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
This place came recommended and here I am passing this recommendation on again. An absolute gem of a place.
You immediately feel the zen-like calmness on arrival with the minimalist design, water features, plenty of greenery with plants and trees along the path ways.
The pool is a masterpiece of design, surrounded by beautiful trees. Truly the greatest pool I’ve ever been in. Stand at the back facing the trees. Wow.
We had two massages over the 5 days in the spa - again, can’t recommend this enough. Fantastic service and massage.
And finally the food - excellent menu. Every single dish we had for breakfast, lunch and dinner was fantastic.
Make sure you have the beef cheeks red curry or the fried red snapper for dinner and the blue crab omelette or the waffles for breakfast!
Staff are the epitome of true hospitality - we are already talking about when we could return. Love love love this place.
What an amazing place!
My husband and I stayed here for a week as part of a 2-part holiday in Thailand.
From the outset the staff were some of the friendliest we have ever met and couldn’t do enough for the guests. Their main aim being to make the guests happy.
We stayed in a Spa room with private pool which I can’t recommend enough!
The room was kept exceptionally clean and a lot of effort was taken to ensure you wasn’t bothered by the regular creepy crawlers that the jungle has to offer!
The outside bathroom and toilet was amazing, the mini bar re-stocked daily and the pool cleaned of falling leaves daily.
The GM could often be seen walking around talking to guests and the Executive Chef also greeted guests at breakfast. All of the staff from the grounds men up were always on hand with a smile, a “hello” or for a chat whenever you saw them.
The food was simply outstanding with a good selection of drinks on offer.
Prices were very reasonable compared to Bangkok.
We went on the James Bond Island private tour and was accompanied by the hotel guide so we never struggled with a language barrier. The tour tailored the trip to suit us and we never felt rushed.
We booked the hotel car for 2 evenings to take us into Patong in comfort and they even provided cold water and face wipes.
The library had a good selection of books you could borrow for free.
Overall the hotel is very quiet and relaxed and you can’t get better if you are looking for an outstanding relaxing beach holiday! Thank you Sala, we will be back!
From our arrival, the staff at the Sala made us welcome and comfortable. We were treated like family by the Executive Chef, Tony, who advised us on local restaurants and places to visit. Fabulous villa with private deck cleaned impeccably. Hotel menu was tasty and varied. Fantastic location 50 metres from the sea. The Spa was luxurious and relaxing too. Thank you, Sala!
We spent 3 weeks touring Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, and this hotel and restaurant was by far our favorite. If we had it to do over, we would have stayed here longer that 3 nights! if you could stay anywhere in Thailand, this should be your choice. It's a quiet, fabulous location, north of the airport. Traveling with friends, we stayed in the presidential suite - a 2 room villa with a third building housing a living room, as well as a spacious outdoor seating area with a bar is just steps from the beach and swimming pools. It's completely private, though the large gates can slide open for a view of the pools and beach. It also includes a private pool for our suite.
The well appointed rooms each included their own outdoor bathroom and shower/sink areas...that were so calming and quiet, but for a few birds that would sing from the top of the fence. Each room also had a huge jet tub in the center of the room. We didn't use it, but you could easily fit 6 or more people and still have room.
The fridge and pantry came well stocked, as did the separate living room to be shared by the 4 guests. The nightly turndown service was a treat, along with the different herbal teas that were delivered each evening. We also selected the types of pillows we desired, as well as the types of soap and body lotion we liked.
The breakfast was included, and it was amazing, as was every meal we ate at the outdoor restaurant. Wonderful food, beautiful views of the beach...quiet and relaxing...it doesn't get better than this! Huge circular sofas are strategically placed for the best sunset views you'll ever experience. The staff was exceptional, and the chef incredibly talented. I can't say enough about what a lovely stay we experienced here.
Booked a private pool villa, great outdoor area and pool with outdoor bathroom. Front desk team very attentive and overall all staff friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the restaurant at Sala very much, food quality and choice was great. Loved the Angus beef burger for lunch - superb