We travel quite often and usually stay in very good hotels, but this place is… well, it is what we would describe as paradise. The very special experience started already with the pick up service at Phuket Airport – the first time that we were served a welcome drink in a limousine. After the doors closed and the busy world around as went silent, we realized that this time something might be different…
When we arrived we found out that we were the only guests for the next two nights. That was actually a pleasant surprise as we really intended to relax there. However for some people this might also be a bit awkward. We must admit that you need to get used to it. The staff was always around, trying to fulfill every single wish we had. Although the staff might need some more training, we felt that the service came from the heart and that they tried their best to improve every single day.
We highly appreciated the fact, that the GM came over to visit us at our Pool villa and took the time to tell us more about the resort. This gives it all a very welcomed and familiar feeling.
The resort itself is very beautiful, small and offers extremely high standards. They choose the best from the best regarding towels, linen, interior etc. The Pool villa we stayed in was located right at the front and offered a very nice garden view. Our pool was not very private, due to the fact that the plants haven not grown very high, but we enjoyed the garden view very much. The design and furnishing of the villa was excellent and we loved the huge oversized king bed.
But what we enjoyed most was the beach. It is really hard to find deserted beaches in Thailand nowadays. 37 kilometers of sand and salty water and only a couple of fishermen to be seen. Wonderful!
We were provided with two bicycles. They were not just regular bicycles; even here they selected high quality Trek bikes. We took the opportunity to explore the nearby surroundings. The roads around the resort are not really frequented and biking around that area is therefore quite safe.
As the resort lies quite remote it will be difficult to find other restaurants in near proximity but you shouldn’t worry about that as we would like to highlight the extremely good chef. She is a very attentive and young woman, who creates dishes, which leave you speechless. She adds a twist to the Thai food, which makes it special, yet keeps it simple and you really get to taste the different ingredients. For the second night of our stay, she specially cooked seafood for us, which was just delicious! Of course the menu is pricy for Thai standards but then again, you don’t go to such a place to save money.
Wanakarn is the perfect resort to relax, read a nice book, enjoy the sun, the wonderful beach and outstanding food! It’s heaven on earth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa, affiliated with the prestigious Relais & Chateaux organization, is located on Thaimuang Beach, 40 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport, and is situated on 15 acres of pristine beachfront land facing endless white beaches and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. As an all services, all facilities luxury boutique resort it offers generously sized villas in a harmonious blend of contemporary Thai style architecture and design, exquisite dining options and an abundance of sports and leisure activities. Set in a tranquil and peaceful environment it offers the discerning traveler complete relaxation and an escape from the outside world while being pampered in true Thai style. The grounds are a natural botanical garden exploding with the colors of exotic flowers and lush greenery and utmost care is taken to preserve the natural beauty and the environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa Thailand/Phang Nga Province