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What We Love

  • A romantic hillside hideaway in Phuket, with breakfast and optional extrasTaking your time savoring the delicious local fare in the Spice Poolside restaurant
  • Indulging in a couple's spa treatment, included when you stay seven nights or more
  • Gazing out over the stunning views from your lofty location in the hilltops

What To Know

  • Located a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport; you can arrange airport transfers through the resort
  • Secure your treatment slot at Spa Sereniti with advanced booking
  • The property is large but complimentary buggy service via Phuket-style "songthaews" is available
property Suite Resort Bedroom function hall restaurant


A dreamy, adults-only hillside retreat in Phuket, with breakfast, plus optional extras for longer stays

The Lowdown

Live the Thai life in this peaceful, adults-only retreat tucked away in the hills overlooking Surin Bay and the turquoise Andaman Sea. Local materials, such as stone and wood, are used to great effect throughout Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa, creating picturesque walkways and romantic hideaways, interspersed with waterfalls and lotus ponds. Designed in Thai-meets-Bali fashion, with tiled roofs, picture windows and airy terraces, the collection of villas are perched on the lush slopes, peeking through tropical foliage and flowers.
The idyllic destination Spa Sereneti – complete with Shiseido products – is where you can spend part of each dream-like day having your cares soothed away. Take your time over the delicious local fare in the Spice Poolside restaurant to embrace the best of Thai traditions in a calm and tranquil setting. And being close to many of Phuket’s popular attractions, including Surin and Bang Tao beaches, means you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The resort easily obtained a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort & Spa
125 Moo 3, Surin Beach, Srisoonthorn Road
Phuket, 83110 Thailand


4.5 Very Good 863 Reviews
Absolutely wonderful!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 nights at this resort and it was a fantastic experience and a great value. The resort is stunning and so relaxing.
The breakast buffet was delicious every morning.
We took advantage of the Jet-Lag special and had a 2.5 hour spa experience. By the end of it I was so relaxed I felt like I had taken drugs :)
The only negative with this hotel is that it set such high standards that we were dissapointed with the rest of the hotels on our trip!

Reviewed 1 month ago

My husband and I are currently staying in the Ayara Hilltops resort and we love it, there is hardly anyone around (it is low season) and most days we have the pool to ourselves.

The rooms are lovely and clean, we have the deluxe suite with partial sea view and would book the same again, the AC works very well there is nothing negative to comment on

The staff are lovely and helpful, my husband had a birthday while we are here and received a free 55 minute massage. I also had a massage at the same time and it was the best I have ever experienced! There is a gym (not that I gave used it!)

The food is great but we have noticed compared to other hotels that the breakfast spread is a it limited, however the cooking station is good and will prepare anything you ask for!

Overall it is lovely peaceful and we will be coming again next year.

Reviewed 2 months ago

One thing to say, a perfect hotel! The perstations are up to a 5 stars. You will receive a charming welcome, the suites are wonderful, bedding 'king zize', spacious and with a beautiful finish. The view is breathtaking on the Surin and Bang tao beaches. A cozy cocoon surrounded by wonderful trees who can welcome its residents! There are more staff than housing possibilities it's to say the quality of service you can receive in this place. The pool is very well maintained and spacious, the advantage is that it's reserved only for residents, which is a guarantee of tranquility. The quality of the restaurant, spa, reception and so on is well above average. The beach is at 100 meters and If you are lazy, no matter, the staff will drive you there! There is a buggy service all day, even to go up to your room on the hill. Concerning the food, trust the Chef Amnat, a real pleasure, Thai and continental food. Also you have a free high speed internet wifi which is highly appreciated. I read totally unfounded reviews of this hotel and I take offense to it! I think people who are criticizing are really unrespectfull and are looking only to receive free things... In summary, I highly recommend this hotel!

Reviewed 2 months ago

This is definitely the best 5 hotel in Phuket. After experiencing a few 5 star hotels on the Islands I wish I could go back and review them again, I would definitely take a star away from a few of them. The Ayara is brilliant from the friendly reception staff, the spa, swimming pool area, food at the restaurant, buffet breakfast and of course the chalet rooms. They are huge and tastefully decorate, the bed is massive and the veranda has a tiny splash pool. Bathroom is modern with an outside shower. All this set on a step hill with fantastic views and privacy. There is a courtesy car on call to take you and collect you from the rooms. If you wish to go to the beach there is even a private beach lounge for the hotel guests. Loved this hotel, congratulations two the management and owners of this true 5 star hotel.

Excellent stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

Contacted Ayara Hilltops for my fiancée birthday, Ms. Sompong was very helpful with offering a package for my 3days 2nigit stay with spa and dinner.
While waiting for our room, we are served with welcome drinks and introduced around the facilities. We then boarded their buggy car to our room. We booked a super deluxe courtyard suite and it was definitely the right choice!
Room was spacious enough for 2. With a indoor and outdoor bathe, a bathe tub and outdoor refreshing tub. The view from our room was also spectacular! Every evening, we are back in our room for sunset.
The staffs are very polite and helpful. The front office Manager Ms Sumalee even drop us a message as they realize our flight was at night and will check out in the noon. They offer us use of their facilities even after check out and assist with storage of our bags. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Ayara Hilltops and thank you all Ayara staffs for the effort to give both me and my fiancée an unforgettable Birthday.
A little disappointment is only that they surprise the birthday cake to our room and unfortunately I was bathing at the time. When my fiancée took over the cake, candles are almost 90% burnt. I gotta sang her birthday song in towel.
It will be great if the cake are served in restaurant since I had dinner include in my package.
After all, appreciate the 2 ladies for bringing the cake to our room as it’s quite a walk.