SALA Phuket Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Private pools in 63 of the 79 villas and suites
- One of the most dramatic settings in Phuket, on pristine Mai Khao Beach
- A rooftop dining area where tables “float” on a reflection pond above the restaurant
What To Know
- Shuttle service from the airport costs about $28
- Published rates include a resort fee
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On Phuket’s northwest shore near famed Phang Nga Bay, SALA Phuket combines unique architecture with modern luxury hotel facilities like 32-inch LCD TVs and home entertainment systems. The bathrooms in the 79 suites and villas—no regular rooms here—are open air, with outdoor showers and bathtubs. Speaking of soaking, the spa is a contemporary temple to wellness that offers both traditional Thai rituals and skin care treatments using Clarins products from France. As befits a resort that exudes romance, meals can be had at the striking restaurants or in villas or a choice of secluded locations around the property.
In the Area
Located on pristine Mai Khao beach, the hotel is just 20 minutes from the international airport and near Blue Canyon Country Club, which has what Tiger Woods deems to be one of the best golf courses he’s ever played on. Sirinat National Park is also nearby, and is one of the island’s largest and most unspoiled nature areas. For those who prefer their aquatic adventures to be more controlled, Splash Jungle Water Park is said to be Thailand’s wettest, wildest water park.
How to Get There
I arrived here as a solo traveller for 5 nights on 2nd December...
I was greeted by a team of warm & friendly Thai staff and was escorted to my room once I’d had time to enjoy refreshments checking in.
My luggage was taken to the room whilst I was being briefed about the resort by the member of staff who showed me to my room. She was very thorough with how everything in the room worked as well as going through the choices of pillows and bathroom products in details. I was thrilled to learn that all the products in the hotel are especially designed for them and not teated on animals.
Throughout my stay over the next 6 days I enjoyed amazing wifi connection throughout the resort, very attentive and hospitable staff, the chance to get to know a very hands-on managements team and enjoy plenty of time relaxing, exploring the amazing beach and eating an amazing choice of both world-class Thai and international food.
All told I couldn’t fault the overall experience and would confidently recommend the resort to my friends and family.
Top marks all round!
The hotel, restaurant and all the staff are truly exceptional. We stayed for two nights and three days and didn't leave the resort except to wander along the pristine beach.
The staff are very attentive, the grounds are spacious and relaxing so it feels like you are lazing on your own personal lawn with a personal butler to bring you cold towels and ice water.
Having stayed at the Sala in Bangkok some years ago I was excited to try chef Tony's menu and we were not disappointed.
We will definitely be back.
What else?..Everything was perfect. Quiet, beautiful, welcoming. Breakfast amazing. Great.cocktails. Service nice. Thai food good.Second times in this place, still a good adress for relaxing and taking a break.
Me and my spouse was in Phuket for a relaxing resort-type of vacation. We needed some time where we could sit back and relax. SALA is one of a few resorts the company offers. It is highlighted as a exclusive resort with great spa facilities and a top-of-the-line restaurant.
We arrived late, late at night. We were the only ones checking in, and was greeted with some cold towels and tea. Check in was a breeze, and soon we were at the door of our own villa.
The room we had booked was a Sala Villa. The photos online does not do this property justice. The amount of space you have for yourself is great, and the outdoor bathroom is something else. Both the shower, toilet, sinks and bathtub is outside. With the temperatures in Phuket, this is no problem. It really is a charming setup. The high walls around you might turn some people off, but to us it made our stay so private and cosy.
The indoor area is a small room with a bed, couch, a desk and a bar area with closets to hang your jackets. Amenities include some great toiletries, slippers, robes and a beach bag. Bottled Water is of course included and new bottles are supplied every day. A water boiler, coffee and tea is also included.
I love the fact that there is an audio plank with the TV. You can connect it to your phone to play music, and delivers far better audio than the TV speakers. The TV itself has a decent amount of both local and international channels. I miss a HDMI-cable in place for your own content consumption. There is some kind of casting system, but I could not get it to work. Bring your own cable or Chromecast.
My spouse had troubles walking when we were in Phuket. We wanted to keep walking to a minimum, and asked for a room near the facilities. We got one of the closest villas to the restaurant. Little did we know that the staff offered us to order breakfast to our room, free of charge, To help ease our stay. This is above and beyond our expectations, and we happily ordered breakfast to our room almost every day. We also ordered lunch, and the service if swift, and the food quality very good.
Housekeeping kept our room nice and tidy. Turndown service made our bed, but more importantly put in place some anti-mosquito The resort regularly use some type of repellent of the entire resort, to keep mosquito at bay.
Dinner at the hotel is served in the hotel restaurant, where you mostly sit outside.
The prices are quite steep, as this is considered a top-of-the-line restaurant, with some really great dishes. The first day we had the Thai buffet, which had a range of really excellent, good tasting dishes. The wine selection is also one of the most extravagant, and you should have no problem matching wine to your dish.
There is a spa at the hotel, which I hear is excellent. I did not try it myself though. Prices are high.
At the resort there is also a small shop with souvenirs and other simple amenities.
There are two pools, one big for swimming, and one smaller for lounging and relaxing.
The area around is as said part of a national park, and it makes the area really quiet.
I love the beach connected to this hotel. It too is a part of the national park. Due to this, there are no sunbeds on the beach itself. The water is clear, and water is calm and a pleasure to swim in. When we were there the beach was almost clear of people, and you can walk along the entire beach enjoying the great views.
The absolute highlight of this place is the staff. Always friendly and willing to help out. It really stood out to us, and we felt taken care of every minute of our stay.
In summary I can only praise this little gem of a resort. It is a really unique place which caters to people who wants something special. Prices are high, but you get what you pay for.
I'll recommend staying at one of the villas, as it really is a part of the unique experience.
Great service from everyone at the resort with amazing attention to details. Almost every employee at this resort greets you warmly with a smile or a nod - whether they work in gardening team, housekeeping or at the restaurant, they are all very welcoming. When we checked in, they also asked us to choose our preferred scent for body lotion, soap and the type of pillow - small touches like that go a long way.
The resort isn't very big, but it's a very peaceful place. It took us nearly 2 hours to get there from Patong, but it's the perfect hideaway if you want to rest and relax because there's not much to do around the area!