For a place to stay closely resembling the images in travel magazines the best Mai Khao Beach resorts in Phuket might be what you are looking for. This more than 10 km sweep of golden sand on the northern tip of Phuket's western sunset shore is not only the longest on the island, but also best resembles natural idyllic qualities due to limited man-made structures and commercial activity imposing on it's tranquility.
One reason for it's maintained natural splendor is it's location within a protected national park. Subsequently it is perfect to relax unhindered away from large crowds. If you prefer areas like Patong and Karon buzzing with activity and nightlife respectively 30 and 45 minutes away, this will not be for you. Here you want to spend romantic evenings and enjoy an authentic island vibe in laid-back seclusion.
However, do not let Mai Khao's secluded location create the impression you are setting yourself up for boredom, because along this beach hotels are mostly 5 star and they are master entertainers with mind blowing facilities. Resorts like Centara Grand West Sands have the ultimate family accommodation and features the Splash Jungle Water Park with slides, whirl pools and Jacuzzis which are a big thrill for children and adults. For a romantic getaway a villa with its own private pool at Sala Phuket, Renaissance or Anantara are private sanctuaries.
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With your own wine cellar and a bathroom with a terrazzo tub large enough for two, a wooden walk-way leads from your pool villa through tropical plants to a dining sala floating in a lily pond lit up by candles suggest Anantara Mai Khao Villas is the epitome of romantic indulgence.
The ideal option for families to spend quality time together Centara Grand West Sands Resort and Villas settles on a private beachfront with a gigantic water park free for use to hotel guests. It features one to 4 bedroom suites, many with their own pool and some with their own kitchen.
As great as it is for couples who prefer a secluded location it also offers a 2 bedroom suite for families and a kids club. It is the ideal destination to find peaceful solitude offering meditation, tai chi and yoga classes and there is also a cooking school.
This certificate of excellence award winning hideaway features elegant villas which blend modern luxury with an expert Thai decorative touch. Villas are equipped with their own pools and the 2 and 3 bedroom villa also come with an equipped kitchen.
Featuring open concept rooms with dip pools, Renaissance is suggested for couples. Facilities include a jogging trail and a private beach. Guests love this resort for its fabulous pool area equipped with soft day beds, its amazing food and delectable spa.
Sala Phuket is a decadent get-away-from-it-all seaside retreat. It features luxurious villas with private outdoor bathrooms and living areas, plus your own pool set in an enclosed garden terrace. It also features 3 beachfront pools, a hamman, a great spa and open-air seaside dining.