Sala Phuket Resort and Spa

Large family-friendly pool villas in a quiet area in north Phuket

Featuring 79 rooms and villas, most of which have private pools, the Sala Phuket Resort and Spa is a popular and self-contained resort in a quiet area not far north of the airport. The bottom room category are the Deluxe Balcony rooms, which are still quite large and offer very good value, while all the rest are huge villas with pools that are also rather affordable for the size.

With a peaceful location far from the craziness of the Patong Beach nightlife, this is an ideal resort for couples or families coming to relax rather than shop and dance. There are several other very good restaurants nearby, so it’s easy to sample around a bit, but many people check in and don’t leave again until their flight is about to leave. Very strong reviews and modest prices for rooms of this size and quality mean that this is a popular choice among relaxing 5-star Phuket resorts.

Rooms/suites/villas: 79
Area: Mai Khao
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Deluxe Balcony – 63sqm
  • SALA Pool Villa – 157sqm
  • Garden Pool Villa – 158sqm
  • 1 Bedroom Pool Villa Suite – 214sqm
  • 2 Bedroom Pool Villa Suite – 447sqm
  • 1 Bedroom Duplex Pool Villa Suite – 333 sqm
  • 2 Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa – 619 sqm

Special room features

  • Private swimming pools in all rooms (except the Deluxe Balcony room)
  • Open-air outdoor bathrooms, all with outdoor showers and/or tubs and private gardens
  • Private salas and/or sunbathing deck in all pool villas and suites
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans in all rooms
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Large daybeds
  • Satellite/ cable television
  • 32” flat screen LCD TV plus MP3 compatible DVD player in all rooms
  • WI-FI access throughout resort
  • Refrigerators and mini-bars
  • In-room electronic safes
  • Hair dryers
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Bathrobes, slippers, and umbrella
  • Writing desk


  • High season online specials from US$209 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$179 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • SALA Phuket rooftop dining
  • SALA Phuket beach bar
  • Lobby bar
  • In-villa dining

Resort features

  • Huge fun pool for lounging and playing
  • Lap pool for the energetic
  • Kids pool
  • SALA gift shop
  • Library
  • Internet & business centre
  • High speed WI-FI access throughout the resort
  • Secretarial services available on request

Spa information

SALA Spa Phuket features contemporary Sino Portuguese inspired design evoking the sensual harmony of a tropical Chinese garden.

Nearby activities

  • Snorkeling and diving
  • Elephant trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Island tours
  • Temples and historical sites
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife

Distance from Phuket International Airport

18 km / 11 miles – 20 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Sala Phuket Resort and Spa are generally excellent, with nearly everyone praising the resort grounds, the service, and the large villas themselves. Most guests really seem to love the fact that it’s a small enough resort to feel at home, but big enough to have many activity and leisure options.

A small number of guests mention that the food in the restaurant is pricier than it should be, or even not up to 5-star standards, but most reviews praise the restaurant. A few other guests knock points off because this resort is not near the Patong nightlife area, which it isn’t, but it’s not fair to complain about something you should have known before you booked. Overall the Sala Phuket Resort and Spa is a solid choice and very good value for the size of the rooms and the very positive reviews.

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