Sometimes you just need a touch of paradise and you’ll certainly find it here at the Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Leave the normal world far behind you and relax and recuperate in heavenly surroundings, with beaches and luscious forests that seem to wrap all around you, and views that are simply breath-taking. Paresa Resort is easy to reach, just a 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Flights with BA from London Heathrow typically have a brief stopover in Bangkok and take around 12 hours and 40 minutes.
The Paresa Resort seems to blend perfectly with its environment, nestled in tropical forests and perched high above the ocean, it offers stunning panoramic sea views. The design is an unusual mix of the Southern Thai style with a modern influence; pavilion-style ceilings and rich timber finishes help create a clean, spacious atmosphere. The general mood is calm, understated style and sophistication. Service levels are exemplary throughout the hotel and the staff endeavour to meet your every need with a personal touch that runs throughout.
With every room offering stunning ocean views you are spoilt for choice. Most come with a private infinity pool with heavenly views across the Andaman Sea, the 2 bedroom Ocean Pool Rooms do share a pool but as the pool is shared between only 2 rooms this is a great option for small groups. For a real treat, the 6 bedroom Villa Amanzi comes with a 15 metre infinity pool, with a private staircase leading you directly to the ocean.
Suites are finished in the warm woods that feature throughout the resort, with beautiful nods to the Thai culture reminding you of your location. Rooms offer a variety of both spacious indoor bathrooms featuring large bathtubs, and private outdoor bathrooms with rainfall showers. The bed linens are luxury, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided and there is are Espresso machines in the rooms.
Restaurants & Bars
Diavolo is Paresa’s stunning Mediterranean restaurant, offering delights from a “sparkling wine” breakfast, right through to the evening meal. If you wish to sample the local cuisine, the popular Talung Thai restaurant delivers sumptuous traditional Thai dishes complete with the stunning sea views to which you begin to become accustomed. If you wish to extend the evening, drinks are served at both the Diavolo Bar and the stunning Infinity Pool Bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Pool & Activities
With most rooms including private infinity edge pools complete with stunning ocean views and large sunny balconies with four poster sun loungers, this is really all you need to melt away your stresses and the most intimate location from which to watch the blissful sunsets. For an occasional change of scenery, Paresa’s main 25 meter salt water infinity pool is impressive, with a poolside bar to add to the glamour.
The spa is quite something, using traditional Thai therapies to ease away your cares, 5 treatment rooms are available as well as yoga, reiki and meditation. For the more active among us, the gym offers state of the art equipment but most importantly, the stunning views provide more motivation than most back home! A real must are the cookery classes from the resort’s own cookery school, Recipe, which also include a trip to the local market to procure ingredients and of course sampling everything you make at the end! The local beach can be reached via a 10 minute walk or the use of a free shuttle bus, here the Paresa Beach Club ensures it’s a comfortable experience.
If you wish to explore Phuket, it is well worth taking the tour that the resort offers; it’s a private tour which really allows you to set the pace and take your time.
Leaving you with a sense of tranquillity and serenity, your time at the Paresa Resort will be a special one. The blissful calm and romance of this little piece of heaven would be very hard to rival.
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