The Pavilions Phuket
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, a welcome foot massage, a fruit platter on arrival and a shuttle to/from Layan Beach
- Creative cocktails and Thai tapas at 360?
What To Know
- ?Phuket’s best shopping is just minutes away by car, as are some of its prettiest beaches?
- The region's dry season falls between November and April; for the coolest dry days, book in January and February; the rainy season, May to October, is also the best for surfing
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter? checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a jungle-clad hillside in southwest Phuket, the Pavilions is a 49-villa retreat made for honeymooners and romance-seeking couples. All of the Asian-inspired pool villas overlook Bang Tao and Layan beaches and have pools big enough to actually swim in with roomy decks for sun and shade. The bar, 360˚, attracts the island’s best-dressed inhabitants, who flock at sundown for the calm view, then stay sipping colorful cocktails late into the warm night. And the staff lives up to the hotel’s motto, “No tan lines, no interruptions,” delivering service without a sound.
Bed and Bath
Roomy hillside villas feel like private tropical homes thanks to high, pitched ceilings, woven organic fiber furnishings, indigenous fabrics and collectible arts and local crafts. For guests who prefer not to leave their rooms, the kitchens allow in-room dining preparations and the bar is refilled daily with decadent sweet treats, drinks and plenty of fresh tropical fruit. French doors with floor-to-ceiling windows frame tropical scenes and make it easy to slip straight out of bed and into the private swimming pool.
For active types, the hotel provides a range of daytime activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, golf and elephant treks. For beach time there’s a shuttle that makes the five-minute trip down to the sandy beach throughout the day. For many guests, however, there is little need to leave the villas’ comfortable confines; even the pampering spa treatments are done on the private, shaded verandas. Breakfast is a mix of tropical fruit, freshly baked bread and banana pancakes (well worth indulging), and for dinner, guests gravitate to the Plantation Club, an open-air eatery with gourmet western fare and Phuket’s finest dessert soufflés. The resort’s most popular spot, however, is 360˚, a sleek hilltop bar with unbroken ocean views. The island’s best-dressed crowd flocks here each evening for a colorful cocktail and the spectacular sunset display.
How to Get There
We were extremely fortunate to be given an upgrade on our private pool villa booking to a 3-bed villa. We felt like we were rattling around in it as it was so huge, but we loved the seclusion and the privacy. The site is huge and can be very steep in places, but you are transported around by golf-carts. While it is essentially a car-free zone, some of the villas have garaging.
The villa was faultless. Beautiful polished wood floors, elegant furnishings/fittings, and exceptional outdoors with a 15m infinity pool. The lounge and dining is massive double height space, two bedrooms/en suites upstairs. Walk through a glazed corridor through to the master suite with its spacious wardrobe area and bathroom beyond.
Breakfast at the Firefly Restaurant which was generally very good. It had the type of variety that you would expect from a high end resort, although it felt like the servings were a bit 'rationed', possibly on account of it being low season. The evening a-la-carte was reasonable, but the biggest disappointment was the Sunday evening Carvery which was terrible and extremely overpriced - it felt put together on a budget.
We walked over to the 360 Bar two nights in a row, but were disappointed that it was closed. The view from there is spectacular, and would definitely be a must-do next time we are there. All in all, a wonderful relaxing stay which we would definitely repeat - although go easy on the restaurants in the evening.
Can’t even begin to explain how divine experience we had in this beautiful hotel... i will start with the ambience... its so ethereal that its a beautiful small village in itself... and by village I don’t mean its lack in any of its amenities... as soon as we entered this resort i fell in love with it... we had booked 4 bedroom villa and it was nothing short of a palace... so huge and majestic with surrounding hills and greenery... I didn’t even want to go sightseeing as it was so beautiful... now the people who care of us were outstanding... i have to name some special people who went out of their way to assist us as we had our senior citizen parents with us... Ms coco and Ms Marina and Ms Julia who were so helpful , were in charge of our well being... Mr Ice and Mr ja-aey , who were constantly waiting for assistance and Ms Sandy ( general manager) took special interest in our comfort. We loved every minute of our stay there... I strongly suggest a vacation there and no were else is any courteous, helpful, hospitable staff... all the best The Pavilios phuket
My wife and I stayed at The Pavilions for a 9 nights in mid-May.
The Ocean View Pool Villa was one of the best rooms we have EVER stayed in. The room was perfect, while the pool (and its view) were something that we will remember for years to come...
The 360 bar was great for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers, while the Fire Fly restaurant always exceeded our expectations.
We left the resort area only 3 times during our stay as we loved the quiet and relaxed atmosphere either in our villa or at the main pool.
The services provided by the entire Pavilions team, from the check-in, transport, restaurant, bar, housekeeping teams, was all customer focused and genuine.
A couple of tips to pass on...#1 - the mosquitos can be bad after sunset at the 360 bar (so take advantage of the repellent they provide), #2 - make use of the buggies (golf carts) for getting around the resort as there are some fairly steep hills between key locations, #3 - if you can afford the extra expense, take advantage of the ocean view, while it is certainly more expensive it was worth it to watch the sunrises and sunsets every day.
I can’t recommend The Pavilions enough, and would certainly add this to the list of places we hope to return to some day...
What can I say.
This place is exceptional, we went as part of our trip to Phuket.
We stayed in 3 hotels, this being the last, and boy o boy I surely saved the best for last.
The Penthouse & Spa villa was spacious, contemporary and vibrant. We had our privacy which was wonderful, and our private pool was lovely.
Koko helped me with some engagement decorations, which I was immensely grateful for.
The food is amazing, as it was a fresh. I would suggest ordering prawns and their spicy tuna.
Yes they are pricey, but would I pay the same or a bit more to go back...HELL YES!
Reading review's complaining about location, and distance to places like Patong beach are a bit of a drag. Yes its away from the russle and bussle of main Phuket, but that doesnt mean you can't bask in each others company. The Pavilions also had an extensive list of excursions to choose from should bordem hit you whilst in their residence.
We also went to the full moon party on Paradise beach on our second night (Which was awful btw) . Journey was around 30 minutes and didn't cost too much, so traveling to places like Bangla road /Jongcylon aren't at all that bad.
All in all, I will give The Pavilion a 5/5, I will also be looking out for all of their hotels, whenever i travel in the future as the standard they set in Phuket was great.
The Pavilions is an up market place,so if you have a tight budget then this might not be the place for you.
Once agin thank you to everyone who made our stay phenomenal!
Lots of love
What a gorgeous property where nothing was too much trouble and everything was immaculate including the gardens.
We arrived very, very late following a flight delay and were greeted by Joe, who was completely charming, and sorted out our check in quickly and efficiently while providing us with a welcome drink and cold towel.
Pui looked after all of our housekeeping needs and she was just lovely with the most welcoming smile. The rooms were pristine thanks to her care and attention to detail.
Jai-Yay looked after us at breakfast and knew our requirements of delicious coffee each morning.
The grounds team worked hard to ensure the gardens looked stunning so big thumbs up to them as it makes such a difference when looking out at the view to see all the beautiful plants.
We took advantage of the shuttle bus to take us to various stops and we also visited the Dream Beach Club which was quite a treat.
Super place to stay and I’d highly recommend it.