Phuket has been a choice holiday destination for families, honeymooners, and backpackers alike, and it’s easy to see why. The biggest island just off the mainland, Phuket is surrounded by stunning blue waters, white sandy beaches, and some of the nation’s most spectacular rentals; and there is something for every kind of traveller, but if you’re truly looking for something on the more upscale side, you may want to check out these places.

Who knows? This list may inspire you to book your next island getaway.

1. Katamanda Villas, Karon

Katamanda Estate is an exclusive group of private villas backdropped by the Andaman Sea. Made up of eleven villas ranging from three to six bedrooms, each comes with large indoor and outdoor living areas. The villas can be rented individually to accommodate a small family or together with other villas for larger group bookings.

Katamanda Estate is also strategically located and is within walking distance from the beautiful Kata and Kata Noi beaches. The villa’s highlights include access to the Estate Clubhouse, home to The Terrace Cafe, and Limonta turf tennis court. Guests can also make full use of their well-equipped gym and palm-fringed swimming pool.

Address: 9, 48 Kata Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 333 251

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2. The Cube Villa Kalim, Patong

The Cube Villa Kalim in Patong Beach is a four-bedroom villa that comes with five bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with a stunning panoramic view of the Patong Skyline and Kalim Bay from the pool. Guests can engage in activities such as hiking and cycling too!

Kalim Beach is 500 metres from the property, while Patong Beach is 1.3km from the property, and guests can enjoy a paid airport shuttle service to and from the villa.

Address: A, 9/4 Soi Prabaramee 7, Kalim Beach, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Contact: +66 92 870 6065

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3. Kalim Beach House, Kathu

A short distance away from Patong is Kalim Beach House, which is nestled on a private beach in the Kathu, offering accommodation with access to an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and room service. The villa has seven bedrooms and two bathrooms, spacious enough to accommodate up to 15 guests.

Besides your very own private beach area, there is also a barbecue grill for fire up a feast. Not keen on just sitting around doing nothing? There’s also a game room with a full-sized snooker table, poker table, and various board games.

Address: A, 9/4 Soi Prabaramee 7, Kalim Beach, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Contact: +66 92 870 6065

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4. Villa Amarapura, Cape Yamu

Set on the eastern shore of Phuket and surrounded by the gorgeous limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay, Villa Amarapura is a seven-bedroom luxury rental combining traditional Thai design with sleek modern architecture; the estate sleeps up to 14 guests.

From its infinity pools and outdoor jacuzzis to its soft white linen sheets and spectacular views of the ocean, thought has gone into everything to ensure your stay is comfortable and memorable.

Address: 222/16‐17, Moo 7, Paklok Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +852 8120 8488

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5. Villa Sawarin, Thalang

Villa Sawarin is a gorgeous designer villa in Cape Yamu with panoramic views of the bay from its hilltop perch. This ten-bedroom villa is great for groups and families seeking an idyllic and luxurious holiday. It includes a media and games room, dining room, and grand entrance reception room. Unwind at the villa’s private spa or take a dip in the 24-metre pool.

Kayaks and table tennis are also available on the property for those looking to do something outdoorsy. Guests can also enjoy access to the Point Yamu Resort facilities, including its private beach club on Naka Yai island just off the northeast coast of Phuket, at a small fee.

Address: 222 33-34 Moo 7 Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +852 8120 8488

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6. Keemala, Kathu

Up in the hills and surrounded by lush greenery, Keemala Resort is a truly divine retreat from every life. Two villas are available for booking here, the Tent Pool Villas and the Bird’s Nest Pool Villas – both with seven to eight villas, respectively.

The property offers views of the sea and rainforest that can be enjoyed from your private pool and outdoor sun deck. It is located close to Kamala Beach and Patong Beach for those who want the liveliness of these areas before withdrawing to your villa.

Address: 10/88 Nakasud Road, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 358 777

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7. Villa Saan, Kamala

With panoramic sea and sunset views, the villa overlooks a small bay, where the roofs of some of Phuket’s finest resorts and villas peep through the tropical treetops that border the ocean. Just 6km north is Kamala Beach, a beautiful stretch of soft golden sand and turquoise blue waters meeting the shore.

Spend your days surfing and bodyboarding, or relax on the beach while indulging in Thai seafood at one of the restaurants lining the shores. Further to the south is the lively Patong Beach, with a range of water sports, shopping, dining, and nightlife choices.

Address: 28/27 Cape Amarin, Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 684 820

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8. The Surin, Thalang

Nestled among lush foliage and coconut palms, this upscale resort comprises elegant suites, one to two-bedroom cottages, and beachfront one-bedroom pool villas with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

The property is 12km from Wat Phra Thong temple and 23km from Sirinat National Park. Guests of the property can also enrol themselves in the yoga and meditation classes offered, but if you want something more faster-paced, try their water sports activities or tennis. There’s also golf too!

Address: 118 Soi Hat Surin 8, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 316 400

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9. Koi Signature Villa, Thalang

A delightful property at Surin Hill, perched amongst the treetops, this six-bedroom villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of Surin Beach, Bang Tao Beach, and Laguna. More of a coastal village than a resort town, it is a perfect getaway for those looking for a little more privacy.

The villa itself is spacious, bright, and furnished with custom-made furniture. It features six suites, each with a large bathroom, a double jacuzzi tub, a walk-in shower, a steam sauna, and private pools. The master suite comes with a large heated jacuzzi for up to eight people to enjoy and a garden, each room offering the best panoramic views of the site.

Address: X7FJ+9X2, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 621 722

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10. Sri Panwa Phuket, Panwa

Built on 40 acres of privately owned jungle, Sri Panwa’s five-bedroom villa is a blend of modern and opulent interiors built on one of Phuket’s most beautiful coastlines, the Panwa Beach.

Villas range from a one-bedroom to a five-bedroom presidential villa, with two private kitchens, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas. There’s also an outdoor bathing area with a separate rain shower, a patio, and a state-of-the-art BOSE surround sound entertainment system.

Address: 88 Sakdidej Rd, Wichit, Muang Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 371 000

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