The Pavilions, Phuket – Moments of Reflection.
Our trip to Phuket was memorable for so many reasons, one of those reasons being we stayed at some of the most stunning and accommodating resorts. Something that we made sure to do, that I suggest you do as well if and when you do end up traveling to Phuket, is spending a portion of your time by the water and the other portion of your time inland. During our time inland, we were lucky enough to stay at The Pavilions Private Luxury Resort. Geared towards couples and honeymooners, The Pavilions is an extremely romantic, adults-only resort that is located on a hill overlooking the Andaman Sea. The decor was bold, bright, and provocative, not necessarily family-friendly, but perfect for sparking passion between yourself and your partner. Located just 5-10 mins from a number of popular beaches and other attractions, with a private shuttle to Layan Beach, the options right outside of the resort are just as appealing as all the options within it.
Because this was a two-week trip and we were nearing the end of it, it was important that we found a place to help us unwind from what had been a really active trip up until that point. We stayed in the Spa & Pool Pavilion where we enjoyed a 60-minute massage in the privacy of our own room. Yes, our room had its own private spa room attached to it! A great massage is essential while in almost any part of Asia, but especially while in Thailand. My masseuse was mindful of my feedback and perfected the amount of pressure she used while kneading into my muscles. That day we simply relaxed in our private infinity pool and on the daybed, soaked up the sun and watched the day go by from our deck.
We had delicious breakfasts every morning with a gorgeous view, via the floor to ceiling retractable walls that boasted a nearly 360-degree view of the island. I highly recommend the chocolate croissants and the chocolate waffles for breakfast there – so indulgent and absolutely necessary. Speaking of 360-degree views, we also had the privilege of experiencing the 360 Bar at the resort during sunset. A short buggy ride uphill and you find yourself surrounded by fellow international guests, good music, string lights, candlelit tables, and the aroma of deliciously prepared tapas. We chose the Seared Scallops with pork belly and cider, the Popcorn Prawns with lemon and garlic, the Tuna Tataki with sesame, coriander, and green chili, and the Marinated Fried Chicken Wings with angry Korean mayonnaise. To drink, we had the Fire & Ice, the Spiced Pina Colada, and the 6:30 at 360. I’m not the one to typically order cocktails but their signature cocktails were delicious – really nice blends of flavors with kicks of spice and salt to balance the sweet. The bites we chose were equally delightful, and the portions were very satisfying but not over-filling. They served as great pairings with our cocktails and were packed full of flavor and various textures.
If you’re traveling to Phuket with your significant other and are looking for a great place to stay that is intimate, quiet, relaxing, and romantic, The Pavilions Spa and Resort has it all. The memorable staff and service are sure to leave you feeling brand new.10 awesome people like this post