A collection of pool villas and suites on Phuket’s beachfront, the Sala Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is a chic and relaxed resort where guests come to escape. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, only twenty minutes away from the airport, you can be collecting your luggage and on a sunbed within the hour, cocktail in hand. Access to the seafront is accompanied by two large beachfront swimming pools and a beachfront bar that serves up cocktails inspired by the ocean. Cuisine is rooted in the Phuket culture, with international and Thai dishes served using local ingredients and native cooking techniques. The hotel even hosts engaging themed evenings where the dining and entertainment deliver an exciting evening for all. Included in Thailand’s Tatler’s Best Restaurant Awards, the accolades are well deserved and encourage locals and tourists to try their fantastical fare. This is also seen in the breakfast that guests receive most morning. Start the day from the water and enjoy your breakfast on a floating tray that will drift across the water to you. Or head up to the rooftop garden, where you can enjoy the sunset between the coconut groves reflection pond.