4.5
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What We Love

  • Each pool villa has three shower areas: two outdoor and one indoor. The bathrooms are outstanding
  • Anantara’s Dining by Design allows you to make the most of your villa with a personal chef and butler
  • At 2,098 square feet, the one-bedroom pool villas are huge, while the two-bedroom units, at 2,852 square feet, are perfect for families
  • Try the spa's blissful Cooling Hot Stone Massage by Elemis as well as the Thai Herbal Compress Massage

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge and a one percent city tax per person, per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The hotel offers a choice of bath salts to enjoy in your room, so be sure to ask what's available
  • AVC is not located directly on the beach, but just a few minutes from Mai Khao, Phuket’s longest beach
  • Although the beach is beautiful, swimming in the sea depends on when you visit. May to Oct. is low/rainy season, Nov. to April is high season

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Smart apartments and private pool villas comprise this tranquil escape, minutes from Phuket's longest beach

The Look

Anantara Vacation Club Phuket comprises 70 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment suites and 30 spacious one- and two-bedroom pool villas. Lush green, highly manicured gardens — filled with swaying coconut trees, banana trees, orchids and scented plumeria trees — separate the luxury private villas that are evenly spread over the grounds, giving the property a very exclusive and residential feel. Once inside the villas, the sleek, contemporary furnishings are of the highest quality, but it is the space that guests will really appreciate. At 2,098 square feet, the one-bedroom villas are larger than most on the island, and guests in the two-bedroom villas get to enjoy an extra 754 square feet of space (and larger pool size). With the beach — Mai Khao, the longest in Phuket — just a few minutes away, villa guests may be tempted to leave their own private pools. Apartment guests can enjoy the hotel’s main pool, which boasts a sunken pool bar — the ideal spot for a refreshing drink.

Bed and Bath

The door to the one-bedroom villas opens onto a large living area with a kitchen that comes complete with almost every imaginable amenity, including laundry facilities, a coffee machine, microwave, electric stove and an enormous solid wood dining table. The living area also features a large LCD TV, DVD/iPod docking station and a comfortable L-shaped sofa, while the expansive patio doors open up onto your own private garden, terrace and pool. The bedroom is spacious, with a small desk area, a large TV and a sitting area, but it is the direct pool access that makes these bedrooms stand out — You can literally jump out of bed and right into your pool. A walk–in closet separates the bedroom from the spacious bathroom, which has his-and-hers basins, a stand-alone tub with a choice of bath salts and — the pièce de résistance — an outdoor rain shower fit for washing under the stars in the middle of your own little garden.

Beyond

A luxury spa with a dazzling assortment of treatments is an absolute must for any self-respecting five-star property, and the Anantara Vacation Club does not disappoint. Most treatments are available either in the privacy of your own room or villa, or in one of the open air treatment suites, designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley. With five basic treatment suites (with private shower and bathroom facilities), two suites with private terrazzo soaking tubs, a dedicated ayurvedic suite with steam room and a Thai sala for private massage and yoga, the spa is an oasis of tranquility. Beyond the spa, a 24-hour gym (that overlooks the free-form swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows), bicycles, a kids club and a playground complete the facilities. The restaurant, Chaam, has indoor and outdoor seating, plus a custom-built pizza oven. Although the resort is very much aimed at couples and families, the Bill Bentley Pub, which is a stone’s throw from the Anantara Vacation Club lobby, also serves traditional pub grub, as well as a good assortment of tap and bottled beers, cocktails and wines underneath numerous TVs broadcasting live sporting events.

In the Area

One of the advantages of the Anantara Vacation Club is that it is away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist beach areas of Patong, Kata and Karon. Turtle Village, just across the road from the AVC, has a pub, an ice cream parlor, a restaurant or two and a few shops, providing guests an alternative to the resort where they can mingle, a very welcome distraction. There are also a few other five-star hotels in the immediate vicinity, which dramatically expands your dining options. The infamous nightlife of Patong is about 30 minutes away by car, and although taxis are readily available right outside the AVC, renting a car from a reputable company or just using the hotel to book you a car with a driver for the day (or night) may be your best option. Ask one of the hotel staff to help you order some locally approved som tam (papaya salad), khao neow (sticky rice) and gai yang (bbq chicken) from the mobile vendor who sets up shop at the entrance to the AVC on most days.

How to Get There

Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket
887 Moo 3
Mai Khao, 83110 Thailand

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 860 Reviews
Everything 's comfortable during the stay.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything 's comfortable during the stay.
Amenities are also fine....Staffs are very friendly..
totally i enjoyed the stay.
However the location is a bit far from padong beach....but it's okay we used a rent car. there is also trasfotation service regulary.

Good experience for luxury stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suitable for family and couples for luxury escapade. A place to pamper yourself and taking a break from hectic life in the city. Overall, good experience for the stay. However, lack of halal food option within reach. Cooking is allowed. Far from other attractions. Suitable for those that just want to stay within the area. Be cool and careful of the preview on membership, think carefully before signing up and make sure you do have extra to spend for timesharing thingy.

Wonderful Vacation Club in Mai Khao
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful vacation stay for the family at this upscale vacation club - Anantara Mai Khao.

Located nearby Mai Khao Beach, this upscale resort in Sirinath National Park is 6 km from Sarasin Bridge and about 20 mins drive from Phuket International Airport.

We have chosen 2-bedroom suite feature full functioning open kitchen, and come with washer and dryer; masterbedroom comes with a wonderdul couple tubs.

The kids enjoy the pool that comes with children pool for the little one. Kids club is right under the gym where my girl enjoy her painting and handcraft time there. Where the boy will appreciate time at Teen Zone with PC, computer games and hand hockey available. The gym is rather small however it is 24 hours in operation with face towel and water ready to be used. My favourite was the wonderful breakfast where you will definitely be spoil with choices and it comes with kid breakfast private zone too. Thr fruits are fresh and it comes with nice yogurt and daily different fruit smoothie. A wonderful Vacation for family.

Holiday with my 3 kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent. Breakfast is good. We having lunch n dinner at Chaem Restaurant. Western food n Thai Food are goods with reasonable price. We tried couple massage and both of us slept during massage... so relaxing and enjoyable. Our kids enjoyed cycling, rock climbing, thai boxing,...

The staffs are well trained can speak chinese n english to communicate with guests...

The resorts n our 2 bedrooms with pool villa are so well maintained n overall layout of the resort is good

Break service but need some hardware upgrade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall experience was good but they should have special check in and out areas for loyal and diamond members. Should also have exclusive lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail for such members. Washing machine was too slow and TV screen was too small. Only 1 restaurant in the resort and food was so so. Gym was too small as well