My boyfriend, Mike, and I stayed at Avista for two nights and three days. We dedicated a month of backpacking in Thailand but after a 3 day trek in Thailand we were ready to get really clean and just relax.
Avista was the perfect gateway (Hence, their name - they are bang on, correct) because you will get treated like a queen or king once you are there.
As soon as you arrive, you are given a complimentary fruit and beverage and will be mesmerized by the view. The architecture of this hotel is so unique that you feel like it is a place for royalty. Everything is well maintained and after filling out a detailed form about your preferences...30 minutes later someone will be at your door with your preferential tea, pillow (we chose memory foam so we could really feel our heads sink into the pillow) and much more.
Our room was great, incredible view, option to alter the lights in the room to suite our mood, incredible waterfall shower with complimentary robes, slippers and the cut out window that looks from our bedroom into our washroom and vice-versa.
The restaurant at Avista is incredible with not only outstanding staff that will tend to your every need but the most friendly people. Shout out to Netty who was one of our favourite waitresses because of how kind she was and knowledgeable about different dishes.
The bar and view Avista has, especially when you want to ensure you capture the Thailand sunset, was amazing. Avista has everything, we had the opportunity to meet Chef Tim who then took us to the top of Avista where private dinners are usually set up and the view was incredible. It truly showed us the care Avista management has put into making sure their customers are happy, get to know Avista and in turn get to know us very well.
Other managers took the opportunity to spend time to get to know us and shared a "Useful phrases to know in Thailand" booklet for us to maneuver ourselves around Thailand with ease after Avista and also mosquito repellent because we ran out.
The computer room with macs was also amazing to utilize because prior we were trying to upload pictures on internet cafes etc but these computers were fast, new and great to use. Not to mention the library of books, we both fell in love with books we found there.
The pool was great, we used all three but our favourite was the one in front of the restaurant - the infinity view there is amazing, not to mention the swim up pool bar. We spent one day just tanning relaxing, swimming and chilling with the best bartender at Avista: KRISADA.
At night, we took advantage of the movie rental service and also the room service with popcorn and ice cream. The spa is also amazing, I got a facial and Mike got a massage.
We felt like kings and queens and there's more...
As the cherry on top of the cake - we mentioned to Avista that we were celebrating our 2 year anniversary and on our last night, they surprised us with champagne, a cake and a card from management. It was delivered by a man who knew he was surprising us and had the biggest smile on his face.
Avista is family now to us, as another home but because of our lifelong friends.
We cannot wait to go back and wanted to make sure everyone knew how incredible this place is.
We miss it everyday and some of our favourite memories will always be Avista.
We are from Canada and whenever we come across something that represents luxury, we say out loud: "Reminds us of Avista, doesn't it?"
Please go. It is quiet, but it is perfect for a honeymoon, to just relax from backpacking or just to experience luxury.
Let us know how it is!
And say hello to all the managers, Chef Tim, Robert (Butler), Netty (Waitress) and Krisada (Bartender)!!!
We haven't forgot!
- Rachel and Mike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, PhuketParadise in Phuket with Fresh Perspectives on the Perfect Tropical EscapeAs a discerning traveller, you understand that there are two sides to every story. Our view is, why limit yourself to a single point of view? Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa offers two equally mesmerising panoramas from its perch upon a steep green peak in southern Phuket.Ensconced in your lavish, luxuriously appointed guest room, Jacuzzi Duplex or the very private pool suite, we assure you of complete privacy. One of the vistas brings you back to nature as you gaze over a sea of trees to the calm of Tri Trang Beach; a contemplative outlook, pristine, green, serene. A contrasting view, due north is an expansive Andaman seascape, azure by day, glittering party strip by night, awash with the possibilities of paradise.This is luxury from a new angle. Naturally, you will find the expected amenities and cosseted comforts one expects from the ultra luxe tropical escapes: a private beach club, indulgent spa and dining adventures, 24-hour butler and seamless service. ... more less
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