Fronting Phuket’s longest stretch of sand, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will feature 30-suite and 70-villa resort on eight acres of Phuket’s northwestern coastline overlooking the sky-blue Andaman Sea.
Slated to open in December, the resort on Mai Khao Beach is close to an array of attractions such as Sirinat National Park, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, and Wat Phra Thong temple. Phuket International Airport is a 15-minute drive. Authorities plan to open Thailand to fully vaccinated tourists from countries deemed low-risk from November 1.
The contemporary, light-filled and spacious Mediterranean-inspired accommodations comprise 30 one-bedroom suites and 70 one-bedroom villas that each caters for up to two adults and two children. All feature outdoor bathtubs, open-air showers and vast outdoor terraces. The 78sqm suites are complemented by cabanas and the 85sqm one-bedroom villas have private plunge pools. Fifteen “wellness villas” feature an open-air Vitamin C shower, daily massage, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, Tempur-Pedic pillows, fit ball and yoga mat.
The resort will explore a diverse culinary landscape from four outlets including Gaia Beach Club, Gaia serving Mediterranean and fusion cuisine, elegant all-day dining restaurant SASA specialising in Southeast Asian cuisine, and Elyxr Café offering freshly squeezed juices and locally brewed liquors.
At 300sqm, Meliá’s signature YHI Spa is home to five treatment rooms. In addition to its extensive menu of massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, spa therapists also provide poolside and in-villa treatments. The fitness center is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and weights machines. The kids club Kidsdom has workshops to keep youngsters entertained.
An idyllic venue for weddings and events, the resort’s conference facilities include a grand ballroom and two additional multi-function rooms. The resort’s event planners offer customized catering and mini mindfulness sessions.