Barely 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport hides Trisara Phuket Resort, Thailand’s newest resort jewel. A Sanskrit word, Trisara means ‘third garden in heaven’, an apt name for a haven set amind a lush rainforest thick with bamboo and banana trees. This beautiful six-star resort was created by Anthony Lark, the young, erstwhile general manager of Amanpuri, which opened its doors 16 years ago. With Lark at the helm, amanpuri quickly found its place at the top of ‘must visit’ lists for discerning, offluent travellers around the world.
Now, using the same winning formula of genuine hospitality, luxurious surroundings and brilliant design, combined with this passionate drive and dedication, Lark’s Trisara phuket resort has set the global benchmark for ultra luxurious tropical resorts once more. This remarkable achievement received prestigious acclaim just six months after opening in 2004, when Trisara was named ‘Best of the Best’ in the Robb Report 2005 annual survey (worldwide resort category).
With such pedigree, Trisara’s guests can expect nothing less than the resort experiences. Hidden along the quiet and largely undeveloped northwestern coastline of Thailand, Trisara site over a private bay. The entire resort embodies back-to-nature luxury albeit swishly redefined.
There one 24 individual pool villas, each with commanding ocean views, a breathtaking 10m infinity-edge pool and a private outdoor shower counthyard. 18 new ocean-view pool suites bring the total number of Trisara phuket resort private villas to 42. These new rooms, each bressed with expensive sea views, compris exquisite suites with outdoor showers, teak pool decks and a private pool. Indeed, such slices of unbridled privacy seem to deliciously hint at gloriously naked days and nights, where the outside world is a mere memory and where time moves at a languorous pace.
Trisara’s rooms are elegantly relaxed and sexy. Resort chic goes sensual with touches of muted sand and stone shades, highlighted with hints of precious gold.
Acoustic considerations have also been stylishly planned – respectful space between each villa, opulent greenery and silent air-conditioning ensure that the only thing you’ll hear is the blissful lap of the ocean and the trill of the forest that surrounds you. Of course, if you need to stay connected to the world outside, each villa us equipped with high-speed Internet access, a plasma TV, DVD player and surround-sound stereo.
A 45m lap pool and a gym are there for the pleasure of all guests at Trisara, as is the beachfront restaurant. Don’t miss the delectable speciality dishes – the sweet yellow-beab dumplings with sea same seeds and the banana-blossom salad with chicken and shrimp are sure to delight the most expert of tastebuds.