Modern Luxury Awaits at Elegant Meliá Phuket Mai Khao Resort

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is a luxurious five-star resort in an impressive position on Phuket’s longest beach, one of three properties which the leading Spanish hotel group Meliá have opened in Thailand. Meliá Koh Samui launched amid great fanfare back in January 2020, while Meliá Chiang Mai also had its highly-anticipated opening just a few months back.

Facing the west coast of the Andaman Sea, the resort certainly has lots of Mediterranean charm about it, set in a tropical paradise where the glistening Mai Khao Beach sands and the fresh waters of the sea meet, only 15 minutes drive to Phuket International Airport.

Solely comprised of private pool villas, wellness pool villas, and suites, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is an ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life: peace and tranquility come as standard, due to the Sirinat National Park surroundings and sandy shoreline.

Create Lasting Memories on Your Trip in Exotic Phuket

The bright white buildings of Santorini mesmerise those travelling to the famous Cyclades island – similarly Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, taking architectural inspiration from the attractive cube-shaped stucco homes, has a noticeably minimal aesthetic which is so eye-catching.

Aside from its alluring appearance, the other thing that struck us upon arriving at the hotel was the exemplary service of the staff, who instantly make guests feel at home. The Meliá team were well-organized and the check-in process was easy and convenient, so that we could make the most of our holiday time at the property, enjoying the extensive facilities.

Guests have a nice selection of rooms to choose from at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao: we were delighted to be assigned a one-bedroom wellness villa with private pool. As can be seen below, the space has been lavishly-appointed with first-class fixtures and furnishings.

A magnificent treat is in store for those staying in the resort’s wellness pool villas, some of the finest accommodations that one could find on the island of Phuket. The splendid villas have been fitted out with a host of useful equipment for your stay, such as a Yoga FIT ball and yoga mat, and an Ultrasonic essential oil diffuser emitting soothing vapor into the air.

One of the highlights of staying at a wellness villa is a daily 60-minute massage, designed to revitalize the health of guests during their stays. The 85m2 villas have their own plunge pools to take dips in between massages, as well as outdoor bath tubs with scented salts.

Something we loved was the unique Vitamin C shower that is so refreshing: vitamin gel is released from a container on top of the shower head, as you can see in the photo above. An air purifier, Meliá signature linens and Tempur-Pedic pillows all add to the experience.

The superior quality Dream mattress was incredible: exclusively designed for Meliá hotels, they are soft, comfortable, and guaranteed to give you a peaceful night’s rest. With such a nice outdoor space to enjoy, one cannot help but feel relaxed sitting on the plush daybed, sipping on a self-made Nespresso, while listening to the room’s Harmon Kardon speaker.

Should you wish to take your wellness journey to the next level, then why not grab one of the hotel’s bicycles which are free of charge to use for three hours: it is a splendid way to take in the breathtaking scenery, bringing you at one with nature in this unspoilt setting.

Other activities available to help calm your senses include a well-equipped fitness center, horse riding on the beach, Thai cookery classes, and beachside yoga workouts. Kidsdom is the huge outdoor playground that’s perfect for your little ones if they’re full of beans.

A Dream Destination To Revitalize the Body and Soul

You are sure to be feeling incredibly relaxed within a few hours of arriving at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao – the mentioned peace and tranquility of this resort offers an ideal combination of elements to bring harmony to the lives of anyone having the pleasure of staying there.

For those residing in a wellness villa, the property’s YHI Spa is a must-visit if you’re up for a longer massage than the 60-minute session which is given daily in the room. There are other treatment options too which we can thoroughly recommend: YHI’s body exfoliation treatment “White Tea and Camellia” also lasts for an hour, and removes dead skin cells.

The 300sqm facility has five seperate treatment rooms, using organic products from Thai wellness brand HARNN, made from only natural ingredients. Perhaps you would care to take your treatment poolside, which is a service that YHI Spa will be happy to organize.

Having so many recreational amenities to enjoy at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is a blessing for guests, in particular the two outdoor swimming pools and the children’s pool are fantastic. You have many cabanas and sun loungers to relax on and soak up the glorious sunshine.

Foodies will absolutely love the resort’s outstanding restaurants: Gaia, seen above, and in our main photo at the top, is a tremendous venue to sample authentic Mediterranean and Asian flavours. One of four food and beverage outlets to visit, it has some mouthwatering choices on their menu including steaks, burgers, pizzas, and exceptionally fresh seafood.

Meliá’s more formal SASA restaurant focuses on international dining along with traditional Thai dishes, and vegan options – their breakfast buffet is fantastic, with plenty of Western and local delights to try. In front of the lobby, Elyxr Cafe’s coffee is also well worth having.

Overall, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s rave reviews are completely justified from what we have seen. Since it launched guests have had overwhelmingly positive things to say, with good reason: attentive staff, stunning facilities, opulent accomodations, scrumptious food and a first-class spa all contribute to this resort being one of the top recent openings in Phuket.

Needless to say, most people who have stayed at the property talk of their plans to return in the not too distant future, which we can only join them in hoping that we also have the opportunity to do the same. An excellent resort, in an area of exceptional natural beauty.

Take a look at the website of Meliá Phuket Mai Khao for further details on this remarkable property, or call +66 (0) 76 563 550 should you have any questions to ask them directly.