Room for Two: Meliá Phuket Mai Khao Review

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Meliá Phuket Mai Khao outfoor bath with dipping pool and bath tub

Discover a tranquil coastal haven and a world of luxury at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, the latest international five-star hotel to open on Phuket’s pristine Mai Khao beach.

Launched in December 2021, this chic beachfront retreat is just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport and one of only three five-star Meliá properties in Thailand. With exceptional service and amenities, it blends Meliá’s famous Spanish sophistication with heartfelt Thai hospitality for an exquisite Phuket honeymoon or romantic getaway. 

The location:

Mai Khao Beach Phuket
Beautiful Mai Khao beach in Phuket, Thailand

Mai Khao is Phuket’s longest beach (11 kilometres), located in the northwest of the island and part of the Sirinat National Park, making it protected land. With nothing to disturb the peace, sea turtles regularly come to lay their eggs here, with the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation working to keep them safe. 

It’s a low-key locale, quieter than some of the more famous Phuket hotspots. It’s not uncommon to see local fishers with their rods wedged into the sand or using baskets to sieve the sea for mole crabs (a cross between a shrimp and a crab, unique to Mai Khao) for one of the local’s favourite meals, fried sand crab, or to use as fishing bait. A reminder that the seafood dishes of Phuket are some of the freshest and most delicious you’ll find!

If your perfect romantic getaway involves a peaceful retreat from modern life, you’ve found your five-star hotel match at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. And while the beach and excellent amenities make it hard to leave the grounds, the hotel also offers complimentary bicycles for exploring the lovely local village.

Food & Drink:

Barmen Meliá Phuket Mai Khao
The barmen creating innovative cocktails at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Even slipping into holiday mode can work up an appetite. Here you’ll have plenty of options to delight your tastebuds throughout the day. If it’s coffee, croissants and freshly squeezed juice you need, head to Elyxr Café. This spacious lounge is decked out with comfortable sofas and a selection of books for your quiet reading pleasure plus a boutique range of local sweets and gourmet nibbles for sale.

For a bountiful breakfast or a relaxed fine dining experience, see all-day dining destination SASA. The cuisine is inspired by Southeast Asian flavours, made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and brought to life by Chef Luca. 

Or find your island groove at Gaia Beach Club. This Mediterranean fusion eatery offers views of a sweeping open kitchen where you’ll taste spectacular dishes like the chef’s own gazpacho and slow-cooked Wagyu cheek. The outstanding cocktails are another reason to kick back here and drink in the views with every sip.

Oh, and should you find yourselves in the Luna Pool and in need of refreshments, simply swim up to the bar for an exotic curated cocktail, juice, or smoothie.

Best room for two:

Pool Villa Meliá Phuket Mai Khao
Pool Villa, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Contemporary and minimalist, with high ceilings and brilliant-white exteriors, the hotel buildings evoke memories of white-washed Greek villas. Yet the subtle decorative touches and beautiful natural timbers still channel a Thai vibe inside. The 30 suites and 70 villas (all one-bedroom) offer a refined, restful aesthetic and generous proportions.

Suites feature sun-drenched terraces, outdoor tubs, and open-air showers while the villas also include private plunge pools, making them ideal for a honeymoon or romantic escape. Each includes an LCD TV with satellite channels, Nespresso machine, and luxurious bedding made to order from Meliá’s precise directives. Trust us, you will sleep well here! 

If you’re looking for Phuket accommodation that delivers a health boost, choose a Wellness Villa with its impressive list of healthy extras. Think ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, Tempur-Pedic pillows, hi-tech air purifier, aromatic bath salts, a fit ball and yoga mat, plus a daily 60-minute massage. The shower is even infused with vitamin C!

Spa & Wellness

Couples' Spa Treatment room, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao
Couples’ Spa Treatment room, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Wellness is a focal point at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. Unwind with meditation, Pilates, and beachfront yoga or work up a sweat in the modern fitness centre. Just don’t miss a revitalising pamper session for two at the elegant onsite YHI Spa. Options to enjoy your treatments poolside or in-villa are also available, allowing you to further tap into the feeling of luxury. 

Couples will love:
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao offers a serene setting where you can grow closer while indulging your personal health and wellness pursuits — all in the lap of luxury. Stunning accommodations, exceptional amenities, divine dining, and restorative spa and wellness treatments give you so much to adore about this sunny seaside retreat. You’ll also have plenty of options for add-on adventures including horse riding on the beach and gourmet beach picnics. 

For a romantic Phuket getaway, don’t miss Meliá Mai Khao.

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