At the same time, with an increasing awareness of overtourism and pollution, travellers are conscious about their impact on the local environment. Phuket’s popularity as Asia’s number one resort destination sees millions of domestic and international visitors who are not only choosing to enjoy the island’s relaxing vibe and architectural splendors, they are also opting for a more environmentally positive and sustainable stay.
Airbnb Plus – homes that are verified by a third party against a 100+ point checklist, giving added assurance to guests about the quality of their stay – was launched in Phuket in December 2018 and has since seen a rapid rise in bookings by guests. Whether you’re travelling as a group or a family this summer, here are some Airbnb Plus villas with three bedrooms or more, all situated on the island’s popular west coast and nearby the island’s top beaches.
4 bedrooms, can accommodate 10 guests 16,000THB/ night
Slide open the doors to the pool terrace and breathe in the ocean air just metres away from Surin Beach in this stunning four bedroom private pool villa. The two master bedroom suites are on the upper level and feature both indoor and outdoor showers and big-sized bathtubs, while the third bedroom is situated on the lower level and connects with the fourth bedroom, ideal for kids and a family vacation. Indulge and have the villa’s private chef cook up a storm for you.
5 bedrooms, can accommodate 10 guests 21,528THB/ night
Surrounded by greenery, this spacious five bedroom villa has direct access to a common pool which at 33×8 metres is one of the largest private pools in Phuket! The villa’s large kitchen makes for a great entertaining space, alternatively dine under the stars with the outdoor BBQ.
5 bedrooms, can accommodate 10 guests 42,120THB/ night
This stunning five bedroom sea view villa is set on a forest-clad hillside on a stretch of Phuket’s west coast known as Millionaires’ Mile. Revel in a dazzling art collection as well as ultramodern indoor and outdoor living spaces that remarkably coalesce into the landscape. The villa’s tranquil location lends it a secluded feel, yet it’s less than a 30-minute drive from Phuket’s best shopping and nightlife choices.
3 bedrooms, can accommodate 6 guests 11,400THB/ night
Open a retractable glass door and gather poolside on a spacious sectional in a sunken open-air den. Wood and marble accents unite to forge sleek interiors while outdoor sitting areas are enveloped by lush greenery at this lavish three bedroom pool villa. The villa is situated within an award-winning complex in Kamala on Phuket’s popular west coast.
3 bedrooms, can accommodate 6 guests 8,393THB/ night
This three bedroom villa offers an ideal private getaway for upto six guests. Located in a quiet street a short walk from one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches, the large private pool offers the ultimate in privacy and will ensure guests remain entertained from morning to night.