Phuket, Thailand: Best Luxury Private Villas, A comprehensive Guide

Phuket is planning a reopening to welcome back international tourists who are fully vaccinated from 1st July 2021.

But we need to see the finer details once we get closer to the opening date, specially for vaccinated travelers from India. Having said this, it is surely a positive sign towards a slow and gradual opening of destination Phuket, and I expect a full opening with least or no restrictions by Q4 2021.

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I write this blog to introduce you the benefits of booking a Private Luxury Villa in Phuket, along with a list of most sort after Luxury Villa properties (from 3 bedroom going upto 10 bedroom to cater to all family sizes) in Phuket for your consideration and future planning.

The focus is Private Villas, rather than Hotels and Resorts, which Phuket has many. But for obvious reasons a Luxury Villa Holiday is the way to go as destination Phuket opens up to international travelers.

Why Book a Private Villa: The Benefits:

1. Privacy

Its exclusive use, just for your family or group of friends, so privacy comes naturally. The staff is handpicked, discreet and specially placed at the Villa just to serve your preferences and service demands.

2. Safety and hygiene

In the midst of a pandemic, one of the main concerns for travelers is the health of their family. Each Villa on the list below adheres to strict hygiene controls and cleaning procedures. The staff members are being vaccinated on priority and regularly tested. They have undergone extensive training and safety management measures have been executed across our portfolio. The health and wellbeing of our guests and our employees remain our top priority.

3. Exclusive use of facilities

Unlike in Resorts and Hotels you do not have to share communal facilities with strangers. When you book a Private Villa all facilities such as a private swimming pool, jacuzzi, air-conditioned gym, games room, or home cinema are for your group’s exclusive use. No need to adhere to a time slot to use the facilities. Maintenance and sanitation of the facilities is guaranteed and the Villa Manager can arrange for private trainers, yoga sessions or spa therapists on request.

4. Remote work

This is in case you prefer, you can check into a private villa for a long stay and you can continue working from home, surrounded by all the comforts of a luxurious stay. Many villas have a well-equipped study and all have high-speed WiFi so you can easily log in on office days. With plenty of places to spread out, kids can continue their remote schooling too. Take those conference calls, without having to change the background, your reality will be enviable as it is!

5. Personal service

Each Private Luxury Villa is typically staffed with a manager, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners and security personnel depending on the destination, and you can even have your own private chef. They work as a seamless team to create an extraordinarily luxurious villa vacation – just for you. Friendly yet professional, the staff members are managed by a Villa Manager and are trained to be discreet and efficient.

6. Kids are welcomed with open arms

Within the safe enclave of a private villa, you never have to worry about your kids wandering away or meeting strangers. Families are welcomed with open arms at these family friendly villas and with so many staff members ready to play with them, your children will never want to leave.

7. Luxury of Space

A villa booked exclusively for you is your own private property for the duration of your stay. Spread out and enjoy the space. Great for multi-generational families or a group of friends – there’s plenty of room for everyone, without anyone being in each other’s way.

Best Family-Friendly Luxury Villas in Phuket:

With spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, game rooms, charming private pools, and friendly staff to keep an eye on the kids, below family-friendly villas guarantee a happy (and safe) holiday for your family.

1. Sava Beach Villas – Villa Cielo

Natai Beach is a haven for families with pristine, white sand and no crowds to speak of. Sitting pretty, right on the beach, Villa Cielo is part of the exclusive Sava Beach Villas complex.

Though all the villas in this complex are exquisite, this 6-bedroom haven stands out particularly for multi-generational families with amenities such as a pool table, trampoline, foosball table and surfboards to keep everyone busy. You’ll love the 25-metre pool and lush lawns where kids can run around safely as you sip a cocktail in the covered gazebo.

2. Jivana Beach Villas – Villa Ananda

Perfect for families and groups of friends, the extravagant 7-bedroom Villa Ananda offers magnificent sunset views over the Andaman Sea. Boasting 9,500 square metres of land, including over 80 metres of private beachfront, this villa is one of four in the exclusive Jivana Beach Villas estate located on the pristine sands of Natai Beach in Phang Nga, north of Phuket island.

The manicured tropical gardens, beachfront sunset sala and 25-metre swimming pool with neighbouring dining sala provide the ultimate getaway for guests looking for peace and tranquility amidst stunning natural beauty.

It offers spacious children’s quarters, complete with a bathroom, two sets of bunk beds for kids below 12 years old and a nanny’s room.

Cook up a storm in the modern kitchen or let your private chef handle all your dining requests. The family room houses a flat-screen TV and comfortable sofa seating, the perfect venue for movie nights.

3. Villa Analaya

Set in the exclusive Laemson Estate on Phuket’s spectacular Millionaire’s Mile, the 6-bedrooom Villa Analaya, right by the pristine white sands of a small peninsula close to Kamala Beach, is absolutely stunning; the beachfront location, clever design, and features of this luxury villa take it into a class of its own.

The villa is perched on a headland, with 5 individual pavilions housing the property’s massive 6 bedrooms, all equipped with immaculate furnishings, ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs, and large glass doors and windows that frame breathtaking ocean views. Facing the Andaman Sea, you’ve got endless views of the blue sky and crystal, blue waters of the famous Phuket coast.

The villa’s highlight is definitely its beautiful zero-edge infinity pool. Around the pool are plenty of sun loungers, a comfortable outdoor sala, as well as an alfresco dining area. Manicured, tropical gardens surround the pool area, where a large trampoline is placed for both kids and adults to have fun with.

Inside the villa, you can find plenty of lounge spaces, with large comfortable seating, and expansive spaces that definitely create a relaxing and indulgent atmosphere. Other facilities that you can find at Villa Analaya include a fully equipped gym with pool, garden, and ocean views; a fully equipped gourmet kitchen; a library; a TV room; and a yoga deck.

For activities outside the villa, Patong is just a short drive south from the estate. When you’re done spoiling yourself at Villa Analaya, nightlife, dining, and shopping are yours to enjoy at this famous Phuket spot.

Services at the villa include a villa manager, who makes sure everything is in place and going smoothly during your stay at the property; daily housekeepers so everything remains clean and beautiful at the villa; as well as a private chef, whom you can ask to prepare special banquets, dinners on the beach, as well as all-day snacks as you enjoy your time with your friends and/or family. Another reason why Villa Analaya is a true luxury escape is its private, white sand beach.

4. Villa Nandana, Natai Beach:

Villa Nandana is an absolute beachfront dream. Featuring 4-luxurious bedrooms, it offers an exceptional range of facilities such as a glorious 20-metre pool with beach views perfect for an afternoon dip, a modern kitchen for preparing meals for the family, a sea-view alfresco dining sala for relishing meals while taking in the astounding views, a spa room for the grown-ups, and satellite TVs for your viewing pleasure.

5. Villa Mayavee

Villa Mayavee is located on the west coast of Phuket, at Waterfall Bay on Kamala’s Millionaire’s Mile. Situated in an exclusive community, it is secluded from the crowded popular tourist sites, but also in close proximity to the island’s best beaches. The popular white sand beaches of Patong, Kamala, and Surin are a close distance, providing opportunities for guests to explore the island’s natural beauty while also staying close to the villa.

The entire property encompasses 10,200 square meters of land, with the main building occupying 2,400 square meters of space. The 4-bedroom Villa Mayavee is undoubtedly one of the finest luxury holiday homes on the island of Phuket.

There are two wings in the villa – the guest wing, where they have 3 suites, the gym, and a pool; and a separate master wing, where the master suite is located and separated from the rest of the guest rooms.

The master wing is a private space that’s separated from the rest of the building by the kitchen and dining areas. It features an impressive dressing area, its own private pool, a library, and an office. The suite is a private retreat all on its own, which makes for the perfect accommodation for a couple while the rest of the family or friends enjoy their time around the rest of the property.

Surrounding the property is a lush, tropical jungle that seems to embrace the villa. Both ocean and mountain views are seen from every angle of the rooms, as well as the outdoor lounge spaces.

The villa also features a large infinity pool, several lounge and dining areas furnished with minimalist and stylish furniture, sun deck lounges that seem to hang over a cliff with unbelievable views of the Andaman, and plenty of space to lounge around.

6. Villa Padma:

Located seafront on the picturesque Cape Yamu on the east coast of Phuket, Villa Padma unfolds west-facing panoramic views towards the island’s foothills where the sunset cascades it’s rays over the mangroves.

This villa is perfect for family, friends, and for intimate small gatherings.

This magnificent villa features 4 expansive and well-appointed bedrooms, unique sunken sala, an exceptionally breathtaking 25-meter swimming pool, Terrazzo soaking tubs and much more.

It boasts a spacious pool deck which is furnished along with super sized luxury couches, and day beds. On the outdoors, there is a big covered BBQ pavilion which features a wet bar, fridge, and washroom that’s perfect for inviting family and friends for a great afternoon BBQ soiree.

Villa Padma also features a private movie room with surround sound system and a games room. This amazing villa is ideal for friends, family, and small intimate gatherings.

7. Villa Chada:

Commanding prime position on the peaceful hillside of Millionaire’s Mile around from Kamala Bay, where the views of the magnificent Andaman Sea are pure perfection, sits stunning Villa Chada.

This 6-Bedroom ocean-front Thai-style villa, offers complete privacy, an expansive garden with an infinity pool and first-class service in a natural, tropical setting.

This is the perfect venue for an escape for a group of friends or families with older children, as the setup offers cosy corners and generous space alongside exclusivity and utter tranquillity.

Villa Chada is hidden away on the headland within the exclusive Laemson Estate, yet just outside there’s plenty to explore. Less than a kilometre away is a private beach cove where you can snorkel or try your hand at local fishing, there’s also direct walking access to this secret beach through the estate.

8. The Pines:

Experience barefoot living at The Pines on Natai Beach, located along Phang Nga’s pristine western coastline.

Divided into five Thai-style individual living sections, each of the villa’s 5-bedrooms enjoys privacy, either set within its own pavilion or with a separate entrance. Enjoy sea views from your bedroom, or simply by stepping out onto the inspired pool deck, or directly onto the sandy beach.

Besides the warm wood architecture and stunning sea views, one of the biggest highlights of the villa is a turquoise 20-metre lap pool, positioned a few steps from the beach.

The Pines is well suited for families with older children, due to its beachfront location. The pool is much loved, thanks to the inflatables available for guests’ use, as is the entertainment room.

9. Villa Amarapura

Overlooking the blue waters of the Andaman Sea on Phuket’s eastern shore and the stunning limestone formation of Phang Nga bay, Amarapura is an 7-bedroom villa that is a red carpet A-lister on the luxury villa rental circuit. Situated above the upscale Cape Yamu, the villa perfectly blends stunning avant-garde design features with luxurious retreat-style relaxation.

Built in 2016, Villa Amarapura combines the must-have elements of luxury holiday villa rentals, including six staff, and adds stunning features and upscale qualities. The result is chic, glamorous, and comfortable retreat relaxation in superior style.

The villa’s two glorious infinity pools on different levels are incredible, as are the super-king beds in two of the rooms, with all rooms promising gorgeous sea, pool or garden views.

The villa boasts a cinema, TV room, and lounge, as well as a full kitchen. Dining is divine with a breakfast bar, kitchen dining area and grand atrium dining too, with al fresco meals savored in the poolside sala.

Relaxation is inspired along with engaging activities at Villa Amarapura. A games room includes a high-tech golf simulation game and a pool table, while outdoors practice your golf swing on the villa’s putting green. Shoot a few hoops on the basketball court, go kayaking or enjoy a game of tennis on the exclusive estate’s court.

10. Villa Saanti

It is located on Natai Beach on the beautiful Andaman coast, just north of Phuket. This 6-bedroom villa, with plenty of space for 12 adults and up to six children, embraces two large swimming pools as it gazes across a stretch of lush lawn and sky-yearning coconut palms, to the sublime beach and the Andaman Sea beyond.

The sumptuously furnished and air-conditioned living and dining pavilion, offers a cool retreat where guests can rest, relax and enjoy attentive service from a friendly team that includes a knowledgeable villa manager, housekeeping and service staff as well as a skilled Thai chef.

Villa Saanti is well-equipped for families with children of all ages. In-villa facilities include: 2 high chairs; a baby cot; pool toys and beach toys.

11. Villa Purissara

The sparkling luxury villa is located within Laemson Estate, in Phuket’s famed Millionaire’s Mile. With an extensive 3,200 square-meter property all yours during your stay, this luxurious holiday home showcases the Andaman Sea’s jaw-dropping vista in full view. Its 5-bedroom suites are more than enough to house large groups in this tropical paradise.

Purissara’s overall design motif hails to its roots—the intricate style of traditional Thai textile, symbolism, and artwork, evident in every room, down to its outdoor gardens.

This posh villa features the pinnacle of pure relaxation and entertainment. With a sizeable living and entertainment room, bar, and spa room within reach, your stay in this holiday abode is indeed worthwhile.

Guests can either take a plunge in the refreshing infinity pool or, better yet, swim at the private white sand beach accessible within the villa. If you ever get tired of swimming, single kayaks are available for use, letting you explore the surrounding turquoise waters.

Dining is made even special with Purissara’s indoor and outdoor dining spaces, where your own private chef and staff can serve delectable restaurant-quality dishes for friends and family.

Perhaps one of Purissara’s crowning jewels is its luxe bedrooms. All rooms contain ensuite bathrooms, sofa seats, king-size beds, and pool and sea views to beat. With floor-length windows installed in every room, light floods every corner easily, making each suite cozier and brighter.

12. Layan Residences by Anantara

Situated high on a hillside overlooking Layan Beach, the Residences offer an incomparable location with sweeping views of Pristine Sirinath National Park. From here guests can experience on of Phuket’s most exclusive areas, renowned for its high-end lifestyle, coastal beauty and national park surrounds.

This prime location is also just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, with convenient access to a host of attractions such as: Laguna Phuket, Blue Canyon Golf Course, Old Phuket Town and Phuket Aquarium.

All the 15 Residences boast a contemporary interpretation of classic Asian design. The exceptional living spaces and the incredible coastal views are showcased by expansive windows, sweeping verandas and rooftop elegance. Residences range from 3 to 7-bedrooms, providing the ultimate island retreat for families, friends and groups.

EXTRA SERVICES :

-Spice Spoons – Anantara signature cooking school
-Wine-tasting Journeys (through on property Age Restaurant, boasting one of the island most rich Wine cantinas)
-Slumber Guru
-Muay Thai Kick boxing stadium
-Yoga Classes
-Water sports: scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, hobie-wae, catamaran and schiller bike
-Major Affair, a Luxury chartered yacht 90-feet Sunseeker
-Siam Seas, 36-foot speedboat

Each Residence includes a dedicated butler.

13. Villa Tievoli:

Villa Tievoli Phuket is the ultimate luxury beach front villa with 200 meters of white sand frontage and stunning panoramic views of the ocean. Villa Tievoli has been designed with absolute decadence in mind. Boasting a spacious living area, fantastic entertaining space and its own luxury spa, the magnificent villa offers a refreshing combination of indoor and outdoor luxury living.

The villa features 7 stunning bedrooms including the ultimate kids room with play area and double bunk to sleep 4 children, a large living area with a state of the art home entertainment system and fantastic open plan indoor and poolside dining areas.

The villa surrounds the 25 metre infinity pool which extends right up to the beach, decked with generous outdoor lounge areas, a bar, outdoor kitchen with BBQ and a dining area. Inside the luxury continues with a spa, steam room, sauna and beauty salon.

Villa Tievoli is ideally located close to Natai Beach, an ideal location to enjoy everything that Phuket has to offer, but idyllic enough to enjoy island tranquility.

Staffed by a villa manager, 3 full time maids, 2 qualified spa therapists and 2 full time chefs – so you can enjoy the finest food Thailand has to offer and pamper yourselves without leaving the comfort of the paradise retreat.

This amazing villa is ideal for friends, family, weddings and small intimate gatherings.

14. Villa Verai

A chic coastal retreat and an expression of contemporary glamor, the 6-bedroom Villa Verai on Phuket’s exclusive Cape Yamu takes luxury villa living to a new level.

From the amazing setting to the modern-minimalist style, classic décor, and sensuous furnishings, there is something wonderfully sophisticated about Villa Verai that makes its design and features stand out. The villa effortlessly exudes a sense of style that creates a statement stay that looks good and feels even better.

Each of its 6 en-suite bedrooms is fully air-conditioned and has its own toilet and bath. Whichever room you walk into, you can enjoy the view of the Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea beyond.

Villa Verai has it all, with a games room with billiard table and sofa, a fantastic office room with day-beds, and work tables, plus a cinema room with soft, velvety seats to sink into.

Outside, a net stretched between trees on the lawn is perfect for volleyball or badminton, whilst there is also a tennis court on the grounds too. Add to this a fitness room, and a spa room for in-villa massages, plus a steam room and you have the ultimate luxurious Phuket villa vacation abode.

The villa also features a state-of-the-art 10-seater cinema, a game room with a pool table, and a garden play area.

15. Villa Alchemy:

Villa Alchemy offers its guests a luxurious vacation home with beachfront seclusion along Phuket’s stunning and exclusive eastern coast of Cape Yamu. Featuring 10 bedrooms, each with an ensuite, it is the perfect elegant abode for those traveling with large families or groups.

It offers an abundance of modern conveniences and amenities, including a jacuzzi, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, a fully-equipped American kitchen, and a pair of infinity pools that overlook the glistening Andaman sea. A kids pool by the swimming area and a private cinema room equipped with a large 3x2m screen.

Villa Alchemy features a well-equipped fitness gym with an attached spa area. A tennis court, accessible within the estate. The villa also features an entertainment area with a pool table, an 80-inch flat-screen television, and a bar with direct access to the saltwater infinity middle pool.

A dedicated team of 6 staff members including an in-house villa manager and a private chef is available to cater to your very needs.

Credits: The Luxury Signature, Elite Havens and The Private World

How to Book:

You can get more details and book any of the above listed Luxury Villas with Delhi based Luxury Travel Design Company – Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd.

– Amit Kalsi, Private Travel Designer

Published by experientialtraveljourneys

A Private Travel Designer specialising in private, luxury, experiential, transformational, off-beat, off-the-grid, bespoke, tailor-made, bespoke, authentic, sustainable journeys to destinations worldwide.

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