One of the great attractions of Phuket is that it is more than a tropical Thai island surrounded by beautiful blue sea. A dining destination with lots for vacationers to see and do, from water sports to interesting activities, night markets, and the fascinating architecture of the Old Town.
However, for all the many glittering qualities Phuket has to offer, the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the island’s famed Millionaires Mile; a luxury enclave boasting magnificent beaches, spectacular vacation villas, and an inspirational coastline with a stunning landscape. It is little wonder Millionaires Mile is the ultimate location for anyone looking for a high-end getaway in a breath-taking and relaxing setting by the sea.
A Million-Dollar Location
The lush western coastline of Phuket’s Kamala area.
What defines this location is undoubtedly the sparkling white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush green surroundings set against cobalt-blue skies. This is one of the places in Phuket to experience some of the most dramatic and life-affirming sunsets; the perfect spot to relax with a sundowner after a wonderful day lounging on the beach or by your infinity pool. With such refined beauty and pristine beaches, along with glorious sunsets, it is no surprise that this stretch of coastline is also home to some of the most sophisticated, chic, uber-cool, and luxurious private villas in Thailand and beyond.
What is even more fabulous is that some of these privately owned villas are rented out, offering a unique villa-vacation experience in style, with your own in-villa butler, high-end features, and creative architectural designs. With many vacation villas overlooking the Andaman Sea from hilltop locations, the panoramic views are nothing short of mesmerizing.
Priceless Beaches & Bays
Kamala Beach epitomizes the appeal of Millionaires Mile and while it is the closest to Patong, it is a million light-years away in terms of ambiance. With fine sands and clear waters, the northern end of the beach is the quietest, while the whole bay is enveloped in a landscape of jungle-clad hills, making it quite possibly one of the loveliest Phuket holiday destinations. With shallow waters when the tide comes in, there are also shops and restaurants promising laid-back days with some life too.
Lines of trees provide natural shade for visitors of Kamala beach. Image: HQ Beach Lounge
Further north just a few minutes beyond our area of interest, Surin Beach exudes an element of glamor, with a relaxed vibe and crystal-clear waters, exuding an exquisite feeling of endless sunshine days. Along with some simple places to eat there are some impressively gourmet eateries too, with an opportunity to enjoy al fresco dining in one of Phuket’s beach-destination gems.
Phuket is well-connected with nothing too far away. Millionaires Mile luxury vacations are all about embracing the seaside, beachside dining, and activities on, under or by the water, from sunset cruises to scuba diving. Another great way to lounge by the sea in luxury is at one of the cool beach clubs along this stretch.
HQ’s chic bar and lounge area
HQ Beach Lounge on Kamala Beach is stylish and contemporary with a laid-back atmosphere during the day and a more upbeat club-energy after dark. The iconic Café del Mar brings Ibiza-style beach-club fun to Phuket’s Kamala Beach too.
Other clubs worth-visiting that are just a short drive away include Bliss Beach Club on Bang Tao Beach that blends beach and country life in a playful, calming, and fun environment with bean bags and a vintage-meets-exotic style. Also on Bang Tao Beach, XANA Beach Club offers cabanas, pods, and poolside loungers. Dream Beach on Layan Beach attracts international DJs and is renowned for its Sunday Brunch and Soul Saturdays.
Millionaires Mile Luxury Villas
While luxury villas are unique, they are all exclusive, private idylls that inspire a sense of wellbeing. In Kamala, incredible vacation stays include ultra-modern Villa Mayavee set in a rugged forest landscape. Perched high on a clifftop in Phuket’s western most tip, this 4-bedroom villa boasts million dollar views of Andaman Sea and the ocean beyond.
Villa Analaya on the private Laemsom Estate with classic design features descends on a forested hillside on the southern corner of Kamala bay. One of the property’s key selling points is the fact that it is built right beside what many regard as the most beautiful rock beach in all of Phuket.
Other impressive rental properties found in this illustrious coastal stretch include dynamic glass and wood interiors of Villa Leelavadee; the clifftop beauty, Villa Aquila; the three buildings of the hilltop Villa Banyan Phuket and the minimalist tropical style of Villa Hale Malia.
View from Villa Aquila’s dramatic vantage point.
Still in Kamala, Villa Benyasiri sits perched atop the highest point of the island; the relaxed, open-plan style of Villa Viman; the sophisticated and exotically wooden design of Villa Lomchoy; the rocky enclave of Cape Amarin private estate featuring Villa Paa Talee; and the luxurious, five-tiered Villa Wang Nam Jai with its private master bedroom pavilion.
With poolside loungers and endless sea views, villa vacations instill a sense of true relaxation, where you can unwind to your very core. The perfect stay for couples looking for privacy and a romantic break, Phuket’s luxury villas are just as attractive to families with dining and lounge spaces that allow for special shared memories to be created.