Not the kind of beach resort I would ordinarily have chosen, however I am here doing a detox program at the adjacent Atmanjai wellness centre (and if you're on the program, it is much more convenient to just stay on the grounds rather than elesewhere).
The resort looks to have about 20+ rooms, closely located together and centered around the 25m salt-water pool. Rooms are very basic, local style, and simply decorated. My 2nd floor unit is fairly large, and comes with a sink, fridge and microwave. It overlooks the pool, and is noisy over the weekends when the resident expat crowds and guests congregate around the pool and bar. There is also a band performing on weekends.
The best thing about the resort is its location right on the beachfront. The bar, cafe tables and some rooms even are literally 2m from the water's edge when the tide is in. Pity about the beach though, it is not condusive for swimming, although the view is nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre is your very own private hideaway located on the south east coast of Phuket Island. Situated right on the beach, our comfortable 30 rooms and suites offer exceptional value in a stunning location and are just a stones throw from the resort's pool and secluded beach.The hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Chalong Bay and is the perfect location in which to explore the Andaman's famous archipelago of islands.Located on beautiful Chalong Bay.Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre has a spa and private beach and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The 30 air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar, satellite TV and private hot shower and are just a short walk from the beach and boast a high ceiling, tile floor and Bali-style decor. All rooms at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa come with a fridge and a personal safe.Central Shopping Mall, Tesco Lotus Mall and the Home Pro Village Mall are a 10-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 25-minute drive from Patong Beach and a 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport. On-site parking is free. Atmanjai Wellness Centre offers spa treatments and detox programs, as well as oceanside yoga classes. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, enjoy the garden or unwind with a massage.The hotel's restaurant offers al fresco dining, serving up Thai and Western favourites. It is open daily from 07:00-22:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Friendship Beach Waterfront Hotel Rawai
- Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre Phuket/Rawai