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The Pavilions Phuket, Adults-Only Villas

Our love story begins with a lotus flower bouquet, a poem, a love potion welcome drink and a red pen to sign in. Seems nothing has been left to chance at The Pavilions Phuket when it comes to encouraging affection. Cupid has engineered every detail and the stars are aligned for romance.

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The Pavilions Welcome
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View from the Lobby

The villa interiors are painted a theatrical palette of red and black. Heart shaped notes, red towels, striking floral wall murals, verse and quotes are everywhere – including the tag line “love is in the air.” The turn down service leaves a new love poem in the evenings along with a sweet treat.

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Love Poem

Both the shower and bath are made for two, and the four-poster bed is draped in mosquito netting. The bed is soft and snuggly and we have a wonderfully deep sleep in it. Bedroom walls, all covered by lightweight curtains, make me feel as if I’m a candy in a chocolate box.

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Bathroom in the Spa and Pool Pavilion
The Pavilions Phuket

The lounge in the living room is as large as a bed, and the pillows are enormous too – in fact some by themselves could be used as a comfortable pad for an afternoon nap. The mini-bar is stocked with wine, liquor and both commercial and in-house made goodies. The prices are the same as what you’d find in outside restaurants and bars, so there’s really no need to leave. An excellent room service menu provides anything else we might desire: there’s even the possibility of setting up a Barbecue in the Buff, where we can cook our own dinner by our private pool – clothes optional.

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Lounge and Living Area

Our very own spa salon is set with two beds, another bathroom, steam room, and private courtyard garden. Therapists come to us – we don’t have to leave our villa – and the range of treatments is excellent. Our masseuses are extremely professional and experienced and we’ve had some of the best sessions here in all of our travels. The recommended massage duration is 90 minutes, which in my thinking is perfect timing. 60 minutes for me is too short and with 120 minutes I get restless. Facials, and hand and feet therapies, are also on the menu.

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Spa Room in our Spa and Pool Pavilion

Our Spa and Pool Pavilion covers a whopping 275 square metres of space, part of which is a private outdoor area. An infinity pool, complete with trickling water feature, sizeable day bed, deck chairs, and dining table furnish plenty of space for soaking up Phuket’s cerulean skies and tropical sun.

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The Pavilions Signature Scent

A hill tram gets us to and from our private retreat, and buggies are just a call away if we choose to take the chauffeured route around the resort – but generally I like to navigate the hills myself. I know just how good the food is here so any additional butt toning before a meal is welcomed.

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One of the Tree-Lined Walkways

Executive chef Belinda Tuckwell and her team run two fantastic locations: Plantation Club and 360° Bar and Grill. The former is an open-walled restaurant surrounded by green and pretty views where breakfast and all-day-dining is found, and the latter is a spectacular location for sunset viewing, tapas and cocktails. Both outlets have gained such a reputation for high quality experiences that they are frequented not only by in-house guests, but too by residents and visitors staying outside The Pavilions Phuket in the Laguna area. We’ve had some delicious experiences in each. Follow these links to see photos, prices and our favourite dishes: Festive Dinner, Thai dinner at Plantation Club, Breakfast at Plantation Club, and Tapas and Cocktails at 360° Bar.

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Plantation Club
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Outdoor Seating the Plantation Club
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Sunset from The Pavilions Phuket

Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) says “Every love starts with a great story…” and The Pavilions Phuket has composed a beautiful setting conducive to romance… it’s up to you to create the plot.

Reasons to visit: secluded retreat; lush tropical landscaping; excellent food and beverage; superb spa facilities in the privacy of your own villa; only 30 minute drive from the airport.

The Pavilions Phuket
31/1 Moo 6
Cherngtalay Thalang
Phuket 83110
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  1. My God – what a change from “Noise” nightclub to the “haven of tranquility”.
    I prefer the “haven” as shown above.
    I bet there are some “loud mouthed” guests there, always just a few but
    positive pests.
    Well two weeks of tennis starts today – God help my eyes and hopefully
    the Melbourne weather does not get to those shockingly high degrees.

    • Hubby could outdo anyone in terms of volume, so I’m afraid we were probably the loudest of the lot. 😉

  2. Wowwwwww!!! Your sunset pic takes my breath away. Beautiful!

  3. Looks like an awesome retreat, made even better with no screaming kids.

  4. A quiet place and what a wonderful sunset.

  5. perfect timing for folks who might be planning a valentine’s weekend retreat! 🙂

  6. Wow – this is perfect for a romantic getaway… It is so elegant, serene and tranquil… your sunset photo takes my breath away. Splendid! Here my wishlist from there: The Pavilions Signature Scent, love these things and the Love Poem…

    • I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t purchase one to take home – the scent is very appealing.

  7. A really beautiful oasis!!!

    • Made even better by being only a 30 minute drive from the airport. Some places on the island take well over an hour to get to.

  8. What a fun place!
    I like the hill trams idea.
    Maybe that’s because I have this voyeur fetish…
    Need to check out what my neighbours are doing! Ha 😀

    • No peeping in on the neighbours from this hill tram. It is quite a unique experience though and very much appreciated at the end of a long day.

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