Being a popular tropical destination in Southeast Asia, the island of Phuket is dotted with high-end residential properties that are either for rent or for sale. While almost every corner of Phuket can make wonderful addresses, certain areas have a wider selection of luxury villas within their vicinity because of their private and serene atmosphere and stunning sea and nature views.

Here are our picks for the best estates and developments on the island where you can find the finest luxury villas for sale in Phuket.

1. The Cape Residences

This beautiful private peninsula estate is located on Phuket’s East coast, overlooking the spectacular views of Phang Nga Bay, white-sand beaches, and majestic limestone islands jutting out from the sapphire sea.

This estate offers 5-star luxury living in properties designed by renowned and award-winning designers. The estate boasts a private and tranquil atmosphere, stunning landscapes, and state-of-the-art facilities such as a world-class spa, fitness amenities, restaurants, and other leisure facilities. Cape Yamu Phuket is the place to be for the most stylish and lavish island lifestyle.

2. The Bay @ Cape Yamu

Seaside serenity can be enjoyed every day in this elegant estate in the Cape Yamu peninsula. This private community consists of only 17 luxury villas, each designed in harmony with the beautiful setting of The Bay @ Cape Yamu. Making the most of the stunning sceneries that surround the estate, the villas are designed with discreet terraces to let residents enjoy expansive open views in their own private haven.

3. Ayara Hilltops

Ayara Hilltops is perched on Phuket’s stunning hills, looking out to the sapphire waters of the Andaman, the golden sands of Surin Beach, and the dramatic sunsets that the island is known for.

This luxurious boutique resort exudes Thai-inspired elegance through its architectural beauty, while its idyllic location makes it perfect for those who seek unrivaled privacy and serenity.

4. Baan Thai Surin Hill

Located in one of the sought-after addresses in Phuket, Baan Thai Surin Hill is known for its excellence in hospitality services and high-quality villa properties. It has a total of 18 villas spread across a scenic mountaintop estate blessed with gorgeous views of the sea. Its location is part of an upscale neighborhood with several luxury establishments just nearby. It is also conveniently a few minutes away from the airport and to popular areas like Patong and Phuket Town.

5. Malaiwana

Malaiwana is a highly exclusive estate situated on the serene and stunning northwest coast of Phuket. Created with discerning homeowners and investors in mind, its premier villa collection features an award-winning design that perfectly blends with its tropical setting.

Malaiwana has a dedicated professional staff offering five-star hospitality services to guests and residents of the estate. It also features amenities such as a fitness gym, a spa, and child-friendly facilities.

6. Laemson Estate

Laemson Estate is situated in the highly coveted Millionaire’s Mile which lies on Phuket’s western coastline. Luxury villa properties within this exclusive estate enjoy wonderful beach frontage, just a few steps away from the powdery white sands of a small peninsula near Kamala Beach. Surrounded by mesmerizing nature sceneries, Laemson Estate also boasts picture-perfect tropical backdrops that Phuket is known and loved for.

7. Layan Hills Estate

Sitting 20 to 40 meters above sea level, Layan Hills Estate is located in a stunning valley near Phuket’s west coast. It features four- to five-bedroom luxury villas with expansive land areas and large infinity-edge swimming pools. Its idyllic setting is perfect for unwinding in complete privacy in a tranquil and laid-back ambiance. Its location is also near Layan, Bangtao, and Surin beaches where some of Phuket’s best restaurants and leisure establishments can be found.

8. Trisara

Perhaps the most luxurious private pool villa resort in Phuket, Trisara is highly renowned for its exquisite collection of luxury villa properties and its five-star hospitality service.

Utmost privacy and tranquility can be enjoyed in this exclusive resort which is tucked within a lush tropical jungle and has its own private bay. Trisara features beautifully designed residences with private swimming pools, serviced by the resort’s dedicated professional staff.

9. Waterfall Bay

Located in Millionaire’s Mile in Kamala, Waterfall Bay offers a sense of seclusion and isolation from Phuket’s more popular tourist areas. Its exquisite villa collection presents authentic and relaxing havens that are enveloped in privacy and surrounded by nature’s mesmerizing beauty.

While located in a quiet area, the esstate is also only a short distance away from the lively and beautiful areas of Kamala and Surin beaches.

10. Jomchang

Tucked in a secluded headland on the west coast of Phuket, Jomchang Estate is an upscale community boasting expansive luxury villa properties and a fine selection of high-end amenities. Perfect for those who seek both tranquility and accessibility, Jomchang Estate is located in a quiet area where utmost seclusion can be enjoyed but is also just a few kilometers away from the vibrant Patong district.

11. Cape Amarin

Cape Amarin is another estate located in the famed Millionaire’s Mile. The estate features villas that are beautifully perched on a tree-fringed cliff with sweeping views of the Andaman Sea below. Its location is near the wide array of dining establishments in Kamala and a few kilometers away from other places of interest like the charming Phuket Town and premier golf clubs.

12. Sri Panwa

Blessed with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and nearby isles, Sri Panwa is located on the southeastern part of Phuket, perched atop Cape Panwa, around 40 to 60 meters above sea level.

The properties here are strategically designed to suit Cape Panwa’s topography while making the most of the stunning scenery of its location. Recreational facilities in the estate include a pool club and several restaurants among many others.

13. La Colline 

La Colline is an exclusive estate with large luxury private pool villas, all with stunning views of the azure Andaman Sea and lush verdant jungles. It is located in Layan, which is on the northwestern coast of Phuket, just a few minutes away from one of the best golden-sand beaches on the island. Its villa collection features luxurious facilities like sunbathing terraces with infinity-edge swimming pools indoor and outdoor dining areas and more.

14. Baan Yamu

Located in the most exclusive peninsula of Phuket, Baan Yamu is an upscale residential estate featuring lush tropical gardens and award-winning architectural designs. Its enviable location is blessed with majestic views of Phang Nga Bay and benefits from a private boat pier. It is 15 minutes away from a private island with pristine beaches and is also situated near some of Phuket’s top attractions.

15. Andara

Perched on a hilltop on Phuket’s west coast, along the highly sought-after Millionaires Mile, Andara Resorts and Villas is blessed with beautiful views of the Andaman Sea.

Tucked amidst a lush jungle, this resort presents tropical indulgence with its high-end luxury villas and gracious services. It also boasts a wide selection of resort facilities including a fitness gym, a spa treatment room, a tennis court, and a restaurant.

16. Samsara

Samsara is an award-winning estate featuring four- to six-bedroom villas that present unrivaled luxury paired with Samsara’s signature bespoke service. Its villa collection has different design concepts.

Some exude contemporary charm with their European-inspired façade, while others have the classic elegant Thai architectural style. While the design concepts may differ, all properties in this estate are created to provide luxurious comfort to discerning guests and homeowners.

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