What We Love
- Taking lessons in Thai kick-boxing
- The incredible free-form pool that has sections for laps, kids' play and activities
- The thoughtful amenities for children, like the child-sized sun loungers
What To Know
- The beach is surprisingly rocky
- You can borrow paddleboards and canoes
- You can try all sorts of alternative therapies, from reiki to sound therapy
In the tourist-filled, cheesy parts of Phuket, it’s all bucket cocktails and sex shows that obscure the fact that the island is one of Thailand’s most beautiful. The Rosewood has eschewed the cheap thrills, though, by ensconcing itself on the southwest coast in a calm bay backed by forest, accessed by a winding coast road. The resort itself is a haven of fabulous swimming pools and welcoming villas and pavilions, all of which are spacious and clearly designed for long, leisurely stays when unpacking and spreading out is indicated. Each has its own pool, perfect for under-the-stars nighttime dips, but you’ll probably spend less time in them than you expect: the resort has enough activities on offer that you can fill your days with something new every hour. Before a spa treatment, visit the herb garden to choose ingredients for a custom body wrap or scrub, go snorkeling in Andaman Bay, charter a luxury yacht and lounge on hidden beaches, visit one of three golf courses, go sea kayaking….and the list goes on.
In the Area
You can explore the island via helicopter or boat, or even hike through the jungle on foot, and Rosewood can arrange all of these for you. It’s a quick drive into the historic Old Town if you’re in the mood for eclectic nightlife options or a new dining experience. On Sundays, head to Lard Yai walking street for an outdoor market of handicrafts and street food. Ban Boran Textiles is a must-stop for shoppers; it sells incredible textiles in silks and cottons, including embroidered decorative fabrics and clothes made by Thailand’s hill tribes. Make a reservation at Acqua for a special night: one of the island’s best restaurants, it has a seafood-heavy menu that benefits from a strong French and Italian influence. Exploring the island’s temples shouldn’t be neglected: both Wat Chalong and Wat Suwan Khuha, with their rich decorations and Buddhist relics, are fascinating, and the latter also boasts a lively monkey population.
How to Get There
The hotel itself is faultless with wonderful accommodation,superb restaurants and first class staff.
The beach and swimming in the sea is not to be recommended as it was strewn with rubbish some of which was extremely unpleasant.
The room was spacious with a private pool, a living room and an outdoor bathtub. The main pool is big and beautiful with different sections to relax. Food was great with different healthy options but my favorite was Ta Khai Thai restuarant. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The Asaya wellness experience was unique and special. All in all a fantastic stay!
Don’t get me wrong this resort is beyond beautiful and ticks all the boxes for a 5-6 star resort.
The staff by the pool, in all the restaurants, front desk, in the gym, spa and even the gardeners who are always working so hard in the hot sun are the most gorgeous, kind, thoughtful people who make your stay unforgettable.
The pool is great with a great variety of beverages including cocktails and smoothies (both alcoholic and non alcoholic) to choose from.
The restaurants at the resort were all fantastic with the exception of a couple of pool side dishes ordered from the Shack Bar.
We enjoyed a couple of the group circuit training sessions offered for free and also one on ones which worked around our schedule which is an added bonus.
Our honeymoon meant we were well looked after with all these beautiful extras that just made us feel
On arrival our room was sprinkled with red roses and rose petals, little notes were left wishing us a wonderful honeymoon.
We enjoyed romantic candlelit dinner in the Thai restaurant, sunset cocktails and canapés served in our room to add to the wow factor.
The room we had was a Lagoon Villa with a private pool. The room and outside pool area were absolutely stunning and perfect for a romantic getaway.
Only reason we did not score this resort a 5 is due to the beach. This is the third visit for us to Thailand and although the resort is in the top 2 for luxury the beach is quiet, not very long which limits those morning walks and means you are continually venturing to other beaches to get your fix.
They do have Paradise Beach just over the hill, swimming with elephants nearby, local Thai restaurants on the hill with food to die for.
Recommend this resort to anyone who is looking to stay in a 5 star resort on a quiet beach in Phuket.
Very beautiful spot with excellent food. A breakfast to die for and a dream thai restaurant. Great room decorations and very clean. Nice staff, we would like to thank Kham for being so nice to us and all the others for good service. The only thing on minus side is the beach, a bit short.
This is my second time to phuket. The must activity to do is watching sunset at somewhere. I and my partner selected Rosewood hotel. The view and service were marvelous!! I love this place so much. I recommend this romantic place for couples. Peaceful and relaxing!!