Just like every trip, this one has also come to an end. But, like they say, you can’t have too much of a good thing. On this wonderful trip, we enjoyed stays at four different hotels. As we have already criss-crossed Thailand, this time we decided to explore some of the best and trendiest hotels on the island of Phuket.
The Naka Hotel where this photo shoot took a place was an unforgettable architectural experience for me due to my unconditional love for minimalism. It’s best to visit it with your significant other or friends, not with your children. It has excellent villas with ascetic design, large living rooms and private pools, making them perfect for a romantic getaway.
If you want to travel with the whole family, you will definitely enjoy staying at the Indigo Pearl Resort that is now called The Slate. We couldn’t figure out why they changed that beautiful name and never got the chance to ask anyone. This was our second time staying at this hotel because of its convenient location only a 10 minute drive away from the airport. They have one of the best (possibly even THE best) restaurants for Thai cuisine called Black Ginger. While in Thailand, we always go for traditional Thai foods: Tom Yam soup, papaya salad, Pad Thai noodles, and beef salad. The Slate has three swimming pools, each with its own charm – two are for adults only (16 years of age and up) and one, for parents with children. Also, this hotel has one of the best breakfast offers.
Keemala Hotel impressed us with its unique houses that have borrowed the building principles from four different clans. We stayed at a two-storey tree pool house with its own swimming pool. We felt like we were in the middle of the jungle, even though that wasn’t the case.
The most memorable parts of Pullman Hotel were the beautiful swimming pool with an incredible view to the gulf, and the lounge above it, which was perfect for sipping cocktails while enjoying magnificent sunset views.
Another one of my favourite hotels is Sala Phuket, which we didn’t stay at this time. Located on the seaside, it has its own special quiet atmosphere and a beautiful black pool. This hotel is only a 15 minute drive from the airport.
At any rate, Thailand’s climate is the perfect escape from the European winter. Here you will find a variety of hotels and other types of accommodation. My suggestion is to stay away from city centres when visiting tropical locations, because they are always swarming with tourists. If you want to have a nice and peaceful vacation, you will be better off choosing beaches, jungles and nice, small islands.
Wish you to find your perfect place! 😉
COLLABORATION / NAVRO
PHOTOGRAPHY / by my bellowed husband UGIS
STYLE / CONCEPT / MAKE UP / by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE
LOCATION / The Naka