Some people might consider the term ‘affordable luxury’ an oxymoron. But those unlucky people must never have experienced life at Twinpalms Phuket Resort. The Thai island’s lastest contemporary resort brings new meaning to luxury hospitality, sans the stratospheric price tag.
Just 25 minutes away from Phuket airport, this stylish boutique hotel brings together the exclusiveness of a secluded getaway with all the modern conveniences that will keep you rooted to your every day world. Couple all that with a level of service that is both friendly and impeccably professional, and you get a dream resort worthy of all your precious vacation days.
76 spacious guest rooms are set around a beautiful pool, each decked out in sleek minimalist lines. Swish, contemporary furnishings adorn each room, from oversized beds with mattresses that are too comfortable for words, to rain and hand showers that elevate every bathtime to an exquisite experience. Whether you’re basking in your bathtub or lazing on your private balcony, the views of the resort’s splendidly landscaped gardens will be absolutely spectacular.
Touted as a “Garden of Eden for our times”, Twinpalms Phuket’s tropical water garden binds the entire resort with a calm, emerald pool that flows serenely amongst lush, modern landscaping. East meets West through the use of clean architectural lines and traditional Thai accents, creating a sprawling pool area of 1,600 sqm (17,222 sq ft). As well as being an elegant water feature, it feels like a magical place to unwind. And for those not content with lazing away their days at Twinpalms Phuket Resort, the impressive 50 m (164 ft) pool is a perfect place for diehard athletes to do laps in, blissfully uninterrupted.
The secluded stretch of Surin Beach is less than 200 m (656 ft) away from the resort. If that proves too much of a walk for you, one of the resort’s nifty buggies can ferry you to this sandy slice of paradise on what has come to be known as Millionaire’s Row (think uber-luxury developments).
But if you prefer to stay within the glorious confines of Twinpalms Phuket Resort – and understandably so – there is also plenty to do. At Palm Spa, a dedicated team of Thai therapists are on hand to nurture your entire well-being, taking a holistic approach of combining Eastern therapies with the lastest.
Western techniques to help realign your mind, body and spirit. With a strong sense of privacy, luxury and exclusivity, Palm Spa has delicious treatments for both women and men, and prides itself on capturing a seamless fusion between five-star amenities and local ambience. Just one delicate whiff of the comforting essential oil aromas that permeate the spa, and you’re already on your way to a more peaceful, centred you. Choose from an extensive menu of treatments that includes Thai massages, firming and relaxing facials and bliss-out Oriental foot rituals.
Entertainment in this haven of serenity can be found in abundance at Twinpalms Phuket’s outstanding library that houses its own original art installation of Phuket Resort seascapes. Browse its collection of international magazines, its wide selection of literature from around the world, or pick a movie from its extensive DVD collection to enjoy in the comfort of your room. Complimentary high-speed Internet access also allows guests to keep in touch with what’s going on outside of Paradise – that is of course, if you can even remember the busy world outside.