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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Hi. You are so attractive in Phu Khet from these photos. I have trying to find a post about my homeland (Vietnam) but I can not find it. I am so sad if you have not been Vietnam
Vietnam is surely on our travel plans so stay tuned!
I loved all of your photos in the slide show! I think I would have spent a lot of time on site as well!
haha I bet so! We literally couldn’t abandon that palace!
Oh wow. This place looks like an absolute paradise. Will have to bookmark for my next Thailand visit!
Clever thing to do 😀
This looks like absolute paradise!! We’re headed to Phuket in October and we’ll definitely be looking into staying here!!
Let us know how you find it! 😀
Wow! Those photos TOTALLY sell it! I want to go! 🙂
THANKS so much! Let us know if you do! 😀 Would love to check yours.
Looks like you two had a great time! Love all of your pictures. The resort looks beautiful!
It was stunning, Amanda!
Still have to pinch myself 😀
Wow, that looks like paradise. Will have to keep in mind next time I’m in Thailand. Never been to Phuket, so maybe I’ll have to put that on the itinerary one day. Thanks!
Thank you for stopping by and commenting! It truly was paradise.
What a fantastic spot! I’ll be in the area in a few months and really need a bit of luxury – great recommendation!
Glad you like it! Let us know if you make it there. Would love to hear your thoughts about it as well!
It does look like the perfect resort for relaxing. What a beautiful villa. We stayed at a place similar to this in Phuket and it was one of those experiences you won’t forget. Love the hair flip photo!
Thanks Laura! Where did you stay?
The resort looks absolutely amazing! I don’t think I would have left the resort either. We’ll have to stay here when we finally get to Thailand.
Do it! You won’t regret it 😀
Looks like a fabulous hidden gem in Phuket, much like the one we stayed at in Koh Samui. Will definitely check out the Pavilions when traveling to Thailand next time!
Sounds like a plan. Let us know how you like it when you do!