A haven for those wishing to get away from it all, this five-star private villa resort breaks away from the ‘typical’ Thai luxury design model.
Many of Phuket’s headland resorts cascade down hillsides to beaches, but SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is built on flat terrain. From this setting flows a gentle design that delivers greenery, shapes and entrancing perspectives in every aspect of the resort.
Style and sensibility
The super contemporary and minimalist architecture of the SALA Phuket features clean lines and fresh white walls in such a way that going around each corner becomes an adventure of shadows and geometry.
Suites and villas, most with private pools, are set well back from the beach and their design breaks the rules, putting the bathroom outside by the pool and making the outdoors part of the bedroom.
The interiors are a swirl of textiles, pastels, cushions, sliding doors and curtains. This is almost Arabian-like opulence, but there are hints of Phuket’s historical ‘Sino-Portuguese’ style too.
Located on the beachfront, the resort’s three pools combine into a large multi-tiered area, with a shallow water Jacuzzi, a 38sqm kids’ pool and a 30-meter long lap pool, and there is plenty of sun loungers and sofa-swings. Children’s water toys are available free of charge by the way, as are bicycles on which to explore the surrounding countryside.
Adjacent to the swimming pools is the Sala Restaurant & Bar, serving an exceptional blend of international cuisine and traditional Thai delicacies.
Nearby, the spa, which is simply stunning. It blocks out the world, comforts your soul, and prepares you for introspective pampering—in the serenity and comfort of one of five treatment rooms. The contemporary design delivers the sensual harmony of a tropical Chinese garden.
Sala Phuket is located in the Phuket’s north-west shoreline, miles from the riff-raff crowds of the popular beaches and their nightlife. This allows for tranquillity and access to a wide, deserted beach.
The Mai Khao Beach is the longest and least developed in Phuket and offers fantastic seaside treks along its 11km length.
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