Review: The Pavilions Phuket


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When you just need some time out and to indulge yourself body and soul, check into The Pavilions Phuket; sensational views, an award-winning spa, the largest outdoor pool in Phuket and the kind of luxury that makes you feel instantly calm and content.


The Pavilions Phuket is perched high above Layan Beach on Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, offering amazing views of the ocean; the sunrise and sunsets are just incredible from this vantage point. Phuket is home to many of Thailand’s most stunning beaches, which includes Layan Beach, relax or take a dip in those inviting clear waters, popular with divers and snorkelers too. Phuket is also home to some fabulous shopping, especially the buzzing markets and nearby Patong is the place to go for a vibrant nightlife scene. Thomson Airways is the only airline that flies direct from London to Phuket in just over 12 hours, and the resort is super-accessible, just 30 minutes from the airport.

Style & Character

The resort has an air of privacy, space and calm. The abundance of tropical greenery and the heavenly views are really all you need here, but the resort itself is beautiful too; contemporary with beautiful Asian art to remind you exactly where you are.

Service & Facilities

Let the indulgence begin with a treatment in the spa and wellness centre, if romance is on the agenda then the private couples spa rooms are a must. Next, set up camp at that pool; not just the largest in Phuket but a stunningly beautiful area with a tiered garden and of course those magnificent views; cocktails and snacks are served and it’s the place to be at the weekends to catch the BBQ events. But most of the time I’d recommend relaxing on your private terrace and taking an occasional dip in your private infinity pool to cool off. If you’re after slightly more than total relaxation (are you sure?!) then take the shuttle service to Layan beach or how about elephant trekking through the rainforests or explore sea caves by canoe. For a bigger adrenalin-hit, try an ATV ride along jungle trails, horseback riding on the beach, or even bungee jumping and zip-lining over a lake; your hosts are happy to arrange all this and more! It’s not just us that adores this place; it’s multi-award-winning, with the World Luxury Spa Awards Winner 2016, World Luxury Restaurant Awards Winner 2016 and the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2016 among its award collection.


Your private sanctuary will be one of the 93 luxurious suites and private pool villas in this spacious, private resort. All are luxurious, beautiful spaces with a facilities list to-die-for, but the villas are the ultimate in Phuket-chic; you have your own private infinity pool which is a must here. The Spa & Pool Pavilion is my favourite, partly because it’s so secluded that it’s accessed by a cable-driven funicular and partly because as well as your infinity pool, you have the pleasure of a private spa and steam room; literal heaven!

Food & Drink

Dining is a big part of the indulgence of staying here; there’s not one but two award-winning restaurants where gourmet Thai and continental cuisine is prepared for you by exceptionally skilled chefs. Another treat awaits at the fabulous 360° Bar; endless vistas, exclusive signature cocktails and eclectic tapas make it the place to go to watch the sunset and stay into the evening; let the indulgence continue.

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