Why choose between a holiday stay in a tropical garden or one by the sea, when you can have both at the same time?
The Thavorn Hotels & Resorts brand makes a statement in Phuket when it comes to authentic Thai-style beachfront properties that are ensconced in the lush tropical forest, and provide direct access to the fabulous beaches surrounding the island. Both Thavorn Beach Village and Spa and Thavorn Palm Beach Resort offer the best of both types of scenery, with good connectivity and easy access to the heart of the city, while still being far enough from it to be able to enjoy quiet and peaceful holidays.
Thavorn Beach Village and Spa
There are now few unspoiled private beaches remaining in Phuket, and one of them belongs to Thavorn Beach Village and Spa in the tranquil Nakalay Bay.
Located a 10-minute drive from Patong Beach and close to major Phuket attractions, the hotel has dedicated most of its extensive grounds to nature. After being greeted with a refreshing drink and a cool towel while checking in, you will be escorted to your room as you start to soak in the atmosphere of the tropical garden that gently rolls out onto the shores of the resort’s private beach. Thavorn Beach Village and Spa boasts one of Southeast Asia’s largest free-form freshwater swimming pools; with many mysterious corners to explore, including cascading waterfalls, bridges, Thai sculptures, and exotic plants and flowers. At some point you will always have a part of the 4,900 square meter lagoon to yourself. Enjoy a walk through an unusual and inspiring seafront tropical orchid garden, or indulge in treatments at the five-star spa, work out in the fitness center with a daily program of wellness activities, or enjoy fun Thai cooking classes.
The 191 rooms include seven types: the Poolside Villa, which overlooks the greenery and lagoon pool, with views out into the bay; the Pool Access Villa, which provides the experience of being just a few steps from the lagoon pool; the Hillside with Ocean View Villa, with a private Jacuzzi on the terrace and panoramic views over Nakalay Bay; the One-Bedroom Suite (Hillside with Ocean View Suite), perched high on the hillside and with stunning views over the Andaman Sea; the Tropical Garden Villa, set apart amidst the tropical gardens and with a spacious private terrace, to better enjoy a sense of your own private space; the Beachside Villa, also set in the forest but just a few steps from the beach, to allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds; and the Beach Front Villa, which is as close as it gets to having your own private beach.
Start your day with breakfast at Marisa Terrace restaurant, which offers a wide selection of Thai, Chinese, Western, and halal food and baked goods to enjoy in a tranquil semi-outdoor garden setting beside the lagoon pool. Taste authentic “royal inspired” dishes for lunch at the Old Siam Authentic Thai Restaurant. Don’t miss afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes at the poolside Lanna-style Thai sala. Finally, end your day watching sunset and having drinks at the Crocodile Pool Bar. The resort also offers private seafood barbecues, cooked by it chefs, which you can enjoy on the terrace of your own private villa.
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort
Located 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Patong Beach, and close to major attractions in the island, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort is just a few steps from Karon Beach, with a 500-meter stretch of white sand beach right in front.
This resort also dedicated most of its land to green areas, having created an oasis amidst tropical orchid gardens, five swimming pools, and elegant, colonial-style public spaces.
It features 210 contemporary Thai-style furnished rooms in three interconnected low-rise buildings. In-house dining options range from enjoying breakfast at Windsong Café and trying authentic Thai food and traditional cultural performances in one of Phuket’s most renowned restaurants, Old Siam, to having drinks at Blue Heaven Pool Bar and the Lobby Bar, as well as trying the flavors of Italy at Ciao Bistro and Café and those of Mexico at Mariachi, an authentic Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Other facilities and services include a fitness center overlooking the orchid gardens, poolside massage, Thai cooking classes, a beauty salon, and a snooker room.
Both of Thavorn’s hotels in Phuket are also popular for wedding celebrations.