The three that made it into the list of 20 top-ranked resorts in Asia are Amanpuri in sixth place, Banyan Tree Phuket in 11th place and the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in 12th place. All three have made regular appearances in the list.
Phuket itself ranked third in the “Islands” list, behind the Maldives and traditional rival Bali. Koh Samui was a distant 10th.
Phuket does not, however, feature in the Top 100 “experiences” – the ultimate accolade in the survey. The only Thai entries in that list are the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok (8th), the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai (42nd) and the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai (72nd).
The results of the survey are based on responses from some 25,000 readers, the magazine says.