Cool mountain breezes, check. Soothing views of the Andaman Sea, check. Superb private pool villas with in-room spa treatments, double check. The Pavilions Phuket ticks every single one of these boxes. Whether you’re in the mood for lounging on a sun terrace, reconnecting with nature or indulging into wellness retreats, this luxury resort offers everything you need for the ultimate island escape.
Situated on a quiet stretch of Phuket’s northern coastline, not far from the airport, The Pavilions Phuket is a place where you can escape the crowds of tourists and enjoy the privacy you need. Perched above Layan Beach, all 45 villas here are smartly scattered amongst the hilltops, making each of the accommodations feel extremely secluded.
The one-bedroom Ocean Front Pool Villa comes with a plunge pool that faces the turquoise waters of the sea as well as lush greenery. Here, you’ll get to luxuriate in the cool waters of a private pool while soaking up a bird’s eye view of powdery sands and mountain streams.
Aside from its outdoor pool, this 300-square-metre villa is fully furnished with a plush, king-size bed, built-in kitchen and airy living room. Interiors are decorated with contrasting colours of bold red and cool grey, with a wooden roof and light flooding in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Imagine waking up to a pristine, picturesque view of natural landscapes in the far distance.
Drinks & Dining
Food lovers should head to Plantation Club, where talented chefs serve up a mouthwatering selection of traditional Thai dishes made from locally grown, organic ingredients — think Phuket lobster dressed with natural Thai herbs and mellow curry paste. Inspired by the region’s rich history, this award-wining restaurant boasts tangerine hues and warm hardwood accents, which match the relaxing ambience of the tropical surroundings. For those who’d like to learn more about culinary culture in Thailand, cooking classes are available here, too.
If you enjoy grilled meats and live music, don’t miss newly opened Firefly. Combining Mediterranean influences with contemporary design, Firefly lets you savour a wide selection of gourmet barbecue by its serene pool deck, all while salsa and Cuban-inspired beats fill the air. Those who prefer more exclusivity can also order the delectable barbecue feast to their own private villa.
For a starry night with handcrafted drinks, 360° Bar and Lounge offers a panoramic view of the resort’s best spots, along with ice-cold beverages, from sparkling wines to exotic cocktails. We particularly liked the Tom Yum, a signature shooter with a fresh blend of whisky, lemongrass, red chilli, kaffir lime leaf and sweet honey.
Health & Wellness
Aside from food and drink offerings, The Pavilions Phuket also allows you to indulge in holistic wellness sessions. For spa treatments, you can enjoy healing and rejuvenating therapies in the comfort of your own villa. The indulgent treatment menu includes essential oil massages, facial skin treatments and floral milk baths. We tried a deep tissue massage, which is designed to unknot your blockages and relive you from the uncomfortable muscle tension. Using Thai therapeutic techniques of palm strokes and physical stretches, the certified therapist not only applies thumb pressures, but also pulls and unfolds your body, all to help you stimulate blood flow and alleviate stiffness.
Given its generous space surrounded by nature and immersive wellness offerings, The Pavilions Phuket is a great option for a secluded escape. We’d recommend this intimate resort to anyone looking for a tranquil stay, especially for those who’d prefer to avoid the Phuket crowd. With private in-room spa and fine culinary service, this is the kind of hotel to call home for a few days.