Set into dense landscapes of deep green, Pavilions is a secluded island sanctuary with a difference. Revealing a whole new side to party-loving Phuket, this particular retreat is all about rest, relaxation and romance. Spend your days drinking in the serenity from the comfort of your sun lounger and come night time head on up the hill to watch the sunset from the stylish 360° restaurant. Serving up their delicious signature cocktails against a backdrop of jaw-propping panoramic vistas, this has got to be one of the most romantic places on earth. After dinner, wander back down to your pavilion for a late night dip before retreating to the comfort of your massive master bedroom.
Floating out in the midst of the Andaman Sea, just off the south-west coast of mainland Thailand, the palm-fringed, white sand paradise of Phuket provides a pretty incredible setting. Nestled in between three ancient hills overlooking Cherngtalay’s Layan Beach, Pavilions occupies one of the island’s most sought-after spots, with stunning views that blend from bright green landscapes into deep aquamarine seas, and only a short 20 drive from the main airport what more could you ask for? Within easy reach of a cluster of surrounding islands, island-hopping is all too easy and snorkelling and scuba diving adventures a definite “must-do”. Explore the surrounding scenery on foot or simply soak up the views from the privacy of your secluded pavilion.
It won’t take much longer than a couple of minutes to fall in love with your room at Pavilions. From the sleek modern interiors and soft billowing silks, to the spacious living areas and luxurious bathrooms, every inch of space has been carefully considered and executed with perfection. Slide back the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and slip into your very own infinity pool, or lounge around on your poolside sala, cocktail in hand, before wandering over to your very own Spa to indulge in a sumptuous treatment. And if you do ever manage to tear yourself away from your bedroom, the beach is a mere five minute drive down the hillside.
Why we like it
Aside from the incredible accommodation, world-class cuisine, and of course, the stunning scenery, Pavilions has a further hold on our affections that comes in the form of its “Passions”. Whether you’re a chocoholic in search of your next fix or the active type with a passion for adrenaline pumping activities, there’s sure to be something that suits. From perfume making to partners yoga, salsa classes to organic cooking, there are a wide range of specialist programmes on offer. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for off the a la carte menu, the kind people at Pavilions will create your very own bespoke experience just for you. All you have to do is decide where you passion lies…