the must-visit attractions near these luxurious hotels & resorts in Phuket?

Phuket is home to marvelous beaches, shopping centers, and cultural sites. When in Phuket, don’t miss the chance to visit the famous religious, cultural, and natural landmarks which include the Big Buddha, Bangla Road, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Andamanda Phuket, Naka Market, and more. 

4. How do I book a stay at one of these luxurious hotels in Phuket?

To book a stay at one of these luxury hotels and villas with private pools, you can reserve a room through online booking sites like and Expedia, or visit your chosen hotel’s official website.

💡 BHA TIP: Booking early through online booking sites can help you avail more discounts and great deals (some online booking websites offer as much as 70% discount for early birds).

5. Are these hotels family-friendly?

Yes. Most of these hotels have family rooms and family-friendly amenities. But if you’re traveling and vacationing with an infant or a toddler, it’s best to coordinate with the hotel first. Some hotels have strict adult-only policies, while others are more lenient by providing baby cots and dedicated play and nap areas for children. 

6. Do these hotels in Phuket offer airport transfers?

Yes. Phuket is 32 kilometers away from the international airport, so most of these hotels offer airport shuttle services. Just make sure to communicate with the hotel weeks or days before your arrival for hassle-free arrangements. 

7. What cuisines can I expect at these luxurious hotels?

Phuket’s gastronomy is heavily influenced by different cultures’ culinary practices. You can expect these hotels and luxury pool villas to serve Thai, Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. Other high-end resorts and villas also have international restaurants that serve European specialties.

8. Do these hotels have wellness and spa facilities?

Absolutely. The island of Phuket is known for traditional wellness treatments like Yoga and meditation, so expect the finest and most authentic wellness services like sound healing and Reiki to calm your body and spirit. 

9. What is the cancellation policy for these hotels?

Cancellation policies vary by hotel. You may visit their official website for the cancellation policy guide. For hotels booked through Expedia, read our friendly guide: How Do You Cancel an Expedia Hotel Reservation: Steps + Factors that Affect Cancellation Policies 

10. Is it safe to travel to Phuket now?

Yes. Based on the current travel advisories, Phuket is considered a safe destination. However, it’s always advisable to ensure that you have updated vaccinations and booster shots against Covid-19. It would also be better to avoid parts of Phuket that are overcrowded, to prevent the transmission of airborne diseases. 

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Charvel Rebagay is the founder and main author behind With an impressive entrepreneurial background and a genuine passion for travel, Charvel brings a unique perspective to the hospitality industry. He meticulously reviews and recommends hotels, providing readers with an invaluable guide to the best global accommodations.