With more than 36 acres of immaculately groomed grounds in a tranquil setting, the Duangjitt Resort and Spa is one of Phuket’s best kept secrets.
The 508-room resort is only a short stroll from Patong Beach and a few minutes walk away from the infamous Bangla Road glitter strip, but it’s a whole world away when it comes to class and style.
Guests are treated like royalty and the family-owned facility goes all out to make sure everyone enjoys their luxury home-away-from-home. There are nine categories of accommodation available, ranging from one-room bungalows to two-storey family apartments, holiday villas and romantic luxury honeymoon suites. Every room in the resort simply oozes class and luxury, but without the high prices you would expect from such a palatial resort. Room rates start from a very reasonable 3,000 baht (about $100) a night up to about 15,000 baht a night during periods of peak demand. The Resort also has regular promotional deals listed on various online booking sites such as www.RoomRates.com.au which are very attractive to the budget conscious traveler.
But there is nothing cheap about this little piece of Paradise. Guests wake each morning to the sound of birdsong and a sumptuous complimentary buffet breakfast. There are three large swimming pools on the estate, one for families, one specifically for honeymooners and a general, all-purpose, pool which is one of the biggest on the entire island. A fleet of electric golf buggies is available to ferry guests around the resort, and for those in need of a little pampering, there is the in-house Wimarn spa where you can relax and recharge tired bodies with a sauna or a professional massage. The stresses, strains and tensions of everyday life are banished and replaced with a profound feeling of peace and well being.
There are also two restaurants serving both Thai and western dishes, Thai cooking classes, a gymnasium, aerobic dance classes, yoga and meditation, and a well-equipped kids club where the kids can thoroughly enjoy themselves doing ‘kid things’ while the adults enjoy a few quiet hours beside the pool. And there is live music every night in the main lobby restaurant area, setting the scene for that prefect relaxing ‘evening at home’ after a hectic day of sightseeing.
For the more adventurous in search of some wilder excitement or some shopping bargains, there are rows of friendly bars and a brand new shopping plaza directly opposite the main entrance. And the famous Bangla Road, with its numerous girly bars, tailors and ladyboys, dressed in their Vegas-style finery, is only a five minute walk away.
But it’s the manicured gardens that will remain forever one of your most outstanding holiday memories of the Duangjitt. An army of up to 50 gardeners makes sure the spectacular gardens are kept in immaculate condition, and you will be amazed by the scores of stunningly beautiful and fragrant tropical plants which adorn Phuket’s best-kept botanical gardens.
The Duangjitt is particularly popular with Scandinavian, German and Russian tourists, as well as airline crews, and now the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Every room in the resort has it’s own patio or balcony, and the twin-level family suites come complete with a spiral staircase. There are giant flat-screen TVs and spas in each of the luxury bathrooms, and the 32 honeymoon suites each come with a pool view.
The Duangjitt can also arrange a fast-track service through Thai immigration in Bangkok and Phuket with a Privileges ‘Ultimate Welcome’ package. For a small fee, guests will be met on arrival, as they leave their aircraft, and be escorted through the diplomatic lane at the international terminal, thus avoiding the sometimes long line of passengers being processed at the immigration check points. This is just one example of the innovative approach this resort is taking to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of their valued guests.
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- Also Known As:
- Duangjitt Hotel Patong
- Duangjitt Hotel Kathu
- Duangjitt Resort Kathu
- Duangjitt Resort & Spa Patong, Phuket