While the standard hotel rating system only goes up to 5-star Deluxe, Phuket Island has many resorts that easily deserve a 6th star. The island has about 65 5-star hotels, including over a dozen that are some of the best resorts in all of Asia if not the world.
We’ve compiled a list of the finest of them, and all the resorts listed below consist of suites and villas only, so they attract an exclusive clientele even though prices at many of them are quite modest considering the size and private pool for each villa. A few also provide 24-hour private butler service, just to make sure each guest is as pleased as possible during their stay.
Visiting Phuket is so easy that you won’t need a travel agent to book a luxury holiday. Most of these resorts offer private airport transportation, so you get the most value by booking flights and taking advantage of the special online rates.
All of the resorts listed below:
- Feature only villas and suites
- Have luxury amenities and excellent service
- Offer good value for money
- Score very high in guest reviews
Best 6-star Phuket ultra luxury resorts
1 – Trisara Hotel
- High season starting from: US$930 per night
- Low season starting from: US$710 per night
Arguably Phuket’s finest resort of all, the Trisara Hotel has 39 pool villas spread over a hillside that goes all the way down to a private beach. Each villa has a view of the Andaman Sea and an infinity pool out on its large deck, and most villas have a full kitchen. Romantic couples will be comfortable in the smaller pool villas, but families and groups can opt for villas with anywhere from 2 to 6 bedrooms.
This resort has a Kids Club so families with children have plenty of options, but the grounds are spread out like a luxury community so it’s popular with the honeymoon crowd as well. There’s also scuba diving, tennis courts, and a full beach club just out front.
- High season starting from: US$726 per night
- Low season starting from: US$559 per night
With a private and exclusive location on a nearby island, the Six Sense Yao Noi Resort is another that deserves a 6-star rating. There are 56 villas here, each with a private pool on a large sundeck, and each with an amazing sea view. This is a member of the acclaimed Six Senses luxury hotel chain, where the hotels have a unique design with very large rooms that are mostly open-air (with ceiling fans) and an air conditioned bedroom area.
The villa design combined with the tropical breezes on this hillside resort makes for an unforgettable luxury experience that is all about barefoot elegance. There are a couple of restaurants in addition to the in-villa dining option, plus a gym, tennis court, and private beach with full amenities. This is a better choice for honeymoon couples than families, but the larger villas are certainly well suited to groups.
3 – Sri Panwa Phuket
- High season starting from: US$581 per night
- Low season starting from: US$436 per night
Featuring 52 suites and villas that each have their own infinity pool, the Sri Panwa Phuket Resort is a full-service hotel, unlike many other villa complexes with only a few amenities. The rooms range from the large Pool Suites all the way up to the enormous 5-Bedroom Residence Villa, and all are outfitted with 5-star amenities including loaded iPods and state of the art sound systems.
There is also a “Beach Pool” that is set 60 meters above sea level, as well as a private beach below. Yoga & Pilates classes and Thai Boxing are among the more interesting activities available, but there are far too many to list. Of course there is a luxury spa as well as a large pool club that features a wide variety of recreation and dining.
- High season starting from: US$576 per night
- Low season starting from: US$478 per night
With 48 pool villas set over a secluded corner of a sandy beach, the Shore at Katathani Resort is very popular with honeymooners and other romantic couples. The villas are large, but not really family sized, and each has a private pool on its sundeck overlooking the sea. Each is also filled with deluxe amenities such as bathrobes and slippers for each guest and a premium entertainment system.
The resort does have plenty of activities and amenities on offer, including a fitness center, yoga classes, and even golf putting greens. There is an acclaimed restaurant and a pleasant lounge, but another key feature is that this hotel is reasonably close to Patong Beach, so those looking for shopping or nightlife are a short taxi ride away.
- High season starting from: US$1,126 per night
- Low season starting from: US$806 per night
Another prime contender for finest resort on Phuket, the Double Pool Villas by Banyan Tree is ideal for those seeking the best of everything. The 24 private villas here are enormous and come with two private pools within the private garden area of each. The two-bedroom pool villas even come with a 24-hour personal villa host, so whatever you need at any time will be taken care of.
Perhaps better still is the fact that this resort is a private enclave attached to the main Banyan Tree Phuket complex, which is part of the larger Laguna Phuket resort complex. Guests here get all the privacy they could want, but also direct access to the 30 restaurants and bars within the exclusive property. The private beach is just a few steps away if the private pools don’t offer enough room to relax.
- High season starting from: US$820 per night
- Low season starting from: US$468 per night
With only 11 villas in total, the Impiana Private Villas is the smallest of these 6-star resorts in Phuket, but the amazing hillside sea views from each villa make it one of the most desirable as well. Accommodation ranges from Deluxe Pool Suites all the way up to the Royal Villa, and all of them include a private infinity pool as well as butler service.
The intimate size helps keep it very private and exclusive, but unlike some of the others, this one has very few activities on offer. The villas are all large enough to host a party, and it’s also relatively close to Patong Beach and other popular areas, so it’s a good choice for those coming to explore Phuket when they aren’t just relaxing in their private infinity pool.
- High season starting from: US$708 per night
- Low season starting from: US$634 per night
Featuring 63 suites and villas, the Andara Resort Villas is one of the larger Phuket hotels that could be in the 6-star category. Most of the villas and many of the suites have private pools, and all are very large and stuffed with luxurious amenities including Bose sound systems. Indoor and discrete outdoor showers and bathtubs are in every unit, so it’s well suited to romantic couples.
There’s an acclaimed outdoor Thai restaurant and a private beach with a club and lounge, so there is no shortage of ways to relax in the tropical breezes. There are tennis courts and a luxury spa as well, plus a common outdoor pool with sun loungers. This is a popular resort with many guests who return each year, so it’s one to be booked well in advance if possible.