A PARADISE FOR PAIRS
ONE OF THE ISLAND’S MOST ROMANTIC COASTAL RESORTS, TWINPALMS PHUKET IN THAILAND OFFERS PASSIONATE COUPLES AN INTIMATE SPACE IN WHICH THEY CAN ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY. BY ISABELLE LUI
What’s more relaxing than spending the summer days on white sandy beaches and jumping into a sun-warmed ocean with your better half? Taking advantage of its prime locale, the tropical-themed Twinpalms Phuket, located on the island’s popular western coast, provides the perfect escape for couples looking to indulge in the ultimate beachfront offerings.
The resort features 97 luxurious residences, suites and rooms, 21 of which are unique apartments designed to offer guests more privacy and indulgence with generous living space and private pools. Guests staying in a Palm Room on the first floor will enjoy direct access to the 1,600sqm tree-lined swimming pool through the terrace doors; while all of the resorts’ spacious rooms feature a king-sized or super king-sized bed, accentuated by modern, dark-hued interiors with tropical touches.
The luxurious 233sqm one-bedroom Penthouse has separate living and dining areas with wooden touches, a bathroom with bathtub, a fine wine cellar, and a Cuban cigar humidor. The unit’s double-height ceiling in the living room adds to the sense of spaciousness, and the private rooftop pool, which is several steps above the ground, allows guests to enjoy swimming without the interruption of other visitors. Although lacking a private pool, the suites, ranging from 102sqm to 164sqm, are all blessed with garden and pool views.
Dedicated to health-conscious travellers, the gym is a fully-equipped spot for guests to re-energise their body after a long day out. If you prefer a more relaxing, pampering experience, the Sun Spa Esthederm offers a range of body and facial treatments, many of which are designed to soothe sun-exposed skin. These include the Sun Treatments By Esthederm, which prepares skin for sun exposure and nurture skin afterwards; while the Sun Spa Tailored Full Day Tanning Programmes allow customers the chance to attain a desired skin tone at the poolside Sun Spa sala.
The indulgent experience continues at the resort’s dining venue. The Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar serves breakfast buffet and an enticing Thai or Oriental and Western fusion dinner menu, complemented by innovative cocktails from an open-plan martini bar. During the day, guests can sink into one of the beach chairs next to the pool and embrace the sunlight, or spoil their palate at the Pool Bar, which serves a variety of salads, hot dishes and desserts, as well as a selection of homemade healthy drinks and classic cocktails.
If you’re looking to have a toe-in-the-sand culinary journey, the nearby HQ Beach Lounge and the Catch Beach Club, both accessible via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle buses, ensure visitors enjoy the best that the destination has to offer. These popular venues see Phuket’s most exciting nightlife hotspot host travellers from across the entire coastal resort area, bringing in local and visiting revellers to dance the night away under the starry sky, with music by in-house or pop-up DJs.
A trip to Phuket isn’t complete without a seafood meal. A must for any seafood fanatic, Palm Seaside restaurant, lounge and bar offers the freshest seafood dinner and authentic Thai cuisine served within a cozy, lounge-style dining area, with outdoor and indoor tables streaming through the restaurant’s water-themed setting, while the tented bar leads to an openair terrace, which offers lounges and low tables facing the luminous bar, and is within touching distance from the Andaman waters.
106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Choeng Thale, thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand; www.twinpalms-phuket.com