Group vacations are more than just taking a break from it all. They are an opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones, whether it’s with your extended family, your pack of friends, or your co-workers.

When planning on a vacation in Phuket, the best choice for accommodation for large groups is a private villa. Not only do they allow for closer interactions, you also get to enjoy luxurious amenities that you don’t have to share with other guests compared to when you’re staying at a hotel or resort.

Here are 9 villas in Phuket that can comfortably accommodate large groups, with generous living and dining spaces, and a selection of amenities that can keep everyone entertained.

Villa Alchemy

The first on our list is Villa Alchemy. Located on the exclusive estate of Cape Yamu on the eastern coast of Phuket, it is one of the largest private villas in the estate and in all of Phuket. With a total of 10 bedrooms, all ensuite, Villa Alchemy can accommodate a group of up to 20 adults. There are 4 floors to the villa with each floor offering different rooms and facilities. The overall feel of the villa is modern with traditional Thai decor.

Villa Alchemy’s facade and outdoor amenity area.

When it comes to facilities, Villa Alchemy features two infinity pools a large kid’s pool, and a Jacuzzi. This beachfront property also boasts of a gym, a spa room, a cinema room, and an expansive lawn and garden area.

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Villa Sawarin

Also located in Cape Yamu, Villa Sawarin is a 9-bedroom, 10-bathroom, modern villa with manicured tropical gardens that are perfect for a group of 18 guests. The top level is an extensive outdoor pool terrace with panoramic sea views while the rest of the property cascades down a hillside all the way to the property’s private beach.

The huge swimming pool of Villa Sawarin is made for large groups.

Aside from its infinity pool, guests enjoy exclusive access to the a fitness room, a spa, and a games room with ping pong table. For outdoor activities, the villa features an exciting hillside garden, kayaks for exploring the bay waters, and even its very own seaside golf green.

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Villa Amarapura

Regarded by many as one of the most popular villas in Phuket, Villa Amarapura features 7 luxurious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It can comfortably accommodate a group of up to 15 guests. Its highlights include a classy home theatre, a professionally equipped fitness room, a basketball court, 2 Jacuzzis, and a special games room with a pool table and a custom-built golf simulator.

Gather with friends in Villa Amarapura’s indoor and outdoor lounges.

The villa is also found in the exclusive Cape Yamu estate and set along the secluded Yamu beach. In addition to its lavish amenities, guests are treated to a view of Phang Nga Bay and the services of its professional staff which includes a private chef.

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Villa Verai

This 6-bed, 7-bath Cape Yamu beachfront villa can accommodate a group of 12 guests. Its minimalist overall style is accentuated with the perfect touch of Thai spirit, creating a tropical and cultural abode in a contemporary setting. The beachfront views are stunning, and spending time in its beachfront garden is perfect for families and friends.

Villa Verai’s open-plan living and dining area is perfect for big gatherings.

Facilities that guests can enjoy within the villa include an L-shaped freshwater pool, a cinema room, outdoor dining, a games room, a steam room, and a fitness and spa room.  The villa also boasts one of the most expansive lots in the area, providing a vast garden lawn which stretches all the way to the beach.

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Villa Ocean’s 11

Villa Ocean’s 11 is set on a lush hillside overlooking the distant cliffs of Phang Nga Bay. The property houses 6 bedrooms able to accommodate a total of 12 guests. Ocean views from the rooms are spectacular, where contemporary features blend seamlessly with the villa’s overall subtle touches of Thai sensibilities.

Have fun with everyone at the swimming pool and poolside deck of Villa Ocean’s 11.

A lawn and garden provide ample outdoor space, while the pool, outdoor sala with BBQ features, home theatre, and fitness and spa room create just the right amount of fun and recreation for a large group of friends or family.

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Villa Analaya

Moving on to Phuket’s western coast, Villa Analaya is located on the Laemson estate along Phuket’s illustrious Millionaire’s Mile. On privately owned peninsula, this lavish 6-bedroom home offers a quiet refuge for groups of up to 12 guests. One of its key features is its rare setting, being one of the very few private properties on the west coast to have direct beach access.

Aerial shot of Villa Analaya’s extensive lawn and various outdoor settings.

The bedroom suites are spacious and exceptionally luxurious, all built with en suite bathrooms. Villa Analaya provide a bounty of options for leisure activities including a yoga platform, a trampoline, a ping pong table, kayaks, a gym, and an infinity pool shaded by beautiful palm trees.

Here’s a closer look at Villa Analaya.

Villa Purissara

Located right next to Villa Analaya, Villa Purissara is a tropical beachfront oasis facing the Andaman Sea. It has a total of 5 full bedrooms with one of the rooms designed as a family room with 2 adjacent kid’s rooms. There are 2 master bedrooms, 2 guest rooms, and 1 family bedroom, accommodating a group of 12. Other facilities include a pool, a bar, a pool table, a spa, and large dining and lounge decks for guests.

Villa Purissara features a huge swimming pool and more than enough sunbeds for large groups.

Like Analaya, Villa Purissara also boasts its own private beach front where kayaks await guests wishing to venture out into the bay. For even larger groups, Purissara and Analaya can be rented together to be able host groups of up to 24 people.

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Villa Leelawadee

With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, Villa Leelawadee can host a group of 15 guests. It is located on a beautiful hilltop along Phuket’s Eastern coast, with spectacular views of Phang Nga Bay. Its serene location is only one of its highlights, as the beautiful villa features everything guests need for an unforgettable vacation.

Villa Leelawadee’s 27-meter infinity-edge pool.

Among the facilities at the villa are a media room, a games room, a basketball hoop, and a rooftop terrace. Its highlight, however, is its 27-meter long infinity pool jutting out of the hillside in a suspended fashion. Daring guests can even jump from the upper floor to the pool’s plunge section.

Here is more information on Villa Leelawadee.

Villa Paa Talee

Located on Kamala, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Paa Talee is a beautiful 9-bed and 8-bath villa that can accommodate up to 20 guests. It is nestled on the rocky enclave of the private estate of Cape Amarin on Millionaire’s Mile, where the coastal stretch of community offers a quiet locale and plenty of luxury experiences.

Have a large feast in the open-air dining area of Villa Paa Talee.

The villa is set above the rocky cliffs of Phuket’s western shore and is surrounded by verdant forested woodlands. Paa Talee’s facilities Jacuzzi, a 25-meter pool, and a spa to provide the perfect rest and relaxation holiday.

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These 9 grand and beautiful private villas offer more than just accommodation and respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, its luxurious amenities, and bespoke services ensure an entirely unforgettable experience in one of the world’s best island destinations.