Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Centara is one of our favorite resort groups as a family and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket was no exception. The sprawling property located on Karon Beach boasts five star facilities, dreamy villas, and mouthwatering dining options for the whole family. Ever was of course excited to see the pink accents throughout the resort and I loved all the picture perfect colonial details. Our two bedroom pool villa gave us a huge amount of space to settle in and unwind and the highlight was the outdoor terrace and stunning private pool. Families travelling with children will love the well located en-suite bedrooms ensuring you have privacy but are close enough to not worry if your children are still toddlers, and the variety of storage and dining areas meant it’s also well equipped for longer stays.
The five star resort boasts a plethora of room categories and luxury amenities for the discerning traveler. Our kids were ecstatic to see the fully equipped kids club and waterslides and we couldn’t get enough of the tranquil swimming pools, idyllic sea views, decadent spa, and being just steps from the local eats and shops of Karon Beach. Dining was a mouthwatering highlight at Centara Grand Beach Resort with plenty of Thai and Western options to please all tastes.
The Slate Phuket
The luxurious five star villas at The Slate Phuket are some of the most decadent on the island and perfect if you are craving privacy and tranquility. The secure gate opens to a tropical oasis meticulously designed and maintained. I loved the mix of usable indoor and outdoor areas and the insanely decadent private pool which was a true highlight of our holiday. The master bedroom is housed separately in a quiet and ambient space. You are treated to an indulgent king size bed, huge jacuzzi bath, and stylish interiors. There’s plenty of space to unwind and relax and even add extra beds if you’re travelling with kids. The indoor lounge area is a cozy and elegant space for evening drinks or in-villa dinners. You also have the benefit of an in-villa massage room and relaxing sauna and steam room. Much of my time was spent soaking up the sunshine on the plush couches and we delved into mouthwatering breakfasts and hearty lunches underneath the trees beside our own pool.
There aren’t many reasons to leave your villa, especially as your butler will ensure everything you need is delivered in a timely manner, but The Slate is also a world class resort. Check out their award winning restaurants and five star spa or take a plunge in one of the main resort pools. Tour the grounds and be captivated by the impressive Bill Bensley designed architecture and walk a few steps to Nai Yang Beach to sample a few local street food stands or try the many watersports they have on offer. All of Phuket’s sights, shops, and eateries are only a short drive away and you’ll find yourself right at home when you return to the sanctuary of your villa. If you are craving a luxury getaway in a unique Phuket property, The Slate will ensure you have a trip to remember.
Banyan Tree Double Pool Villa
Banyan Tree’s Double Pool Villas offer the ultimate private villa experience while still benefiting from the perks of staying in a five star resort at the heart of Phuket. As soon as you set foot through the grand entrance of the sprawling two bedroom Double Pool Villa, you know you’ll find it hard to leave. Located on the picture perfect lake you are treated to a long private pool complete with jacuzzi and beds for lounging in the sun. The vast villa boasts two large ensuite bedrooms, a separate lounge and dining area, a variety of usable outdoor spaces to relax and dine, and even a fully equipped kitchen if you feel like preparing your own meals. The grand master bedroom is surrounded by it’s own tranquil pool creating a calm oasis for rest and slumber. A small lounge area off the second bedroom is easily transformed into an office or kids play area and beautifully designed spaces allow in plenty of light and air creating a sense of grandeur. If you are looking to indulge within your villa staff can set up decadent afternoon teas and mouthwatering in villa bbqs complete with private chef. No request went unanswered and although we were within minutes of Phuket’s popular beaches, restaurants and shopping we found it hard to want to depart the comfort of our home away from home. For world class luxury and beautiful design in one of Phuket’s most well loved resorts there’s not much else that can beat a stay at a Double Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Phuket.
Diamond Cliff Resort
We felt right at home the minute we walked into Diamond Cliff Resort’s stunning two bedroom pool villa. The fusion of traditional Thai architecture alongside grand European accents made for a stylish yet rustic ambiance. We fully made use of having two large separate bedrooms, a sprawling lounge and dining area overlooking sea views and especially the fully equipped kitchen. Decadent details included the insanely deep jacuzzi bath, in villa sauna, and of course the beautiful private infinity pool perched above Patong.
If you can manage to pull yourself away from the luxurious villa the resort offers so much for your family. From mouthwatering dining destinations and two resort pools, to a fully staffed Kids Club and even the opportunity to dress in traditional Thai dress for an unforgettable photo opportunity. Not only will you be staying in the lap of luxury you’ll find it easy to explore Phuket right from your front step. I truly loved how the resort and staff integrated Thai culture throughout the property ensuring you enjoy a culturally rich and indulgent five star stay.
The Naka Island Phuket
Board a sleek speedboat and cruise to one of Phuket’s most exclusive and tranquil island getaways. The Naka Island Phuket, a Luxury Collection property, boasts secluded beachfront location, serene pool villas, high end dining experiences, and impeccable five star service. We loved our stunning villa which featured panoramic sea views, a grand master bedroom, decadent outdoor bath, and luxurious private pool. Whether you spend your days indulging at the resort spa, partaking in watersports on the white sand beach, or sipping cocktails poolside you can be sure to be treated to five star service and world class amenities. Dine alongside the unforgettable sunset at My Grill and you won’t want to miss the plethora of mouthwatering options at the daily breakfast buffet. The resort is suitable for both families and couples looking to escape the crowds and forget your worries at a beautiful barefoot luxury escape.
Rosewood Phuket, located in vibrant Patong and set on picturesque Emerald Bay, is a five star luxurious sanctuary at the heart of the popular holiday destination. It’s not often you see sophisticated city standards in a sea side property but Rosewood is not only stylish and modern, they offer world class service and facilities that are sure to rival the top rated hotels in Thailand. Boasting sleek and inviting resort pools, direct beach access to a quiet white sand beach, and a decadent spa you’ll find all you need to relax and unwind. Families will love the fully staffed Little Explorers Club who put the children’s enjoyment first. They not only played and found adventures but were able to partake in cultural art activities, acquire new skills, and try their hand at gardening. Our unparalleled Two Bedroom Partial Ocean View Pool Pavilion was an idyllic home away from home. We couldn’t believe the amount of space with two large en suite bedrooms and they even went out of their way to make the suite child friendly, adding personal touches throughout our stay. The highlights were the dreamy outdoor bathtubs and having our own private terrace complete with refreshing swimming pool. Don’t miss the resort’s dining outlets which serve high quality mouthwatering fare and make sure to delve into the irresistible Italian menu at Red Sauce. If you value five star luxury, impeccable service, and sophisticated style look no further than Rosewood Phuket for your next getaway.
The Racha Phuket
Find a slice of paradise off the coast of Phuket at The Racha. Located on picturesque Racha Yai, The Racha is the ultimate in private barefoot luxury. From their decadent VIP lounge to the stunning boat ride, your welcome to the beautiful resort will be unforgettable. We were in instant awe upon sight of crystal blue waters and abundance of colourful fish dancing through the Andaman Sea. Our toes dipped into the white sand and we relaxed in the open air lobby before being taken to our sumptuous pool villa. The sea facing villas feature large king size beds, comfortable lounge areas, gigantic infinity pools boasting ocean views, and a bathtub large enough to fit the whole family. Our days were spent snorkelling through the clean and pleasant waters or lounging on the powdery white sand. As sunset descends on the beach we grabbed cocktails and juice for the kids and relaxed in the breezy hammocks to take in the colourful view. The restaurants served up mouthwatering Thai and Western fare and the fresh daily catch was a highlight at every meal. Ever and River loved every minute of their stay from the piping hot pizzas and pastas to fun swims in the beautiful sea and splashing in the own private pool. The isolated resort gives you plenty of privacy and allows you to forget the worries of the world during your stay. We can’t recommend this stunning island paradise more, and it’s at the top of our list of best beach resorts in Asia.
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