For starters, there’s 600 metres of bright-white beach plus a freeform swimming pool merged around palm trees and floating platforms. There’s a fun kids club, with a wooden pirate ship and treasure hunts, plus an excellent fitness centre.
Located on the hillside, the body really is a temple at Rosewood Phuket’s Asaya spa, which is designed to be a true sanctuary for wellness. There are yoga areas, tranquil treatment rooms, a herb laboratory, life and relationship coaching, holistic bodywork therapies and bespoke retreats designed to help guests eat, sleep and generally be happier more well-rounded people. The concierge service offers extraordinary experiences, such as private long-tail boat trips to secret beaches, and visits to the island’s only ethical elephant sanctuary.
Dining is wonderful with sophisticated decor and delicious Italian dishes at Red Sauce; simple seafood and grill options of The Shack and the aforementioned Ta Khai, which is destined to become the “best destination restaurant in Phuket”. Finally, Mai transitions seamlessly from relaxed pool bar by day into sophisticated chill-out lounge after dark.
- Around one hour from Phuket airport
- 71 pavilions and villas
- 3 restaurants and bar
- Swimming pool
- 600 metres of beach
- 43 acres of space
- Luxury spa
- Remote setting but near the bright lights of Patong
- Kids club and fitness
- Costliest resort to be built in Thailand