Best 5 Star Hotels in Phuket - SHA Plus Certified

Phuket is the first destination in Thailand to welcome international tourists with no quarantine restrictions via "Phuket Sandbox" scheme. If you are looking for luxury to spend 14 nights, find the selection of the best Phuket 5-star hotels that are SHA Plus certified and acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Luxury hotels in Phuket

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is well-developed with a big number of tourist accommodations available for all tastes and different budgets. Not surprisingly, luxury 5-star hotels and resorts can be also found in almost any area of Phuket.

Phuket 5-star resorts provide not only a comfortable stay, but also an unforgettable experience. The luxury resorts are normally offer a high level of service and a wide range of services. In most cases, such hotels have a variety of restaurants and bars, luxury spa, saunas, Jacuzzis, access to excellent beaches and organize excursions to nearby islands. In more exclusively resorts, you will find world-class facilities, including entertainment, shopping, award-winning fine dining and outdoor activities such as golf or tennis courts.

Accommodation prices of five-star hotels in Phuket can vary significantly. You will find both incredibly expensive and more affordable options on the island.

List of most luxury Phuket hotels with SHA Plus Certificate

The best 5-star hotels in Phuket that hold SHA Plus certificate and can be used for Phuket Sandbox are listed below.

To decide on the best option for the trip, more detailed information on each of the resorts with reviews, prices and availability of rooms for the selected dates can be found by clicking the links provided

1. Banyan Tree Phuket

Embrace Rest in the Pearl of the Andaman Escape to a Sanctuary for the Senses at the award winning Banyan Tree Phuket located in the Andaman’s greatest treasure, the island of Phuket. A private paradise of luxurious all-pool villas nestled around a salt water lagoon and surrounded by lush greenery. This is the perfect destination for travelers who seek a luxury hideaway, a Golf Getaway, a relaxing staycation or a base from which to explore this beautiful island its heritage, culture and stunning beaches.

Banyan Tree Phuket

Location: Bang Tao Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10

2. Keemala

Keemala is nestled amidst lush flora atop rolling hills overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. This resort boasts a spa and wellness centre, soothing massage treatments and a restaurant. Kamala Beach is 2 km away. Featuring a private pool, each tastefully unit is complete with multimedia, seating areas and a terrace, which enhances stunning views of the below woodlands and the glittering sea.


Location: Kamala Beach 

Review Score: 9.0/10

3. InterContinental Phuket Resort

Set in Kamala Beach, InterContinental Phuket Resort offers beachfront accommodation 2.7 km from Pineapple Beach and offers various facilities, such as a restaurant, a bar and a garden. The resort features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. InterContinental Phuket Resort offers 5-star accommodation with a hot tub and children's playground. You can play tennis at the resort, and the area is popular for hiking.

InterContinental Phuket Resort

Location: Kamala Beach 

Review Score: 8.6/10

4. Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket blends the best of classic Thai and contemporary design, located just a few steps away from Bang Tao Beach. The classic and premier rooms are located in the main building with wonderful views over the gardens and the pool. The exclusive luxury residences, suites and penthouse offer ultimate relaxation and space with one, two or three bedrooms, a dining area and a living area.

Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

Location: Bang Tao Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10

5. Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort

On a secluded cove against a canvas of sand and sea in Thailand, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort offers bold new discoveries with top-rated facilities for land and water adventures, a rejuvenating spa, inspired cuisine and forward-thinking services that exceed our guests' desires. The resort's 416 rooms and 54 luxury suites blend the creative and the elemental with authentic Thai accents against a soothing tropical setting. Style coupled with superb amenities allows for a stay of limitless exploration and renewal on the beach.

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort

Location: Karon Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10

6. Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa

The beachfront Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is set on 75 acres of tropical landscape, offering perfectly maintained lush tropical garden views in front of the golden sands of Karon Beach. Among all family-friendly facilities at the resort are 8 dining outlets for all tastes, a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, 3 tennis courts and 2 squash courts for active guests. There are also 5 outdoor swimming pools surrounding lagoons and palm trees, a two-leveled water slide and a kids club with a trampoline and a large pillarless Grand Ballroom. Eforea Spa boasts 15 private wooden villas and a beauty salon. All spacious rooms feature a private balcony boasting stunning views of the Andaman Sea, tropical gardens or lotus lagoon.

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa

Location: Karon Beach

Review Score: 8.3/10

7. Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort

Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is nestled on the picturesque shores of Makham Bay with stunning panoramic ocean views. With Phuket International Airport just 55 minutes away and Phuket Town just 20 minutes, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is ideally located to explore the many attractions that Phuket Island has to offer.

Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort

Location: Panwa Beach

Review Score: 8.5/10

8. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

An award winning luxury resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, set 15 Kilometers north of the Phuket International airport, picturesque scenery on Phuket’s beautiful Mai Khao Beach. Adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park where is the protected sea turtles nesting area. The resort provides 262 elegantly appointed deluxe rooms, suites and a royal villa overlooking the stunning Andaman Sea or tropical gardens. For a culinary journey, guests will be delighted with 11 restaurants and bars, a range of cuisine among Thai, Italian, International and Japanese. In addition to Ginja Cook, our premier culinary school where you can learn the intricacies of fine Thai cooking. The resort also offers an extensive selection of world-class facilities and diverse recreational activities, relax by three magnificent swimming pools , an award winning Mandara Spa, health club with fitness equipment, sauna room, watersport centre, Kid’s Pavilion, tennis courts and The Mai Khao Marine Turtle shelter and education centre.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 8.7/10

9. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

Indulge in beachfront living on the northwest shores of sunny Phuket at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket luxury villas. Explore the island or head out for the horizon, with stunning Phang Nga Bay on one side and the world-famous Similan Islands on the other.

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 9.1/10

10. Sri Panwa

Sri Panwa is one of the top properties in Thailand, perched high atop Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula in its entirety. Sri Panwa is an oasis of calm and luxury set in one of the finest locations on Phuket. The villas sit 40-60 meters above sea level along the Eastern & Western ridges at the very tip of the cape.

Sri Panwa

Location: Panwa Beach

Review Score: 9.0/10

11. The SIS Kata

The SIS Kata – a dynamic young and trendy resort situated about 300 meters up on the hillside a few moments away of the award-winning gold sands of Kata beach. The SIS Kata stands out as having amazing views across the Andaman Sea plus a signature restaurant which welcomes both in house guests and visitors alike.

The SIS Kata

Location: Kata Beach

Review Score: 8.7/10

12. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens and caressed by the azure water of the Andaman Sea, the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket hotel is an idyllic retreat tucked away on the stunning island of Phuket.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Location: Bang Tao Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10

13. Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Cascading down a secluded hillside overlooking the fishing village of Kamala Beach, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is close to trendy beach clubs and Phuket restaurants with Patong Beach nightlife and shopping a short drive away. Offering majestic Andaman Sea views, this luxury hotel is a great base for exploring the best things to do in Phuket.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Location: Kamala Beach 

Review Score: 8.1/10

14. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is set directly on the sands at Karon Beach, backed by a green hill, and grouped around its own water park. The resort has design theme from the classic Sino-Portuguese architecture that characterizes Phuket Town offering a comforting and relaxing ambience for all.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Location: Karon Beach

Review Score: 8.6/10

15. Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Set amidst the unspoiled splendor of Mai Khao Beach, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat for guests looking for relaxed luxury. Hotel’s deluxe guest rooms and private villas boast sophisticated decor, plush bedding, and modern technology; many of accommodations feature breathtaking beach views, and some even include plunge pools.

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 9.1/10

16. Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket is located on the south western tip of Phuket's Andaman coastline, a short stroll from a stunning sheltered bay of powder white sand and the clear azure sea of Nai Harn Beach.

Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

Location: Nai Harn Beach

Review Score: 7.5/10

17. Trisara


The award-winning Trisara is set on a private bay. Its spacious rooms feature private pools and sweeping views of the sea. The beach is only a short stroll away. The elegant rooms at Trisara come with modern décor, a separate living area and outdoor deck.

Location: Nai Thon Beach

Review Score: 9.1/10

18. The Slate Phuket

The Slate Phuket is a luxury design resort within Nai Yang Beach’s sheltered sands, set amidst lush tropical gardens where pools and lagoons juxtapose post-modern art. Known for his visionary architecture, this Bill Bensley design masterpiece, and a member of Design Hotels™, The Slate, is the island’s only avant-garde expression of a true Phuket heritage.

The Slate Phuket

Location: Nai Yang Beach

Review Score: 9.1/10

19. Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas

Just steps away from Patong’s nightlife, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas are a serene hideaway tucked behind Phuket’s Andaman seafront. The stories told within these walls engage the mind, captivate the senses and enhance each guest’s experience.

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 8.5/10

20. The Senses Resort & Pool Villas

The Senses Resort offers a unique ambiance of relaxation, with supremely comfortable accommodation creating a haven of tranquility and wellbeing. With stunning views over the city and azure-blue Andaman Sea beyond, the welcoming resort is an ideal respite for romantic couples and families to unwind and be pampered, yet is only a short distance from the gorgeous tropical beach.

The Senses Resort & Pool Villas

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 8.3/10

21. The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa

In an idyllic position overlooking the ocean, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort providing quiet getaways, romantic holidays and secluded corporate retreats. The hotel is moments away from pristine white sand beaches and access to watersports, but also just 15 minutes from Phuket Town. At The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa you can admire panoramic sea views or relax on furnished balconies. Select suites and villas benefit from plunge pools and generous entertaining spaces.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa

Location: Phuket Town

Review Score: 8.5/10

22. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

Holiday dreams come alive at our Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, a truly wonderful spa resort in Thailand. Amid the lush tropical gardens and just steps away from pristine sands of Karon Beach, are a range of luxurious rooms perfect for family vacations, leisure travellers or a special occasion. Exclusive Villas, perfect for couples seeking the ultimate comfort and privacy, are surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

Location: Karon Beach

Review Score:  8.5/10

23. Cape Panwa Hotel

The luxurious Cape Panwa Hotel is situated in quiet area of Panwa Beach in the southeast Phuket. It features 10 dining options, a well-appointed spa, a private beach area and luxurious accommodation with sweeping views of the sea. Set amidst a tropical landscape, the elegant rooms at Panwa Cape hotel are fitted with spacious balconies and sun beds.

Cape Panwa Hotel

Location: Panwa Beach

Review Score:  8.3/10

24. Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery

Nestled on the height of Patong's hill, Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery offers an outstanding view of the two bays. The resort is lush in a tropical jungle near the hidden Freedom Beach and its crystal-clear water.

Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 8.7/10

25. The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani is an awarding winning luxury pool villa resort on Kata Noi Beach in Phuket. The Shore is an intimate collection of private pool villa hideaways and is secluded amongst lush, palm-filled gardens. Each villa features a private infinity pool, sunken lounge, bath with rain shower with the majority of villas having a panoramic view of the ocean and looking over Kata Noi beach.

The Shore at Katathani

Location: Kata Beach

Review Score: 9.4/10

26. Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas

Experience boundless island tranquility at Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas. Discover a haven of luxury and serenity amid tropical gardens in northern Phuket. Ensconce yourself in comfort by your own private pool. Embark on island adventures through lush jungle or on sparkling waters. Dine barefoot on the beach or immerse yourself in local scents and flavors of southern Thailand. A blissful escape awaits.

Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 9.1/10

27. The Naka Phuket

The Naka Phuket is offering unique-designed villas with private balconies. the property also boasts an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Stylish villas are tastefully decorated and offer modern facilities.

The Naka Phuket

Location: Kamala Beach 

Review Score: 8.7/10

28. SAii Laguna Phuket

SAii Laguna Phuket is a Phuket Sandbox hotel located on Bang Tao Beach. It offers rooms with a private balcony. The resort is equipped with a spa, an outdoor pool and fitness centre. A kid’s club and babysitting service are available.

SAii Laguna Phuket

Location: Bang Tao Beach

Review Score: 8.9/10

29. Kata Rocks

Nestled in the heart of Kata, Kata Rocks is an ideal spot from which to discover Phuket. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. Kata Rocks is a smart choice for travelers to Phuket, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

Kata Rocks

Location: Kata Beach

Review Score: 9.0/10

30. SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach is a stunning deluxe pool villa resort, located on pristine Mai Khao Beach on Phuket's northwest shoreline, just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. SALA Phuket combines rare historical Sino-Portuguese architecture with modern 5-star facilities.

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 9.0/10

31. Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao Phuket

Set in the peaceful Mai Khao Beach, Splash Beach Resort Maikhao Phuket features functional and comfortable accommodation on the northwest coast of Phuket, stretching along 11 kilometers. Surrounded by spacious landscaped gardens, the resort boasts Splash Jungle Waterpark, a range of on-site restaurants and bars and a large conference centre. Featuring a variety of accommodations including rooms, suites, penthouses and villas, each modern unit offers views of tropical gardens, the pool or Andaman Sea. At the water park, guests can enjoy exciting rides such as Boomerango, a six-level wave pool and an aqua play pool for children. For those looking for a relaxing water park tour, a 335 m lazy river is where they can float around and enjoy the place. The resort also has a sandy pool with direct access to the beach.

Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao Phuket

Location: Mai Khao Beach

Review Score: 8.4/10

32. Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach offers quiet, secluded accommodation within walking distance of Nai Yang’s main beach. It boasts a restaurant and a large lagoon pool winding through the resort. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, rooms feature either a private balcony with sitting area or a terrace with sun loungers and direct pool access.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Location: Nai Yang Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10

33. Bandara Villas Phuket

Located on Panwa Beach and 2.5 km from Panwa Cape, Bandara Villas Phuket offers private villas with sea views. Most of the villas here boast a private pool, while some come with a shared infinity pool. Offering sea and pool view through the glass wall, each villa is complete with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and a sofa set. A terrace with outdoor furniture is available.

Bandara Villas Phuket

Location: Panwa Beach

Review Score: 8.7/10

34. Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa overlooks the aquamarine Andaman Sea and pristine white sands of Kata Beach in Southern Phuket. A gloriously relaxing and tranquil beach getaway experience, this Kata hilltop hotel combines a delightful atmosphere with a wide range of recreational activities, all in a secluded setting.

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa

Location: Kata Beach

Review Score: 7.7/10

35. Amanpuri Resort

Aman’s flagship property, Amanpuri is situated on Phuket’s west coast on a headland overlooking a private white-sand beach and the Andaman Sea. The resort offers 40 spacious guest Pavilions and 40 Residences, as well as several dining venues, a Beach Club and the brand’s first AMAN Spa and Holistic Wellness Centre.

Amanpuri Resort

Location: Surin Beach

36. Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort stretches along 850 meters of white sandy beach in the secluded cove of Kata Noi, 50 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Embraced by lush green hills and sparkling blue ocean, palm-fringed beach. Katathani features perhaps the most idyllic setting on the Island.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Location: Kata Beach

Review Score: 8.6/10

37. Amari Phuket

Amari Phuket is a SHA Plus certified hotel, located on a secluded part of Patong Beach. The luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It boasts 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Bright and airy, rooms come with private balconies and beautiful views.

Amari Phuket

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 9.0/10

38. Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket

All 274 rooms, suites and pool villas at Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket offer great comfort and a minimalist décor that harmoniously blends warm colors with wooden accents. You can choose from one or two bedroom, suites and villas, some of which feature an outdoor bathtub overlooking the turquoise waters. As the resort in located in a secluded, cliff-top area, the pool villas represent perfect havens for those who wish to spoil themselves with fabulous ocean views or magnificent sunsets.

Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 7.6/10

39. Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach is a 5-star luxury resort overlooking the Andaman Sea in Phuket. Set amongst forested mountains and lush, tropical landscaped gardens, serenity awaits at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. Located on a beautiful secluded stretch of white sandy Tri-Trang Beach, the resort boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach

Location: Patong Beach

Review Score: 8.8/10


40. Twinpalms Phuket

A tranquil and secluded tropical oasis just a minute’s walk from Surin Beach, on Phuket’s west coast, Twinpalms Phuket, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is set in a magical, water garden landscape. Contemporary and stylish, we’re an independent and boutique hotel with hip restaurants, bars and fabulous beach clubs all delivered with attentive service, ensuring your Phuket stay is as vibrant and relaxing as you want it to be.

Twinpalms Phuket

Location: Surin Beach

Review Score: 9.2/10

Phuket Sandbox

All arrivals to Phuket are required to stay in an accommodation establishment that is certified with the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus certification, which means that at least 70% of staff at the venues and businesses have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Before arriving in Phuket for your vacation, make sure to get familiar with all the details and requirements of Phuket Sandbox.