The next time you need to get out of the city for a while, check out Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Serviced Villas & Suites.
The latest project from the fast-growing hospitality empire offers 83 serviced suites and villas 15 minutes north of the Phuket airport on quiet Mai Khao beach. All the units—one- and two-bedroom suites, two- and three-bedroom pool suites, and one- to four-bedroom villas—boast contemporary Thai architecture and are set amid the property’s well-manicured gardens. Translated, that means warm palettes, double-gabled roofs and plenty of green space. 
The food and beverage options here are decidedly casual. Think classic Thai fare and themed buffet nights at Chaam, pizza from the wood-fired oven at Crust and tropical-leaning drinks at swim-up bar Ripples. You can also opt for the brand’s signature “Dining by Design,” which allows you to create your own private dining experience: candlelit beach dinners, in-villa barbecues and more, all prepared by a personal chef and paired with fine wines.
The property is just up the road from the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, too, and free shuttle service can bring you there to dine at any of its outlets or use its fitness and spa facilities. 
The one-bedroom suites (from B7,500/night) can accommodate up to three adults and one child while the four-bedroom villas (from B60,000/night) can host up to 12 adults at a time. That makes this property a great option for couples, families and groups of friends who want to spend a little more than just a weekend on Phuket. 
887 Moo 3, Tambol Mai Khao, Phuket, 076-336-223