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
We spent 4 nights at Rosewood. Rooms, staff, food and service were all exceptional. The kids club is the best we have experienced in 10 years of vacationing in Asia. Staff so friendly and helpful every request no matter how silly was dealt with perfectly especially when the children asked for snacks, drawing paper etc.
We attend a Wedding at the hotel which was perfectly organised and catered for by the hotel with every detail taken care of.
The pool was lovely with various depths for all shapes and sizes. The proximity to the beautiful beach is so close and a wonderful place to spend the day. Kids caught crabs and little fish. The trip was on the expensive side however very much with it. Well done Rosewood we will be back!
We had a very enjoyable stay in this hotel. Staffs are amazing, very friendly and welcoming. My kid had a great time in the kids play area, staffs are super good with kids. Even the buggy driver, Phone was very kind and helpful, making our stay very memorable. Would definitely come back again!
With a total of only 71 rooms/villas, we would expect some peaceful ambiance for our short break. Arrived on Thursday and everything went well but on Friday when more people checked in especially with some kids, it was quite noisy around the pools. Kid clubs here is very nice and huge so it's a good place for the kids to relieve their energy but definitely the hotel is not for someone who looks for quietness unless you stay in your pavilion/villa. It would be better if certain pools i.e. lap pool is restricted to adults.
Room is homey and Thai restaurant is a star.
We had two family to stay in this hotel, we got the connection room which was very convenient. We visited all restaurants and food were good especially the Thai restaurant. The kids club staff is super family and I believe the hotel is prefect for couple and family staying
Resort is in a great location only 10min fr Patong. But even so it is built such that each room is like an exclusive villa.The resort has also done a great job in maintaining lots of flora and trees in and around the resort and with the cicadas serenading it truly feels like nature is not too far from town.
This resort has 1 of the best kids clubs we ever visited.it even has a loom for kids to get a feel of how local craft is created. Kids club activities are mainly centrered around what locals do,kite making, ice pops making (the local way) etc. And the staff are such lovely ladies who take great effort to know the kids personally.
Resort food is also something to rave about,thai restaurant is a must visit.