The new Pullman Phuket Arcadia, Naithon Beach was made for people who wanted to take it some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches and scenery but also find some peace and quiet away from the mobs of tourist that the popular Southeast Asian country attracts. Perched on a cliff on the quite west coast of Phuket, the resort has expansive views of the crystal-clear Andaman Sea to accompany its 277 rooms and pool villas.
The accommodations all share a contemporary Thai-style interior design with warm tones and accents that reflect the resort’s beach location. The result is a clean, inviting, and understated look that compliments but doesn’t compete or clash with the natural surroundings. The amenities for the rooms include daybeds, Wi-Fi, LCD TVs and a separate bath tub and rain shower in the bathrooms. The top room at the resort is the two-bed room pool villa that sits on the cliff’s edge and fits four adults. It is only available by request.
On the property, there are a number of features that will appeal to a wide variety of holiday-makers. The resort is located in close proximity to eight golf courses and longtail boats can be arranged for people who want to visit the neighboring islands, or to go snorkling or diving in the Andaman Sea, which is teeming with sealife. At the resort, there are two restaurants, three bars, a deli and bakery, and in-room dining to options to ensure no craving goes unanswered. And for people who want to keep active, there are three pools and a number of different exercise options including Muay Thai, Tai Chi, and numerous yoga classes. As for Phuket’s famous beach, the resort has built an eco-friendly bridge that can take you to the powdery shores in just two minutes.
(66-76/303-299; pullmanphuketarcadia.com; doubles start from US$124)