DestinationsThe 30-suite and 70-villa resort will be Meliá’s fifth property in Thailand when it opens next month.

Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach welcomes five-star Meliá resort

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Meliá Hotels International partners Phuket Villa Group to expand its portfolio of hotels in Thailand.
Meliá Hotels International partners Phuket Villa Group to expand its portfolio of hotels in Thailand. Photo Credit: Meliá Hotels International

Slated to open in December, the new Meliá Phuket Mai Khao Beach is a 30-suite and 70-villa beachfront resort launched by Spanish hotel group, Meliá Hotels International, and owned by Thailand’s real estate developer, Phuket Villa Group.

The 110-key property encompasses more than 32,000sqm of Phuket’s north-western coastline with Mediterranean-inspired accommodations fused with touches of Thai culture. Its accommodations span 78sqm suites and 85sqm villas that cater for up to two adults and two children. Both suite and villa come outfitted with outdoor bathtubs, open-air showers, and cabanas.

Of the 70 villas, 15 are designated as “wellness villas” that come inclusive of open-air vitamin C showers, daily massages, essential oil diffusers, air purifiers, orthopaedic pillows, and fitness equipment for guests seeking to strengthen their mental and physical wellbeing.

The Gaia Beach Club features an open-concept kitchen with a Mediterranean fusion menu.
The Gaia Beach Club features an open-concept kitchen with a Mediterranean fusion menu. Photo Credit: Meliá Hotels International

The new resort boasts two pools, a spa, a gym, a children’s clubroom, and a range of water features scattered throughout its vast grounds. For dining, guests have a choice of four F&B options, including all-day dining restaurant SASA that specialises in Southeast Asian cuisine; Gaia Beach Club, a casual dining restaurant with Mediterranean and fusion dishes; and a swim-up pool bar serving up cocktails.

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao Beach also offers the option of hosting business meetings that range from small gatherings to large-scale events. The biggest meeting space on its grounds is its Grand Ballroom that can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. Meeting planners can also opt for customised catering and wellness sessions.

Located a mere 15-minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and situated in a prime area of Phuket, guests can visit attractions such as the Sirinat National Park, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and Wat Phra Thong temple that are in close walking proximity from the resort.



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