Island Escape

Thailand, Phuket

Family Good for Couples Hotel Villas New to Sovereign
Tripadvisor rating Based on 313 traveller reviews

  • An ultra-luxury 5-star resort located on a private island near Phuket, just one minute from the beach
  • Ideal for both couples and families 
  • Winner of numerous design awards
  • Eight individual dining concepts including International, Thai, food trucks and beach picnics

Shining like a jewel in the Andaman Sea sits Island Escape by Burasari. Located on the beautiful island of Koh Maphrao, just a short boat ride from the east coast of Phuket, this stunning resort offers everything the modern traveller could want. Enjoy the gentle, laid back atmosphere of the island, while being just minutes away from Phuket.

Everyone - from honeymooning couples to extended families - is sure to find what they are looking for at Island Escape by Burasari. Couples can enjoy plenty of privacy and intimacy, while children and extended family members are guaranteed lots of fun in the sun with the great variety of pools, activities and adventure excursions. The beautiful white sands of the beach are just one minute away. For guests looking to venture into Phuket Town for island hopping trips, nightlife and shopping, a private longtail boat service will take you there in just 15-minutes. 

The resort is arranged around three zones, with villas and rooms each bordering a themed area pool. There are also 15 luxuriously appointed villas with private pools for those that enjoy a little more privacy on holiday. Last but by no means least, Island Escape by Burasari offers some of the best dining on the island, and promises gastronomic excellence whether you’re enjoying an international dish in the main restaurant or a local snack from a food truck.


Bars & Restaurants

Island Escape by Burasari prides itself on offering guests a wide variety of dining options, and we have no doubt that foodies will be in their element here. Enjoy chef-curated menus that feature a range of comfort foods and small-plate meals, plus fresh fruit juices, delicious poolside cocktails and vintage fine wines.

Eat Thai

Lunch, Dinner 11:00 – 22:00 

Eat Thai is Island Escape’s authentic beachside restaurant. Every meal here is lovingly prepared using locally sourced ingredients to traditional recipes. From delicious curries to healthy soups and fresh salads, Eat Thai is the perfect choice for guests who want to tickle their taste buds.


Bar Snacks 11:00 – 23:00

Enjoy the gorgeous Thai climate while gazing at the lovely Adaman sea at Drink. This stylish but informal cocktail bar offers drinks and snacks throughout the day, and has surely one of the best views of all the resort. 

It’s Wine

Bar Snacks 11:00 – 23:00 

Indulge your inner sommelier at It’s Wine - Island Escape by Burasari’s dedicated wine bar. From beautiful Bordeauxs and Burgundies, to fine wines from the New World and even a few local offerings, never has saying “cheers!” tasted so good.

It’s Everything

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks 06:30 – 22:00 

It’s Everything does just what its name promises. Offering international buffet-style meals, guests can expect delicately prepared cuisine with local flare. Set around the resort’s main pool, this restaurant offers delicious dining with a view. 

It’s Awake Cafe

Grab & Go Coffee, Juices, Cakes & Snacks 
All Day + Night 

It’s Awake coffee bar is the place to go if you want to have a quick caffeine fix on the go. The venue offers everything from morning lattes to steamy espressos to late-night infusions, not forgetting freshly squeezed juices and delicious cakes and snacks.

Food Trucks

Surprise menu 
Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches & Snacks 
11:00 – 18:00

Guests at Island Escape will enjoy sampling from the food trucks that are dotted throughout the resort. Enjoy local snacks and international fare such as pizzas and burgers for a convenient, freshly made bite on the go.


Romantic Dinner or Picnic 
International Dinner On Request

Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars, or a fun-filled beach picnic, courtesy of Island Escape by Burasari. Simply ask at reception and the team of talented chefs will do the rest.

Beaches and Pools

The lovely resort is centred around three main pool areas, plus a beautiful sandy beach that will have you gazing at the amazing views over the sea. With waters as warm as these, you won’t ever want to get out!


Guests of Island Escape by Burasari can enjoy the pleasure of reclining on their own stretch of private beach. The strictly sand only beach is flanked by beautifully warm waters rife with kaleidoscopic marine life, just perfect for those who want to cool off from the Thai sun. Just grab your snorkel and dive! 


An adults-only sanctuary that provides peace and relaxation at whatever time of the day. Enjoy a swim in the Forest Pool or relax in the natural spa pool fed by natural underground springs. Plenty of sun loungers ensure optimal privacy at all times. 


Splash Zone

Welcome to an aqua world paradise, ideal for families and guests who like to have fun. The Splash Zone is a glorious stretch swimming pool with landscaped “sundeck islands”, complete with water slides, massage jets and sun decks. 

Play Resort Zone

This adventure-filled Treasure Island inspired tropical wonderland is perfect for curious water babies and young explorers. Featuring lush, landscaped tropical gardens and a charming children’s only mini water world, the Play Resort Zone is perfect for young children and toddlers who enjoy playing in treehouses, splashing in the water, scooting on zip-lines and scaling climbing walls.

Spa & Wellness

The Bamboo Spa by Burasari

This haven of relaxation is sure to tick all your wellness boxes. The Bamboo Spa by Burasari features eight private treatment rooms, forest steam rooms, a complete spa gallery and a “live” bamboo relaxation pavilion. A menu of expertly crafted treatments including cleansing alternative healing rituals and detoxification packages has been designed as well, meaning both body and mind are pampered. Trust the talented wellness therapists to look after your peace and tranquillity in the resort's beautifully appointed spa. 

About the location

Coconut Island, or “Koh Maphrao” as it is known in Thai, is located just minutes from the east coast of mainland Phuket. The tiny island was initially discovered by shipwrecked explorers hundreds of years ago, and thus a sense of swashbuckling adventure permeates throughout. Coconut Island has always retained its sense of mystery and exclusivity, and the beautiful hotel and resort reflect this perfectly. 

The little island is covered in mangrove forest, and homes much flora and fauna including the beautiful long-tailed macaque. A road runs through the forest going from west to east, helping both locals and visitors to find their way around. Coconut Island's main sources of revenue (other than tourism) are farming and fishing, making this island a perfect choice for those who like to keep the pace slow and authentic. 

If the seductive charms of Phuket do beckon, then don’t hesitate to jump in one of the hotel's fleet of longtail boats - you’ll be in the town in around 15 minutes! Phuket is of course world-famous for its dazzling beaches, fabulous food, underwater wonders and cultural heritage. The town has a thriving, not-to-be-missed restaurant, bar and nightlife scene, making it well worth a visit at least once in your stay.

Transfer time

The property is a 20 minute drive to Laem Hin Pier from Phuket Airport, followed by a short boat transfer into resort.
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Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are beautifully designed with nature-inspired décor elements, large rain showers and wide-open balcony. Choose spectacular garden or lagoon views on ground floor for direct access or on the second floor for the complete tropical resort experience. Connecting rooms are available upon request.


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Deluxe Pool Access Room

 These spacious rooms have direct access into the swimming pool your private terrace, you can start the day with an invigorating splash and while away the night with a dreamy starlight swim-for-two.


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Lagoon Zone - Adults only

The lagoon zone is a sanctuary just for adults, Ideal for honeymooners, or friends who would rather a quiet child free zone. Enjoy a swim in the Forest Pool or relax in the natural spa pool fed by natural
underground springs.

Accommodation types available here are one-bedroom villas, Deluxe Pool Access Room or Deluxe Rooms.

The Bamboo Spa by Burasari is nearby for some extra pampering with nature inspired treatments, and in-villa experiences include candlelit dinners and cocktail hours.

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Ocean Zone - Private Pool Villas

The Ocean zone features one to four-bedroom villas each with a generously sized private swimming pool, glorious ocean views and spacious outdoor living spaces for dining and lounging. Villas with four bedrooms have direct beach access. Guests can enjoy on-call villa host, private chef services and curated experiences, such as breakfast-in-bed, al fresco meals and sunset cocktail hour arranged in your private space.

There is a fun pool table in each villa with two or more bedrooms in a space designed for entertaining. 

All bedrooms can be arranged  with twin or king size beds.

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Play Zone

Welcome to the play-zone, an adventure-filled Treasure Island-inspired tropical wonderland. Featuring lush, landscaped tropical gardens and a charming children’s mini water-world, this terrific zone is perfect for nature lovers and couples with children. One to Two-bedroom Villas and Deluxe Rooms offer direct garden access, ideal for running barefoot in the grass, playing in treehouses, splashing in water, scooting on zip-lines and scaling rock walls for young children and toddlers.

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Swim Zone

The swim zone is a water lovers paradise with water slide and floating sun decks. Glorious stretched swimming pool with landscaped “sundeck islands” right in the centre of rooms and villas, Aqua World is ideal for water lovers and sun worshippers. A mix of One to Two-bedroom Villas and Deluxe Rooms offer direct access into the pool or spacious balconies overlooking aquaworld. Pool areas feature ample sun loungers and a water slide.

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Tripadvisor review Nov 28 2023
We had booked a romantic meal to celebrate my 30th birthday. We had our own private waiter called Damian. He’s was absolutely wonderful. Very polite and professional. He made the experience...
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Best Island escape indeed 🥰🥰

Asiah A,

Tripadvisor review Nov 28 2023
The staff are all very helpful & friendly. I had the best time on the island. The spa was excellent both Ms Oo, Day 1, Ms Anny Day 2 therapist gave me an excellent treatment! Love the experience at...
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