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
It was a very pleasant stay, I would definitely come back! All the staff were very well trained, polite and very on top of things. The room was also very nice, the design was very comfortable and spacious. Although I do think the pools in the villas were quite small. We ended up staying at the main pool the entire time that we were there. The food selection by the pool was very limited, wished they had a bigger menu. Dinner at the Thai restaurant was authentic and yummy of course. Fresh seafood to choose from. We only stayed there for 2 nights this time, wish we could’ve stayed a little longer....its alright save it for next time! ~~~
Great place for top end food, spa, service, kids club and pool. One of the best breakfast offerings & Italian dinner some of the best meals you will have. All the poolside staff great and very tentative to what are some great pools. Spa world class & the kids club one of the worlds best.
On the location at Tri Trang Beach the end of the beach very private and peaceful with amazing staff ,Room was new and very clean pool.i really enjoy to stay here for 2 night ,I really love pillow here .
if you are looking for a perfect escape, this is the place to go! The property is a work of art, the room is beautifully designed and very comfortable. The hotel is impeccably kept, and all the staff take so much pride in working there. The food is delicious, the pools are beautiful and the beach access is so easy and convenient. We will be back and hopefully for longer than 3 nights next time. No better reason to go to Phuket than The Rosewood.
Beautiful and serene hide away with very very delicious restaurants plus above par services. The only advise I have is if you are quite lazy like myself, do request rooms closer to restaurants or receptions.