Set in a secluded cove in the tropical hills of Thailand, Trisara is a luxury boutique Phuket resort on a quiet bay on the island’s northwest coastline. Despite the feeling of seclusion here, it’s only a 15-minute drive from the airport.
Named after the Sanskrit word for “garden in the third heaven”, the resort has 39 ocean-facing pool villas and suites and 24 two- to eight-bedroom private residences. The roomy suites feature charming verandahs and extended swimming pools, with indoor and outdoor spaces ideally configured for intimate gatherings. You can follow the footpaths leading through natural gardens to the shore and spend time as a family beachcombing and playing in the warm surf.
Meanwhile, the multi-bedroom residences on the resort’s northern and southern headlands have dedicated staff who carry out their duties with a warmth, grace and generosity that’s typical of Thai culture. A private chef runs a fully-equipped kitchen, creating simple and elaborate fare fit for a lively family feast or intimate meals under the stars.
A typical day at this Phuket resort might include a herbal compress treatment or Thai thermal massage at Jara Spa, a trip to Phuket Old Town to meet personalities and artisans, experiencing a one-hour family photo shoot on the beach, a visit to a local farm, or listening to a musical performance in one of the resort residences by night.
Jebsen Special Deal
Trisara Phuket 3-Day Package (“Stay 3 Pay 2”)
- Round-trip Economy flights to Phuket on Cathay Dragon
- Fast-track immigration service at Phuket airport on arrival
- Round-trip private transfers between airport and resort
- Two nights of hotel accommodation in an Ocean View Pool Junior Suite
- Complimentary daily breakfast
- Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
- US$100 resort credit per room per stay
- Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
- Available from HK$9,750 for travel from now to October 2018.
FACT FILE: Things you mightn’t know about Phuket
- Thanks largely to tourism, Phuket is the wealthiest of Thailand’s 76 provinces.
- More than 600,000 people live on the island, including more than 200,000 long-term tourists, expats and migrant workers.
- Located on a major trading route between India and China, Phuket was often mentioned in the ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders.
- Tin mining was a major source of income for the island from the 16th century, while today’s rubber output helps make Thailand the world’s largest producer of rubber.
- Popular nightspot Patong takes its name from the Thai word for “forest filled
- with banana leaves”.
- Phuket has no major rivers.
- The island’s best-known beaches include Karon, Kata, Kata Noi, Kamala, Surin and Bang Tao.
- Just off the northeast coast of Phuket is Koh Tapu, also known as James Bond Island, after its appearance in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun.
For more details of this and other trips and itineraries, email enquiries@ jebsenholidays.com or call 3180 6799. jebsenholidays.com
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This article first appeared in the June/July 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.