Paresa Resort Phuket
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast (served with sparkling wine)
- Villas perched high on the Kamala cliffs?
- Classical music and jazz plays throughout the property?
- The private plunge pool in the Aqua Pool Suite and the Cliff Pool Villa
- Talung Thai, an alfresco spot high atop the cliffs
What To Know
- All guestrooms and villas face the sea
- A free shuttle service runs to/from Kamala Beach
- Children 11 and under are not permitted in Cliff Pool Villas?
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built into the Kamala cliffs and looking out toward the sea, Paresa Resort blends so well into the surroundings it feels like a secret sanctuary. The architecture, inspired by traditional southern Thai homes, features authentic arts and crafts throughout. Native wood floors and local stone contrast with tech-savvy touches such as touchscreen lighting and high-quality audio in the living areas and terrace — even the pool.
Bed and Bath
Cliffside luxury continues in the 49 contemporary guestrooms and private villas, each of which has a spacious veranda and 270-degree sunset views. Some come with their own private infinity pool or plunge pool. All have indoor and outdoor showers, and the Dima Spa Suite has its own private steam room. Aqua Suites are an enormous 1,600 square feet, while the Cielo Residences are like private manors, at a mighty 7,100 square feet, and come with 24-hour butler service.
Paresa’s three restaurants, all with ocean views (of course), match the accommodations in wow factor. Diavolo serves up Italian fusion dishes, Talung Thai is an alfresco spot high atop the cliffs, and Recipe is a wonderfully intimate private dining room that hosts traditional Thai cooking classes and private dinner parties. You can stretch out on a lounger by the impressive infinity pool (or down at the Beach Club) and watch the sun set over the Andaman Sea, or indulge in a treatment on a private balcony at the spa.
How to Get There
We arrived at the Paresa resort an hour before check in and were immediately welcomed by the attentive and hospitable staff. We interacted with “Angel” Ink for most of our trip, and she was fantastic. Her English was very good and she went out of our way to make sure our trip was perfect. After a brief introduction to the history and culture of the resort, we were given a tour of the restaurants and amenities before being taken to our room via tuk tuk (warning lots of inclines and declines when walking between buildings, so use the on demand tuk tuks unless you want a leg workout).
We booked the infinity spa pool suite and let me just warn you - this suite is BREATHTAKING. Although we had reviewed the photos and floor plan before arriving, we were still stunned. The restaurant is gorgeous with panoramic views of the cliffs and ocean and offers both a Thai and Italian cuisine - both of which were excellent. Breakfast was standard, nothing to write home about, but very convenient and free of charge.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to the 2 nearby beaches at Kamala and Cafe Del Mar. The relationship between Paresa and Cafe Del Mar allows you access to their beach club (includes cabana style chairs with umbrella, full food/drink service, and 10% off food). Shuttle ride to Cafe Del Mar took about 15 minutes one way and we were given a copy of the shuttle schedule so we could plan our day accordingly.
My boyfriend reserved the private dining at the infinity pool for dinner on my birthday and it was spectacular. The entire infinity pool (overlooking the ocean, of course) was lit up with floating lights and we had a private server and dinner service in the middle of the pool with a custom selected menu under the stars. It was the highlight of my trip and would definitely recommend if you are celebrating something special and want a private experience.
The location of Paresa feels uber exclusive due to its isolated location on the side of a cliff, Securitas security personnel at the entrance, and 5 star service from the staff. The staff greeted us by name at all times during our stay and took care of our every need. 10/10 recommend this for your next stay in Phuket.
Quite literally heaven on earth. Everything from the suite itself, the food, view from the room and most importantly the hospitality/service, was simply amazing.
These guys will see to almost any request you may have and will do anything to make your stay as enjoyable and as smooth as possible. The staff are lovely and extremely attentive, will remember you by name and your preferences/prior requests.
We stayed in the spa pool suite and the rooms are well kept, spotlessly clean and HUGE - made every resort I’ve stayed at afterwards look puny. Needless to say the view from both the pool and room itself were stunning.
A little on the pricey side, but if you’re looking for a luxurious stay, this is all the luxury money can buy, and more.
Named the heaven of heavens for a reason.
Huge thank you to all the team at Paresa for the perfect trip, we’ll definitely be back!
we booked Cliff Pool Villa at Paresa resort phuket
we were so excited to this room because the view and the pool
however, our room has great view but not good as other's room on youtube or tripadvisor. we can see a roof front at the pool that block 1/4 view
after we saw the hotel map, we found out that our room location may be worse than other cliff pool villa room, felt a little bit disappoint
amazing lobby and good experience of checking in
great sea view and nice pool
nice hotel staff and friendly
i don't know why they gave us bad location room even if i can see lot of room are empty
expensive food over there low value
little bit old decoration
all in all, u can live there for 1 night due to the cliff view but make sure get a good room location. by the way,we also booked the shore at katathani as same price. if i compare these 2 hotel, paresa only got 3/5,katathani is 4.5/5 (location, view, service, food, and room condition)