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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
this place is awesome. also the staff is very helpful in every part of your journey within Sofitel premises.service no doubt was great. loved staying in this hotel for 2 nights and wished had more nights to explore
Verry good hotel has many restraunts including a indian restraunt where food is amazing they aslo have a very good golf course and a humungous pool
At time of check in we were told that it was thailands argest swimminh pool
Right from the moment we arrived, they handed us those refreshing towels & drink and the stress just melted away. The location is great although a bit far from "happening" places but for us it was meant to be a holiday to recharge batteries and that is what we could do.
The advice from Pa (Concierge) was spot on. We found the night market (she actually gave us options based on our input), the "touristy" places, the local hangouts and more.
There was wonderful music at Explorer Bar, loved it. In fact, the Maya restaurant staff, White Lotus, everyone at Explorer Bar, Venezia Restaurant, SO Spa, everyone was wonderfully gracious and always smiling.
Not cheap but still Highly recommended. Save up and go...
Just a tiny problem, there were kids in the Bar but that is more to do with the parents than the hotel...