Sala Phuket earns a spot in “The Best Hotels in Phuket” list by Condé Nast Traveller

Alisha Pawa

24 Feb 2023

Sala Phuket is where contemporary chic meets uncluttered sophistication.

There’s no doubt that Phuket is Thailand’s most idyllic destination when it comes to lush, turquoise-hued beaches, jungle-clad mountains, and coastal retreats. It’s not just a cultural melting pot, but a long-standing holiday hotspot and the country’s biggest island blessed with over 30 stunning beaches and bays. In the midst of Phuket’s picturesque resorts, international brands, and ultra-luxury destinations, Sala Phuket has been named among “The Best Hotels in Phuket'' by Condé Nast Traveller, and we can see why.

Sala Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort flaunts a historic, Sino-Portuguese architecture painted with the island's trade history making it an enticing resort for visitors to indulge in the ultimate luxury experience. The Thai-owned brand holds great pride in their small collection of properties that offers the best of Thailand’s tourism with these noteworthy elements -- classical architecture, white-washed sanctuary, and reputed spa and gastronomic art. 

The Location

The five-star resort tucked away into the northern edge of the pristine Mai Khao national park, is a perfect spot for a serene and quiet getaway. The resort is situated just 20 minutes from the Phuket International Airport, making it easily accessible to Old Phuket Town, Blue Canyon Golf Course, and Phang Nga Bay. From outdoor adventures like jet skis and kayaks to indoor activities like Thai boxing and cooking classes at the resort, there’s something for everyone. Wedding bells ringing? Sala Phuket is quite a favourite dream-like tropical beach wedding spot for locals and expats alike. 


A true escape from the bustling city, visitors can feel the breezy wind, breathe the fresh air, hear the birds chirping, and simply reconnect back with nature to de-stress. Sala Phuket is home to spacious private villas with 79 guest rooms (63 to 619 square meters in size), including 63 villas and suites, each featuring a private pool. The resort also has three beachfront swimming pools which includes a signature seafront SALA Restaurant, the all-new SALA Beach Bar, and an award-winning SALA Spa.

Dine & Wine

Nothing is more indulgent than taking breakfast at your very own private pool side table. Sala Phuket offers a variety of Thai and International cuisine choices with themed menus throughout the week to keep things exciting. The SALA signature seafood platter might even work its magic to make you extend your stay given the incredible variety of the freshest seafood straight from the Andaman Sea. Think, rock lobster, tiger prawns, blue crab, and more. From sipping a refreshing cocktail as you gaze over the breath-taking sunset views to unwinding at your oversized bathtub with a bottle of champagne, you won’t run short in finding new ways to satisfy your gastronomic cravings.  

If you’re in need for a stylish getaway with your family, or merely want a romantic weekend with your better half, you know this paradisiacal island is calling out for you.