Have I died and gone to heaven? What is going on here? All I hear is chanting and I’m in this giant white room. A man named Angel Arm is giving me a welcome drink and dressed in all white. Turns out, this is all just part of the check in process at the Paresa resort in Phuket, Thailand.
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I can say that without a doubt, this is the most interesting check in process I have ever been a part of. Once we made it through check in, it was down a large flight of stairs to hit a gong and then exit through a door which led to an elevator. Let’s stop for a moment. The area where the stairs and elevator meet is a very stunning platform with an incredible view. Good place to get married. Talk about a wow factor!
We then went down the elevator and hopped in a golf cart and soon at to our private villa. These villas are phenomenal. As soon as you open the door, you can’t help but resist to run and see the view. It is simply magnificent. The villa has its own private infinity pool and outdoor lounge area. The design is very minimalist yet gorgeous.
The bathroom features high-quality components as well as a bathtub that will make your jaw drop. There’s not many places that would be better than this to relax. There’s an indoor shower and an outdoor shower. Both are very stylish and will get you nice and clean. Wink.
The property is located on the side of a hill. All of the villas look down over the rocks below. I could not get enough of this view! To get around the property you’ll need to rely on their buggy service. Sure, you can walk sometimes, however, you will soon be dripping with sweat so I would recommend you take a buggy. You’re welcome for the advice.
After checking in and getting settled, it was time for a tapas lunch at their restaurant. The chef is Spanish but there are also many Thai chefs working there. This leads to some fantastic food. The restaurant has the same gorgeous view as the rooms, if not better. We were able to enjoy a breakfast, lunch and dinner all in the same restaurant overlooking the ocean. I kept pinching myself to see if I was dreaming. Nope.
The best of all the three meals had to be the dinner. Normally, the hotel restaurants in Thailand change the taste of the Thai food to adapt to the foreign taste buds. However, at Paresa they kept the very authentic tastes, including the spice! All of my readers know that I love spicy food so I was in heaven.
The breakfasts were also quite remarkable with a large buffet as well as a made to order menu. They really did a great job at both the western and Asian dishes.
I was too busy swimming in my own private pool to use the main pool. However, this larger pool possessed a beautiful design accompanied with a magnificent view of the ocean. Just below the pool is their fitness and spa area. The fitness room wasn’t large but had plenty of equipment to get the job done.
During this day we had a chance to experience a Swedish massage. I must say that it was a very relaxing experience. A shocker right? Along with every other area of the property, the treatment rooms overlook the same magnificent view. Absolutely breathtaking. Accompanied with a wonderful spa treatment and you’re simply in paradise.
I really love to cook, as I’m sure you know. I’ve been eating Thai food forever but I’ve never taken a Thai cooking class until this trip to Phuket. Peresa offers a Thai cooking class where you can learn to make some of the most delicious Thai food, ever. Led by Chef Kwang, you’ll learn how to make some very tasty food and have a memorable experience. For our class, we learned how to make several dishes including Tom Kha Gai, Masaman curry and Mango Sticky Rice! At the end of cooking all the delicious food, there was nothing else to do but consume it and it was amazing. All thanks of course to the magnificent chef and teacher, khun Kwang.
As you know from other articles, this was my first trip to Phuket. I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this area of Thailand but must say that it turned out to be perfectly splendid. Paresa was one of the most memorable places I’ve ever visited. I really love how they incorporate all of these amazing views into all areas of the property. The staff is always on their toes and prepared to assist you in whatever you need. They will pick you up within five minutes of your call and drive you anywhere you would like to go on the property. All of this including amazing food and fun activities make this resort one of the best in Phuket. For all of these reasons and more, I highly recommend you to visit Paresa resort in Phuket, Thailand!
49 Moo 6 Layi – Nakalay rd, Kamala, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 302 000