Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa

All-suite resort in the hills near Surin Beach

With 48 suites set over spacious grounds in the hills near a quiet stretch of Surin Beach, the Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa is a relaxing resort that is better for couples than for families. It’s so spread out that they offer a buggy to take guests from their room to the public areas, but each room is large and has a Jacuzzi so most can relax all day without even leaving the grounds.

The location only a short walk to the quiet Surin Beach should be a great feature for those who want access to the sand without the craziness of some of the wilder parts of Phuket. Even the smaller suites is quite large, so they have a 5-star feel at a relatively modest price, with free wi-fi and robes and slippers for each guest.

Rooms/suites/villas: 48
Area: Surin
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Suite
  • Courtyard Suite
  • Courtyard Sea View Suite 1-BR or 2-BR
  • Deluxe Sea View Suite
  • Grand Deluxe Sea View Suite
  • Super Deluxe Courtyard Sea View Suite
  • Super Deluxe Sea View Suite
  • Hilltops Pool Villa Suite 1-BR or 2-BR

Special room features

  • Kingsize bed
  • Open plan bedroom and living area
  • Covered patio with furniture
  • Indoor and outdoor bathing facilities
  • Tropical style whirlpool tub
  • Twice daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning with individual controls
  • Electronic safe
  • Three IDD telephones
  • Satellite TV
  • CD/DVD entertainment unit
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Free wi-fi


  • High season online specials from US$227 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$139 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Spice Poolside Restaurant
  • Spice Poolside Bar

Resort features

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Meeting rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Free wi-fi throughout

Spa information

Spa Sereniti offers myriad experiences to relax and pamper you.

Nearby activities

  • Surin Beach
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife

Distance from Phuket International Airport

25 km / 15 miles – 30 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa are very good, with the few complaints seemingly from people who weren’t paying attention before they made a reservation. This is a hillside resort within walking distance to a quiet beach, so those thinking it was on the beach were disappointed.

Generally the past guests praise the service and the new condition of the large rooms and modern amenities. The service also gets high marks, with some guests mentioning that they come each year and have all their needs taken care of. For an adults-oriented resort that isn’t right on the beach, but instead nearby, this seems to be very good value.

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