Amazing thailand has added three more amazing luxury hotels for the discerning tourist – two in phuket and one in koh samui
– By Aruna Rathod
Amazing thailand has added three more amazing luxury hotels for the discerning tourist – two in phuket and one in koh samui. – By Aruna Rathod The fi rst Asia resort for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Rosewood Phuket lies along the southwestern coastline in a picturesque bay with one of the last remaining secluded beaches on the island. Hidden away amid mountainous headland, 43.5 acres of verdant beachfront forest naturally immerses the guest in a tranquil, island escape, while the winding coastal road provides convenient access to a nearby bustling town popular with visitors. Authentic experiences of the island’s cultural attractions and historic Old Town are within easy reach, while guests are perfectly placed for timeless explorations around the dramatic marine environments of the Andaman Sea
Rosewood Phuket is nestled along a 600-meter beachfront at exquisite Emerald Bay and is the fi rst Asia resort for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Featuring 71 pavilions and villas, the resort offers a secluded island escape.
The hotel’s environmentally sensitive, contemporary architecture style utilizes indigenous materials such as stone and timber throughout, and features fl oor-to-ceiling windows in all private and public areas to offer a fully immersive experience of the hillside forest surroundings. The design incorporates sustainable practices, including rain water retention ponds, to provide the entire resort’s water supply, the largest solar renewable energy system for any Phuket hotel and “landscaped” rooftops for energy conservation.
Landscaping is handled by Bangkok-based P-Landscape, with a clear focus on the preservation of the natural environment through the retention or careful transplantation of existing trees and indigenous foliage right through to the protection of sacred 150-year-old banyan trees situated in the resort grounds.
Baba Beach Club
Get a taste of luxury at Baba Beach Club located on the beachfront of the Natai area with breath-taking views of the Northern tip of Phuket. With an amazing view of the sandy beach, Baba Beach Club comprises two-bedroom pool villas and fi ve-bedroom beachfront villas with resort-style residences of the highest quality, maximum privacy, and superior service. The site is located just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, and is surrounded by a lush tropical environment in an area of rich natural beauty and unforgettable charm, which is emerging as a prime extension of Phuket. Natai Beach has been recognized as one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Phuket. The unspoiled area features breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea.
The Baba Beach Club Hotel, Phuket, consists of 16 one-bedroom beachfront properties, each designed with its own touch of beach club style. Five different room types are available, as well as a larger residential collection of fi ve bedroom beachfront pool villas
Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Situated on Thailand’s third-largest island, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, introduces a new sanctuary of luxury amongst white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Marking its fi rst presence on the Eastern coast of Thailand, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced the newest addition, refl ecting the traditional spirit of Thai hospitality and colourful Samui island life culture to create a unique melting pot of indelible new memories.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui offers 175 suites and pool villas nestled amid 58 acres that overlook the Gulf of Thailand. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the resort pays homage to its past through the extensive use of coconut and other natural materials, touches that imbue a sense of place and help immerse guests in their destination.
The oceanfront resort features Spa Village Koh Samui, a 3,800 square metre haven anchored in the healing culture of the region, complete with eight treatment suites, three massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, a health bar, and a lap pool with intimate cabanas. The resort’s culinary offerings reflect Koh Samui’s destination across seven dining experiences including Pak Tai, offering fine dining interpretations of traditional southern Thai cuisine with views over the swim reef from its secluded individual dining terraces.
Additional venues include Shook!, a stylish interactive dining space serving innovative Asian and Western dishes complemented by a superb selection of fine wines; Sea Salt, where international classics and Thai favourites are offered in a relaxed dining atmosphere; and Tides, an ideal spot for sun-lovers to unwind with a refreshing cocktail from the poolside bar and enjoy a citrus-cured specialty from the cevicheria. With its circular bar and lounge, One Rai offers cocktails and Asian-inspired small bites. On Saturdays, guests can enjoy Baan Talat, an outdoor food market experience with street food stalls, traditional dancing and local crafts.
One can also find a one-of-a-kind temperate Swim Reef within the resort that teems with over 50 species of fish.