Incoming travelers from abroad, who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and willing to use Phuket Sandbox for entering Thailand without quarantine, are required to stay at hotels holding a SHA+ (SHA Plus) certificate. Here is the list of Phuket Sandbox hotels including all the hotels that have been certified as SHA Plus hotels in Phuket.
What is Phuket Sandbox Hotels?
Since COVID-19 epidemic severely affected a major tourism industry of Phuket, this famous resort island has been set to become the first area in Thailand to accept vaccinated travelers without quarantine. It is now possible to travel to Phuket from 1 July 2021 under the so-called 'Phuket Sandbox' scheme.
To be able to come to Phuket without quarantine, vaccinated tourists must look for specific Phuket Sandbox hotels with SHA+ (SHA Plus) certification to reassure that the hotel has taken steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus intensely and guarantee that more than 70% of employees have been vaccinated to service customers.
What is SHA and SHA+?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHA or Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration is a project by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to control the Thai tourism industry for safety standards to match the new normal way and show tourists that hotels and other services are taking measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
While, the “SHA Plus” Certificate was just introduced when talking about reopening Thailand and means that the certified business not only meets the usual SHA certification criteria but also at least 70% of hotel or business staffs have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
How long to stay at SHA Plus Hotels?
Fully vaccinated tourists need to stay 14 nights in Phuket and after staying for a specified period of time, they can travel elsewhere in the country. Booking of SHA Plus hotels in Phuket for full duration of this period is needed for getting into Thailand under Phuket Sandbox program.
If you are planning to visit Phuket only and will fly out on an international flight from Phuket Airport, you can stay on the island for less than 14 days. In such a case SHA Plus hotel booking will be needed for the duration of your stay.
Booking Phuket Sandbox Hotels
The most convenient way to book Phuket Sandbox hotels is by using a reliable online travel agent such as Booking.com. However, not all Phuket hotels found there are certified as SHA Plus so we would highly recommend checking if your chosen hotel is one of SHA Plus hotels listed below or included in the lists of certified hotels in Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Bang Tao Beach, Kamala Beach, Phuket Town, Mai Khao Beach, Panwa Beach, Nai Yang Beach, Rawai Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Surin Beach or Nai Thon Beach before making a booking.
Looking for luxury? Explore the selection of the Best 5 Star SHA Plus Hotels.
Would love to stay by the sea? Plenty of Phuket Beachfront Resorts have received SHA Plus Certificate.
Important! You need to stay at one SHA Plus hotel at least for first 7 nights and then you are able to move to another SHA Plus hotel(s) for the next 7 nights.
When making a booking of SHA Plus hotel, you should indicate that this is Phuket Sandbox booking. The hotel will need to register you on SHA Plus Booking Authenticator System (SHABA) and to generate a booking with an individual QR code. This QR code will be needed for applying Phuket Sandbox Certificate of Entry (COE)
In addition to SHA Plus hotel booking, other documents are also required for entering Thailand under Phuket Sandbox scheme:
COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Proof of payment for COVID-19 Tests in Phuket (must be booked and prepaid with SHA Plus hotels)
COVID-19 free certificate issued within 72 hours before departure to Thailand
Air ticket for an international flight to Phuket
Health insurance policy covering COVID-19 related treatment in the amount no less than 100,000 USD for the total duration of your planned stay in Thailand (you can easily buy online the special insurance policy such as AXA Sawasdee Thailand or Tune iPass to meet all these requirements)
List of Phuket Sandbox Hotels / SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket
Currently, there are more than 490 SHA Plus hotels authorized to provide accommodation in Phuket under Phuket Sandbox scheme.
Popular Phuket Sandbox Hotels
The list of Phuket Sandbox hotels including certified SHA Plus hotels grouped by areas is provided below.
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Patong Beach
1. 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, this Phuket Sandbox hotel boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation.
2. 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.
3. Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is a smart hotel located in the heart of Patong Beach, for savvy travelers looking for a relaxing island getaway experience. The hotel offers quick access to all of Phuket's major shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Featuring 277 stylishly designed modern rooms, this SHA Plus hotel is the smart choice for savvy leisure travelers who are looking for the best location with the best value in a resort-style hotel on their island getaway.
4. Burasari Phuket
Tropical oasis in Phuket Burasari Phuket enjoys an excellent location in the southern part of Patong, just a few steps from the beach and a short walk from Jungceylon Shopping Center, the popular Walking Street, restaurants and the famous nightlife. The resort offers guests comfortable rooms in various categories. The resort facilities include 2 outdoor pools with sun terraces and pool bar, a restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine, a salad bar with grill, a bar, a spa, pool tables, a tour desk, and parking.
5. ibis Phuket Patong Hotel
Hotel Ibis Patong Phuket is favorably located in a quieter part of Patong, but still only a 10-minute walk from Bangla Road and 5 minutes from the beach. The Patong Phuket Ibis offers a fun time for all, with a large swimming pool and a full entertainment program.
6. Sunset Beach Resort
Featuring a spa with massage services and an outdoor spa pool, Sunset Beach Resort provides a quiet getaway along Patong Beach. The resort offers 1 restaurant and 3 bars. Resort Sunset Beach provides a free shuttle service to Patong Town, 2.5 km away. Spacious rooms at Sunset Resort offer balconies with outdoor seating areas.
7. Paripas Patong Resort
Located less than a 5-minute walk from Patong Beach, Paripas Patong Resort features two outdoor pools, a sun terrace and a fitness center. Rooms at this SHA Plus certified hotel come with a balcony with city or mountain views.
8. Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Crest Resort & Pool Villas is a Phuket SHA Plus hotel perched on a gentle hillside, on the beautiful Tri Trang Beach, just outside Patong. Surrounded by tropical rain forest and stunning 240° views of turquoise waters from the famous Andaman Sea, the Crest Resort is the perfect venue for a well-deserved natural getaway holiday within an enchanted setting.
9. DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is set in the heart of Patong, opposite the sandy beach and turquoise water of the Andaman Sea. All rooms come with a private balcony or terrace overlooking the pool and tropical green garden.
10. Coconut Village Resort
Coconut Village Resort is located on the best spot for your real relaxation. It is only a hundred meters from the white sand and the light blue sea of the famous Patong beach, just a short walk to all kinds of entertainment that people from all around world come to enjoy, and will make your holiday a very special one.
11. Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa
At Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa, experience an authentic Thai luxury resort nestled on the gentle hills of Patong with breathtaking panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Spacious, private and totally romantic, this idyllic retreat is a sanctuary for relaxation in a perfect location to enjoy the spoils of Patong City just minutes away. This romantic Patong resort is a first choice for honeymooners with beautiful rooms and suites overlooking the ocean and a choice of four delicious restaurants with cuisine from around the world. There is plenty to do at the luxury resort in Patong with two swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa and fantastic activities for all ages.
12. Hotel Clover Patong Phuket
Hotel Clover Patong is a 4-star hotel featuring contemporary design combined with warm Thai hospitality and the highest standard of service and quality, staying true to its philosophy of "Simplicity in Luxury". Located in the heart of Phuket, Hotel Clover Patong is a minute walk to the popular Patong beach, 5 minutes' walk to Jungceylon, the largest shopping mall on the island and Bangla Road, a fun party district.
13. Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
Offering breathtaking views of Patong Bay and the Andaman Sea and nestled within 15 acres of lush tropical landscapes, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket beckons one and all to the Pearl of the South. This Phuket Sandbox hotel is found in a location that boasts easy access to iconic sites like Patong Beach, Paradise Beach, Bangla Road.
14. The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa
Occupying a prime location along Patong Beach, Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa features an outdoor pool and 4 dining options. Decorated in calming neutral shades, elegant rooms at Royal Paradise feature classic wood furnishings and comfortable seating areas. Some rooms at this Phuket SHA Plus hotel boast a private balcony views of the pool or garden.
15. Patong Heritage Hotel
A 5 minute walk from Patong Beach, Patong Heritage is one of Phuket Sandbox hotels featuring luxury and stylish rooms with modern facilities. It has an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant. Patong Heritage is within a 10 minute walk from the bustling Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Center. Each room is tastefully decorated and has a private balcony.
16. Impiana Resort Patong
Impiana Patong Beach Resort is a four-star beach resort nestled in the heart of Patong. While being quiet and private, the resort is only 5-minute walk to a wide variety of street bars, restaurants, convenient shops and the famous “Bangla Road” for your daily and nightly entertainment. An ideal choice for the modern day traveler and vacationer, Impiana Beach resort features 71 rooms and boasts six room categories in cabana style comfortable and spacious with private patio to luxurious suites in classic Thai style. All rooms at this Phuket Sandbox hotel are set in lush tropical landscaping with garden or (partial) sea views, depending on your selected room category.
17. 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.
18. Oceanfront Beach Resort & Spa
Oceanfront Beach Resort is a new 5-star hotel located in quiet beachfront on the North Patong. The SHA Plus certified Oceanfront Beach Resort and Spa offers accommodation with a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
19. Baan Laimai Beach Resort
Baan Lamai Beach Resort & Spa appeals to many since it’s aptly located in the central part of Patong Beach, making it accessible to Junceylon shopping mall and Bangla Street at a walkable distance. The report features an opulent saltwater swimming pool and a Spa to relax. Additionally, guests are welcome to use complimentary wifi that provided throughout the resort, fitness center, and dine at the two on site restaurants; offering delectable Asian fusion delicacies.
20. The Bloc Hotel
The Bloc Hotel is situated in the heart of Patong, right on Patong beachfront. The hotel is accessible to many tourists’ attractions such as Bangla Walking Street, shopping malls, restaurants and bars. The Bloc Hotel Patong is designed in a modern style to cater to both Thai and foreign guests looking for the perfect place to relax within close proximity to attractions and the beach.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Patong Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Bang Tao Beach
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Cassia Hotel
Cassia Phuket is a Phuket SHA Plus hotel located on Bang Tao Beach, 1 km from Xana Beach Club. The hotel has a sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All suites come with a separate bedroom, living area and has a private balcony offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea.
5. The Pavilions Phuket
Perched high above Layan Beach, The Pavilions Phuket Resort is as spacious as it is private and peaceful. Decidedly adult, each private villa is a haven of tranquility. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking to relax and reconnect, The Pavilions Phuket is your perfect intimate escape.
6. Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa
Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa is located along the white sands of Bangtao Bay and offers beautiful views, 2 swimming pools and fitness room. Offering direct beach access, Bangtao Beach Resort is just a 10-minute drive from Laguna Phuket Golf Club and Phuket FantaSea. Rooms at Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach offer views of the sea or garden.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Bang Tao Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Kata Beach
1. The Palmery Resort Phuket
The Palmery Resort is located in the embrace of scenic Kata mountain, enabling you to relish the beautiful vistas of nature whilst offers you superior services and an excellent variety of amenities. This SHA Plus hotel is only a short distance from the famous Kata beach in Phuket.
2. Peach Hill Resort
Located at the heart of Kata, Peach Hill Resort & Spa offers the ultimate family holiday in the sun, packed with fun activities and entertainment for everyone. This Phuket family resort is only a short stroll from the white sand beaches and right in the center of town, making it easy to explore the beaches, shops and restaurants. Fill your days relaxing by the three spectacular swimming pools with swim-up bars, fountains and children’s play areas with heavenly mountain views.
3. 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 between Phuket hotels.
4. Centara Kata Resort Phuket
Nestled amid lush surroundings, Centara Kata Resort Phuket is a family-friendly resort located 600 meters away from the two kilometers of white sands and clear, shallow waters of Kata Beach. A complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the beach is offered by this Phuket Sandbox hotel.
5. The Yama Hotel Phuket
Offering an outdoor pool swimming pool and a fitness centre, The Yama Hotel Phuket is a 5-minute drive from Kata beachfront. It offers an on-site restaurant and a bar. The rooms at the Yama Hotel Phuket are stylish design with Yama flower lamp lighting.
6. Ibis Phuket Kata
ibis Phuket Kata Hotel is a vibrant economy hotel, located close to the beautiful palm-lined Kata Beach, renowned as one of Phuket's most beautiful beaches. Hotel Ibis Phuket Kata offers top value accommodation with shopping, dining and nightlife nearby. Rooms at this Phuket SHA Plus hotel are decorated in a trendy, modern style.
7. Metadee Resort & Villas
Situated around a spectacular landscaped pool, Metadee Resort Phuket offers spacious and luxurious Thai-style rooms with fine canopy beds and free-standing bathtubs. It boasts fitness facilities, indulgent spa services and a poolside bar. Featuring wood-beamed ceilings and private terraces, large rooms open out to tropical or pool views. Some rooms have private pools and pavilions. Guests can enjoy relaxing Thai massages or lounge by the large outdoor pool, which features spray jets.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Kata Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Karon Beach
1. 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 at this Phuket Sandbox hotel feature a private balcony boasting stunning views of the Andaman Sea, tropical gardens or lotus lagoon.
2. Beyond Resort Karon
Secluded, intimate and romantic, adults-only Beyond Resort Karon nestles in a quiet corner of beautiful Karon Beach. Gaze from your room over the crystal shimmer of the Andaman Sea and discover your haven of privacy. A short stroll away from this SHA Plus hotel, the myriad shopping, dining and entertainment choices of Karon Beach await
3. Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa
The beachfront Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa is a Phuket Sandbox hotel featuring stunning ocean and landscaped views. The resort features Thai architectures throughout and provides bright and spacious rooms with sea, pool or garden views, selected room types also comes with direct pool access.
4. Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Centara Karon Resort Phuket is a SHA Plus certified hotel offering to stay in the heart of Karon Town, with dining and entertainment opportunities at the doorstep and the wide expanse of sands at Karon Beach only moments away. The setting of the resort, backed by green hills and comprised of four residential zones, provides an air of quietness and privacy to all.
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.
6. Avista Grande Phuket Karon MGallery
Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery Hotel Collection is a SHA Plus certified hotel nestled between Phuket's spectacular white-sand Karon Beach and the island's lush green mountains. Rooms at this Phuket Sandbox hotel are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a hot tub and free toiletries, while certain rooms are fitted with a seating area.
7. Sugar Marina Resort-ART-Karon Beach Phuket
Sugar Marina Resort- ART- Karon Beach is a Phuket Sandbox hotel located a 3-minute walk from the scenic Karon Beach. Guests can relax on the wide sun deck facing the pool, or enjoy daily activities on the large grass lawn. Hotel’s fun artistic theme rooms and exclusive installation art displays around every corner are produced by in-house designer and staff.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Karon Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Kamala Beach
1. Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach
Located directly next to the white sands of Kamala Bay and with uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach offers a little slice of paradise for visitors of Phuket. With its unique and quiet beachfront location, along with its close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Patong just 15 minutes away, this modern hotel provides the best of both worlds. Featuring 166 rooms, guests can choose from a selection of Superior rooms, Suites or Villas, including Ocean Villas, Jacuzzi Villas and Pool Villas.
2. Cape Sienna Phuket Gourmet Hotel & Villas
Phuket’s west coast is home to the Cape Sienna Phuket Gourmet Hotel & Villas, a 5-star resort on Kamala Beach. The resort is a sanctuary of peace away from the city’s usual commotion. This Phuket Sandbox resort feels stylish, blending modernity with urban liveliness while seamlessly in tune with nature.
3. Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa is a Phuket SHA Plus hotel offering to sleep, eat, indulge, explore and rejuvenate at the beautiful resort located in Kamala Bay on the west coast, Phuket Island’s peaceful spot, in your piece of paradise facing your own Andaman. Each room and villa are designed with the concept of “Ayara” meaning “noble elephant” to represent a sophisticated and Thai setting. All Ayara Kamala accommodations are ocean-facing so that every guest can relish the beautiful Andaman and feel its tranquility and breeze.
4. 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.
5. Kamala Resotel
Kamala Resotel is located on Kamala Beach, 350 meters from Kamala Beach, and offers accommodation, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. In addition, this 4-star hotel has a common lounge, garden and rooms with views of the city.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Kamala Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Mai Khao Beach
1. 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. This Phuket SHA Plus 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.
2. 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 while staying at this Phuket Sandbox hotel.
3. Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection
Situated at the most expansive beach in Phuket, Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection offers 22 exquisite pool villas that are designed precisely to cater for and satisfy all the needs and desires of our guests. This SHA Plus certified property is the only spacious pool villa resort in Phuket which offers tantalizing tropical-inspired décor, impeccable amenities, and warm hospitality to stir the senses beyond expectations. All 22 luxury villas are built of high quality natural materials, including classy teak wood and terra cotta, and are delightfully appointed in elegant Thai style with a private terrace, Sala, sunbathing deck and private swimming pool.
4. Marriott's Phuket Beach Club
Marriott's Phuket Beach Club welcomes you to Thailand with contemporary comfort and sophisticated style. This vacation ownership resort is a fabulous destination for families and groups, with a great location on Phuket Island and full access to the luxurious facilities at the neighboring JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa. Spacious apartment rentals feature complimentary Wi-Fi, full kitchens, master suites with soaking tubs, washer/dryers and furnished balcony. Relax by one of the resort pools or break a sweat in the on-site fitness center before spoiling yourself with a spa treatment or unwinding at the beachfront bar. Satisfy every craving at one of several restaurants - from a modern steakhouse to a Japanese restaurant and an Italian eatery with pizza delivery service.
5. Coriacea Boutique Resort
Coriacea Boutique Resort is a Phuket Sandbox hotel, situated on the peaceful beachfront of Mai Khao Beach in northern Phuket. The resort is located a short ride from Splash Jungle Water Park and only a 15-minute drive away from Phuket International Airport. All rooms come with a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and an electric kettle. They come with a balcony or patio and some rooms have sea views.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Mai Khao Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Rawai Beach
1. Stay Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort
Stay Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort is Phuket’s premiere fitness inclusive resort and home to Stay Fit, the 1,000 sq. meter fitness center. Considered as one of the best gyms in Asia, Stay Fit is comprised of three floors of top-of-the-line Life Fitness equipment. Situated only minutes from Rawai & Nai Harn Beach, this Phuket SHA Plus resort features luxury accommodation ranging from Junior Suites to private Pool Villas.
2. Rawai Palm Beach Resort
Rawai Palm Beach Resort, situated at Rawai Beach in the southern tip of Phuket Island, is surrounded by a secluded environment with a tranquil tropical garden, making it one of the best Phuket Sandbox resorts for a family, honeymooner and holiday's seeker.
3. Navatara Phuket Resort
Located in Rawai Beach area at south of Phuket Island, Navatara Phuket Resort offers an accommodation for travelers planning to use Phuket Sandbox scheme. The beautiful swimming beach Nai Harn with its white sand is a short ride away with the resort's shuttle service. Guests can find local seafood restaurants along the beachfront or use the Rawai Beach as a starting point to do some island hopping.
4. Lotus Bleu Resort & Restaurant
Lotus Bleu Resort & Restaurant is located 2.7 km from Rawai Beach. The resort offers air-conditioned rooms, a garden and an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or have a drink at the bar.
5. Phu NaNa Boutique Hotel
Phu NaNa Boutique Hotel is a modern style pool villa hotel, where each bungalow is located around the pool. There is a beautiful garden between the rooms which provide a high level of privacy to the guests and also create a fresh air. Phu NaNa Boutique Hotel has received a SHA Plus certificate as it meets a standard of COVID-19 prevention policy from Thai government.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Rawai Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Nai Yang Beach
1. 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.
2. Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach offers quiet, secluded SHA Plus 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.
3. Lesprit de Naiyang
L’esprit de Naiyang Resort is dramatically located at peaceful Nai Yang beach of Phuket, a white sand rimmed with green pines of Sirinat Marine National Park, on the northwest of the Phuket Island. L’esprit de Naiyang resort is just 10 minutes from Phuket International airport.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Nai Yang Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Nai Harn Beach
1. The Nai Harn
The Nai Harn is an iconic Phuket Sandbox resort overlooking one of the world’s finest beaches. Beachfront property with direct beach access is only a few minutes away from the most famous view point in Phuket, Promthep Cape. All rooms with a private terrace and 95% of the rooms at this resort overlook the ocean.
2. The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn
The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn is a newly opened property under The Gallery Brand which was opened on the best-selected piece of land on the best beach of Phuket Island. The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn is located just 800 metres away from a world famous Nai Harn Beach, ranked no.3 in Asia by Travellers’s Choice Award 2019. This Phuket SHA Plus hotel sits in front of Nai Harn Lake overlooking a panoramic view of a blue lagoon and surrounded by spectacular mountains.
3. Phuket Riviera Villas
Designed around a saltwater infinity pool and tropical landscaped gardens, Phuket Riviera Villas is a Phuket Sandbox accommodation offering spacious apartments. This property is just 5 minutes' drive from Naiharn and Rawai Beach. Fully air-conditioned, the modern rooms at Riviera Villas Phuket come with a living area with sofa and dining table. Selected rooms include full kitchen facilities. Sun loungers line the edge of the outdoor pool, where guests may sun tan or make use of the free Wi-Fi. Spa bath with hydrojets is available for all guests.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Nai Harn Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Nai Thon Beach
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 from this Phuket Sandbox hotel. The elegant rooms at Trisara come with modern décor, a separate living area and outdoor deck.
2. Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort is perched on the headland overlooking the crystal water of the Andaman Sea. The resort has 277 contemporary rooms and pool villas complimented by 3 eateries including an Italian restaurant and deli for a casual treat. A Phuket Sandbox resort that ticks all the boxes.
3. Naithonburi Beach Resort
Naithonburi Beach Resort is a family-friendly Phuket Sandbox resort that sits right in the valley and right by the sea, offering outstanding value in hospitality to its guests visiting Phuket. The hotel is located directly opposite the spectacular Nai Thon beach.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Nai Thon Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Panwa Beach
1. 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, this SHA Plus resort is ideally located to explore the many attractions that Phuket Island has to offer.
2. Bandara Phuket Beach Resort
Boasting stunning views of Ao Yon Bay in Phuket's Panwa area, Bandara Phuket Beach Resort offers modern rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. This SHA Plus certified hotel is a 5-minute walk from the peaceful beach.
3. Kantary Bay Hotel Phuket
The charming Kantary Bay is a beach-front hotel, 15 minutes away from Phuket town. It combines traditional Thai features with modern design and offers a roof-top pool with panoramic views over the Andaman Sea.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified Panwa Beach hotels available for Phuket Sandbox
Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Surin Beach
1. 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 Sandbox stay is as vibrant and relaxing as you want it to be.
2. 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. For Phuket Sandbox guests 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.
3. The Surin Phuket
A long-established resort with a unique story, The Surin is a luxury SHA Plus hotel that boasts an idyllic beachfront location on the exclusive Pansea Beach. The hotel is nestled amongst towering coconut palms and rolling hills on the west coast of Phuket Island.
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Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Phuket Town
1. 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.
2. Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra
Located in the heart of Phuket Town, Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra offers an outdoor swimming pool and 180 stylish rooms and suites. Guests can stay active at the hotel's fitness room. For drinks and small bites, head to the lobby lounge or the sky lounge, which also offers panoramic views. The all-day dining restaurant includes a variety of cuisines available in both buffet and a la carte formats.
3. The Tint @ Phuket Town
The Tint @ Phuket Town is the personalized SHA Plus accommodation of a sweet modern hotel in Phuket town. The hotel is inspired by the sweetness of the surroundings. The Tint At Phuket Town is located a 10-minute walk from Phuket Old Town and features rooms with a private balcony.
4. ibis Styles Phuket City
Located in Phuket city, within the prime shopping district, the trendy ibis Styles Phuket City is near the historical Sino Portuguese quarter, local markets and nightlife. It is only 10 min away from the natural park and the sea.
5. Seabed Grand Hotel Phuket
Seabed Grand Hotel Phuket is a new 5-star hotel in Phuket town, offering resort feeling. This Phuket SHA Plus hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The accommodation also offers a sun terrace.
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Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Other Areas
1. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is a luxury beachfront resort in Phuket overlooking the Andaman Sea. Here you can retreat to an island paradise where lush hillside overlooks powdery beach and hide away in luxury pool villas for two or sprawling residences for families as Anantara Layan Phuket Resort offers 30 rooms and suites, 47 pool villas, and 15 pool residences for travelers entering Thailand under Phuket Sandbox plan.
2. The Racha
Twelve nautical miles from Phuket lay one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful island destinations – Koh Racha Yai. So near and yet so far from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. In this tiny sanctuary you’ll find nature as it was intended and civilized living at its finest.
Fronting the soft white sand and azure waters of pristine Batok Bay, discover the exquisite and much-awarded The Racha resort, one of the best Phuket Sandbox hotels. Expect no less than unparalleled personalized service with only eighty-five luxurious eco-chic villas spread over twenty acres of verdant tropical grounds.
3. The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket is an exclusive all-villa island hideaway off the coast of Phuket in southern Thailand. Nestled among stunning beaches, lush coconut groves, with never-ending views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline, The Naka Island is accessible only by private speedboat, making it a uniquely private and intimate retreat. This Phuket SHA Plus resort offers 67 villas with private plunge pools and/or tropical gardens and 23 luxury suites that are magnificently appointed, along with an incomparable spa facility, access to countless outdoor recreation activities, and uncompromising service.
4. Island Escape by Burasari
Island Escape by Burasari is Thailand’s first 5-star resort created specifically for modern lifestyles, a resort where romantics, friends, couples with children, extended families and partners can enjoy their ideal holiday. Couples can indulge in privacy and intimacy, while children and extended family members can enjoy the resort’s fabulous repertoire of pools and beaches, landscaped gardens, spa and wellness programs and adventure excursions. Island Escape by Burasari offers the greatest escape during Phuket Sandbox, where life is celebrated, passion is pursued, and happiness is fully realized.
5. The Village Coconut Island Resort
The Village at Coconut Island is a Phuket Sandbox hotel located on a private beach overlooking the stunning Phang Nga Bay. Just a 5-minute ride on the hotel’s boat service from Phuket Town, The Village offers a beach getaway from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Accommodation at The Village ranges from One and Two Bedroom Suites to villas ranging from two to five bedrooms. The spacious suites come with flat-screen TVs and well-equipped kitchenettes. Most rooms feature outdoor pools or hot tubs in private gardens.
Check the full list of SHA Plus certified hotels in less popular areas such as nearby islands, secluded beaches and local towns
Unvaccinated travelers arriving in Phuket will still be subject to quarantine and will have to stay at Phuket ALQ Hotels.