Exclusive Phuket hotels: The best 5 star luxury resorts

Phuket, Thailand, is a perfect vacation destination for those searching for an exotic tropical location in which to relax and unwind. Those interested in making reservations at one of Phuket's top five star resorts should consider the options listed below:

The Naka Island Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

The Naka Island Luxury Collection Resort and Spa boasts 65 villas, offering spectacular views of Phuket and the outstanding Phang Nga Bay. Located on a picturesque island just off the east coast of Phuket, the Naka Resort provides each guest with access to amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, private pool, refreshment center and open air, private sunken bathtubs. Guests also have access to complimentary bicycles that can be used to explore the area. Patrons can choose from among three on-site restaurants, the Z Bar, Tonsai Restaurant and My Grill Café.

The Pavilions Phuket

The Pavilions Phuket is a particularly good choice for honeymooners and couples. It features 49 luxurious villas and guests have their choice of inside units called Spa and Pool Pavilion Suites or Ocean View Pavilion rooms that offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The resort's landscape is romantic, featuring dense foliage, veiled salas, high walls, and beautiful pools. The beauty of the resort is one of its most outstanding characteristics, and guests can enjoy amenities such as their own spa and steam room, an award-winning restaurant called the 360 Degree, an on-site library and complimentary English high tea, which is served in the resort's Plantation Club. Patong shopping and nightlife are only a 30 minute drive from the Pavilions Phuket.

Ayara Kamal Resort

Situated on a hillside that overlooks the lovely Surin Beach, the Ayara Kamala Resort offers spectacular views of Phuket's coast. Numerous beach attractions are only minutes away, and these include diving, swimming and surfing. The Resort is also close to nightlife and cultural attractions, including Patong Bangala Road and the Phuket Fanta Sea Show. Each of its 48 suites is equipped with a flat screen television, free Wi-Fi, a deep soak bath tub and large, private balcony. The resort's luxurious, modern style is set against the backdrop of waterfalls, landscaped gardens, wood bridges, and lotus ponds.

Andara Resort and Spa

The Andara Resort and Spa is situated on Phuket's fashionable West Coast at the south end of Kamala. Decorated in traditional dark, rich teakwood and classical Thailand elegance, the resort is exceptionally pleasing to the eye. Patrons can choose from a broad range of suites that overlook beautifully landscaped botanical gardens. Resort facilities include an award-winning Thai restaurant, free beach shuttle, a well-stocked library, international spa, and a kid's club that is open from 9 AM to 6 PM daily.

Sri Panwa

Featuring a tranquil setting and boasting a reputation for fashionable parties and events, the Sri Panwa Resort is located on Phuket's east coast at Cape Panwa. This dynamic property features a contemporary, chic atmosphere and is a favorite among young travelers. The hotel's rooftop cocktail lounge, Babanest, offers stunning views at the very peak of the resort hillside's property. The beach is only a short stroll away and guests have access to various amenities such as a beach pool, steam room, tennis court and fitness center. Patrons can enjoy unobstructed views of both sunrise and sunset, and many believe the Sri Panwa offers some of Phuket's best scenery. Although the resort's setting is tranquil, it is also known for impromptu parties, making it a great choice for sociable travelers.