We looked at a few resorts on-line before deciding on Sala resort. We really wanted a pool villa resort and was tossing between sala and banyan tree as the pricing was similar but the ambiance was totally different. Sala is very zen minimalist whilst banyan tree is more lush tropical. Depends what you prefer at the end of the day.
We read some average reviews of banyan tree on trip advisor so decided on sala. And were we glad we did - this resort is exceptional and should be the benchmark of resorts, hospitality and service.
We stayed at the pool villa with a baby and it was fantastic - like having your own holiday villa by the beach for the week. They were also considerate enough to provide a cot for the baby. The villa was private, spacious, modern, chic and very very comfy.
Service was excellent as you would expect from the Thais. The general pool was nice but we spend most of our time in our private pool. There's only 1 restaurant for all meals but the food and service was great albeit pricey. They have different "food nights" every night.
The spa was also very magical and an experience and journey in itself.
In all a great resort offering the zen minimalist approach as compared to the usual jungle tropical setting. The only downside for us was it was very isolated (even walking to the next resort is not an option especially at night due to the lack of street lighting - but they offer shuttle services which is fine). It means you spend most of your meals at the restaurant or room service which does add up...
For US$300 a night it's also great value for money as compared to other resorts with pool villas. Go for the package deal as they throw in free dinners, breakfast and a massage.
Well done Sala, we will be back again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a stunning deluxe pool villa resort, featuring private swimming pools in 63 out of 79 rooms, villas, and suites.SALA Phuket boutique resort is an impressive compliment to its popular sister property, SALA Samui. SALA Phuket combines rare historical Sino - Portuguese architecture with modern 5-star facilities.Located on pristine Mai Khao beach on Phuket's northwest shoreline, SALA Phuket resort and spa is just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. The famous Blue Canyon Golf Course is a short distance from SALA Phuket and the picturesque Phang Nga Bay is located just 25 minutes away.SALA Phuket is the ideal location for a Phuket wedding and honeymoon with its vast and private pristine golden sand beach and lush beachside lawn surrounded by a coconut tree plantation swaying in the wind.In addition to friendly, professional and personalised service, SALA Phuket luxury resort offers facilities including:- 3 large beachfront swimming pools- World class international beachfront restaurant and bar with an air-conditioned dining option- Award winning SALA Spa- Full equipped Gym, Steam Rooms & Salon- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the entire resort- Gift Shop- Business traveller services- Entertainment and Theme Nights- Nightly Villa Turn down Service- In-Villa Dining- Miles of untouched beach front, the longest and least developed in Phuket- An array of local activities and excursions are availableWeddings at SALA PhuketMarriage is an occasion that should be cherished always. A variety of locations for your ceremony are available, from golden sand beach stretches, lush green lawn expanses or an intimate sunset rooftop vantage. Our personal, intuitive staff will ensure your special occasion receives the attention it deserves. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sala Phuket Resort And Spa
- Sala Phuket Mai Khao
- Sala Phuket Hotel Mai Khao
- SALA Phuket Resort & Spa Mai Khao