What We Love
- Bill, the resort’s resident pink buffalo
- The Tom Yum cocktail, a sumptuous blend of lemongrass and lime, at the hotel bar
- Alfresco bathtubs in the Bird’s Nest villas, which are fashioned from hollowed out rocks
- The lagoon that meanders through the entire resort
What To Know
- The coffee beans in your room (you’re also provided with a traditional grinder) come from the plantations of nearby Chiang Rai
- All the herbs used in the hotel kitchens are sourced from an “enchanted garden” onsite
- As part of its commitment to staying ethical, the hotel refuses to bring elephants onto the property
- During peak season (December-January), there is a three-night minimum
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
An imaginative mix of pods, bungalows, and thatched-roof cottages comprise the 38 dwellings at this meditative lair, where guests are constantly encouraged to mingle with nature. And though all the accommodations here, from glamorous, safari-style tents to bi-level tree-houses, are kitted out with private plunge pools, it’s the Bird’s Nest Villas (there are 8) that bag top billing: dressed in rich mahogany, the especially indulgent embellishments include a monsoon shower and a glass wall, with Andaman Sea views. Wake up and smell the bougainvillea: stroll jungle walkways, take respite in the meditation cave, indulge in a healing raindrop treatment at Mala, the resort’s indoor-outdoor spa, or simply stretch out on one of the sun loungers by the freeform pool—the relaxation options here are endless. The property houses just one restaurant, but the multifaceted menu—guests can choose from Thai, Indian, and even a Healthy Living category, which includes low calorie spins on traditional plates, satisfies even the pickiest diners. For the epicures, there are cheese-and-chocolate platters to complement an internationally sourced collection of biodynamic wines, enjoyed poolside.
In the Area
With free hourly shuttles to Kamala Beach (the site of a weekly night market, with stalls that hawk everything from banana pancakes to fried fish skewers) and the hedonistic havens of Patong, you’re not too far from civilization, even though your woodsy surroundings may suggest otherwise. If you’d prefer to stay local, your villa host can facilitate zip-lining adventures, traditional cooking lessons, or a trip to the nearby Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, which gets the hotel’s seal of approval for its conservation efforts. Phuket International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
How to Get There
Facilities are small but excellent. Nice people and nice food.
We stayed there for 4 days and mostly just relax within the villa. You will always find some ways to enjoy your time. Spa & massage, Thai and Indian cuisine, rooftop BBQ, swimming, cocktails at the pool side during sunset, or even just simply grind and brew your coffee and lay down in the lounger inside the cottage with relish.
Also having a memorable experience from the private culinary class. We spent the whole evening for cooking our own Thai food. It is funny for preparing the spicy curry sauces and coconut milk in traditional Thai's way. The tutor and the chef is so niceeee that you surely would love them.
The most breath taking resort we have ever been too, this place is just incredible. Service is impeccable and the grounds are mind-blowing.
We stayed in a tree house villa and so worth it! You are located in the forest and feels so tranquil. Would highly recommend.
We in love! Incredibly beautiful resort, very personal and good service. Everything just perfect ????
We have so much fun! Highly recommended all activities that resort offering. Yoga, Thai chi,meditation wiht amazing teacher Jose! It's incredible experiences) Thai food cooking class - really awesome ????
We miss this hotel!