New Meliá wellness-inspired resort opens in Phuket

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao features 100 suites and villas

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, a wellness-inspired resort that fronts Phuket’s longest stretch of sand with a chilled-out beach club and private pool villas, has opened on Thailand’s largest island. The resort is the second five-star property to be launched in Thailand under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International as part of a brand roll-out in key destinations across the Kingdom.

Situated on secluded Mai Khao beach, commanding eight acres of Phuket’s northwestern coastline on the Andaman Sea, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao opened its doors for business in December last year.

Cafe, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

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The resort’s design melds traditional and contemporary Thai aesthetics with a smattering of Mediterranean accents and uses a neutral palette of colours to complement Mai Khao’s sandy shoreline. High ceilings and decorative metal screens make the most of the natural surrounds and sunny, tropical weather.

Guest Suites and Villas

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s contemporary, light-filled and spacious Mediterranean-inspired accommodations – with a focus on simple, clean lines and indoor-outdoor living – comprise 30 one-bedroom suites and 70 one-bedroom villas.

The resort has three accommodation categories. Each features a single bedroom and is differentiated by an anchoring amenity – be it an outdoor bathtub, a private plunge pool or a wellness arrangement.

One-bedroom suite with Outdoor Bathtub, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

All of the suites and villas feature outdoor bathtubs, open-air showers and outdoor terraces to take advantage of Phuket’s tropical climate, which averages 28 degrees Celsius year-round. Exquisite gardens and fixtures such as white stucco exterior walls also ensure secluded enclaves and the utmost privacy.

The 78 square metre suites are complemented by cabanas and the 85 square-metre one-bedroom villas have private plunge pools.

Wellness Villa, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

At the top of the accommodation scale, the 15 wellness villas each feature an open-air Vitamin C shower, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, Tempur-Pedic pillows, aromatic salts for the outdoor bathtub, a fit ball and yoga mat. A highlight of staying at a wellness villa is a daily 60-minute massage.

The resort is a 15-minute drive to Phuket International Airport and near an array of attractions including Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Sirinat National Park, and Wat Phra Thong temple.

The chilled-out Gaia Beach Club, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is a sister property in Thailand to Meliá Koh Samui which debuted in January 2020. Meliá Chiang Mai is slated to open in April 2022, while INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, the first property of its brand in Thailand is due to open next year.

For more information on Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, click here.

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