October 6, 2011

Staying at Club Med Phuket

If you’re looking for a luxury holiday at an affordable price, then you need to check this out. Yes, that’s you honeymooners, families (your kids will be seen and not heard with all the free entertainment) or groups of friends who just want to do their own thing in the day and meet for (all-inclusive) happy hour before dinner…

Club Med Phuket is in Kata Bay, with a great beach for swimming, just walking distance to local markets and short Tuk Tuk ride to Patong. There is a 9 hole pitch and putt; snorkeling boat trips and cooking lessons included plus Baby Club for 4mths – 23mths at extra cost.

At the moment the resort is undergoing a massive refurbishment (and if it’s anything like their flagship makeover of their Bali property, it’ll be wow!) It will open in 2012 with a stunning new look. The resort’s renovation is inspired by Thai lanterns and local colours, aptly named “Magic of Lights”, by designer Mark Hetich.

Drawing on the ancestral culture of serenity and indulgence the resort will boast a new specialty restaurant, a new quiet pool along with a complete refurbishment of their current bar, restaurant, spa and reception areas.

The new A La Carte restaurant will offer Thai specialties and stunning views of the ocean. The main restaurant will be revamped, offering 5 separately themed pavilions for a different dining ambiance each day, with 4 air-conditioned and one chic alfresco dining room. Guests are also in for a new cuisine experience with over 90 new dishes to be introduced.

A new adults-only quiet pool will be added as an ideal getaway for couples looking for a relaxing Thai retreat. With spectacular views of Karon Bay this “Whisper Zone” will offer peace and intimacy and will complement perfectly the revamped Club Med Spa by Payot with 12 treatment rooms, Jacuzzi and two Turkish Baths.

But the big impact is saved for the new oval concept bar. It will stand out in purple mixed with a combination of bright colours that typify local Thai design. The expanded lounge is furnished with beautiful oversized sofas and low wooden tables crafted by local artisans. While guests mingle and enjoy their drinks, they will be treated to a stunning view of the ocean. And don’t forget, Club Med is an all-inclusive resort so your bar tab is already taken care of.

Club Med

And remember, Club Med prices include all your meals, snacks, drinks – including unlimited alcohol, so it’s very good value (I should be on commission. I’m not!) đŸ™‚


Click here for more info on Club Med Phuket >>>

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