Aug 20, 2009
LOCATED AT HAT MAI KHAO, A STUNNING 17-kilometer stretch of white sand at the far north of the island, which is also home to a national park and a turtle hatchery. The property, designed by local architect Amata Luphaiboon, whose portfolio includes the Six Senses Hideaway Samui, is a stunning rendition of Phuket Town’s Sino-Portuguese architecture. The resort’s 63 sugar-white pool villas are decorated with floral ceramic tiles and frosted glass, which have been painted and etched by hand with Chinese-inspired geometric patterns – allusions to Phuket Town’s historic shophouses. All the villas have alfresco bathrooms, and the second-story balconies boast soak tubs (with curtains for privacy).