Little we knew when we planned our Thailand adventures that we’d be end up staying in one of the top resorts of the country. Two weeks in, after wandering around the Bangkok madness, getting Open Water scuba diving certified in Koh Tao, shooting more Buddhist temples at sunset than we can count, loving and hating the Phi Phi islands and having endless pad thai… Phuket was our last stop in the South before heading to Chiang Mai and, eventually, back to Europe in one week.
Suntanned and with salty hair, we arrived at The Pavilions Phuket Resort after leaving our ferry from Koh Phi Phi. Our hope to make it before sunset in order to shoot it by the beach was long gone and by the time we crossed the magnificent entrance, it was already dark.
Not only us, but also our driver was highly impressed by the road leading to the reception building. Bamboo forests escorting uphill paths lighten up by thousands of tiny moody lights and a big Buddha statue welcomed us before even checking in.
And from then on, we forgot the hustle and bustle of the country. An adults-only property, with all the intimacy you could expect and made just for your relaxation and wellness. A paradise within a paradise.
I could tell you how the customer service exceeded all our expectations, how we spent hours and hours playing around the pool, how much warmth we experienced, how luxurious our private villa with its very own infinity pool and spa area was. I could tell you many many things but as they say, a picture worths a thousand words so you can check it for yourself in the following gallery:
As you can see, we had lots of fun and time to unplug and be pampered. The superb design, that might as well come out of the case study houses of the American sixties, that surrounded us for two days made us stay in and forgot we could go somewhere else. In fact, we did not visit anything in the surroundings, shame on us we know, but what would you do?
So yes, we’ll have to come back to Phuket in order to take in all it has to offer. And when we do so, we hope to be staying here again. Here’s to that!
Disclaimer: We were invited to stay at the unique resort The Pavilions Phuket, in Thailand, for two nights. Anyway, all the opinions and pictures – and fun! – here are our own. Thanks to The Pavilions Phuket and Destsetters for having us. It has really blown our minds.
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