Editor picks: 5-star & luxury hotels in Phuket

by Paul Stafford  |  Published May 3, 2019

The rainforested, mountainous island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea is one of the jewels in Thailand’s crown, drawing vast numbers of tourists each year. Picture postcard beaches, mainly dotted along the clear waters of the island’s western shore, along with numerous high-end seaside resorts, spas, restaurants, bars and nightclubs have all made it a destination with a truly global reputation, while old shophouses and busy markets offer an authentic taste of national customs and culture.

When it comes to accommodation on the island of Phuket, visitors are spoiled for choice, with everything from budget guest houses through to the very pinnacle of luxury. For those keen to push the boat out and find something with a dash of opulence, there are a large number of 5-star and luxury hotels here. We’ve picked out 5 of the best.