Sleep On The Beach: The Best Luxury Beachfront Hotels in Phuket

The beautiful island of Phuket offers some of the best beaches in the world and if you're looking for luxury you'll find a huge range of accommodations to suit every taste. The central town of Phuket itself offers the best nightlife and is the first port of call for most visitors. To the southwest are the laid-back beach towns of Karon and Kata where you can relax and enjoy the views before going surfing or taking a snorkeling expedition. If you're looking for a little more privacy, consider the northern side of the island which features long, pristine beaches and world-class exclusive resorts. 1. The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa If you're looking for modern luxury and spectacular ocean views you'd be hard pressed to find a place better than the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa. This five star resort is a short 10 minute drive from the harbor and has an ideal location facing west on the Siray Bay. This lets you enjoy breathtaking sunsets on the rooftop garden restaurant before taking an evening walk on the resort's private 200m beach. Amenities: The Westin offers over 250 rooms and has a fully equipped gym, spa, and several restaurants offering both local and international cuisine. 21/4 Moo 1 Theppratan Road Tambol Rasada, Amphur Muang Phuket Prices from THB 5,400 2. The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort Located on the northwestern coast of Ko Maphrao island, this resort is the only place in Phuket where you can enjoy the northern view of Phang Nga Bay. Here the waters are unusually calm and offer year-round swimming and a variety of water sports including windsurfing and sea kayaking. The resort itself offers a 500 meter long private beach and a choice of rooms ranging from quiet beach bungalows to luxurious five-room Villas. Amenities: Infinity pool, fully-equipped gym, private spa, tennis and volleyball courts. 51/7 Moo 6. T Kohkaew A.Muang, Coconut Island, Phuket Prices from THB 5,000 3. Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Located on a stunning 75-acre private resort near Karon Beach, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is a true slice of paradise. It features a beautiful mountain backdrop that leads into a golden sand beach and is near famous attractions like the Chalong Temple and the FantaSea Cultural Theme Park. Guests have their choice of rooms that either face west to the sea or east for views of the Resort's lush tropical gardens. Many room have balconies but these are very popular so be sure to book well in advance. Families with children will love the five swimming pools and artificial waterfall. Amenities: Day spa, fitness facilities, 5 restaurants, sauna and steamroom. 333 Patak Road, Muang, Karon, Phuket, Thailand 83100 Prices from THB 2,000 4. Anantara Phuket Villas Travelers searching for absolute luxury and privacy need to look no further than the spectacular Anantara Phuket Villas. Located on the northwestern corner of the island, these exceptional villas are laid out like a Thai village with a blend of traditional and modern architecture. Four different restaurants are available, including beach side and a unique treehouse location. Amenities: 83 private villas in a range of styles, tennis court, spa, fitness center, and honeymoon and wedding packages are available. 888 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Phuket Prices from THB 15,000