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What We Love

  • All villas have private pools
  • The romantic vibe and the quiet, pretty beach
  • There are four restaurants; the beachfront Sea.Fire.Salt even has a salt sommelier
  • Staff can arrange activities (elephant trekking, cooking classes, kayaking)

What To Know

  • The weather here is steady year-round, but there is a short rainy season from September to October
  • It’s a 30-minute drive to the town of Phuket
  • A great choice for couples and honeymooners
  • The spa is open until 10 p.m.
  • Free WiFi


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Coconut plantation turned all-villa retreat with a treehouse restaurant on Phuket's secluded northwest coast

The Lowdown

On the grounds of a former coconut plantation on the Thai island’s still-secluded northwest coast, the 83 over-the-top villas at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket are draped in bougainvillea and have pools, daybeds, rain showers and—thanks to wooden fences—an intensely private vibe. With an excellent spa, an infinity pool and a spot on quiet six-mile Mai Khao Beach, this romantic resort delivers a decadent take on classic Thai design. After you’ve checked into your villa, there’s a good chance you won’t want to leave. These private sanctuaries are kitted out with pools flanked by palm trees, daybeds swathed in silk and alfresco bathtubs. Inside, there’s a huge bed dressed in soft white linens and surrounded by raw silk and carved teak accents. The main infinity pool overlooks the Andaman Sea, and the state-of-the-art spa has five open-air treatment rooms, two of which have soaking tubs. Try a Thai herbal compress massage, which begins with a floral foot ritual. All four restaurants are excellent; they include the Tree House, where you can dine on tapas high above the trees; the tables are reached by a staircase wrapped around a Banyan tree. Sea.Fire.Salt serves fresh-caught seafood in a barbecue style, complete with a tableside salt sommelier who will properly season your dinner. Each day the resort’s staff offers a range of organized and do-it-yourself adventures in the surrounding area, such as elephant trekking and traditional cooking lessons.

In the Area

Explore the lush jungle and waterfalls of Sirinath National Park from atop an elephant. The relationship between these gentle giants and their mahout (trainer) is often forged over decades. Or visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. One of the most inspiring animal rescue ventures in Thailand, the organization uses progressive conservation techniques to successfully reintroduce gibbons to the wild. The hotel runs its own cooking school, and you can spend an afternoon chopping, mixing and blending ingredients into Thailand’s most famous dishes—and you get to take the recipes home with you. The sensational spa offers treatments in outdoor salas or in your room. The 120-minute signature massage is perfect for soothing muscles sore from elephant-back riding or jetlag.

How to Get There

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
888 Moo 3
Mai Khao, 83110 Thailand


The best vocation ever

This vocation was the most relaxation and comfy , I really like how the welcoming was and how the way of interacting towards any questions that we asks . What I really liked how they greets us with there unique pineapples juice , that tastes delicious ???? as no one could regret that , although they put on our hand some jasmine that’s smells so refreshing .
However , the place was so organized, luxury as the lady that was responsible was really friendly and so lovely , she was pleasing us with every kind of fun stuff as my 6 years daughter was really happy in what stuff that she do to her in such fun entertainment , moreover the buffet was so nice it’s a has a lot of choices that you could eat from diversity of food and fresh drinks ???? ; I really recommend this place for a family , couples , group of friends . Every thing was extremely amazing , the best part that their was an excess to the beach ???? and I really want to go back next time .

Ananthara-the place is just as beautiful as its name

Dear Ananthara,
Your place is so close to my heart... the ambience was amazing... I must say their names here... Mallee, Pony, Toy, Sao and Mai.... Mallee guided us as to where to go around Phuket. Pony greeted us when we came in and was so kind and lovely.... Toy arranged for a special birthday cake for my son Ihsan... Also the girl in the gift shop spoke so well... I would come again for the ambience and the place.... Thank you Ananthara for making me feel like a home for the 4 days I stayed. The people who picked and dropped us around were good and the food was served promptly. It is a never to forget experience.... I would rate you ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!!!

Best hotel in Phuker

Dinner and breaksat in the restaurants are excellent. Very very good service..Swimmingpool outside is the best.Cleanless of the room very good. 2 times a day. The bungalows are very quiet.
Every year again