Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
What We Love
- The timeless beauty of colonial-style furniture and polished floorboards
- A jam-packed activities roster that includes meditation, yoga and sunset stretches
- Speedboat trips to an unpopulated limestone island with a secret lagoon
What To Know
- The huge lagoon-style pool, said to be Thailand’s largest
- A nine-hole golf course adjoins the property and overlooks the sea; the 18-hole Pakasai Golf Course is 45 minutes away
- The resort plans room refurbishments in late 2014
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 276-room low-rise resort fronts Thailand’s ridiculously picturesque Phang Nga Bay, which is dotted with camera-friendly craggy limestone islands. The sprawling retreat is made up of open-air pavilions with steeply pitched Thai roofs and French colonial interiors with dark wood panels, polished teak and vaulted ceilings. The grounds are thick with towering palm trees, and fragrant frangipani flowers add a tropical vibe.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are all colonial glamour — think polished floorboards, Regency lamps, carved timber beds and upholstered armchairs. The Old World look, executed in neutral tones, exudes a timeless charm. The elegance continues in the bathrooms, where translucent connecting windows help optimize the natural light. All rooms come with private balconies overlooking the ocean, garden or pool.
The lake-size pool (said to be Thailand’s largest) has a swim-up bar. (A semiprivate wing of the hotel also features swim-up rooms.) Ristorante Venezia serves fancy Italian dishes and pizzas cooked in a traditional stone oven, or you can tuck into Thai and Indian fare at White Lotus. For those with a sweet tooth, Café Vienna serves pastries and homemade ice cream. The spa, located in a separate pavilion with a long central pool, offers treatments using L’Occitane products.
In the Area
Don’t skip the speedboat trip to unpopulated Koh Hong; you can kick back on its white sand beach, paddle in the turquoise waters among a stunning array of fish, or kayak around the island to nose into the knee-deep lagoon. The facilities are rudimentary, so bring a picnic. Longtail boats regularly shuttle tourists to the most photogenic islands between Krabi and Phuket. Ao Nang is 20 minutes away and offers shopping, haggling, drinking and dining, or visit nearby Wat Sai Thai, home to a monumental Buddha swathed in golden robes reclining at the base of a limestone cliff.
How to Get There
A hotel is where you go just to bunk for the night, a resort is where you go when you want an experience. This resort provides just that. An exceptional experience. The resort and staff are amazing. The staff is so courteous and helpful. This truly is the land of hospitality. The food was exceptional and so was the ambience. These guys have put so much thought about the appearance that even the televisions have wooden frames. The pool is the largest in asia pacific and beautifully maintained. The bar is like an old school cigar bar and has a good collection of cigars. We stayed there for 4 days and had a stay to remember.
Really enjoyed our stay at Sofitel Krabi Phokreethra so much as we spent 5 relaxing nights here. It's located a good 30 mins drive through lovely roads by car from the Krabi airport right on the quiet coast. It has an enormous open air lobby area with the views to the longest pool area in Thailand, and the sea. Being a platinum member we had use of a club lounge which was quite special and the staff were really helpful, friendly and wonderful with always lots of smiles. Their breakfast was amazing, providing everything you could wish for and as we always expect from the 5 star hotel standard in Asia. There are some good restaurants on site or lots of local eating places a short walk away. We love this Sofitel so we will be back here again for sure.
Greens needs serious work. Greens are hairy like fairways at your local club. Certainly not what you'd expect from a 5 star venue like Sofitel.
Gave this feedback to the management, but they went straight to defense mode claiming that this is not something they've heard before. Seems highly unlikely since the ball barely rolls on these greens.
This is a very nice hotel with even more nicer staff. I visited for a business event and enjoyed the stay too much.
They had a lot of vegetarian and Indian cuisine options which made me much more comfortable.
One more thing to notice was this hotel had a very big swimming pool which was also very good.
We had a nice time staying at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.
Sofitel is the place to stay in Thailand. Right from spacious rooms , lavish buffet spread , great pool and multiple activities to chill around in this property..
The service was amazing and staff was friendly not to forget special arrangements for us (honeymoon freebies)... Indian hotel inside the property serves awesome food ..