Sawadee krap, welcome to Phuket – the biggest island in Thailand! As one of Thailand’s most prominent destinations, there are lots of things to do in and around Phuket.
In spite of virtually limitless destinations in the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’, we do understand that travellers may not want to always be outside the whole day. You may instead want a quiet, fun, and slow-moving day.
You just want everything – including the pool – to be just a stone’s throw away from where you sleep. Just like a king or a queen of laziness. In order to achieve that holy mission, what’s better than staying in a luxury room with direct access to the pool?
Well, there’s actually only one thing better than that, which is: staying in a WALLET-FRIENDLY luxury pool-access room!
So here you go, 12 luxury pool-access rooms that will make your stay in Phuket more memorable and relaxing while still being affordable.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking. All prices are reflected in Thai Baht and USD.
1. Pool access is no longer enough? How about a jacuzzi too? – Chalong Chalet Resort
Situated on a hilltop, overlooking Chalong Bay and its mountain ranges – that’s the breathtaking view that you will get at Chalong Chalet Resort.
The room with an easy access to the plunge pool is designed to make you perfectly comfortable for a relaxing day. If you’re looking to get super relaxed, how about hopping in the jacuzzi at the balcony too?
There’s another swimming pool perched near the edge of the hilltop for a closer view of Chalong Bay. Enjoy a relaxing swim, lazily float on the crystal clear water, take in the views, and sip on a delightful cocktail. Does that sound like an ideal lazy day for you?
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Chalong Chalet Resort is located approximately 10km from Phuket to the south – making it an easy drive to your favorite beaches!
If you ever wonder why this accommodation is named ‘Access’ – the answer is pretty simple. Access Resort and Villas allows every room to have its own direct access to the pool, with just a few steps from your bed.
Again, POOL ACCESS IN EVERY ROOM. You can literally choose any room available and enjoy the pool access!
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If you feel like going a step further for luxury, then the Pool Suite room may be your favourite choice. You will reach new heights of opulence with your private pool!
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The luxury doesn’t stop there. Room service can be served through a floating boat service in the same pool where you swim! There are not many resorts with this kind of service, by the way.
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Surrounded by a fresh and beautiful shrubby landscaped garden, Access Resort & Villas definitely succeeds in crafting the ambience of your favourite luxury holiday in tropical Phuket.
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3. The perfect hideaway beachfront resort – D Varee Mai Khao Beach
Looking for a beachfront resort in Phuket where you may avoid a horde of tourists that’s too overwhelming for you? Consider D Varee Mai Khao Beach as the sanctuary for your next holiday in Phuket.
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D Varee Mai Khao Beach refreshingly features wide open space that looks out onto beautifully enclosed boulevards and lush greenery.
What about the pool-access room? Well, it offers a large balcony with a direct access to the swimming pool surrounded by a green oasis!
And if you need a larger pool, feel free to head to the pool by the beach – where an astonishing view of the vast ocean and its horizon is laid out before your eyes. Just a reminder, this is a beachfront resort!
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Done with the beach and water-stuff and looking for something else to do inside the resort? You can choose your next haven. Spa, fitness center, bars, Seven Seas Restaurant (providing Thai and International cuisine), and sunset watching are some great options to consider.
4. A resort that comes with infinity pool, sea view, & sky bar yet (amazingly) still affordable! – The Charm Resort Phuket
The Charm Resort Phuket surely has a unique proposition which makes its offering irresistible. Let us tell you why through 4 points.
#1: It’s just 1-minute away from the famous Patong Beach!
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#2: Taking a refreshing dip has never been easier at The Charm Resort Phuket’s pool-access room. It features an extended balcony that provides steps down to the lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by lush foliage.
#3: Another cool thing is the rooftop – a stylish recreation space with an expansive infinity-edge pool that appears to blend seamlessly with the turquoise hues of the Andaman Sea.
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So sit back, relax, and admire sweeping views of Patong Bay at the Sky Bar by the pool. When the sun goes down, Sky Bar gradually gets cosier and more romantic as sunsets and cocktails are served.
#4: Last but not the least, this is one of the most affordable beachfront resorts yet!
5. The conveniently-located resort that’s walkable to most spots in town! – Ramaburin Resort
Ramaburin Resort consists of a 4-storied building, filled with 68 modern-designed rooms and 2 villas.
As seen in the pictures, the first-floor rooms are directly connected to the swimming pool – and the pool itself is equipped with fun-flowing fountains and falls! Do you dare to say it’s not tempting?
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Sunbathing or a cool dip in the pool? Your choice.
No worries if your stomach isn’t used to the exotic spices yet. Ramaburin Resort’s restaurant serves International cuisine with Continental and American fare!
Ramaburin Resort is only a three-minute walk from the famous Patong Beach. Conveniently located near the great night life at Bangla street, Jungceylon shopping mall, and other entertainment spots in Phuket. They’re only a few miles away from the resort. Around 15 minutes by easy-walking, or less than 10 if you can’t wait!
6. A see-through room overlooking the sea?! – Princess Seaview Resort & Spa
The thing that makes Princess Seaview Resort & Spa stand out from other hotels is the availability of one single feature.
All rooms adopt a see-through concept overlooking the Andaman sea, and a panoramic view of Karon Beach!
Whether you’re sleeping or awake enjoying the day, you will always have a great view of the Andaman Sea and Karon locality. What a unique feature!
If you happen to stay in the Deluxe Pool Access room, be prepared with the surprise (*spoiler alert) of the luxurious accommodation with direct pool entry – into the free-form swimming pool with a glorious jacuzzi and waterfall.
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Need some drinks but don’t want to leave the pool? Head over to the swim-up bar!
You may not want to leave this resort even for meals! There’s an onsite luxury restaurant with wooden design inspired by Northern Thailand – serving various menus from Thai and Chinese to International food.
How about getting some drinks or enjoying music outside? Well, the resort has a bar serving a variety of drinks, and during high-season you may join the BBQ night with live band, Thai classical dance, Polynesian show, and so much more.
The last amazing and surprising thing about this resort (*this time you must be surprised): considering its price – you would hardly believe that this is a 4-star hotel – definitely worth your money!
7. Enjoy this rooftop swimming pool where you can catch the golden sunset hour – Chanalai Hillside Resort
Chanalai Hillside Resort delivers views of the mountains and Andaman Sea, stretching into the horizon where the tropical sun meets the coastline of Karon Beach.
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Immerse yourself in an environment where nature meets luxury – with a rainforest teeming with giant trees and lush life, hillside terrains, and the sweet song of birdlife.
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The Deluxe Pool Access Room at Chanalai Hillside Resort has a huge private balcony, where you can enjoy the view of the pool.
Though we doubt you could simply admire the pool, since most people wouldn’t be able to resist jumping in!
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The more (or most) spectacular feature of this resort is its rooftop swimming pool, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of hillside or the ocean – and of course, that ‘golden hour’ of sunset.
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Chanalai Hillside Resort is located on the Southwest coast of Phuket Island in secluded Karon Beach – and a world away from all your cares and worries!
8. Escape from the crowd and have the vacation you deserve! – The Yama Hotel Phuket
Yama Hotel Phuket describes itself as a heaven for your senses to escape from the crowd. And that’s absolutely true!
It’s not a crowded beachfront resort, nor is it located in the town center where the hustle and bustle takes place. The Yama Hotel Phuket is instead located in Kata with fantastic views of the ocean and mountains. Guests can escape from the usual crowds, and enjoy the modern contemporary comfort of facilities and design of a 4-star hotel.
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Your Superior Pool Access room is designed in deluxe comfort with direct access to the main swimming pool.
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And that freeform pool is perfected by the jacuzzi and flowing showers.
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In addition, the resort has a wide range of facilities catering to guests with different needs. Kids room and teenager room, gym, restaurants – and the pool bar for drinks while enjoying the city lights beside the beautifully-lit pool at night.
Your holiday, just like other important occasions of your life, should provide the greatest enjoyment possible – and The Yama Hotel Phuket ensures it.
9. Accordingly, The World Luxury Hotel Awards’ Winner~ – Manathai Surin Phuket
This resort can be summed up simply by one sentence: Manathai Surin Phuket is accordingly, The World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 2016 in the category of Luxury Design Hotel. This pretty much says it all.
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Everything is well and wonderfully designed as we’ve described here. It is ornamented with a modern design, combined with a touch of traditional Thai handicrafts – creating an inviting and soothing atmosphere everywhere around Manathai Surin Phuket.
The pool-access room features a cosy sitting area and you’ll enjoy the privilege of taking a refreshing dip in the swimming pool located right on your doorstep. Alternatively, you can just sit at the balcony, appreciating the sight of sunlight dancing on the water’s surface.
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The services and facilities are excellent as well. Taste the delicious Thai dishes at ‘Pad Thai Restaurant’. And guess what’s on the special menu they have? Yes, Pad Thai!
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Spoil yourself with its spa service, which offers you a chance to experience the epitome of Thailand’s world-renowned spa therapies. From deep-tissue massages to treatments that integrate indigenous flora, you’re sure to get fully relaxed and revitalised.
Once again, no wonder Manathai Surin Phuket got the World Luxury Hotel Award!
10. A splendid accommodation in Karon Beach – Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa
The word ‘Woraburi’ in Thai means ‘Splendid City’, a phrase in which Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa really lives up to. The resort is located in Karon Beach with a direct access to the beach!
It’s a really great choice of stay for the sun-worshippers that provides views of the Andaman Sea while the sun goes down over the horizon.
Head into the resort, and you’ll be able to enjoy the calm and peaceful ambiance. The buildings are designed in Southern Thai architectural style, so as to be culturally as well as environmentally tuned in with their surroundings.
The pool-access room is of course, directly connected to the swimming pool, only parted by a balcony where you can sit and relax as you enjoy each day.
While the swimming pool itself lays in the heart of the resort, encircled by the buildings with an island in the middle, and a poolbar on its side – the pool is a simply glorious centerpiece of this resort.
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Have no worry if you’re on holiday with kids. Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa has a kids’ club where they can spend their time. And if you’re travelling with friends, there’s a spa service waiting to indulge you or a pool table to bond over!
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11. “Stop! And you arrive”, if you’re in a search of the most affordable among all – Kata Lucky Villa & Pool Access
A wise man said “Stop! Then you arrive”, that’s exactly what you should do if you’re in search of the most affordable pool-access room to relax in.
Just a mere 500-meters from Kata Beach, surrounded by mountains and beautiful gardens, there lies the Kata Lucky Villa & Pool Access.
Designed in a tropical garden villa-style, Kata Lucky Villa & Pool Access will rejuvenate yourself, your family, and your friends too!
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The spacious 50sqm Deluxe Pool Access room is decorated with a modern-style concept – and provides a private balcony as well as direct access to your own semi-private swimming pool, just right several steps from your room.
The labyrinth-like pool lures you to explore the pool (and maybe say hi to other guests whose rooms you pass by?). The main swimming pool also has a pool bar where you’ll get to dip and sip!
To simply conclude, Kata Lucky Villa & Pool Access is one of the best direct pool-access rooms you’ll be able to get around Kata Beach!
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12. An extremely attractive value-for-money stay in Karon Beach – Baan Karonburi Resort
There are many resorts which emphasise its advantage of being in a beachfront location. But what about the affordable ones? There’s only a few of them, and dBaan Karonburi is definitely one of the best deals you can get.
Elegance awaits you at Baan Karonburi Resort which is decorated with classic Siamese architecture, and located in the heart of Karon Beach.
The rooms are gorgeously spacious with a private balcony, and of course the canal-like pool is just a step away from your pool-access room! Not to mention, right across the room, you’ll find sunbeds for you to relax on while getting a suntan in.
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If Phuket is getting too hot for your comfort, feel free to cool down in the Loma pool while having some drinks from the pool bar. “Shaken… Not stirred”, as the English-man said.
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Is your belly rumbling? Well, you can decide whether you want to enjoy the fresh sea breeze during your breakfast and lunch, or the amazing view of the sun shining on the Andaman sea in the evening at the onsite restaurant. (Uhm, why not both?!)
Special Mention 1: The luxury resort (literally) right in the heart of Phuket – Nipa Resort
Nipa Resort is a luxurious-modern resort that offers nothing less than comfort and relaxation. The resort is one of the best, if you prefer to have ‘location’ as the first priority while staying at a luxury resort.
After a long day of activities around the city, you will find yourself back to peace and serenity as you lay back among the greenery – and of course, the free-form swimming pool – completed with a small pool for kiddies and jacuzzi on its side.
While the room itself is spacious and fully decorated with a touch of classic Thai teak wood – the best part is the pool that’s right in front of your balcony.
Nipa Resort also has a lot of options to pamper you with. Thai massage, nail art, spa, saun and restaurants, you name it!
Nipa Resort is located in the prime area of Phuket. Whether you’re a beach-person, shopaholic, or a night life fanatic, you will easily access your favourite spots. It’s only a few minutes’ walk from the world-famous Patong Beach (there’s a shuttle car if you’re feeling extremely lazy), Jungceylon shopping mall, and colourful night life at Bangla street.
Special Mention 2: Balancing perfection in Phuket – Patong Paragon Resort & Spa
Patong Paragon Resort & Spa brands itself as a balance perfection. Outside the resort, you may enjoy the thrilling shores of beaches and the famously carefree Phuket life. However, once you’ve arrived at the resort, it offers a soothing space to slow down, breathe and have a refreshing retreat.
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We may argue that not many things are more refreshing than splashing in water on a sunny day.
Well, you would agree with your direct pool-access room paving the way to the free-form swimming pool through a private terrace. The swimming pool itself is huuge, with three large islands in the middle!
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