By Deborah Raj
The bird’s nest villas here have been known to call out to zen seekers.
10/88 Nakasud Rd, Kamala
+66 76 358 777
Overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, this clifftop wellness resort offers complete immersion into a rainforest far enough away from the crowds that frequent Phuket. The heart and soul of this hideaway is its focus on wellbeing offering yoga, spa treatments, wholesome food and meditation. The four impressive room types are inspired by a clan of fictitious early Phuket settlers. The clay cottages, glass-fronted tent villas, tree houses and bird’s nest villas each have a private pool and terrace complete with outdoor showers; these breezy open spaces allow guests to be fully enraptured by the surrounding nature. Despite the feeling of isolation, the resort is only a five-minute drive to beautiful Kamala Beach and a 10-minute drive to the famed and lively Patong.