Sitting by quiet Mai Khao Beach in the northern tip of Phuket, Renaissance Phuket has everything you need for an indulgent beachside stay. Expect luxury with impeccable taste, with top-notch wellness and fitness facilities for those on a self-care kick.
Why We Love It
♥ The six-person private pool villa is the coolest place for a group getaway
♥ The opportunity to get away from the Phuket madness
♥ Very convenient access to Phuket airport
♥ Wonderfully perfect for honeymooners
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is located on Mai Khao Beach, on the quieter northern end of the island. You’re a long way away from the crazy nightlife of Patong Beach, which for many is a blessing. This is the perfect place to get away from the go-go bars and beach parties to enjoy some well-deserved pampering and relaxation.
Ironically, the remote location makes the hotel very easy to reach: Renaissance Phuket is just a 20-minute drive from Phuket Airport, and a 3-hour drive from the southern Thai hub of Surat Thani.
Style & Design
Renaissance Phuket does an expert job of blending a clean, contemporary style with distinctive Thai influences. This is seen in beautiful details like the vaulted shape of the private villa roofs, reminiscent of a Thai temple, or in the lush tropical greenery surrounding the hotel pool. Even the most basic bedrooms are beautifully bright and airy, with a glass panel separating the room and bathroom for an open-plan feel.
The hotel has all the hallmarks of an exceptional 5-star resort, including a lovely ocean-facing outdoor pool and a truly gorgeous day spa offering a wide range of high-end treatments.
Fitness fanatics will love the hotel gym, which comes with a solid set of proper weightlifting equipment, as well as the many activities on offer. These include yoga, volleyball, soccer, circuit training, and pilates.
Food options are varied and superb, from an authentic Thai restaurant to fresh nightly barbeques, international meals, and carefully crafted poolside cocktails.
Renaissance Phuket offers two sizes of rooms as well as a stylish 1-bedroom suite. However, if you have the budget, it’s the private villas that you want. Each comes with a plunge pool as well as luxury touches like huge bathtubs and LCD TV’s with premium channels like ESPN and HBO. You can even opt for one with an ocean view, or for a huge 3-bedroom duplex housing up to six people.