When the first thing you do to freshen your morning up is jumping into the swimming pool, getting soaked in the gentle sunshine, then getting up for a cup of warm coffee and having a good talk with your better half, could life get any jollier?
SETTING THE SCENE
Overlooking the peaceful Layan Beach, The Pavilions Phuket is an ideal coastal getaway with extreme privacy in each room. To pamper your unalloyed quietude together with your loved one, 93 luxurious and spacious accommodations are on-site, from private pool villas to lavish suites – all with the best views of graceful nature.
Especially designed for couples, there are also one-off activities for couples to enjoy such as yoga in a tranquil setting, Systema Class (adapted from Russian Martial Arts, being great as both physical and mindfulness exercise). State-of-the-art spa treatments are available both at your villa or tranquil Wellness & Spa Centre (the surrounding itself is already soul-soothing, I guarantee).
I didn’t have to imagine being hidden away in a secluded pool villa overlooking a gleaming ocean, as I was already there. Nevertheless, being secluded at The Pavilions Phuket is so far from feeling bored.
For some reasons, there are always things for me to explore like subtle differences in each heart-crafted cocktail, a gym in the garden, or even the unpredictable yet marvellous skyline at dusk.
I was floating adrift, beguiling the bluest skies. It felt so free as I know that only those lovely birds could see me. What did I plan to do? Nothing. It was sheer joy spending some time doing nothing here, and it paradoxically made all the differences to my weary soul.
One of Phuket’s most popular evening eateries is on-the-spot, and it is called Firefly. Most of the highlights here are grills with Mediterranean touch and exhilarating drinks. The poolside lounging while having scrumptious dinners like super-tender Beef Tomahawk with Chimichurri is so indulging that I wished to prolong every minute of it. There are also Havana & Salsa Nights that would make you realise how time joyously flies at vivid Firefly.
A very wide array of chilly booze and brews is perfect for a sagacious sunset session at 360° Bar, perched on the hill. The ever-changing paint of gorgeous sky, mildly-blowing wind, gently-groovy music, and classy cocktails – what else could you ask for one peerless afterglow?
For your information, floating breakfast or BBQ party in your private villa is also possible!
WHY I’D RETURN
Apart from being a breezy heaven on earth, The Pavilions Phuket is also one great spa paradise, full of pleasurable treatments on the menu. I already tried two types of massage, and they left me wanting more and more, and those precious hours are not easily attainable elsewhere!
ONE OR TWO QUIBBLES…
Being so far-flung in its size, travelling to places on foot will be tiring, so each time I wanted to go out, I had to call a buggy. It might take some time waiting for it to arrive.
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET
A: 31/1 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
T: +66 (0) 76 317 600