Trisara is one of Thailand’s top luxury hotels, an unfailingly stylish, well-equipped beach resort in Phuket where discreet but impeccable service is combined with utterly sumptuous design. It is hidden between forests of ficus and coconut palms, poised strategically above the Andaman Sea for spellbinding views and easy access to the slice of private beach before it, a bewitching landscape to wake up to each morning.
The style of Trisara is typically Thai, all symmetrical pavilions, teak finishes and exotic gardens, with a hint of Bali infused in the guestrooms. These suites, villas or residences are clad in marble and wood, totally cut off from each other to promise privacy for every guest, so you can frolic by your private pool (every room has one) without a care in the world. There are outdoor rain showers, expansive verandas facing the sea, vast bathrooms with tubs big enough for two and stocked, complimentary minibars, as well as slick tech features like Bose speakers and an oversized TV. If you require more perks, perhaps the Trisara Signature Villa will tempt you, as you’ll get a kitchen plus your own private housekeeper and chef. Even more lavish, the residences possess all this and up to six bedrooms, a full-size pool and regal pavilions with white daybeds, so if looking to push the boat out, this is the accommodation for you.
In-villa dining at Trisara is a treat indeed, though there are three bars and eateries onsite that you simply must try. The Deck is positioned right next to the beach, adorned with white parasols and exotic palm trees, where you can start the day with a generous breakfast of fruit, pastries, juices and more, though don’t hesitate to choose another delicious dish from the a la carte menu, such as irresistible coconut waffles. Then there’s Seafood, a restaurant based on traditional Thai recipes passed down from generation to generation, and Pru, where produce plucked from the hotel’s kitchen garden are turned into delectable, cutting-edge cuisine with European influences. All restaurants are, of course, elegant spaces with sea views and service that’s second to none.
When you’re not dining, unwinding in your villa or sunbathing on the beach, you could take advantage of Trisara’s many activity offerings. The watersports here are fantastic, and there’s boat trips to nearby coves and islands with the chance to dive or and snorkel through warm waters too. Every day you can take your pick between boot camp sessions, yoga, Muay Thai boxing and tennis, or go for a round of golf at Blue Canyon Country Club – Trisara guests can use clubs for free. Revitalise your mind and body in the Jara Spa or relax by the 45m pool, which has a shallow area for little ones to play about in safely. There’s also a kids’ club, teen hub and no end of activities for children, including elephant rides, snuba diving (a gentler take on scuba), wildlife safaris, temple visits and jungle walks. With such great scope for adventure, you can take your time to explore Phuket as much or as little as you like, but be sure to give yourself plenty of downtime at Trisara – it’s too good not to.
39 individual Pool Villas, rooms and suites. Plus 16 Residences with up to 6 bedrooms.
Phuket, 15 minute transfer from Phuket International Airport.