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 stayed in an Ocean Suite for 7 nights and the whole stay was delightful. The views from the room and from the restaurant are simply stunning and we enjoyed all of the meals we had there, particularly the breakfast.
The resort is on a cliff, so walking from the rooms or the shared pool up to the top is a workout, but if you don’t fancy it, call a buggy and they will be there in 2 mins to whisk you to the bar! We took a buggy a couple of times, but chose to usually walk - it’s not that bad if the weather is good.
Rooms were lovely with massive bathrooms having views over the ocean and private infinity pool with terrace.
But the staff here are just wonderful. They really can not do enough to help you and are always smiling and enquiring after you. They arranged a number of trips for us and dinners at other restaurants with consummate efficiency and made sure details like taxis and tables with a view were all sorted.
We loved chatting to the team and feeling like we were part of a family, rather than just a number for a room, with everyone from Anthony as GM, Tam as Front Office Manager, through Sky, Ink, Bee, etc, etc always taking the time to speak to us.
Definitely worth a visit here and I would recommend to stay for a week to explore the area a little too.
What an excellent stay from beginning to end for our honeymoon! Paresa really is a heaven of all heavens. We scheduled for the hotel car to pick us up from the airport, which was very easy. They had cold towels, some fruit, cold waters, and beer if you would like some waiting in the car for us upon our arrival. We arrived to the resort very late at night and we were escorted to our room and given a brief rundown of everything. When we woke up in the morning to our view, man were we amazed. The views were absolutely breathtaking. We did the Ocean Pool Villa and it was very spacious, our own infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea was spectacular. Our room was very private and we felt extremely comfortable hanging out there all day.
The breakfast options were outstanding. Fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, salad bar, smoothies, anything you could ever need for breakfast! There is only one restaurant on the grounds, but not anything to really complain about as there are many places in the area you can go to to eat at. There is no beach access from the hotel, however there is a free shuttle a few different times of the day that takes you to the nearby Kamala beach. I also highly recommend taking advantage of the partnership Paresa has with the nearby beach club, Cafe del Mar! That place was phenomenal and we really enjoyed our visits there.
One last thing I will mention is the staff. Every single staff member we encountered was just amazing. So friendly and kind and always going above and beyond. I contracted some sort of rash from swimming in the ocean and it was pretty severe. The manager called up to our room a couple times to check on me and also recommended to visit the nearby clinic or have them come to the hotel room and check me up there. I finally decided to go to the clinic, it had gotten pretty bad. They arranged for the hotel car to take me to and from the clinic at no charge! The clinic they sent me to was very clean & everybody there was very knowledgable & I was very happy.
I would definitely recommend staying at Paresa if you are truly looking for a luxurious and extremely peaceful stay in Phuket. We will definitely making the trip back someday soon!
We stayed at Paresa for 5 nights, it’s a cliffside hotel in the Kamala beach area.
The check-in/reception area is styled in a very minimal manner, with a peaceful vibe. The staff were courteous and efficient.
When leaving reception to go to the rooms, there is an amazing opportunity for a photograph, with a jaw-dropping vista across the sea, all the way to the horizon.
We were a little early to check in, so we were parked up in the library, a large, comfortable space with refreshments, books, board games etc. We only had 30 minutes to wait.
Our room, (241) also has amazing views, with a good size terrace, a table and chairs, two sun loungers and private pool. It was very private, no other rooms over look this one and as I said, the views are amazing.
The bathroom is also a good size, double sinks, a separate bath and an indoor and outdoor shower, all with the same view.
I will highlight that getting around the resort is not for people with mobility issues. The pathways are very steep in places and there are lots of steps. You can get buggies of course, but worth noting.
There is one restaurant, serving two types of cuisine. One is European and the other, Thai/Asian. Overall food quality was good, we found the options on the lunch and dinner menu felt a bit limited after the first day.
Breakfast was pleasant, a good selection of options for everyone.
A couple of minor issues that I had.
1. The buggies go up and down the pathway to other parts of the resort and, this is basically outside the room. As they are all very squeaky, this would wake me up early in the morning. There were also two occasions when staff members were shouting to each other quite early in the morning, right outside the window, which was particularly annoying.
2. Every time we called the operator, it seemed quite hard to make ourselves understood. Having to repeat ourselves 2-3 times. Asking for an adapter plug, for an English to Thai socket, took 4 calls and 3 visits to the room. It was the same with booking taxis and most other requests etc
3. The bedside table lamp in our room showed signs of damage and needed to be repaired/replaced. Also, there was some need to repair some areas of grouting in our pool.
As a big plus, the bed in our room was massive and, unbelievably comfortable. The day bed/sofa is also nice, a good place to lounge about.
We would definitely return to Paresa. It’s a great hotel, the facilities and views are great and the staff are all so friendly and helpful. Bee and Palm were two in particular that stood out. It’s a good location, 15 minutes to Kamala, similar to Patong and about 45 minutes to the airport.