Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Thailand’s Instagrammable hideaway

Perched between Southern Thailand’s verdant jungle and the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hits all the luxurious high notes. Spectacular sea views are perfectly paired with lush tropical gardens punctuated by Thai-inspired architecture — a winning combination that creates the hideaway of your Instagram dreams.

With just 54 villas dotting the sprawling property, the Krabi resort maintains an exquisitely isolated feel, made all the more sumptuous with private pools and hidden gardens. Towering banyan trees and swaying palms frame the region’s famed limestone cliffs jutting out of the sea — a scene best enjoyed from the resort’s stunning circular infinity pool. From beachside yoga and locally inspired spa treatments to curated mountain adventures, Phulay Bay is a one-of-a-kind escape that’s at one with its surroundings.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve excels in the art of doing nothing with its spacious grounds for wandering, sprawling infinity pool lined with plush loungers and spectacular ocean views from every angle.
  • While the beach is not exactly swimmable, the luxury resort offers a gratis longtail boat shuttle to nearby Koh Hong island for those looking to enjoy a stretch of powdery white sand.
  • The gorgeous indoor-outdoor Phulay Bay Spa invites you to unwind in a garden-facing vitality pool before indulging in a wide range of revitalizing treatments.
  • The active set won’t feel forgotten at this Thailand resort. A 24-hour gym with muay Thai boxing facilities and a watersports center offering kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are gratis options, while mountain hikes, bike tours and diving excursions can all be arranged through your personal butler.
  • Four mouthwatering dining venues ensure your tastebuds won’t get bored. Savor fresh seafood with a side of ocean vistas at Lae Lay, international fare at Jampoon, family-style Thai cuisine at Sri Trang and refreshing cocktails at the beachfront Chomtawan bar.
  • The real highlight here is the service. From the warm welcome upon arrival to the attentive butler service, the staff ensures every moment of your stay is memorable.

The Look

  • Designed by renowned Thai architect Lek Bunnag, the luxury Krabi resort is nothing short of striking with towering white walls, domed ceilings, keyhole doorways, hand-painted screens and oversized Moroccan-style lamps.
  • Unlike Thailand’s city-center hotels, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve makes the most of its grounds with open-air spaces and lush tropical gardens.
  • First impressions matter and the luxury resort’s welcome pavilion delivers. The arched-roof structure seems to float over a serene infinity pool, made even more magical after sundown when it’s illuminated by thousands of candles.
  • Paying homage to Krabi’s Muslim heritage, the resort’s design fuses Thai design with Moorish-inspired elements (see: pendant lamps, pagodas and pops of purple).
  • Bright murals add a colorful touch to otherwise neutral-toned accommodations, though the star of every villa are those jaw-dropping ocean and garden views.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
111 Moo 3, Nongthalay, Muang, Krabi 81180, Thailand
NeighborhoodTubkaek Beach
KBV (45 min- 1 hr 15 min)   HKT (2 hr 10 min-3 hr 10 min)  
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